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The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

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, Senior 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...

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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, Sports Editor
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...

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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,...

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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, Social Media Coordinator
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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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, Managing 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...

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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...

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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...

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

In conversation with Model UN co-president Alex Kelly

Arda Inegol, Web Editor
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...

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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,...

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Sophomore Finn Lorian spends time with Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA therapy dog Buddy on Friday, Dec. 10. This wellness activity, featuring three therapy dogs, attracted a slew of students lined up from the alumni room down to the end of the A-Building.

Panthers promote wellness during Stress Less Week

Lexi Goldstein, Editor-In-Chief
December 16, 2021

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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, Diversity Coordinator
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....

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