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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

The Millbrae Art and Wine Festival brought large crowds downtown for a Labor Day weekend filled with art, crafts and food.

A sunny weekend draws a diverse crowd to Millbrae’s annual Art & Wine Festival

Brinda Iyer, Staff Reporter
September 10, 2022

There’s one main reason why fans of the Millbrae Art and Wine Festival return year after year: the weather. “I live where it’s very hot,” said pottery vendor Randy Pearsall, who drove west from...

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The San Mateo Unified High School District updated classroom speakers this summer, surprising students with the sound of a new bell. It plays six beeps at a pitch of around 440 Hz in place of a traditional, single-ring bell.

What’s up with the bells?

Lizzy Wan, Diversity Coordinator
August 30, 2022

When Burlingame students walked into their first classes of the school year, an unfamiliar noise rang through the halls. A tsunami warning? Prison break? War cry?  Nope, just the passing period bell.  The...

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A man holds up a sign sporting “Shell can go to Hell”, protesting the harmful production and use of oil from the company.

San Mateo politicians call for climate reform at youth rally

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
August 15, 2022

On Saturday, Aug. 13, local politicians and climate change activists gathered in San Mateo Central Park for the second annual Youth Climate Action Rally, organized by San Mateo’s youth chapter of...

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The Black Parents Association held its final meeting over Zoom where they discussed updates to the district’s bulletin, commented on a new Ethnic Studies course and hosted recent graduates to give updates on their college life.

SMUHSD’s final Unity in the Community meeting

Lizzy Wan, Diversity Coordinator
May 9, 2022

On April 27, the Black Parents Association (BPA) held its final Unity in the Community town hall of the year on Zoom. Board president of the BPA, Medina McKinney, hosted the meeting along with Terrilyn...

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The new data science curriculum, created by Rebecca Zielkowski, will include coding mixed with statistics.

Burlingame adds new data science class to math curriculum

Wali Chaudry, Staff Reporter
May 9, 2022

Previously, Burlingame offered Integrated Math II and Algebra II for students, who had completed Geometry, to choose from; now, teacher Rebecca Zielkowski will introduce a new math class on data science. “It’s...

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Although the mask mandate will remain in place until the end of May, summer school sessions will operate according to the policy of the California Department of Health in June.

District keeps mask mandate through school year, to align with CDPH in June

Elise Spenner, Managing Editor
May 5, 2022

The San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees voted 4-1 on the evening of May 5 to keep its indoor mask mandate in place for the remainder of the school year. On June 1, in advance of summer...

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The GSA placed boxes with sticker, pins and cards for students to take on Day of Silence, which was held at Burlingame on Friday, April 8.

Burlingame recognizes Day of Silence

Samantha Johnstone, Managing Editor
April 18, 2022

Two college students started GLSEN Day of Silence in the mid 1990s; 30 years later, it’s a nationally-recognized day with hundreds of thousands of students taking a vow of silence to raise awareness...

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Burlingame juniors and seniors will partake in CAASPP testing this year.

CAASPP testing returns after two years

Arshia Chakravartti, Senior Reporter
March 20, 2022

The California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance (CAASPP) testing returned at Burlingame on March 15, after being canceled the past two school years due to COVID-19 and distance learning. CAASPP...

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Students at Burlingame will be required to wear masks at least through April 21.

Board keeps mask mandate, to reconsider in late April

Elise Spenner, Managing Editor
March 13, 2022

The San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously on the night of Thursday, March 10 to keep the indoor mask mandate in place for all campuses. In doing so, the trustees rejected...

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Leaver chats with Matthew Gallegos, a social science teacher at Peninsula. Both Leaver and Sacdalan spoke to the support and kindness of staff.

Peninsula High School: navigating inequity

Elise Spenner, Managing Editor
February 24, 2022

My conversation with Peninsula High School guidance counselor Elaine Llaguno and wellness counselor Lara Montoya took place in a counselor’s office at Burlingame. Even though the room is surrounded by...

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The new Peninsula campus sits near the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame. The location aims to offer a more accessible campus for students.

Peninsula High School: “a Lego-built school”

Elise Spenner, Managing Editor
February 23, 2022

When Elaine Llaguno started as a guidance counselor at Peninsula in 2010, the future looked bright. The Crestmoor property in San Bruno was falling into disrepair, but the Measure O bond proposition had...

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