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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, Editor-In-Chief 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...

The fall semester’s zine showcased a clay figure surrounded by headlines on the cover.

Burlingame Zine serves as creative outlet for students

Tobias Matthews, Staff Reporter March 3, 2021

The Zine Club is a new creative outlet established to showcase the talent of Burlingame students. Founded at the beginning of this school year, Catcher Zine — zine pronounced “zeen” as a shortening...

Due to the pandemic, the speakers gave their presentations over Zoom, rather than their usual in-person presentations.

Holocaust survivors share powerful life stories with sophomores

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor March 1, 2021

During the week of February 8, Burlingame High School sophomores in modern world history classes had the opportunity to listen to Holocaust survivors tell their stories, courtesy of the Jewish Children...

SMUHSD students who attend Middle College attend classes at the CSM campus.

Middle College presents a unique academic opportunity for students

Isabelle Idio, Staff Reporter February 28, 2021

The Middle College program is an opportunity for juniors and seniors in the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) to take courses at the College of San Mateo.    In the program, students...

Apps like Life360 are common among parents to see where their kids are. This specific app not only tracks one’s location but monitors how fast they are driving, and how much battery life they have on their phone.

Tracking apps keep children safe but limits freedom

Lizzy Wan, Senior Reporter February 24, 2021

Apps such as Life360 and Find My Friends have become increasingly popular among parents in order to track their children’s locations. The apps consist of a map in which everyone in the group can see...

PanElixir is a website that tracks COVID-19 vaccine development and vaccine doses administered worldwide. The site also has a vaccine database and features COVID-19 related articles. It can be found at

PanElixir: a cure for all

Caroline Yeow, Senior Reporter February 22, 2021

In the spring of 2020, New York City was the epicenter of COVID-19 in the U.S. The bustling city skidded to a halt; schools closed their doors, restaurants stood idle and brick and mortar stores hung up...

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