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Manal Atallah (pictured) and Vicki Ottoboni (not pictured) have taken on the task of running the cafeteria by themselves.

Cafeteria workers adapt to the challenges of the pandemic

Mattingly Germack, Staff Reporter December 15, 2020

In the rapidly changing world of high school during the pandemic, the school cafeteria has stayed open and strong, albeit with some changes to their procedures.   The Burlingame cafeteria is...

A post from SMUHSD Equity Instagram on Oct. 22 regarding a past teach-in with the District that was held on Nov. 17.

Student-run organization pushes for equity in the San Mateo District

Julianna Oliver, Staff Reporter December 14, 2020

San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) Equity is a student-run group organized by students of color along with allies who are pushing for more diverse lessons to be taught in SMUHSD schools. Their...

An altered high school classroom at Crystal Springs. At the end of October, Crystal Springs returned to a hybrid learning schedule, with students on campus for four days and off for 10.

As private schools head back to campus, education disparities widen

Elise Spenner, Staff Reporter December 14, 2020

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, 11th and 12th graders at Crystal Springs Uplands School, commonly referred to as Crystal, walked onto campus for the first time in seven months. The same day, San Mateo County dropped...

Volume 97 of the Burlingame High School yearbook, which may look a little different compared to the upcoming 2020-2021 yearbook.

Yearbook finds alternative ways to capture a socially distanced school year

Aidan Hay, Staff Reporter December 2, 2020

With distance learning in place, many students are wondering what the yearbook is going to look like. Considering the limited school events and activities, it may look like the yearbook staff is cornered....

Burlingame bike stores have seen unprecedented increases in bike sales, with many people looking to pick up a new quarantine hobby.

Burlingame bike stores pedal past hurdles as demand for bikes takes off

Allison Cohen, Business Manager November 28, 2020

Looking around Burlingame, it’s difficult to miss the masses of new bikers who have been hitting the streets. From hordes of teenagers in biking troupes, to middle-aged adults biking independently, to...

In the climate change survey issued by juniors Tess Dakin and Hrudhai Umas, students factored many prevalent environmental issues into their responses.

Survey reveals shallow environmental initiatives in the Burlingame community

Lexi Goldstein, Copy Editor November 23, 2020

On Oct. 23 Tess Dakin and Hrudhai Umas, juniors and Youth Climate ambassadors with the San Mateo County Office of Education, sent out an online survey to the Burlingame student body with hopes of assessing...

Senior Anna Porto prepares to turn an essay in through, a plagiarism detection platform used by many teachers during online learning.

Increased cheating resources lead to new prevention methods

Clara Porto, Staff Reporter November 19, 2020

Cheating was a recurring problem among students during in-person school, but teachers were able to keep a lookout for students who were acting suspiciously during quizzes and tests. However, with the switch...

Students submitted artwork to the Burlingame Public Library in October which was displayed outside Burlingame City Hall.

Burlingame Public Library project unites the teen community in a time of isolation

Safiya Loomba, Staff Reporter November 17, 2020

The Burlingame Public Library created a teen art project in October which allowed teenagers to submit artwork reflecting their feelings in quarantine. This project gave teenagers a voice and platform to...

Burlingame’s new wellness program gives students an opportunity to open up about stressors in their lives.

#RealTalk promotes genuine conversations during challenging times

Isabelle Idio, Staff Reporter November 14, 2020

On Nov. 3, Burlingame’s wellness counselors held the first #RealTalk meeting, a program available to all students to create the opportunity for sincere conversations about topics including managing stress,...

Kevin Skelly is the superintendent of the San Mateo Union High School District.

Pandemic shifts Superintendent Skelly’s responsibilities

William Chastain, Staff Reporter October 28, 2020

Superintendent Kevin Skelly has been on the frontlines of the battle to support students and families during the  COVID-19 school shutdown. As the superintendent of a large school district, it is his...

Dominic Bigue, Burlingame’s new assistant principal.

Dominic Bigue: Welcoming the new assistant principal

Isaac Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter October 28, 2020

One of the new faculty additions to Burlingame is Dominic Bigue, Burlingame’s new assistant principal.  Bigue describes his role as a leadership position that helps a variety of different programs...

A young elementary school student doing his daily independent work.

Distance learning forces elementary schools to reimagine school year

Julianna Oliver, Staff Reporter October 23, 2020

Due to COVID-19 regulations, all California public schools started off the year doing “distanced learning,” according to  EdSource.  However, young students are not as attentive during distance...

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