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Burlingame High Choir bands together to virtually perform “Building Bridges”, despite Covid-19 implications.

BHS Choir Performs Together Despite Challenges

Samantha Johnstone, Webmaster May 15, 2020

The Burlingame High choir may not be allowed to rehearse together, but modern technology is allowing them to continue performing together. Videos of the choir students singing independently were stitched...

Mollie Stones, like many other grocery stores, is taking measures to ensure customer safety as they stay open.

Grocery Stores Revamp as a Result of Covid-19

Tyler Idema, Senior Reporter May 8, 2020

A virus has hit grocery stores around the world, including those in Burlingame: long lines. As a result of COVID-19, grocery stores in Burlingame have seen a drastic increase in customers and the introduction...

Living through a pandemic is challenging, to say the least, but we should remember to learn from our experiences.

Lessons to take away from living through a pandemic

Caroline Yeow, Senior Reporter April 30, 2020

Living through a pandemic tests the integrity of governments and citizens. Some countries have responded skillfully and minimized the impact of the virus. Some countries have not. Likewise, some citizens...

Stay at home poll

Stay at home poll

Ethan Gardner and Aidan O April 29, 2020

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The California DMV has closed indefinitely in order to protect their workers and customers from exposure to Cover-19.

California DMVs have shut down until further notice

Samantha Johnstone, Webmaster April 28, 2020

Beginning March 27, all of California’s DMV offices have been closed, and it is unknown when they will open again. These closures are a safety measure to protect the employees of the DMV as well as the...

Burlingame Ave, home to many small businesses, is hit hard by COVID-19, with businesses seeing as little as 20% of their normal sales.

COVID-19: who will it make and who will it break?

Hubert Chen, Senior Reporter April 28, 2020

The U.S., along with other countries, is now deep into the COVID-19 pandemic and facing the economic backlash of business shutdowns. With nearly everything we can think of moving online, it is clear that...

Creative things to do in quarantine: a guide to social distancing

Nicole Fassina, Staff Reporter April 28, 2020

It’s been several weeks since shelter-in-place protocols have been implemented across the nation, including in San Mateo County, and many communities are still adjusting to this new way of life. While...

A list depicting several stocks and the state of their current values.

Students in the Stock Market — how the virus has impacted them

Jacob Lubarsky, Copy Editor April 26, 2020

The closure of nonessential businesses across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a stock market plunge, with the market facing some of its biggest dips in history, having hit its worst...

Anyone 18 and under can receive grab-and-go breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday at Mills or San Mateo (shown above).

District Food Pickup program helps community members

Allison Cohen, Business Manager April 25, 2020

Amid unprecedented times and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) has been a resource to support students and families who may be struggling to...

Becker is 3D printing pieces of face masks to contribute to the medical community.

Community unites in times of COVID-19

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief April 25, 2020

At a time during which people are ordered to stay six feet apart, wear masks in public spaces and remain at home when possible, it can be easy for people to feel isolated. In order to combat potential...

Advanced Placement (AP) tests will now be shorter, online versions of their original format in response to COVID-19 concerns, creating a foreign experience for AP students.

AP Tests to be Shortened, Moved online Due to Coronavirus

Elliot Skillings, Staff Reporter April 21, 2020

On March 20, the College Board announced that AP tests would be administered online at home due to concerns regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. The exam will be shortened to 45 minutes and will include...

COVID-19 brings unexpected environmental consequences

Moya Liu, Business Manager April 21, 2020

As COVID-19 rapidly spreads around the world, people are being forced to stay home by shelter-in-place protocols. As quarantine becomes the new normal and communities adjust to this national emergency,...

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