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The Burlingame B

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The Burlingame B

Jonathan Kon, one of the current drum majors, conducts the band at a football game. The drum majors lead the band and organize events, along with the help of the drum minors.

Band department returns to in-person auditions for important drum major roles

Abby Knight, Staff Reporter
March 22, 2023

After a multiple-step audition process in February, the band department selected two new drum major assistants (drum minors), Lucas Keeley and Aaron Peng, for the next school year. The two selected...

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The Mock Trial team gathers at the San Mateo County Courthouse in Redwood City for its official competitions.

Despite loss to Menlo, Mock Trial ends season with a positive outlook

Ana Lunaparra, Staff Reporter
March 16, 2023

The mock trial team ended its season in a competition against Menlo School on Thursday, Feb. 9, after three weeks of official county-wide competitions and months of intense preparation.  This year’s...

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Sophomore Lauren Aguilar shows off her Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) wrestler-of-the-meet plaque and placement medal, following the PAL championship tournament in South San Francisco on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Wrestler Lauren Aguilar brings home historic CCS Northern Regionals title

Zach Shapiro, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2023

It is now two years in a row that a wrestler hailing from Burlingame has brought home a Central Coast Section (CCS) Individual championship. Current Iowa State University wrestler Xavier Bruening made...

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All 11 supporting characters huddle on stage in a clump as Cindy Skelton and her crew analyze how to improve the scene.

Spring musical preview: preparing for ‘Disaster!’

Ruby Rosenquist, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2023

Earthquakes, tsunamis, infernos and memorable music from the ‘70s will feature prominently in Burlingame’s production of the Broadway musical “Disaster!,” which opens Friday, Mar. 10. Featuring...

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Cascade Climate Action club cleans up trash at Coyote Point on Oct. 23.

Cascade club offers small steps — with a big impact — to combat climate action

Lizzy Wan, Diversity Coordinator
February 21, 2023

Although 7 months old, the Cascade Climate Action club has already picked up nearly 100 pounds of trash in three cleanups at Coyote Point, Marina Lagoon and BHS.  The club was started by juniors Stella...

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Students at Burlingame acknowledged that they have shoplifted in the past, reflecting national trends.

Shoplifting culture: the disturbing rate of stealing among teenagers

Jeannine Chiang, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2023

In “Ginny & Georgia,” 15-year-old Ginny and her gaggle of friends swipe a shirt and jewelry from the mall. Although the store owner spots them, the girls escape any real consequences. Much like...

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Tattoos, regardless of peers opinions, are an artistic right that each and every American possesses.

Teens weigh in on stigma surrounding tattoos

Danny Conway, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2023

Teenagers‭, ‬whether or not they like to admit it‭, ‬make impulsive decisions all the time‭, ‬from ditching class‭, ‬to shoplifting‭, ‬to‭ ‬drinking‭. ‬Luckily for them‭,...

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Where ChatGPT can be helpful, it also can be misused and threaten academic integrity — especially in classes that involve writing, such as English or history classes.

ChatGPT can do your homework. Now what?

Jake Rothstein, Head Photographer
February 14, 2023

As the use of artificial intelligence in education becomes more prevalent, concerns are being raised about the ethical implications of using language models like ChatGPT in high schools. While the technology...

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Charlee Trenkle, Jaslene Lai and Anna Hill of AAPI Youth Rising stand in the White House to celebrate Washington’s Lunar New Year Celebration.

Student activist attends Lunar New Year celebration at White House

Amanda Nolan, Social Media Coordinator
February 7, 2023

When Jaslene Lai and two other Asian Americans walked the Washington D.C. streets on Thursday, Jan. 26, a man yelled at them. “Ching Chong,” he said. “Ni Hao,” he mocked.  Lai, who was in...

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The Mock Trial team gathers at the San Mateo County Courthouse in Redwood City for their first official competition of the season.

Mock Trial enters competition season with strong and confident start

Ana Lunaparra, Staff Reporter
January 31, 2023

After months of preparation, the Mock Trial team competed in its first official competition on Thursday, Jan. 26, held in-person at the San Mateo County Courthouse in Redwood City for the first time in...

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Celine Tan teaches her third period Italian 3 class on Nov. 28 — one of the four curriculums she leads in the language program.

First-year Italian teacher Celine Tan takes on changing language program

Michelle Moshkovoy, Sports Editor
January 19, 2023

In 1997, Burlingame’s Italian language program was on the brink of collapse. In a last ditch effort to revive the program, the administration took a chance on a young teacher with new ideas: Antonella...

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Juniors Caitlin Kall and Taryn Hallum, as well as sophomore Charlotte Chan, talk about their favorite winter fashion trends.

It’s the most comfortable time of the year

Ruby Rosenquist, Staff Reporter
January 17, 2023

As the second semester begins, students are layering up to protect themselves from the chilly winter weather. But no two years are the same in the fashion world – are festive sweaters back in? I spoke...

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