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The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

The percentage of favorable responses from students to the survey question, “How fairly do students from your school treat students of different races, ethnicities, or cultures?”

Board reviews Panorama survey results from start of 2024, recognizes boys’ soccer’s championship

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter April 9, 2024

At the San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, March 28, the Board went over the results of the annual Panorama survey, completed by students and their families at the...

WASC looks for more than the basic California State standards. According to chairperson Mike Woo, “As new rules and new concerns come up through society, [WASC] look[s] is the school doing something about that. Like the biggest trend post-COVID is mental wellness. So is your school doing something to address the mental health of the students? Along with are they still doing the proper academics?”

Western Association of Schools and Colleges evaluates Burlingame for accreditation

Josie Wettan, Staff Reporter March 28, 2024

From Monday, March 18 to Wednesday, March 20, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visited campus to evaluate Burlingame for accreditation. WASC is a committee that assesses high schools...

On Tuesday, March 5, Californians cast their votes in the 2024 primary election.

Seniors reflect on voting in monumental election

Brinda Iyer, Copy Editor March 19, 2024

On Tuesday, March 5, Californians, including Burlingame seniors, voted in the 2024 primary election. While primary elections are held every two years to establish the top candidates for various state,...

Although government and economics teacher Alex Gray took economics in high school, she has never felt like the curriculum adequately prepared her to navigate the finances of daily life.

California weighs requiring financial literacy course

Audrey Wei, Staff Reporter March 5, 2024

On Sept. 5, 2023, attorney Christopher Lee Kaufman and financial education non-profit founder Timothy J. Ranzetta proposed a ballot initiative to make one semester of financial literacy classes a high...

The answers from SMUHSD staff to the survey question: “How should the Board allocate the proceeds from the sale of Crestmoor?”

Board discusses options with newly allocated funds, puts WASC action plans in motion

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter February 27, 2024

For 40 years, Peninsula High School was located at the Crestmoor property in San Bruno. That changed in 2020 when the school relocated to a site in Burlingame. Ever since, the district has been in the...

Cursive, Annie Miller acknowledged, is a social skill more than an academic one.

Cursive makes a comeback: a chore or a critical skill?

Iny Li, Staff Reporter February 26, 2024

When fifth-grade elementary school teacher Patricia Althaus saw her son Liam struggle to decipher the birthday card her mother had gifted him, stumbling through the loopy letters and skipping over phrases,...

In response to the abundance of false information online, a new bill was signed that requires K-12 teachers to teach media literacy skills.

New media literacy law seeks to educate students about fake news

Joelle Huysmans, Diversity Coordinator February 16, 2024

According to a 2019 Stanford study, two-thirds of students tested couldn’t distinguish editorial content and advertising, and 96% didn’t comprehend why a climate-change website supported by a fossil...

The CalTrain grade separation is expected to be completed in 2028.

Broadway grade separation project aims to curb accidents

Brendan Gilmore, Staff Reporter February 14, 2024

According to the California Public Utilities Commission, the Broadway intersection, crossing California Drive, Broadway, and Carolan Avenue, is the most dangerous train crossing in the state. That’s...

The most commonly occurring words in students’ responses to the free response question, “What is one thing that is preventing you from being successful in your classes?”

Board reviews highs and lows of student progress from the last year

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter February 1, 2024

“Procrastination.” When asked “What is one thing that is preventing you from being successful in your classes?” in the Panorama Back-to-School survey, this was students’ most common response....

A rendering of the view of the town square from Park Road showcases the potential for a modern community space.

Long-awaited town square finally coming to Burlingame

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter December 22, 2023

For almost 20 years, discussions have echoed throughout city hall regarding the construction of a new town square for downtown Burlingame. It’s been a long wait, but the town square will finally come...

The new ethnic studies elective will build on the required freshman course with more advanced material and opportunities for students to engage in activism.

Advanced Ethnic Studies course debuts at Burlingame

Brinda Iyer, Copy Editor December 19, 2023

Starting in the 2024-25 school year, juniors and seniors can take a semester-long advanced ethnic studies elective. The course will closely resemble Intro to Ethnic Studies, a mandatory course for freshmen,...

AFSCME members walked back and forth in front of Burlingame City Hall holding picketing signs.

Burlingame workers strike over speech suppression amid contract negotiations

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor December 7, 2023

The San Mateo County American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 829 union picketed in front of Burlingame City Hall for 16 hours on Monday, Dec. 4, citing intimidation...

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