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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, Editor-In-Chief 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 Turnitin.com, 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, Design Editor 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, Sports Editor 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, Senior 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...

The Daily Bulletin is updated everyday with new information regarding volunteer opportunities, jobs, and general information for students.

Advice from a career counselor and students working during a pandemic

Kristie Kim, Senior Reporter October 22, 2020

Distanced learning has made communication between students and staff more difficult as student support is not as accessible, but the Burlingame High School College and Career Center has continued to help...

Senior Tabitha Wan browses Nextdoor, checking for any updates in her community.

Nextdoor: Community updates and arguments

Lizzy Wan, Senior Reporter October 22, 2020

Nextdoor is an app many use to communicate with their community to report crimes, sell items, and give information about neighborhood activities. However, it has also been reported as a platform where...

Burlingame High School’s new school psychologist Susie Lee smiles for a photo.

Burlingame introduces psychologist Susie Lee

Thomas Luxton, Staff Reporter October 21, 2020

Susie Lee is Burlingame High School’s new psychologist. She conducts assessments for special education and collaborates with school staff to ensure that students have the support they need to successfully...

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