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The San Mateo County Fire Explorer Program builds firefighting skills

The San Mateo County Fire Explorer Program builds firefighting skills

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

The San Mateo County Fire (SMCF) Explorer Program is a youth program designed for career exploration in the fire department. The program is taught by professional firefighters, and aims to teach skills related to fire service and more. “The main objective of this program is career exploratio...

Boys’ varsity volleyball dominates San Mateo

Boys’ varsity volleyball dominates San Mateo

Brian Olivares, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Scots took a 3-0 victory over the San Mateo Bearcats  after keeping control of the score for the entire game. The first set quickly proved that the Scots were the dominant team. They started off with control of the game and only furthered their established lead throughout the set. There were few tim...

Weekly Pajama Storytime helps children focus

Weekly Pajama Storytime helps children focus

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under News

Surrounded by various picture books and stuffed animals, volunteer Mickey Wicz begins to read to a small gaggle of children. Each Wednesday evening from 7–7:30 p.m., the San Mateo County Library (SMCL) hosts a Pajama Storytime. The San Carlos Library is one of the libraries that host this event....

The San Mateo County Pride Center prepares for Queer Prom

The San Mateo County Pride Center prepares for Queer Prom

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Campus

As prom season arrives at schools, so does the excitement for promposals and dates. However, this also means that some students might feel left out or uncomfortable with being themselves in their school environment if they don't relate with traditional prom-goers. The San Mateo County Pride Cent...

Teachers continue the battle over fair pay

Teachers continue the battle over fair pay

Ethan Tarnarider, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under News

Teachers are not paid enough—that's already established. But now, many elementary teachers in San Mateo and San Carlos are threatening to go on strike if they do not get their contracts negotiated in their favor. As of late, teachers who are dissatisfied with their pay and the districts' position...

Scots win a close game over San Mateo

Scots win a close game over San Mateo

Briana McDonald, Segment Producer

November 11, 2017


Filed under ScotCenter, ScotCenter: Sports

Briana McDonald reports on the Carlmont football game against the San Mateo Bearcats on Friday, Oct. 6.

San Mateo County hosts a photography contest

San Mateo County hosts a photography contest

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under News

The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau just announced the opening of the 2017 Play by the Bay Photography Contest. The contest is open to all students in San Mateo County. “Photography is a way to express yourself and is a fun way to save moments in a picture form,...

The Bridgepointe ice rink is set to reopen

The Bridgepointe ice rink is set to reopen

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


Filed under News

It’s coming back! After a long four-year battle, the ice rink in the Bridgepointe Shopping Center in San Mateo will reopen. The decision to reopen the ice rink comes from SPI Holdings, a real estate and development company. In early 2013, SPI chose not to renew the lease with the ice rink...

San Mateo rethinks immigration policy

San Mateo rethinks immigration policy

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017


Filed under News

Recent efforts by the Trump administration to crack down on illegal immigration have prompted the City of San Mateo to re-evaluate its immigration practices and consider how local communities can counteract federal action against undocumented residents. On March 6, the San Mateo City Council held ...

San Mateo County files brief to protect immigrants’ rights

San Mateo County files brief to protect immigrants’ rights

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under News

Rarely do local governments intervene in the federal courts, but a controversial case being considered by the Supreme Court regarding immigrants’ rights has prompted San Mateo County to take a stance. On Feb. 10, San Mateo County filed a “friend of the court” brief on the case Jennings v. Rodrig...

MaMa’s cooking in Downtown San Mateo

MaMa’s cooking in Downtown San Mateo

Shayan Mandegarian, Staff Writer

April 27, 2014


Filed under A&E

On the corner of El Camino and 25th Avenue in downtown San Mateo in the shady side of town is a Vietnamese restaurant called MaMa's. MaMa's Vietnamese Cuisine may not attract much attention from the outside and the surrounding buildings, but it deserves a chance. Similar to the other restaurants...

San Mateo County’s unemployment rate becomes second lowest in California

San Mateo County’s unemployment rate becomes second lowest in California

Melanie Hamaguchi, Staff Writer

November 26, 2013


Filed under News

San Mateo County unemployment rates dropped to 5.1 percent, the second lowest in all of California. State data of unemployment rates released on Nov. 22 showed that unemployment rates have been dropping throughout the Bay Area. San Mateo County ranks second under Marin County in terms of lowest unemployment...

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