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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, Design Editor 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, Managing Editor 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, Senior 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, Business Manager 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, Design Editor 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...

California DMV opens new appointments for students wishing to take behind-the-wheel driving tests.

Students become licensed as DMV opens new driving test appointments

Samantha Johnstone, Managing Editor October 12, 2020

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recently opened new appointments for behind-the-wheel driving tests, much to the excitement of many students at Burlingame. Following the cancelation...

A student sits at his desk, where he is learning via Zoom.

Online learning results in an elaborate new schedule for students and teachers

Jacob Lubarsky, Copy Editor September 3, 2020

With online classes becoming the new norm for students and teachers, the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) administration has had to work to create an online learning environment that would...

Can we get a blackout?

Can we get a blackout?

Hubert Chen, Senior Reporter August 25, 2020

May Issue 2020

May Issue 2020

Rachel Yap and Design Team 2019-2020 May 27, 2020

Issue 7 Vol. 130 May 22, 2020      

Pets are enjoying their time in quarantine with their family.

Quarantine is PAWsome for Pets

Lexi Goldstein, Editor-In-Chief May 27, 2020

On March 31, the Health Officer of San Mateo County issued a new Shelter-In-Place order which is now set to end on May 31, 2020; adding two additional months to governor Gavin Newsom’s original mandate....

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