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Elizabeth Wall

Elizabeth Wall

Isabel Liu, Staff Reporter October 6, 2021

Elizabeth Wall brings compassion and personal experience to her new position as Burlingame’s special education teacher. Currently, she teaches specialized academic instruction, U.S. government and directed...

Matt Pham

Matt Pham

Arshia Chakravartti, Staff Reporter October 6, 2021

Matt Pham is a special education teacher at Burlingame. Although he has only been working here for less than two months, he has already become an established part of the school community. Pham has 10...

Marc Martin

Marc Martin

Leilani Dougherty, Staff Reporter October 6, 2021

This year, Marc Martin transitioned from teaching freshman and sophomore English to teaching special education core classes. Martin currently teaches directed studies, geometry and biology. Martin partially...

New Teachers Fall 2021

October 5, 2021

Attendees of the “Students for a Carbon Fee & Dividend Rally” raise colorful signs on the corner of East Fifth Avenue and El Camino Real on Saturday.

Climate rally links youth advocates and local politicians in favor of carbon fee

Lexi Goldstein and Samantha Johnstone August 24, 2021

“We are unstoppable; another world is possible.”Climate advocates echoed this chant throughout San Mateo Central Park on Saturday afternoon at the “Students for a Carbon Fee & Dividend Rally.”...

Ms. Johnson’s seventh period environmental science class wished her farewell on Thursday with a variety of thank you signs.

Longtime Burlingame science teacher Ms. Johnson moving on from teaching

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor May 21, 2021

Burlingame is saying goodbye to environmental science and biology teacher Heather Johnson after 14 years. She will be moving to Seaside High School in Seaside, Calif., part of the Monterey Peninsula Unified...

Juniors Vinia Ng, Mariel Arreola, Elisenne Yun and Jacob Viduya are excited to work together to start the in-person year off strong.

ASB optimistic about the upcoming school year, hopes to further unite Burlingame

Farah Caban, Business Manager May 21, 2021

The students recently elected to the Associated Student Body (ASB) cabinet have one main goal in mind: unite the Burlingame community.  Current junior and president-elect Elisenne Yun emphasized wanting...

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, Design Editor 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, Design Editor 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, Senior 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, Senior 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...

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