August 31, 2015

KRON News Crew on Campus -

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Students are Back! -

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

New Artist in Town -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

International Champions Cup Press Conference -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Seniors Sport College Gear -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tradiciones Quinceñeras -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Brace yourself for leg action -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

And the Senior Award Goes to… -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Your Age Doesn’t Justify Racism -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Senior Playlist -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Review: House of Cards -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Flip Out About Foster City Foods -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Justin Bieber Gets Roasted -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nuclear Energy the Answer -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NCAA Exploiting Players -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sequoia Heart Screening Saves Lives -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Golfing With Pals at the PALs -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer Activities: Then and Now -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Chalkfest -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Yearbooks Come Out -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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    KRON News Crew on Campus

    A KRON news crew came to cover our spectacular student body coming back to school on Wednesday, August 12. See the clip by copy/pasting this link:

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    Students are Back!

    Close to 1600 students poured onto campus on Wednesday, August 12, for the start of the 2015-16 school year. This is the largest student body on record in the history of the 100-plus year old school. Drivers were welcomed in the parking lot by this crew of orange and black boosters wishing them a “Happy New Year.”  

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    International Champions Cup Press Conference

    We were given the amazing opportunity to attend the International Champions Cup Press Conference in Levi Stadium, where we got to get the first scoop of the most anticipated soccer tournament this summer. Soccer clubs like FC Barcelona and Manchester United will be playing in the bay area and other places of the U.S.

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    Seniors Sport College Gear

    Seniors sported their college gear in the Quad, celebrating their acceptances to college. This event made seniors excited about the beginnings of a new chapter in life.

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    Seniors Enjoying the Boat Dance

    Seniors Gabby Aviles and Gabriela Elwell pose on the boat at the Senior dance after Senior Activity Day. The boat sailed around the bay in the evening of Friday May 15 as the seniors watched the sunset and took in the beautiful view.  


Sophomores Michelle Rodriguez, Felice Dacpano and Michelle Wang practice the CCPR procedure and bandaging.

Bearcats Level Up with Red Cross Readiness

Apr 30, 2015

Stop, drop, and roll! – a mantra every child and adult knows by heart, created to help people memorize steps during a fire emergency. But the American Red Cross doesn’t stop there when it comes to training people on disaster preparedness: brought to our very own San Mateo High, the Red Cross hosted a Citizen CPR, first aid, and Be Red Cross Ready training event mid-April. With an audience of around 30 San Mateo students, Angela Luo, a volunteer and certified instructor from the Red Cross, gave exciting hands-on lessons involving mannequins, gauze, and bandages. Starting off, Angela taught the…

Kevin Arnold is a poet, novelist, award-winning short story writer, and teacher. Named the San Francisco/Peninsula California Writer’s Club 2014-15 Writer of the Year, he has published over 50 poems and co-founded the Gold Rush Writer’s Conference.

Career Conversations: Kevin Arnold

Apr 30, 2015

A Conversation with Kevin Arnold What does being a full-time writer entail? The truth is that there are very few people who can make a living solely off of writing, and most people, including me, find other ways to meet basic needs. I used to work for IBM, but now that I am retired, I write all the time. How long is the typical writing process? It typically takes me about a month to write a poem, and in the process, I get feedback from writing groups. What about the publishing process? How long is that? The publishing process is much…

The Combined Choirs from Burlingame and San Mateo High School pose for a picture after their gold-winning performance at the Heritage Festival.

Choir Takes Disneyland!

Apr 28, 2015

The Combined San Mateo and Burlingame High SchoolChoirs woke up bright and early on Thursday, March 19 to board buses that would take them to Anaheim. This trip included the Pirate’s Adventure dinner show in Anaheim, a clinic with Dr. Peterson, Esteemed Professor at Cal State Fullerton, a workshop at Disney Performing Arts where they got to record two Disney songs in a recording studio, two days of non-stop fun at Disneyland and California Adventure parks, a great stay at the Hyatt Regency in Garden Grove and performances at the Heritage Festival followed by a clinic by one of the…


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Golfing With Pals at the PALs

Several golfers on the San Mateo High School Boys’ Golf Team qualified for the Peninsula Athletic League Championships, a golf tournament where any male golfers from the public high schools in the Bay Area can qualify for. This year, five team members qualified to play in the tournament. To be able to participate in the “PAL’s,” golfers have to either rank in the top forty in the Bay Area or rank in the top ten at an eighteen-hole qualifier round. Those who qualify continue on to the first day of the PAL’s. After the first day is over, the best…

Hurdler competing in the 100 meter hurdle race at the Bearcat

Bearcat Invitational was a Success

Open to all schools in the Unites States, the Sixth Annual Bearcat Invitational on Saturday, April 18, hosted by San Mateo High School’s very own Meet Director and Head Track Coach, Ed Riley will be attended by 56 competitive track and field teams from all over the country . All four divisions participated in this day-long invitational meet, which began at nine in the morning. All track and field athletes from SMHS arrived at seven in the morning to help prepare for the widely anticipated meet, from setting up the pole vault area to helping with the snack shack, all…

4x1 relay teams opened the meet on April 9, 2015 at rival school

BHS track meet

The San Mateo track and field team was seen at the rival school, Burlingame, on April 9 for a dual meet after school. All kinds of athletes, from runners to jumpers to pole vaulters and throwers, performed their best against each other and did not fail to amaze and break personal records. Final scores are posted based on overall performance from each division, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys, F/S Girls and F/S Boys. Each individual team and athlete accumulates points for each event they compete depending on what place they get, and these points are counted at the end of the…


Boys’ Golf Team Is On Par

The SMHS boy’s golf team has been going to several matches over the past few weeks at various golf courses around the Bay Area. The team lost to Terra Nova at Sharp Park and to Hillsdale at Peninsula, but managed to snatch two wins from Capuchino and Terra Nova at Green Hills and Poplar Creek respectively. During every match, the six SMHS golfers playing that day always line up their bags on the fringe of the course’s practice green. They then putt and warm up their swings for some time until the coaches call the players up. Each player then…