February 13, 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

Republicans Struggle in the Bay Area

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We live in one of the most liberal regions of America, the Bay Area (and California as a whole). As a republican teenager, we have found difficulty in expressing ourselves while receiving respect from our peers and elders. Inside and outside of the classroom, we are all bombarded with liberal ideology because we reside in a highly democratic state. Teachers often voice very anti-conservative opinions in class by mixing them into their lessons, making snide remarks and sometimes blatantly having a one-sided discussion about politics. Perhaps this excessive tension is brought about by the nearing election, but no matter what…

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Americans Must Make a Choice: Gun Ownership or Citizen Safety?

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  There are 317 million people in the United States. There are 357 million guns in the United States. That means that, per 100 Americans, there are about 113 guns, according to the Washington Post. There are more guns than humans in this country. That is insane. We have the most guns per capita than any other country; Serbia is runner up with about 70 guns per 100 people, much less than the US. According to the New York Times, in 2015 there were more days with mass shootings than not (209 out of 336 days). Out of all developed…

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Can Music Change A Film?

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                In celebration of the incredibly successful Star Wars VII, an interesting question must be asked. How successful would the Star Wars franchise be if its famous and nostalgic soundtrack was completely different? Does the success of a movie lie within its music?           Filmmakers apply appropriate music to a scene to help emphasize the tone of the world the movie takes place in. A great example of this is the iconic shower scene from the classic horror film Psycho. Why is that particular scene so famous? The uneasy…

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Muslim couple killed in San Bernardino Attacks

A muslim couple was shot dead by the police in San Bernardino several days ago, authorities believe that…wait…lets re-read that title again. Considering the fact that you’re reading the school newspaper, I can assume that you don’t live under a rock, and considering you don’t live under a rock, I can assume that you’ve heard about the terrorist attacks on San Bernardino. And if you’ve heard about the attacks on San Bernadino MSNBC released a headline, “Shots fired after man rushes through Israeli Checkpoint” and that alone raises questions. Why were shots fired? What did he do to warrant the shooting?…

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Your College Doesn’t Define Your Intelligence

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College application season is upon us and, like every year, it’s dragging sleep-deprived, stressed, flustered seniors into their futures, even if they aren’t ready to face them yet. The value placed on an impressive college experience is one of the many factors that create incredible stress for students applying to college. “I’ve noticed others getting really stressed out about apps,” said Laurel Shuster, a SMHS senior applying to colleges. “There’s also a weird competitive feel, and I really hope that as letters start coming in, it doesn’t come between my friends,” she said. Laurel understands that you can be happy…

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Do You Know What Terrorism Actually Is?

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Terrorism infuses fear in our society and minds, but do we really know what it is and where it came from? You have probably heard of ISIS and the attack on Paris on November 13, but do you know about the roots of ISIS? Terrorism has occurred throughout the world throughout history, but for my purpose I am going to focus on the Middle East in modern times. It begins with the two Islamic religions, the Sunni and the Shia, having two opposing views. The Sunni is the majority with 80 percent of the Muslim population in the world and…

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Ben Carson- Unfit For President

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Second place presidential Republican candidate, Ben Carson is being denounced for having extremely controversial opinions and stories. Carson said that for black people in America, the two biggest causes of death are homicide, which he described as ‘at the hands of other black males,” and “black babies that are being aborted.” He went on to say that the Black Lives Matter movement is missing the point. “We [black people] need to be looking at ‘How do we save those [black] lives?’” Carson said, implying that black America is the group responsible for the high death rate of blacks. He not…

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Is Christmas taking over?

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Even though we live in a multicultural country, we see Christmas everywhere we look. Christmas lights surround houses, Christmas cookies and cinnamon smells come from kitchens. Some people have already started Christmas shopping before December first. And some stores have stocked up on Christmas ornaments. But haven’t we forgotten something? What about Thanksgiving Day, a day to give thanks for what you have and are grateful for? Stores have already thrown out Halloween decorations and candies and brought in Christmas things. But what happened to all of the Thanksgiving decorations? In the month of November, when you walk into a…

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Ahmed’s “Bomb” Clock

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          Ahmed Mohamed’s arrest for bringing a homemade clock to school caused the nation to erupt into controversy.           Ahmed was viewed as the “Inventor Kid.” Staff members in his high school considered the 14-year-old’s engineering skills impressive.  On September 14, Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, encouraged him to display his technological abilities through a homemade clock. Ahmed “wanted to impress all of his teachers,” but when Ahmed presented his clock, his engineering teacher advised him to keep the clock inside of his backpack for the rest of the school day. Why?…

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White = Middle Eastern??

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The PSAT is racist. Want to know why? Well, you know when you have to fill in all those mind numbing bubbles for your name, address, email, and all that stuff? And then you have to fill in the bubble about your race? Yeah, that’s where it get’s racist. There are all the options that you can fill in, and then, at the bottom, it reads, “White (include Middle Eastern countries)”. Race has always been a fragile subject, and now, the College Board (who administers the PSAT), has taken it too far. As someone who identifies as Middle Eastern, the…

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