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Olivia Johnson picks away grass in order to place new soil for the native plants.

Students establish native plant installation at Burlingame

Daria Burnosova, Staff Reporter May 17, 2022

On the morning of May 5, Youth Climate Ambassadors Olivia Johnson, Emma Gubbles and Zoe Tsai broke ground on a small garden at the side of the A Building. The garden is a product of the Burlingame sophomores’...

Despite growing mental health awareness, people are still struggling to acknowledge mental health at times.

Stigma around mental health is still prevalent

Safiya Loomba, Design Editor May 11, 2022

In the past few years, mental health has become a larger conversation, not only due to pandemic-induced isolation, but also from increasing suicide, depression and anxiety rates over the past 10 years.    The...

Assistant Principal Joshua Knudson looks to take the ball to the rim

Early morning pick-up basketball connects staff

Alex Kelly, Webmaster May 9, 2022

On a cold Friday morning before dawn, the lights flick on in the Burlingame gym. Few students are on campus, if any. But in the gym at 7 a.m., things are lively. Teachers and staff are sprinting across...

Five Burlingame students placed in the Directing Change film contest with public service announcements covering various mental health issues.

Mental health in motion: Five Burlingame students recognized in Directing Change film contest

Sophia Bella, Staff Reporter May 9, 2022

After submitting films intended to raise awareness of the multi-faceted topic of mental health, five young filmmakers from Burlingame were recognized for their public service announcements at the statewide...

Project 325 holds their bi-weekly meetings in Kelsey Holtzinger’s room.

Project 325, a tutoring club starting this spring

Julianna Oliver, Senior Reporter May 3, 2022

Originally finding LifeMoves through a volunteer group, junior Claire Guglielmi wanted to bring her passion for volunteering to Burlingame in the form of a tutoring club, Project 325. The club’s name...

The Tanforan mall currently features more than 90 stores and a Century Theaters. The 44-acre property will be turned into 1,000 housing units and a biotech campus.

Tanforan: from internment camp to mall to biotech campus

Isabel Liu, Staff Reporter April 25, 2022

Due to various company bankruptcies and the rising trend of online shopping accelerated by COVID-19, the San Bruno City Council has authorized the closing of The Shops at Tanforan and Tanforan Century...

Juniors Madeleine Behr and Isaac Ruben discuss the next steps of the competition during the regional competition in Ventura, Calif..

Underdog Iron Panthers kick the season off with success

Lizzy Wan, Senior Reporter April 20, 2022

On March 12 and 13, Burlingame’s robotics team, the Iron Panthers, had their first competition of the season in Ventura, Calif. Preparation for the season began on Jan. 10 via live stream, where the...

How people celebrate April Fool’s Day has changed over the years, and now how viral pranks are associated with the custom.

Going back to the origins of April fools

Daria Burnosova, Staff Reporter March 29, 2022

What is April Fools’ Day? April Fools’ Day is not officially recognized by any countries, yet many people worldwide participate annually in its festivities. According to, 64% of Americans...

A man known for his philanthropy, Peter Umland and his wife Dolores Umland made the San Mateo Union High School District a residual beneficiary under the Umland Charitable Trust.

The man behind Peter Umland Stadium

Michelle Moshkovoy, Head Photographer February 15, 2022

Burlingame’s previously unnamed stadium is filled with memories of runners going the distance, graduations and eight Little Big Game victories, all overlooked by a scoreboard reading “Peter Umland...

Earvin Buckner (left) and Jonathan Dhyne (right) spend time in the College and Career Center, located in the A Building, where First-Generation Club meetings are held on Tuesdays.

First-Generation Club: Helping students achieve their future goals

Lexi Goldstein, Editor-In-Chief February 15, 2022

College deadlines, essays and finances are notorious stressors for upperclassmen, and the Counseling Department works year-round to be of help in the college application process for all students. Specifically,...

Instead of spending Valentine’s Day disappointed you are without a partner, use this guide to make the best out of your day.

A guide to making the best out of Valentine’s Day

Amanda Nolan, Staff Reporter February 14, 2022

As Feb. 14 approaches with schedules wide open (again), many are reminded they are missing their ‘other half’ or have no significant other. That means no bouquet of roses, chocolates or fancy dinners...

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