The Burlingame varsity football team is experiencing a decline in participation this year at the varsity level, with about 15-20 kids choosing not to return to the team this year, according to varsity head coach John Philipopoulos.
There was a time around fourth grade when I became enamored with environmentalists, naturalists, and ecologists. The most joy I ever got out of school at that point was Outdoor Education at Jones Gulch. Our humble campus was dotted with green recycling bins and decorated with the now annoyingly simple mantra, “reduce, reuse, and recycle.”
After months of consideration, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke submitted a proposal to President Trump on August 18, 2017 with the goal of shrinking the size of several national monuments. The decision to slice-and-dice the protections on these lands comes at a time of great conflict between local ranchers and developers eager to make a profit, Native Americans...
On Wednesday, October 4th, the Panthers faced Menlo-Atherton, the number one team in the Bay League for water polo, a 13-4 loss for the Panthers. Facing M-A, the Panthers arrived to the game with a feeling of dread. “I think we came out and we were mentally defeated,” said junior Fenn Jones.
As one of the most popular sports at Burlingame High School, cross country remains welcoming while also offering an intensely competitive environment. Only being a few weeks into the season, the team has already prepared both physically and mentally for the meets.
The Panthers have had a strong start to the water polo season so far, with a 17-4 win over Carlmont on Sept. 6, a 10-5 win against Half Moon Bay on the 13th, and a 8-5 win vs Woodside on the 20th.This season, the Panthers welcome the addition of a coach, Austin Carr, who despite being the new coach, was not new to the team.
Cuts were made to the Girls’ Golf team for the first time this year. The final roster consists of 18 girls out of the 36 who tried out, with the “top six” set to play matches. “If I had the capacity, I wouldn’t cut anyone,” coach Joe Dito said. He hopes not to have to cut anyone next year, saying that if there’s enough interest he plans to petition to the school to create a junior varsity team.
After starting filmmaking freshman year, brothers Patrick and Cris Yldefonzo have built a name for themselves as filmmakers, and entrepreneurs with their website “dogdayz.xyz”, which showcases all of their short films, jobs for clients, and their new line of merchandise.
Burlingame High School junior Ryan Cheng and Middle College junior Justin Zheng have founded an esports company and competitive team, named Aether United. Already treated like any other professional sports industry in European and Asian countries, “esports,” or the competitive playing of videogames, has yet to reach comparative peaks of popularity in North America. Nonetheless, it has blossomed relatively quickly.
The hard work of Burlingame Improvisation and Theater Enthusiasts (BITE) culminated in two performances on Thursday, April 20th and Friday, April 21st. This year, the club metamorphosed into a full-fledged competitive team, complete with a coach and an eager attitude. As these two performances were the first of many to come, they mark a special milestone in the evolution of the club-turned-team.
Both the concert choir and chamber singers received second place awards during the Heritage Choir Festival that occurs every year in Los Angeles. The conference took place from March 23 to the 26th. The concert choir also won the Gold Award, signifying that they scored above 90 out of 100 when rated for the balance and dynamics of their performance.
On March 10-12, Burlingame High School witnessed the tragic story Letters to Sala, written by Arlene Hutton and produced by Burlingame's own Cindy Skelton. The production had the audience laughing at times, and crying at others, and by the end, everyone felt deeply affected by the horrors of the Holocaust.