February 10, 2016

Career Conversations: Brynn Evans -

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Journalism Class Chosen by PBS -

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mock Trial Takes North County -

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

David Bowie Blackstar Review -

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Students Wait For The Library -

Monday, February 8, 2016

The New Sat Will Determine Your Future -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lunch Buddies -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mobile Kangaroo Fixes Bearcats Phones -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sharing the Love -

Monday, February 8, 2016

No One Cares About Presidents’ Day -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Bearcat Spilling Out Creativity -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Más Jóvenes Cruzando la Frontera -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Republicans Struggle in the Bay Area -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hunger Games: The Mockingjay Part 1 Summary -

Monday, February 8, 2016

How Do YouTubers Actually Make Money? -

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cheer Coach Excited for Future of Team -

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Some students of SMHS have unique hobbies, such as yo-yoing. -

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Creative Writing Class at SMHS? -

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

State Golf Champ Tells What It’s Like -

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Junior Varsity Plays Against Woodside -

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Brynn Evans is a Staff User Experience (UX) Designer and Manager at Google. A self-taught designer with a cognitive science background, she leads design for Android’s “carrier communications” apps, including Project Fi (Google’s wireless service), Google Voice, Dialer and Messenger.
    Career Conversations: Brynn Evans

    A Conversation with Brynn Evans What is user experience design? User experience (UX) design refers to the experiences and features that you interact with in an app or on a website. It’s more than just designing the screen or button. UX is like the superset of design; you need to understand how people think and act—how they will interact with your product—as well as visual design, layout, typography, color and animation. What do you do as a UX designer and manager at Google? I create screens for specific experiences in apps using tools like Photoshop and Sketch. UX designers can…

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    Journalism Class Chosen by PBS

    San Mateo High School’s Journalism program has been chosen by PBS as a Student Reporting Lab. This means our students will make short news videos with PBS’ guidance, and if they like what we produce, they’ll air it on national television to an audience of half a million plus viewers. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and a great honor for our school,” said Journalism teacher Ms. Fergusson. “I’m excited to see what the future holds for Journalism at SMHS.” One hundred high schools across the nation participate in the Student Reporting Labs program. Drawn by the quality of this journalism website, www.thebearcat.net, PBS…

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    Mock Trial Takes North County

    San Mateo High School’s Mock Trial Team took first place in North County Tuesday, Feb. 9, and will advance to the semifinals. The public is invited to watch them compete for the crown on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the South San Francisco Courthouse at 1050 Mission Street. Trial starts at 5:30 p.m. Congratulations to co-captains Janani Krishnan-Jha, senior, and Chitra Kulkarni, junior, and the rest of the fantastic 2016 Mock Trial team.

  • Every day, students arrange outside the library in the morning, waiting for it to open early in the school morning.
    Students Wait For The Library

    Every day, students arrange outside the library in the morning, waiting for it to open early in the school morning.

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    Lunch Buddies

    Students study during lunch and contemplate their upcoming tests.



The New Sat Will Determine Your Future

Feb 8, 2016

The SAT is the key to success in a high school student’s career. The College Admission Exam demonstrates what students have learned throughout high school, and how ready they are to go to college. This year, The College Board made some changes to the usual SAT. Students have until January 2016 to take the old SAT. Starting March 2016, the new SAT will be administered. The goals is to make the Sat more straightforward. Many are comparing the New SAT to the ACT, which has often been seen as the more fair exam, because it follows closely what students have learned…


Mobile Kangaroo Fixes Bearcats Phones

Feb 8, 2016

I received my first phone in fifth grade and throughout middle school and high school I have done the unthinkable: breaking my phone. But, so far I have always fixed it at a place called Mobile Kangaroo. This is a phone repair shop in San Mateo and I have been there to fix my phone about ten times in only a couple years. But, it isn’t just any repair shop because they have always been able to satisfy my needs and tell me exactly what went wrong instead of just taking my money. My first trip to Mobile Kangaroo was…


No One Cares About Presidents’ Day

Feb 8, 2016

Presidents’ Day is a US holiday meant to commemorate past presidents and celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We all appreciate the day off, but do people really celebrate the federally enforced holiday? President’s Day is one of many overlooked, seemingly unimportant holidays that Americans don’t really care about or understand. The day is meant to honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s Birthdays. It is the third Monday of every February, which is between both of their birthdays every year- February 12th, 1809  and February 22nd, 1732. This year, Presidents’ Day is February 15th. On this holiday,…


18th Hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course

State Golf Champ Tells What It’s Like

It was a cold December morning in Monterey, CA.Every player  in the tourney had their game face on, making the scene a little tense. Once I walked onto the cold wet grass of the golf range, I had one goal in mind: “think positive today”, no matter what happens. My sister,Kiran, also competed in the same tournament. Kiran and I are not competitive with each other. We always root for each other and never say anything negative to one another. I love to play with my sister because I don’t feel pressured. My sister and I went into the clubhouse…

Super Bowl 2016

  Super Bowl 50 will be held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7, 2016. This will be the biggest Super Bowl the NFL has ever celebrated, and it is right in the Bay Area. The first Super Bowl ever was held in California, so the one coming up will be a significant one. The Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will be facing each other in this game. The Broncos won the eighth AFC championship in a tight game against the New England Patriots, 20-18. The Broncos’ defense is key to their success. The Panthers, a running-oriented…


Varsity Girls Kick Into A New Season

  Varsity girls start pre-season! They played Mercy High school and won 2-0 at Skyline college on Dec. 2.


Cheerleaders to Nationals Feb. 26

Our Varsity Cheerleading squad took on the JAMZ Slam City Competition on Saturday, December 5 at the Cow Palace in Daly City. San Mateo Cheer had never attempted competing against other schools and gyms at a big cheerleading event, yet coach Shonna Chiles thought it would be a great new experience. Our cheerleaders arrived at Cow Palace at 10am. They watched competitive cheerleaders compete with extremely impressive routines. Next, the SM cheer squad was called to warm up, and finally after much practice our cheer squad was called to perform their amazing routine. There were some flaws and the routine…