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The original schedule for BIS to return to school, one that will not be put in place because of new restrictions.

BSD walks back reopening plan, leaving no clear plan for reopening Burlingame schools

Alex Kelly, Staff Reporter December 10, 2020

The Burlingame School District (BSD), including Burlingame Intermediate School (BIS) was planning on returning to in-person learning with a hybrid learning program on Dec. 2. But with an increase of cases...

Discord is a service used to chat with friends and colleagues digitally, which has recently become more popular as a result of social distancing.

Discord: A new method of communication during social distancing

William Chastain, Staff Reporter December 7, 2020

Discord was formerly used as a virtual chat service by video game players to communicate with each other during gameplay without having to sacrifice quality by using in-game chat. Now, Discord is a chat...

Downtown Burlingame’s Pizza My Heart posted their requirements for service.

Students respond to San Mateo County’s return to purple tier

Isaac Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter December 1, 2020

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, San Mateo County falls back into the purple tier, increasing restrictions previously in place over the summer. As of Nov. 28, after only two weeks of being in...

Traditional Thanksgiving feasts may be abandoned by many as COVID-19 has put a stop to large gatherings.

Some Burlingame restaurants to be open on Thanksgiving

Samantha Johnstone, Webmaster November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving is when most people head home to their families; by way of  planes, trains and automobiles. But a pandemic Thanksgiving has limited travel, and as a result, most are celebrating with only...

Burlingame's historic Howard Avenue School in 1915, captured by A.G.C Hahn.

Looking back on how schools handled the Spanish Flu Pandemic

Sabina Barrolaza, Staff Reporter November 24, 2020

Since the COVID-19 lockdown began in March, students have had to adjust to online learning. Luckily, with the availability of the internet, there are many resources and programs that allow students to...

Distance learning challenges students, teachers and administrators to adapt to a new reality.

Did Burlingame do a good job in administering and preparing for distance learning?

Safiya Loomba, Staff Reporter November 23, 2020

Throughout distance learning, perspectives on how Burlingame and the administration chose to respond to COVID-19 have varied. Some students argue the administration did the right thing, while others rally...

Students attending large, indoor Halloween parties face increased risk for contracting and spreading COVID-19.

Halloween to bring more tricks than treats, as parties may turn into superspreaders

Samantha Johnstone, Webmaster October 30, 2020

Halloween is a day away, and Burlingame students are normally excited for the scary events to come. Haunted houses, scary costumes, horror movies and celebrations generally characterize this holiday but...

Crowds of people gather near Burlingame Ave’s Caffe Central in late September.

COVID-19 on the Ave: Your guide to Burlingame’s safest restaurants

Jackson Spenner, Staff Reporter October 20, 2020

In the seven months since the COVID-19 pandemic began, it has quickly redefined our lives. Our new normal is a constant cycle of masks, gloves, empty hand sanitizer bottles and reminders to stay six feet...

Pick of the Litter is a nonprofit thrift store operated by the Peninsula Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Burlingame thrift stores adapt to survive during unprecedented times

Allison Cohen, Business Manager October 14, 2020

Businesses across Burlingame have suffered from new COVID-19 restrictions in the past few months, but some thrift stores have managed to survive thanks to increased donations and support from the community.  Pick...

Junior Lexi Radzyminski uses Jamboard to complete a homework assignment.

New EdTech tools help students during distance learning

Farah Caban, Staff Reporter October 13, 2020

During distance learning, teachers have been using new technologies and programs to help students learn more easily, which are helpful, but also come with their own set of challenges.  New educational...

Broadway is closed to cars throughout the weekend to enhance safety for residents in Burlingame.

Weekend road closure shakes businesses on Broadway

Safiya Loomba, Staff Reporter October 12, 2020

On July 6, Burlingame City Council decided to close Broadway Ave. to cars every weekend. The closure allows restaurants to extend seating into the street and while continuing to follow COVID-19 safety...

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