At the crossroads of stress and success

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.

Posted on October 26, 2017 .

How Students Go From A's to Zzz's

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.

Posted on October 26, 2017 .

Aether United: the competitive video-gaming brainchild of two Burlingame students

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.

Posted on September 26, 2017 .

BITE improvisation performances are a milestone

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.

Posted on April 28, 2017 .

Annual Cultural Assembly on March 21

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.  

Posted on March 20, 2017 .

Students pursue internships in their desired fields

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.

Posted on March 7, 2017 .

Letters to Sala brings history to life

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.

Posted on March 4, 2017 .

Do BHS students enjoy teen-targeted entertainment?

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. 

Posted on February 20, 2017 .

Stevie Kum’s art instagram reaches 12,000 followers

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.

Posted on January 10, 2017 .

So you think you can dance (or sing, play an instrument, or act)?

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.

Posted on January 6, 2017 .