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The BHS mural will be painted within the next two weeks. The BSU has started outlining this mural with various volunteers after choosing this mural to paint from the competition they held. This one was designed by two freshman burlingame students and was chosen from 15 other contestants.

New mural promotes unity in response to nationwide hate crimes

Safiya Loomba, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

In light of antisemitic vandalism at Burlingame, Black Lives Matter protests and rising hate against Asian and Jewish Americans, unity has become crucial to the safety and wellbeing of Burlingame students....

The intergenerational cookbook project allows isolated populations to bond and make lasting connections, while also producing a tangible product.

Cookbook project to spark connection between generations and assist broader community

Elise Spenner and Julianna Oliver April 19, 2021

Before the pandemic, senior citizen Gertrude Stopper would go to church multiple times a week. Occasionally, she would go downstairs and have a glass of wine at the senior living facility, but when the...

Dance studios follow COVID-19 safety protocols, including temperature checks, sanitization and six foot boxes.

The pandemic challenges the dance community’s resilience

Safiya Loomba, Staff Reporter March 29, 2021

Dancers during quarantine have had the ability to continue improving  and practicing in a safe environment. Unlike other athletes, dancers can take classes virtually and while it’s not ideal, it is...

Improvement of the current COVID-19 situation permits school reopening, allowing seniors to be able to experience their last couple of months of high school on campus.

Seniors question a return to in-person learning to finish high school careers

Kristie Kim, Staff Reporter March 26, 2021

Many students dream of their senior year in high school, full of fun activities and bonding with their peers. But this past year, seniors will likely miss out on many opportunities and quintessential senior...

 In terms of the way things are currently run in the library, Otero states, “It’s changed in the work that I do, mostly by having to… come up with creative ways to still provide the resources that [students] need.”

Brittney Otero preserves the deserted school library during pandemic

Kristie Kim, Staff Reporter March 25, 2021

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Brittney Otero is still playing an active role on Burlingame’s staff as the library media technician for the school library. Otero is passionate about books and connecting...

Although the digital format has made team meetings more challenging, co-candidates Alvina Chow, Ann Ding and Katherine Hsia try to keep everyone engaged through special shoutouts and by encouraging all members to share their progress on their personal campaign initiatives.

Team In Our Blood: Burlingame juniors tap into digital entrepreneurship skills

Caroline Yeow, Senior Reporter March 24, 2021

The Students of the Year program, hosted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), is a philanthropic competition for high school students who participate by running campaigns in order to raise funds...

Matthew Warren and his friends spend time together in Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia.

An Australian pandemic — or lack thereof

Aidan Hay, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

On March 9, there were over 4,000 new cases of the COVID-19 virus diagnosed in San Mateo County. While residents of San Mateo County continued to follow strict social distancing protocol, Matthew Warren,...

In response to the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury’s critique on Burlingame’s lack of initiative in combating hateful incidents at school, the staff has made pushes to combat hate in school and create an environment of equity and inclusion on campus.

Burlingame’s professional development focuses on student equity following grand jury

Jacob Lubarsky, Copy Editor March 12, 2021

In October of 2020, the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury published an in-depth report titled “Hate @ Schools — Opportunities Lost,” which argued that Burlingame did not sufficiently combat hate...

Senioritis is becoming a new infectious disease that is on the rise as COVID-19 cases dip.

Senioritis reaches new heights with COVID-19 restrictions

Jacob Lubarsky, Copy Editor March 11, 2021

While COVID-19 cases begin to decline across California, a seasonal disease is beginning to make waves — senioritis. It is a virus that spreads faster than any infectious disease and carries significantly...

Many teens are struggling with mental health issues due to the social isolation and stress caused by quarantine.

Hardships of quarantine deteriorates student’s mental health

Clara Porto, Staff Reporter March 8, 2021

Spending the whole day sitting in front of a computer screen, attending endless Zoom calls and turning in assignments by 11:59 p.m. has become a routine in the lives of many students. Before the pandemic,...

Since the start of the pandemic, disposable masks have begun to litter common areas.

Disposable masks protect humans but not the environment

Jaden Luke, Staff Reporter March 7, 2021

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks became a necessity in order to limit the spread of the virus. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) learned new knowledge about COVID-19...

The title slide of the BSU’s Black History Month presentation which was shared with the Burlingame High School community on Canvas and via email at the beginning of February.

Going beyond MLK: BSU celebrates Black History Month

Lexi Goldstein, Copy Editor March 4, 2021

Burlingame’s Black Student Union (BSU) is taking strides to make the month of February memorable and informative for the school community. The Burlingame chapter was started in October 2019 by senior...

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