October 22, 2016

Don’t Get Me Wrong -

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Leaving Campus – Why Students Deserve the Right -

Monday, October 17, 2016

Flying into the Hudson with Sully -

Monday, October 17, 2016

FIFA 17: Game Review -

Monday, October 17, 2016

Limited Homework for a Fremont School -

Monday, October 17, 2016

Godly Meme Under Fire. Gone Sexual in the Hood Prank -

Monday, October 17, 2016

New “Throne of Glass” Thrills Many -

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pic Trip Club Takes First Trip -

Monday, October 17, 2016

Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes -

Monday, October 17, 2016

October 4: The New Christmas for Dancers -

Monday, October 17, 2016

Cross Country Is One Hill of a Sport -

Monday, October 17, 2016

San Mateo’s Only Girl on JV Football -

Monday, October 17, 2016

Ms. Yapp’s Art and Multimedia class hang up their artwork for SMHS’s Peace Week -

Monday, October 17, 2016

Is There an Age-Limit to Trick-or-Treating? -

Monday, October 17, 2016

Olaiha, Campus Aide is Retiring -

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sr. Moreno: Maestro de Todo -

Thursday, October 13, 2016

An Open Letter to High School Teachers -

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Gossip Girl Lover Ms. Dong -

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sra. Lara: Maestra de La Raza Unida -

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Ideas de Trump: La Inspiración de México -

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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    Pic Trip Club Takes First Trip

    From left to right: Sianna Escalante, Anthony Salazar, Chandni Garg, Nia Malaluan and Kimberly Garcia, all of whom are members of SMHS Pic Trip Club, check out their shots of the Golden Gate Bridge on October 14, 2016.

  • Ms. Yapp's Art and Multimedia class hang up their artwork for SMHS's Peace Week, which was from 10/3 to 10/7.
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    Dancing with the Teachers

    Ms. Adamcikova and Mr. Moreno dancing  at the food faire during lunch on September 29th.

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    Varsity Water Polo beats Terra Nova

    San Mateo High’s Varsity Water Polo team faced off against Terra Nova and won 17-9 on Thursday, Oct. 6. Bruno Brasileiro (12) rushes an attacker with Sterling Finn(12) in goal.

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    Mateo by the Numbers

    Graphic by Ellen Zhu. San Mateo High School has seen an unprecedented amount of freshmen this year, with the Class of 2020 at 443 students. Here’s a cool infographic by Ellen Zhu with a quick summary of San Mateo’s statistics, including ethnicity, population and our student-to-teacher ratio.



Pic Trip Club Takes First Trip

Oct 17, 2016

From left to right: Sianna Escalante, Anthony Salazar, Chandni Garg, Nia Malaluan and Kimberly Garcia, all of whom are members of SMHS Pic Trip Club, check out their shots of the Golden Gate Bridge on October 14, 2016.


Gossip Girl Lover Ms. Dong

Oct 13, 2016

Name: Erin Dong Goals for the year: “I’m only here 2 days a week, so managing my time well so I can do transcript planning, meet with my students, see them in the classroom and just be visible and available for them. I want to help my seniors graduate on time and help my other students stay on track. A lot of my students are ELD and international so they have credits from out-of-country or maybe even out-of-state and having them stay on track because they come with a lot of credits too so you wanna put them in the right place.” Why SMHS:…


Design Thinking Club Tours Stanford D.School

Oct 4, 2016

SMHS Design Thinking Club took a tour of the Stanford Design School on Friday, September 26. The tour was hosted by D.School students, including alumni from the school. During the tour, Stanford students explained the design thinking process to the group: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. These five words are the steps Design School uses to solving problems. Zion Shih, a Senior, is the President of Design Thinking Club and was surprised by how much she already knew about the design thinking process. “I was surprised that I kind of knew some of the stuff they were talking about. I didn’t…

Mr. Labbie coaches weight training and is a new PE teacher at SMHS.

Trainer to Teacher Matt Labbie

Sep 26, 2016

Name: Matt Labbie Favorite part about teaching: “My favorite part about teaching is just working with different students everyday – everyday is different. Also helping people and making their High School experience a good one.” Goals for the year: “My goal for this year is to get really involved on campus and help out any way I can: coach a team, coach the strength and conditioning program, help out in athletics, in rallies if anybody needs me – anywhere I can help and just get really involved in the school.” Why SMHS: “I went here for four years and was here as a trainer for three…


Sophomore Juliet Aleman races to the finish at the Artichoke Invitational.

Cross Country Is One Hill of a Sport

Cross Country is definitely a commitment; not only because the members must run in blistering heat and bone-chilling temperatures, but also because it’s easy to give up. After all, running can also be considered a mind game. Perseverance, strength and a strong mindset are key to help you get over that hill. San Mateo High’s Cross Country team has just what it takes to conquer these hardships. “I think we’ve got a very talented team this year, led by our two sophomores, Mallorie Jenne and Alex Wai. They’re leading in times. Close behind is Evelyn Contreras,” said Ed Riley, head…


San Mateo’s Only Girl on JV Football

Being the only girl on the JV football team isn’t easy, but Xitaly Perez, better known as Laly, says it’s worth it. “I’ve learned that anyone can be your family,” the sophomore said. “I’ve made a new family within a few weeks.” Besides a family, Laly has also gained the respect of her coach Dustan Holmdahl. “She brings a lot of hard work and dedication. She’s here every practice and she’s always got a positive attitude.” “She’s very dedicated,” said Matthew Angel, a sophomore teammate, “She shows up to more practices than I do.” Laly is designated as a defensive…


Welcoming the New Tennis Assistant Coach

Coach John The girls’ tennis team has a new assistant coach for the 2016-2017 season.  John Daquioag, who likes to be called Coach John, also coaches the boys’ tennis team and is a welcome addition to the girls’. Coach John is “relaxed and great with one-on-one assistance,” said Freshman Grace Wang. Many of the players felt that Coach John and Coach Schuller work very well together. “They are both relaxed but very focussed on making us better,” said Senior Ariana Berta. With experience and a good work ethic, Coach John brings many talents to the team. He’s been the varsity…


SMHS Varsity Football Team is off to a Good Start

Our Bearcat football players are off to a good season with two wins and two losses at press time and a great attitude. “This team has a unique bond that is hard to explain. They are dedicated and passionate about representing San Mateo,” said varsity coach Jeff Scheller. “They are getting along great, they help each other out on the field and off.” San Mateo won its first game against South San Francisco High School, crushing the opponent with a final score of 41 to 28 on August 26. The second game, though, against Aragon High School, shocked the crowd….