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Teachers, parents, administrators and SMUHSD Board members attended the Unity in the Community Town Hall on Jan. 11 to share and hear perspectives on social justice, equity and representation for Black students.

Unity in the Community Town Hall presents Capuchino mural, touches on social justice and hate speech in the district

Elise Spenner, Copy Editor January 16, 2022

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, the Black Parents Association held the second Unity in the Community Virtual Town Hall of the school year, with presentations from Black Student Union (BSU) leaders across the San...

MAIA Impact Club members pictured at their weekly meeting in front of school.

Fighting for girls’ education from Guatemala to Burlingame: Q&A with MAIA Impact Club

Leilani Dougherty, Staff Reporter January 7, 2022

MAIA Impact Club president Kylie Holzman is a senior at Burlingame and has run the club for two years.    Q: What is the MAIA Impact Organization? A: So the MAIA Impact School is an all-girls...

Juniors Kate Bauer and Tate Nelson cut tissue paper for the Papel Picado lunch activity on Sept. 15.

Table talk with ASB President Elisenne Yun

Farah Caban, Business Manager December 24, 2021

In the spring of 2020, junior Elisenne Yun was elected as the Associated Student Body (ASB) president for her senior year. She virtually sat down with the Burlingame B to discuss the role of ASB at Burlingame...

Model UN club members discuss Bear MUN in a meeting on Oct. 26.

In conversation with Model UN co-president Alex Kelly

Arda Inegol, Staff Reporter December 17, 2021

Model UN at Burlingame is currently led by co-presidents Alex Kelly and Seneca Simpson. The club, made up of 25 members from all grades, participates in regional conferences. In this Q&A, Kelly provides...

You be the judge; was Janosky 18 inches from the curb?

Instagram account features worst of Burlingame’s parking follies

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor December 16, 2021

On the morning of Monday, Oct. 18, senior Jake Janosky arrived at school in his blue Jeep and parked on the railroad-track-side of Carolan Avenue. Janosky said that like many students on Monday mornings,...

Junior Maddie Behr and senior Zubin Bhaumik emcee at the FTC qualifier hosted by Burlingame on Sunday, Nov. 21.

Burlingame hosts annual FTC qualifier for robotics

Lizzy Wan, Senior Reporter December 13, 2021

On Nov. 21, Burlingame hosted the annual FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) qualifier. Burlingame’s robotics team spent the weekend setting up and running the event, meaning they were unable to participate....

Preston’s Candy and Ice Cream on Broadway has been serving customers for 75 years and counting.

A sweet celebration: Preston’s Candy and Ice Cream turns 75

Sophia Bella, Staff Reporter December 12, 2021

On Saturday, Oct. 16, Preston’s Candy and Ice Cream on Broadway hosted a birthday party to celebrate 75 years of business. Over 200 guests visited throughout the day, eager to try the free handmade confections...

People mill around in Chinatown, San Francisco. Established in the 1850s, Chinatown is a cultural center with a densely populated area with 15,000 residents and many tourists.

How the Chinese Exclusion Act matters to Burlingame

Isabel Liu, Staff Reporter December 10, 2021

In the light of recent anti-Asian violence, many Californian communities took on a conversation confronting the past. The city of San Jose apologized to Chinese immigrants in September by acknowledging...

RethinkWaste environmental educators Raquel Asi and Chiara Barasuky-Da Silva deliver a presentation on the impacts of the fast fashion industry.

Burlingame senior hosts environmental workshops targeting food and textile waste

Sophia Bella, Staff Reporter November 24, 2021

On Sunday, Nov. 14, senior Elena Hung hosted the No-Sew Upcycled T-Shirt Reusable Face Mask workshop over Zoom as part of her work on Burlingame Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board. Hung, along with...

Students and teachers in Burlingame were forced to resort to old-fashioned methods, such as burning a candle, during power outages caused by the bomb cyclone.

Students suffer without power because of storm

Wali Chaudry, Staff Reporter November 10, 2021

On Sunday, Oct. 24, a weather phenomenon known as a bomb cyclone hit the San Francisco Bay Area, resulting in flooding, debris and road closures throughout Burlingame. The cyclone included gale-force winds...

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