The Burlingame and San Mateo High School choirs will perform a Show Tune Extravaganza concert on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center. The concert will start at 7:00 p.m., and all proceeds collected from this show will go directly towards their upcoming tour to New Orleans.
Many students from Burlingame High School’s math club will participate in the annual American Mathematics Competition (AMC) on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The competition is a great chance for students who are passionate about math to show off their skills in a stress-free environment, as it can have no negative impact on grades or college admissions. The club, led by math teacher Traci Kreppel and sophomores Diego Escobedo and Anais Macko, has already been preparing for the AMC for several weeks to optimize their performance in the competition itself.
We have all been there: you’re sitting at the dinner table, scrolling through your Instagram feed, ignoring the conversations floating around you. You get yelled at for not paying enough attention to those around you, so you put your phone away, only to check it two minutes later. It is a vicious cycle many of us have fallen victim to; it is also a cycle that we witness among our friends, family, and sometimes even our teachers
Donald Trump has become one of the most influential politicians in the United States and the Hispanic community, but why? He did not obtain all this fame on his own, but rather, through the ignorance of the public.
In a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres, transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner faced media backlash when she hesitated to declare support of same-sex marriage. Jenner, who commanded world attention when she posed confidently on the cover of Vanity Faire this summer and asked the world to call her Cait.
Two years ago marked the 40th anniversary of the landmark decision Roe v. Wade, which made abortion legal in all 50 states. Ironically, that same year North Dakota passed a law taking a step back for the rights of U.S. women.
Although it may no longer be a new story, the stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school April 9 left the citizens terrorized — especially teenagers all across the country. When 16-year-old sophomore Alex Hribal terrorized his high school, Franklin Regional High School, by suddenly brandishing two kitchen knives and beginning a stabbing spree, the generally quiet and peaceful Murrysville (about 18 miles from Pittsburgh) suddenly became front page news.
Twenty-three-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his 21-year-old wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and her 19-year-old sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha were killed in their home by next-door-neighbor Craig Stephen Hicks on Feb. 10 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. All three victims were students with bright futures ahead of them.
The first Ebola patient in the United States, Thomas Eric Duncan, died Wednesday, October 8, in Dallas, Texas after receiving treatment for a number of days. Government health officials reported 121 Ebola deaths in a single day in Sierra Leone October 5, just three days earlier. However, asHuffington Post journalist Emily Thomas eloquently states, “western media made little mention of the latter.”
It is no secret that the meaning of an A grade has changed. School officials tell students that an A stands for superior, and under a bell-curve system only 20% of their peers received that coveted grade. Statistics on grade distribution show that much more than 20 percent of students are “superior.”
The idea of independent Saudi women has caused the Saudi society and some conservative women, to object. Saudi Arabia is a profoundly religious nation. Its official religion is Islam, and the Qur’an, the Muslim holy book, serves as the country’s constitution.
Every year, the Super Bowl -- America’s most-watched sporting event -- garners so much attention that even the most obscure storylines make for headline press. From players’ clothing styles to coaches’ favorite food joints, the media never ceases to amaze in its sometimes absurd variety of questions that it pelts at the men playing in the NFL’s championship game. One story, however, that always makes the rounds is that of the matchup within the matchup -- the opposing quarterbacks. This year’s edition makes for an especially intriguing Super Bowl.
On the heels of a loss to Capuchino last week, the Burlingame boys basketball team was in desperate need of a big game from one of their stars. Vinny Ferrari delivered for the Panthers on Wednesday night, scoring 32 points in host Burlingame’s 66-46 win over the visiting Sequoia Cherokees
It wasn’t easy. It rarely is with this year’s boys’ basketball team. But the Panthers keep finding ways to win.
Senior Vinny Ferrari scored 15 points, sophomore Callum Spurlock scored 14, and Burlingame turned what had been a close game throughout into a 68-47 victory over San Mateo on the road. The Panthers outscored the Bearcats 23-4 in the fourth quarter.
Although the football season ended on November 20 after a hard-fought game against Riordan, the memories and life lessons learned continue to influence both players and coaches alike. One of the most impactful experiences of last season came on Senior Night (Nov. 6), as the Panthers took on Menlo Atherton on our home field. Before the game, all of the senior players walked onto the field with their parents. One by one, each athlete was called on to the field. Near the end of the line, senior Vraj Patel stood waiting for his name to be announced.
BHS has reason to be optimistic about varsity boys’ soccer after placing second at the Central Coast Section championships last winter, but this season looks even more promising the last. November’s intense tryouts fleshed out the teams and finalized Burlingame’s varsity team. They certainly lost vital skills with last year’s graduated seniors, but preseason practices are showing returning starters and talented newcomers who anticipate a successful year.
Despite being months away from the first meet, the BHS wrestling team is training for the upcoming season, after finishing 2nd in the Peninsula Athletic League last year. The team is determined to win the PAL Championships and advance to the Central Coast Section championships. Therefore, the athletes have already been practicing for several weeks to prepare for non-PAL tournaments, which begin in December. Despite last season’s success, the Panthers are hungry for more.
Many high school sports team have a common goal: reach the Central Coast Section playoffs. This year, the BHS varsity girls’ water polo placed second in its league, but was disqualified from participating in CCS for a small mistake. As a senior co-captain of the team, here is the story.
Girls’ basketball tryouts have reached new heights this year as a surprising number of sophomores tried out for the varsity team. As tryouts end and preseason training begins, the girls expressed their excitement for the season.
Captain Tyler Garlitos can barely contain his excitement about the upcoming basketball season. “Only a few seniors left last year, so many of us are coming back,” Garlitos exclaimed. The BHS boys’ varsity basketball team is looking to improve on its 16-13 record from last year, and the players feel like they have an especially great chance this year.
The Central Coast Sectional Girls’ Tennis championship kicked off on Tuesday, Nov. 10 with a win for Burlingame High School against Scotts Valley, with a final score of 7 to 0. The team moved on to play and lose against Menlo Atherton on the Nov. 11, thus ending its season.
Soccer tryouts are off to a great start at Burlingame High School, where a mixture of determination and spirit fueled 70 soccer players to meet up on the football field on November 2. Thus began a month of challenging training for everyone eager to grab one of the 53 open spots and kick off a new season.
Senior Ben Williams is a second-year varsity football player and is one of the team’s top running backs. He is averaging 4.5 yards per carry and has scored five touchdowns. Unfortunately, Williams is out for the remainder of the season with a broken collarbone, but he will still provide leadership and support from the sidelines.
Saturday, Nov. 7, the BHS Cross Country team ran in the Peninsula Athletic League Championships at Hallmark Park and qualified in the girls varsity division. In order to make the Central Coast Section championships, both boys’ and girls’ varsity needed to place in the top eight for their division as a team. For cross country, individual rank is added up to make a team score and the lower the total, the better the team places.
A tough loss for the Burlingame High School boys water polo occurred Wednesday, Oct. 9, after the Carlmont Scots scored a last-second, game winning goal. Both Burlingame and Carlmont boys water polo teams have had a similar record for this season.