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Sixth through eighth graders have returned to in-person learning at Burlingame Intermediate School, with many students coming to campus three and a half days a week.

BIS begins in-person instruction as BHS welcomes students back to campus

Michelle Moshkovoy, Staff Reporter April 1, 2021

With COVID-19 cases decreasing in the past months after a surge during the holiday season and with San Mateo County having moved into the orange tier on March 16, Burlingame Intermediate School (BIS) has...

Improvement of the current COVID-19 situation permits school reopening, allowing seniors to be able to experience their last couple of months of high school on campus.

Seniors question a return to in-person learning to finish high school careers

Kristie Kim, Staff Reporter March 26, 2021

Many students dream of their senior year in high school, full of fun activities and bonding with their peers. But this past year, seniors will likely miss out on many opportunities and quintessential senior...

In late March of 2020, the country underwent a hand sanitizer shortage after a wave of panic shopping.

A new future of cleanliness

Isabelle Idio, Staff Reporter March 25, 2021

At the start of the pandemic, there was minimal information surrounding COVID-19, leading to confusion around the safety precautions necessary to protect ourselves from the virus. As a solution, people...

Senioritis is becoming a new infectious disease that is on the rise as COVID-19 cases dip.

Senioritis reaches new heights with COVID-19 restrictions

Jacob Lubarsky, Copy Editor March 11, 2021

While COVID-19 cases begin to decline across California, a seasonal disease is beginning to make waves — senioritis. It is a virus that spreads faster than any infectious disease and carries significantly...

Many teens are struggling with mental health issues due to the social isolation and stress caused by quarantine.

Hardships of quarantine deteriorates student’s mental health

Clara Porto, Staff Reporter March 8, 2021

Spending the whole day sitting in front of a computer screen, attending endless Zoom calls and turning in assignments by 11:59 p.m. has become a routine in the lives of many students. Before the pandemic,...

Since the start of the pandemic, disposable masks have begun to litter common areas.

Disposable masks protect humans but not the environment

Jaden Luke, Staff Reporter March 7, 2021

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks became a necessity in order to limit the spread of the virus. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) learned new knowledge about COVID-19...

Party supply businesses struggle through the pandemic and absence of birthday celebrations.

Unique quarantine birthdays force a decline in revenue for party businesses

Safiya Loomba, Staff Reporter March 2, 2021

The new social distancing and isolation in the pandemic has inspired new ways to celebrate birthdays. From Zoom calls to small outdoor gatherings, celebrations have changed dramatically. Sophomore Morgan...

Parents stand on the corner of El Camino Real and Burlingame Avenue, holding signs to advocate for the reopening of high schools.

Parents and students hold protest over continued school closures

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief February 10, 2021

A group of parents and students gathered on the corners of El Camino Real at Burlingame Avenue and Broadway Avenue this afternoon to protest the ongoing high school closures. Passing cars honked in support...

After over 10 months of lockdown, students find that in-person relationships are the backbone of our online presence.

In-person relationships are the backbone of our online presence

Hubert Chen, Senior Reporter February 9, 2021

For over 10 months we’ve been under lockdown, with extremely limited opportunities for in-person socialization. Burlingame students have adapted quickly to the new climate, turning to online options...

Lincoln Elementary School, like other elementary schools, will soon reopen in-person instruction under Newsom’s reopening plan.

How Newsom’s plan to reopen schools has affected students and teachers

William Chastain, Staff Reporter February 9, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to allow elementary schools to reopen once their counties reach the purple tier. Reopening will begin with kindergarten through second grade, and proceed to older grades soon after....

Teachers face challenges while stuck at home during distance learning, but still have many concerns about reopening schools.

Teacher voices on reopening SMUHSD schools

Alex Kelly, Staff Reporter February 5, 2021

Teacher voices will play a very important role in the San Mateo Union High School District’s (SMUHSD) plan to bring students back to in-person school. Teachers will be taking on significant risks by...

Hiva Bastanmehr, a physician, holding her COVID-19 vaccination record card to show proof of vaccination against the virus.

One step closer to the end of the pandemic

Isaac Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter February 1, 2021

For nearly a year, the constraints brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have affected countless people around the world. However, with vaccine distribution, which started in December of 2020, the beginning...

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