September 26, 2016

Tasting of Paradise -

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Migrant Crisis Facing Europe and America -

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Look Inside SMHS Marching Band -

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Presenting the new Spanish Teacher, Ms. Lara -

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Causes National Outrage -

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Asilo No Concedido a Madres y Hijos -

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mr. Andruha, the new SMHS Mathematician -

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Struggle for Space -

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Why are Libraries so Important? -

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Emmy Awards Celebrates Television -

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Disappointment for the Wizarding World -

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Jazz Band has Fun During Rehearsal -

Thursday, September 22, 2016

EVITA Rolls Into San Mateo -

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Pep Band in the Exciting Rally -

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Welcoming the History Adventurer, Mr Herrera -

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Our New Grammar Slayer: Introducing, Miss Heyer -

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Introducing, Miss Cobb, Geometry Wiz -

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SMHS Decodes Emojis! -

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Social Justice Influence on the Social Climate of College Campuses -

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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    Jazz Band has Fun During Rehearsal

      Elisa Eimon and Andrew Skelton have fun while practicing for Jazz Band

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    Pep Band in the Exciting Rally

    Friday’s Rally was the first rally to be held this year having the pep band playing off some exciting music. Eye of the Tiger, Born to be Wild, Tequila, all these songs were echoed throughout the field as the band played their dynamic songs. Jason Zhang, a saxophonist at the bottom of this picture was extremely excited as “playing” was his passion.

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    SMHS Decodes Emojis!

    Have you ever wondered what an emoji means? A friend texted you a bizarre string and you don’t know what to think? Well, we here at SMHS have taken on the challenge of decoding an actual string of emojis. Original link: Filmed and edited by Quinn Hughes Special Thanks: Walden Kidd Ben Kara Williams Drake Kapoor Caitlin Lim Ms. Kalinski Mohammed Al-Janaby Mr. Pirie

  • Left to right: Ian Petrola, Ty Svensson, Alex Owen, Kevin Lopez, Alex Wai, and Oliver Yau pose for a quick shot after running for the Varsity Boys X Country!
    Fun Times and Fun Vibes: Varsity Cross Country cooling down after a meet

    Left to right: Ian Petrola, Ty Svensson, Alex Owen, Kevin Lopez, Alex Wai, and Oliver Yau pose for a quick shot after running for the Varsity Boys X Country!

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    SMHS Pep Band keeps us entertained at the football games

    John Reichmuth, Nicholas Delurgio, and Ralph Shehayed (left to right) are in deep concentration as they play their instruments at the SMHS football game.



Presenting the new Spanish Teacher, Ms. Lara

Sep 22, 2016

Teacher: Ms. Lara Room nu mber: A143 Subjects: Spanish for Native Speakers, Spanish 3 for Non Native Speakers, Guided Studies Favorite part about teaching: “The interaction with the students and me being able to push their limits.” Goals for the year: “My goals are obviously to be the best teacher that I can be for my students so they can excel.” Why SMHS: “I love the spirit in the school. I think it’s a great school with a lot of resources for students and a lot of great opportunities.” Favorite cereal: “ My favorite cereal would be Captain Crunch.” Cats…


Mr. Andruha, the new SMHS Mathematician

Sep 22, 2016

Name: Mr.Andruha Room Number: A237 Subject: Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra Support Favorite part about teaching: “Helping kids, getting the ‘aha’ moment when they finally understand something.” Goals for this year: “Survive. Also make a name for myself here at school as someone that can help kids out and someone that understands the subject matter.” Why SMHS: “It’s a great school, it’s ranked as one of the top 250 schools in the nation. Its academically top-notch.” Favorite sports team: 49ers Favorite movie: A Beautiful Mind Favorite dance move: “Sitting down. I can’t dance.” Early bird or night owl: “Both. I…


Welcoming the History Adventurer, Mr Herrera

Sep 20, 2016

What is your room number and what do you teach? A: “I’m in room A203 and I teach Social Studies Which is your favorite fast food restaurant? A: “Five guys burger, definitely.” Best dance moves? A:  “Salsa.” If you had a superpower, what would it be? A: “I want to be like Professor X: a super-genius psychic.” Favorite TV show? A: “Game of thrones.” Favorite part about teaching? A: “Seeing the kids succeed when they thought that they couldn’t.” What are your goals for the school year? A: “To get used to the bell schedule. I also need to learn and remember…



Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Causes National Outrage

NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick sat during the US national anthem, “Star-Spangled Banner.” The act caused a nationwide outrage. Kaepernick stated to CNN, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” This statement quickly turned him into a target of the media. Famous athletes…


Girls Varsity Tennis Off To A Good Start

As we approach tennis season, the team seems confident. Last year, the SMHS varsity girls tennis team did very well, they made it to PALs but fell short. This year, “We lost three seniors and gained four new players,” said Head Coach Schuller. One of which, freshman Grace wang, was the subject of an article in the San Mateo Daily Journal.She is already in the starting line-up which is very uncommon for freshmen. SMHS tennis is 4-0 in all preseason matches and exhibitions, getting off to a great start.   Looking into the future, Schuller explained, “We have a lot…


SMHS Girls Volleyball Jump into the New Season

Despite a rocky 2-game start to the preseason, the Varsity girls volleyball team has picked up their first win against Hillsdale High School, which will help prepare them mentally for their final preseason game against Half Moon Bay. After the preseason is over, the Varsity team will be playing against Capuchino, Westmoor and Woodside high schools in the regular season. According to Head Coach Andoni Javellana, Mills High School is, “always a really tough defensive team,” but San Mateo is “not taking any [team] lightly.” Setter Jazmine McDonald, senior,  is a key part of the team offense. She says that…

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Golden State Warrior’s Regular Season Record

Stephen Curry led the Golden State Warriors to the best regular season record in National Basketball Association history. The Warriors passed the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls regular season record (72-10) and finished the season with 73 wins and only nine losses. They defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104. Curry also had some of his own records. He broke his record of most 3-pointers made in a season by finishing this with 402 and this is also the most 3-pointers made in a single regular season in NBA history. Curry finished the last game with 46 points (10 for 19 in 3-pointers). The…