The account features memes stereotyping life in the Bay Area, especially focusing on such subjects like the obsessive buzz over the latest Apple products, Juuling, computer science, stressful AP classes and veganism. The account posts several times a week.
The whole room is quiet, everyone is half-asleep and laying on their desk. The teacher asks a question but no one responds. This is a typical morning in a high school students’ first-period class. “I find that my students say they are tired or may seem a little sleepy,” said Jenna Joseph, a freshman and sophomore English teacher.
After an extended debate over whether or not 2017 Homecoming Bowl participants should be selected by a randomized raffle process, senior sports commissioners Gianna Garcia and Sabrina Schmid announced that the system for choosing players will remain a first-come-first-serve method.
Last Thursday, October 5, the combined effort of the Burlingame and San Mateo High School choirs put on an astounding performance at San Mateo Performing Arts Center at their annual fall concert.
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.
When he isn’t playing soccer on the varsity team, sophomore Kai Galia is busy running his well known Instagram account “KG4”, which has over 126,000 followers.
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The annual International Assembly is on Tuesday, March 21. This year, 12 groups will perform, representing countries from all over the world.This year’s Cultural Assembly was organized by junior Tori Rickman and senior Julia Servulo. Performances will include dancing, singing, and skits.
Many high school students are faced with a common challenge of finding the balance between academic responsibilities, engagement in extracurricular activities, volunteering and taking on leadership roles, exploring interests, and taking time for self-care or spending time with friends. At Burlingame, students have the ability to condense this checklist by doing an internship.
The upcoming spring play, Letters to Sala, chronicles the true story of Ann Kirschner’s discovery of her mother Sala Garncarz Kirschner’s letters, written in seven different Nazi Labor Camps during the Holocaust. As a young woman, Sala risked her life in every camp to save and hide away the letters.
On March 17 and 18, Burlingame High School’s Advanced Drama class will attend the Ohlone High School Theatre Festival at Ohlone College in Fremont. Hundreds of high school students, mostly from California, participate in the annual festival. This will be the 10th consecutive year for BHS students.
The Oscars, or the Academy Awards, first took place in 1929 in Los Angeles, California. This famous ceremony was initially created to honor films of the previous year and has continued this tradition ever since. This year, the Oscars will be held on Feb. 26, 2017, with Jimmy Kimmel as the host.
Nearly every BHS student has read a young adult book or watched a movie that was made for teens. All BHS sophomores are required to read The Catcher in the Rye, and many students watch or read other teen entertainment by choice. However, within the last few years, the young adult genre has changed its ‘formula’ when successful movies and book created for young adults and teens took off.
By the end of January, the new year is already well underway. People have either abandoned their resolutions for the new year or are tirelessly pursuing them. However, for some around the world, the new year has yet to commence. In China, the New Year celebrations began Jan. 28.
Instagram is an integral part of many high school students’ lives. Students make the effort to post cute pictures with clever captions, but it’s rare to have an account dedicated to one particular interest. Senior artist Stevie Kum has a passion for anime style art. She runs her own art instagram, @Akkaai, and since her freshman year has built up a follower count of over 12,000.
For those who wish to pursue a career or major in the arts, submitting an audition to colleges may be the right choice for you. The majority of the the top music and theatre schools require an audition to be accepted into their programs. Auditions can range from acting, to playing an instrument, to anything involving the arts. However the actual process of auditioning is extremely competitive and lengthy.