February 21, 2017

A Day Without Immigrants -

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mock Trial Takes Bronze -

Thursday, February 16, 2017

SMHS Fills with Balloons on Valentines Day -

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bearcats Rally for Education -

Monday, February 13, 2017

Up Beet for Health Week -

Monday, February 13, 2017

Jr. Bach Festival Brings Out the Best in Bay Area Musicians -

Thursday, February 9, 2017

UC Berkeley: Protesta Se Convierte en Alboroto -

Thursday, February 9, 2017

México Cree en Respeto, No Muros -

Thursday, February 9, 2017

La Marcha de las Mujeres en San Francisco y el Mundo -

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Branding of Higher Education -

Thursday, February 9, 2017

La La Land Does Not Stick Landing -

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Resolución para las Escuelas en SM -

Thursday, February 9, 2017

‘Gasolinazos’ en México -

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cosas Que Hacer en el Día de San Valentin Si Estás Solo -

Thursday, February 9, 2017

America: United by Division -

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Get Egg-Cited for The Year of the Rooster -

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Discover CRISPR – A Genome-Editing Tool -

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Robots Taking Jobs May Be in the Near Future -

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ms. Burke the Book Lover -

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Know the Interesting Facts of the Chinese Zodiac -

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  • "Attention Customers: On the morning of Thursday, February 16, 2017,
We will be closed
We will not open our business
Thank you very much
- The Toro Meat Market"
    A Day Without Immigrants

      Many stores located in B Street by downtown San Mateo were closed in support of “A Day Without Immigrants’ Boycott”.

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    Mock Trial Takes Bronze

    San Mateo High has a lot of teams that are all very successful in their own right, but our very own Mock Trial team has been really raising the bar this year. During the last months of the calendar year, the Mock Trial team prepares to try a fictional case written by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. Beginning in January, teams from all over California’s northern district face off in real courtrooms. Competition is fierce, and only the best of 16 teams come out on top. This year San Mateo’s Mock Trial team won third place overall in San Mateo County,…

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    SMHS Fills with Balloons on Valentines Day

    SMHS hallways are filled with Valentines heart shaped balloons at lunch. The school held a fundraiser by selling balloon grams to students on this heart filled day.

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    The Real Stars of the Theater

    Josh Grush (11) heads the members of Crew, the real stars that make Music Man happen.

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    SMHS Music Man Cast Dress Rehearsal

    SMHS Music Man cast gets ready for their performances which will be taking place from January 27 through February 5th.



Get Egg-Cited for The Year of the Rooster

Feb 7, 2017

Happy year of the rooster! Another year has gone by, and come back around to that time for red envelopes and firecrackers, Chinese New Year. The animal on the zodiac this year will be the rooster. Chinese New Year is the time to spend with your friends and family, but there are some traditions that aren’t very well known. Here are just some of the traditions and stories of Chinese New Year. A lot of the famous Chinese New Year traditions are shaped around the legend of “Nian” which means year in Chinese. The story is about a beast named…


Discover CRISPR – A Genome-Editing Tool

Feb 7, 2017

CRISPR, short for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, is an adaptive immune system used by microbes to defend against bacteriophages and other malignant viruses. Though it was first discovered in 1989, scientists have only recently reported that the CRISPR system can be used as a reliable genome-editor. In 2016, it was used on vegetables, mosquitoes and many other organisms. This year, scientists are planning to test the CRISPR system on human cancer patients for the first time. CRISPR was first discovered by Francisco Mojica in 1989 during his doctoral studies in Spain, according to an article published in the…


Robots Taking Jobs May Be in the Near Future

Feb 7, 2017

With huge advances in technology, we sometimes forget just how complicated our devices can be. From early automatons in ancient Greece and Rome to voice-activated technology and drones, tech has come a long way, and still continues to develop on an upward slope. Technology has no shortage of surprising inventions. For instance, a new cooking device dubbed Moley, is set for launch this year. At this point in time, the machine only knows how to make lobster bisque with all the ingredients placed in specific locations, according to Grub Street. However, the inventors plan to soon have a vast “iTunes’…

Ms. Burke has taught at San Mateo High for 26 years and she continues to love every moment of it.

Ms. Burke the Book Lover

Feb 7, 2017

I recently interviewed Ms. Burke, the AS and CP English teacher here at SMHS for 26 years, and asked her about her experiences here as a teacher. This is what she said. Over the years, how have you seen San Mateo change? What’s remained the same? Over the years I’ve seen the SMHS population demographic shift, which has shifted our priorities, class offerings and clubs. I’ve seen so many new and diverse clubs established and contributing to our ‘family’ in positive ways. I see the same spirit (which is what we’re known for) that I’ve seen for 26 years. Although…



The Wrestling Team is Back

The Wrestling Team is back for the season. This team acquired more players than last year. The team even have a new coach, Mr. Jason Cervantes. Many of the new players in the wrestling team didn’t even know there was a team the previous year. Coach Cervantes, although he’s new, believes that there’s something special about this team because, “…We don’t have any wrestlers that think they are above and beyond anyone else on the team. They all work well with each other and help each other out mentally, physically and technically.” Coach Cervantes wants to coach this team for…

Front (left to right): sophomore Kaitlyn Waller, sophomore Aimee Goell, senior Janie George, junior Risa Wadhams, sophomore Maraya Guzman, sophomore Adriana Perez, freshman Leanne Lui, freshman Olivia Williams, sophomore Gina Jackson, sophomore Kylie Galea
Back: Coach Natalie, junior Madalyn Delaney, senior Sophia Calderero, senior Kristen Wan, sophomore Kristyn Waller, junior Vida Wadhams, sophomore Jenna Vath, sophomore Maya Angel, freshman Stella Malva, junior Jenna Whitaker, junior Tasia Kravitz, senior Vanessa Rangel, Coach Saucedo

Varsity Girls’ Soccer kicks off

At the beginning of the girls’ soccer season, our bearcats prepared for vigorous tryouts that demanded high levels of energy with over 60 girls fighting for a spot on the team. The team ran the track for 45 minutes straight and battled through intense workouts, drills and stretches. After several routines and scrimmages, the teams were finally decided by Coach John Saucedo. The varsity team consists of 26 players, 11 of which are underclassmen. Last year, the girls had 11 wins, 4 losses and three ties. This year, senior captain Sophie Calderero hopes to have a successful season and make…


Varsity Girls Basketball Kicks Off The Season

The Girls varsity Basketball team started off the season on December 8th, where they played against Leigh High School at the King’s Academy tournament and beat them 44-33. This game was the rematch from game 2 of the 2016 CCS playoffs where Leigh High school beat San Mateo 56-43.   The game was fast-paced, and the game was tied at 21 during the half time. The Bearcats only gave Leigh High school four points in the third quarter. The Bearcats’ offense, on the other hand, scored nine points in the third quarter. Alyssa Cho and Mimi Shen led the team…


Basketball Preseason

With the cold and the rain in the Winter comes the season of Friday Night basketball quads. Last season the Varsity Boys went 11-15 overall but 3-9 in league. Senior Josh says,“last year [they] did very well in the preseason, but lost endurance as the season progressed and the chemistry was fading towards the end.” When asked about the last season, Senior Austin The says “I don’t think we played up to expectations last year, especially during league, but making CCS set a really solid foundation for us coming into this year. This year I think we are much more…