April 27, 2015

BHS track meet -

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Boys’ Golf Team Is On Par -

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bell Bottoms or Skinny Jeans? -

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fiber Competition Rises -

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SMHS Dancers Dance to Uptown Funk -

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tragic Thrills Concert -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Experience College Before College With Campus Sherpa -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BFD is Back and Better than Ever -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Iranian-US Negotiations -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

AP Exams: Isn’t it too expensive? -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Takes Two Spirit Weeks to Tango -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Day 258 -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Pressure to Take APs is Real -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Career Electives Bearcats Can Choose From -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Please Respect the GSA Posters -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Career Conversations: Vander Shanholt -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SMHS Math Team Goes Mad for MateoMatics 2015 -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GDC 2015: The Rise of Virtual Reality -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Attention Seeking Terrorists Threaten Malls -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Colleges for you -

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Fiber Competition Rises

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When Google Fiber was announced several years ago, it was unopposed and ready to gain the support of countless U.S. citizens eager to experience faster internet speeds. Now, competition has finally arrived for Google Fiber, allowing fiber internet to gain the momentum it lost while Google took its time. Both Comcast and AT&T have announced their own competitors to Google’s fiber service, called Gigabit Pro and GigaPower respectively. This means that fiber internet may appear in new areas as three different companies compete to create a better service than each other. In fact, Comcast’s new service plans to bring a…

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Iranian-US Negotiations

Over the course of the past month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has addressed U.S. Congress several times, in an attempt to influence our foreign policy. The controversy here is that President Obama never invited Netanyahu to speak to Congress. Throughout this whole event, Senators and President Obama have been involved in a power struggle: does Congress reserve the right to overpower the desires of the President? This past week has brought new developments in the power-struggle saga. On March 9, a group of 47 Republican Senators, led by Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, sent a letter addressed to “The…

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AP Exams: Isn’t it too expensive?

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Last month, as students received the papers that announced the monstrous costs for the AP Exams, a loud rumble of disgruntle passed through the crowd as they stared at the three digit number that laughed mockingly at them. Just a couple weeks after receiving the horrific news that brought them back to reality, they had to grudgingly bring checks of a huge sums of money to the career center. Many darkly joked that they will be in debt before they even get to college as they brought their loaded checks to the office. “I took multiple AP classes this year,…

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The Pressure to Take APs is Real

Peer pressure is something we are all exposed to in our lives, especially in  high school. In fact, you may not even know you are falling into the trap of peer pressure at school. With so many students taking multiple advanced placement classes it is easy to feel obligated  to do the same. When enrolling for AP classes, it is important to understand what you’re getting yourself into. With great amounts of homework each night and intense content to absorb in each class, AP classes are no matter to take lightly. They are, after all, a college level course. While…

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Career Electives Bearcats Can Choose From

There are seemingly endless amounts of careers available to college and high school graduates today, with new ones being created every day. It is important for students to be prepared to take on a career once they graduate. In response to students’ unpreparedness, the San Mateo Union High School District has made it a requirement to take one full year (or the equivalent of 10 credits) of a “Career Technical Ed (CTE)” in order to graduate. The purpose of the electives are to offer a student a plethora of knowledge and experience in a field, so that the student has…

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Daylight Saving Saves Nothing

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Daylight Saving Time. America and around 70 other countries participate, moving their clocks forward one hour in the spring and back one hour in the fall. But why do we do this? It is a common misconception that it started as a way to benefit farmers so they could have more sunlight for their crops. Daylight Saving was originally brought up in 1885 by George Vernon Hudson, an entomologist from New Zealand. He wanted extra time after work to collect bugs. The first time Daylight Saving was even officially used was in April 1916 during World War I by Germany…

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Say Yes to #TheDress

It was just a typical Wednesday evening when soon enough, a simple debate broke the internet. A low quality photo of a dress was posted on Tumblr by user swiked. Thanks to BuzzFeed and the human love for arguing, the picture went viral and was a topic of conversation internationally. All social media platforms were covered in re-posts and re-tweets, especially Twitter with the hashtag, #TheDress still being used with vigor the following Monday. And what was this debate all about, you may ask? A disagreement over whether the dress was white and gold, or black and blue, was what…

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Please Go to the Doc

Measles

In 1971, the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine became available to American citizens, and by 2000, America proudly proclaimed that endemic measles had been eradicated from the USA. But in Dec. 2014, a new outbreak of the measles, centered at the Disneyland amusement park in Anaheim, California, reminded the rest of the country of the importance of vaccinations. Ironically, “the happiest place on Earth” has brought both fear and panic to the West Coast, inciting debate and controversy over the measles vaccination. From Dec. 28, 2014 to Feb. 13, 2015, a total of 125 people infected with the measles have been linked to…

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Pros of Prom

Prom. This one word has two different ways of being interpreted. On one hand, Prom is an exciting time for everyone involved. There are multiple things that make Prom a great event. For one, this dance is limited to upperclassmen specifically, which makes it more available for people to buy tickets without worrying that they will sell out as fast as other dances in the past. Speaking of tickets, Prom gives people a chance to really go all out when finding their date to Prom, due to the fact that there is a “Prom-posal” competition where contestants can post a…

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Prom Group causing Unnecessary Stress for Girls

Girls have been posting their dresses in the Prom Dress group on Facebook, as a way to prevent people from wearing the same dress as them.

Many girls on Facebook have been experiencing major stress and anxiety over Prom due to a Facebook group that was created in January. First of all, Prom is not until April, so why start a group this early? According to Hayley Goell, senior, “In the past, this has been a group meant for posting your dress AFTER buying/ordering it. If you post a dress that you’re simply considering but haven’t purchased, it’s fair game for everyone.” However, people have not been doing that. They have been posting multiple pictures of dresses that they are thinking of purchasing, not pictures of…

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