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The 7 interns are protecting Mother Earth through environmental advocacy.

Environmental Interns look to heal local environment

Mark Habelt, Staff Reporter March 25, 2019

“To me, the environment is everything,” junior Brennan McDonald said. McDonald, an environmentalist and Burlingame Environmental Club member, has pursued an activist role in the global fight against...

Makenna Mahrer attends UN Commission

Moya Liu, Business Manager March 25, 2019

Senior Makenna Mahrer, a member of Girls Learn International (GLI), volunteered at the 63rd annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women at U.N. headquarters in New York City. The U.N. Commission,...

Alcohol is one of the most commonly shoplifted items.

Hot Pursuit? More like Not Pursuit! Safeway “no-chase” policy

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor March 25, 2019

The California Healthy Kids Survey revealed that 13 to 30 percent of San Mateo High School District students had consumed alcohol within the last 30 days. Teenagers employ a variety of methods to illegally...

Ordubadi makes headlines after his ASB President 'candidacy' in March.

Araz the true ASB president

Tyler Idema, Senior Reporter March 25, 2019

An unlikely candidate sprung up in the midst of the ASB president elections when voting started on Feb. 13. Although he had not asked for it, junior Araz Ordubadi was “nominated” by his classmates...

A year of firsts: exploring the Best Picture nominees

A year of firsts: exploring the Best Picture nominees

Tekla Carlen, Editor-In-Chief February 24, 2019

Introduction The 91st Academy Awards will take place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, with millions of others watching from their home screens, although not as many...

Business charts tracking the highs and lows of the stock market.

Show me the money

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor February 20, 2019

December 2018 marked the stock market’s worst December performance in U.S. history since the Great Depression, according to CNBC. “What happened in December is what they call a market adjustment,”...

Teenagers are using Tinder

Swiping right

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor February 20, 2019

Tinder has found its way onto Burlingame’s campus and into the phones of its students. The app itself is easy to use; users add pictures of themselves to their profile, along with a bio, age and name,...

Musicians are a common sight on the ave since the 2014 construction

Our Musical Downtown

David Mehran, Staff Reporter February 20, 2019

Strolling down Burlingame Avenue, I hear a variety of sounds—the conversations of people eating outside, the murmur of car engines as they cruise past and the whirr of planes flying overhead. Sometimes,...

In November 2018, there were over 4.5 million total airport passengers that went in and out of SFO. According to an airport official, SFO did not experience any significant effects as a result of the government shutdown.

Everyone is United: there was no Delta at SFO as a result of American shutdown

Alec Abramson, Staff Reporter February 20, 2019

Contrary to stories of airport nightmares during the 35-day government shutdown, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was relatively unaffected. While U.S. airports across the nation, including...

How the game has changed

How the game has changed

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor February 19, 2019

To many students, the college process is becoming more competitive. The myth of the perfect student with the top test scores, GPA and most extracurriculars is becoming less of an exception and more of...

As public sector workers, teachers bargain with elected representatives who receive campaign donations from these same unions. This may be seen by some as an unacceptable influence of money on politics.

California Teachers Association faces uncertain future following Janus decision

Mark Habelt, Staff Reporter November 22, 2018

As public sector workers, teachers bargain with elected representatives who receive campaign donations from these same unions. This may be seen by some as an unacceptable influence of money on politics. The...

McLaughlin, funky fixture of community, describes life of education

McLaughlin, funky fixture of community, describes life of education

Allison Szetu, Design Editor November 22, 2018

Linda Lee Vickery McLaughlin has lived in Burlingame her entire life. McLaughlin attended Burlingame, graduating in 1967. She then attended the University of California, Berkeley, and returned to teach...

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