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November 23, 2014

What’s Your Best Pickup Line? -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

JV Rules in LITTLE Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Police Arrest Suspect -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Water Filters -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Words Hurt, Pause Before You Post -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Choir Goes Pop! -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Career Conversations: Natasha Chen -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Spreading Awareness in SMHS: ISIS -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Do You Wanna Build A SnowCAN? -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Appreciating Our Bus Drivers -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Apple Facing Trouble? -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ebola Myths vs. Facts -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sam Smith Delivers in Every Way Possible -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Power of the Press Meets Franco Fans -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Get Pumped for Pumpkins -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Broadway Dancer Brings Magic to SMHS -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Día de los Muertos -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Who Should Choose What Women Wear? -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wild Animals Should Not Be Enslaved -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Oversexualization Hurts Both Genders -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • What’s Your Best Pickup Line?

    Some students and teachers are asked to give their best pickup lines.

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    JV Rules in LITTLE Little Big Game

    San Mateo’s Junior Varsity football team beat Burlingame 14-7 at the annual LITTLE Little Big Game, a precursor to the Little Big Game held every year since 1927. Varsity didn’t fare as well at the LBG, where they lost 21-30 at an exciting and well-attended game Nov. 16. But JV’s win brings hope that we’ll be taking home the Paw again sometime in the next few years. Pictured here is defensive tackle Nilsson Vasquez, son of SMHS teacher Heather Vasquez, surrounded by his family, including his brother, sister, and grandparents and cousins who came up from Gilroy to watch the…

  • San Mateo High's Annual Canned Food Drive is about to kick off! This year's event is led by seniors, Ariel Tennenhouse and Lizzy Noriega Weng. The theme this year is Frozen! Their goal is to collect 250,000 pounds, all going to those in need in our community. Start bringing in your cans to your tutorial! The drive will go into the beginning of December. Let's do this!
    Do You Wanna Build A SnowCAN?

    San Mateo High’s Annual Canned Food Drive is about to kick off! This year’s event is led by seniors, Ariel Tennenhouse and Lizzy Noriega Weng. The theme this year is Frozen! Their goal is to collect 250,000 pounds, all going to those in need in our community. Start bringing in your cans to your tutorial! The drive will go into the beginning of December. Let’s do this!

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    SMHS Senior Rallies for Foster City

    Foster City, an area where a substantial portion of our student body lives, has had a couple reconstruction projects in the past few months, including two new sets of apartment complexes and senior housing. But when the Foster City Council proposed to renovate the Edgewater Plaza Shopping Center into yet another apartment complex, many residents were in shock. The Plaza was a place for residents to grocery shop, eat, take martial art classes, work or hangout, all at a convenient distance. For most, the proposal seemed to downgrade the Foster City quality of life. James Wang, a senior at SMHS…

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    Grid Court Winners Announced at Dance

    Congratulations to (left to right): Watson Filikitonga, Sara Silva, Line Latu, Hayley Goell, Jordan Leong, Sarah Leonard, and Guicho Rangel for being chosen as this year’s Grid Court along with Candy Tovar, who couldn’t attend the dance because of a family emergency. The princes, princesses, king, and queen were announced halfway through the Homecoming dance at the Palo Alto JCC. Line Latu and Hayley Goell garnered the most votes, winning king and queen. The other Grid Court pairs were Watson Filikitonga and Sara Silva, Jordan Leong and Sarah Leonard, and Guicho Rangel and Candy Tovar. This year’s Homecoming was a…

Features

A Pause Before You Post button and pin that was handed out to students who signed the pledge.

Words Hurt, Pause Before You Post

Nov 18, 2014

Cyber-bullying is a form of bullying that is considered to be the most serious of all bullying , with offenses reported on a daily basis. According to Mr. Boise, Assistant Principal, cyber-bullying “Degrades a person publicly, and it’s persistent; it doesn’t just stop after one rude comment.” Because of the fact that the bullying is online and public, it is important for students to be aware of their actions and consider the perception of the other people who see what they are posting. What students don’t seem to realize is the effect cyber-bullying and bullying in general have on the…

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Career Conversations: Natasha Chen

Nov 18, 2014

A Conversation with Natasha Chen Question 1: What do you do as a broadcast journalist? Answer: I report for TV, write articles on the web for each reported story, and work on different media platforms. I research my assigned story, contact people to be interviewed, and convince them to be on camera. After gathering the interviews, I write a broadcast script designed for TV, and I get a minute and 15 seconds to tell each story. Question 2: How did you first get interested in this job? Answer: It was a total accident. In my senior year, I did announcements…

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Spreading Awareness in SMHS: ISIS

Nov 18, 2014

On hearing the devastating news of two journalists beheaded by ISIS, San Mateo High School students showed their discomfort by wearing white on the eleventh. The white was to signify purity and raise awareness for the situation in Iraq. In addition, Thursday happened to be 9/11, adding a deeper meaning to the movement as a whole. For those who aren’t yet aware, a terrorist group called ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) beheaded two innocent American journalists and recorded the wrongdoings on tape for the entire world to see. The apparent reasoning behind this was to drive foreign journalists…

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JV Rules in LITTLE Little Big Game

San Mateo’s Junior Varsity football team beat Burlingame 14-7 at the annual LITTLE Little Big Game, a precursor to the Little Big Game held every year since 1927. Varsity didn’t fare as well at the LBG, where they lost 21-30 at an exciting and well-attended game Nov. 16. But JV’s win brings hope that we’ll be taking home the Paw again sometime in the next few years. Pictured here is defensive tackle Nilsson Vasquez, son of SMHS teacher Heather Vasquez, surrounded by his family, including his brother, sister, and grandparents and cousins who came up from Gilroy to watch the…

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Q&A With Coach Scheller

Q: How are you preparing for the Little Big Game? A: Right now, we’re in season, so every week is another week to prepare for Burlingame, but we have other opponents first. We prepare for them, and hopefully, that will make us better each week leading up to Burlingame. Q: Do you think you’re ready for the game? A: Yeah, I think we’re ready each week for the game. I think as we get closer to the Little Big Game, it starts getting a little bit more intense because of all the rivalry. Q: What do you think of Burlingame?…

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Volleyball Jumps Into Action at the Net

  This year the volleyball teams are better than ever. Lets travel back to when the volleyball tryouts were and hear how they went. When asked how the tryouts were and their predictions for the season, Lexus Kato and Alexa Carreon, freshmen, on the JV team said, “The tryouts were very good. They pushed us to do our best and I think we will be very successful this season.” Isabella Mauricio, senior, who is on the Varsity team, was asked the same questions and she said, “ The tryouts were very good and I think we will have really good…

the SMHS Cross Country team

Cross Country Team Profile

Cross country crosses San Mateo’s runner’s minds as it comes into season. Fifteen dedicated runners come together to face against the other 16 schools in the district. Both their feet and their hearts are ready to win. The first meet will be held at Westmoor High School, they will be facing 16 different schools, resulting in over 150 runners at the meet. It will be a 2.9 mile run up difficult hills and paths. The meet will be in Daly City on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Although Cross country is a great and fun sport it is “an indomitable sport,…