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The Recology composting program is providing single and multifamily homes in Burlingame with green bins.

New California composting mandate aims to free up landfills, combat climate change

Sophia Bella, Staff Reporter February 10, 2022

On Jan. 1, California implemented the first stage of a multi-level initiative to divert organic waste from landfills. Senate Bill 1383 states that residents, businesses and state-run schools are mandated...

Yogurtland was a dessert staple for many Burlingame students, as it resided below a popular gathering spot on the building’s roof.

Burlingame’s Yogurtland location closes its doors

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor January 15, 2022

On Dec. 6, 2021, Burlingame’s Yogurtland location shut down after nine years in business. This follows five other California locations closing earlier last year, as the chain continues to endure the...

Burlingame councilmember Emily Beach announced her campaign for Congress in November 2021.

Inside the mind of Emily Beach, congressional candidate for California’s 14th District

Jackson Spenner, Senior Reporter January 12, 2022

Burlingame City Councilmember Emily Beach has spent the last decade getting to know the Burlingame community. Now, she’s ready to represent their values on a national level. California’s 14th District...

The Omicron variant was first reported in the U.S. on Dec. 1.

Omicron variant comes to Bay Area

Alex Kelly, Webmaster December 14, 2021

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Center for Disease Control announced the San Francisco and California departments of health found the first case of the Omicron variant, a new variant of COVID-19, in the United...

Oak Grove Market’s previous store location at 1000 Oak Grove Ave., just a few steps away from Burlingame High School’s campus.

Student-favorite Oak Grove Market moves to San Mateo

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor December 12, 2021

On Nov. 4, Oak Grove Market officially reopened its doors at a new location — 305 Villa Terrace in San Mateo. The store was previously situated at the corner of Oak Grove Avenue and Linden Avenue,...

The majority of the Educator Block Grant will be spent on an in-house induction program intended to support new teachers in the District and school climate initiatives related to anti-bias and improving culture.

Educator Effectiveness Block Grant for professional development aims to support induction program, school climate initiatives

Elise Spenner, Copy Editor December 5, 2021

Over the next five years, the San Mateo Union High School District will invest more than $2.2 million in professional development through the Educator Effectiveness Block Grant, with an emphasis on supporting...

Senior David Hu passes out TPUSA posters at the club’s table from the Club Fair.

Administration suspends conservative activist club Turning Point USA

Alex Kelly, Webmaster November 3, 2021

Burlingame’s chapter of Turning Point USA (TPUSA), a conservative activist group that brings right-wing politics to high school and college campuses, has been suspended. Following confusion amongst members...

The Student COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing Requirement for Participation in Extracurricular Activities will cover events with large numbers of participants, like school dances, but spectators at extracurriculars will not have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test.

Board unanimously approves extracurricular testing policy and hears student perspectives at recent meeting

Elise Spenner, Copy Editor November 1, 2021

Testing Policy: After months of deliberation, the San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a COVID-19 testing policy for extracurricular activities on Thursday night. The...

Senior Zoe Steinberger and sophomore John Adams participate in the first of three BDTW workshops on Oct. 12, which kicked off with small group discussions.

Breaking Down the Walls program returns to Burlingame

Lexi Goldstein, Editor-In-Chief October 29, 2021

The community-building program, Breaking Down the Walls (BDTW), returned to Burlingame from Oct. 11-14 as a part of the leadership class’s efforts to reconnect the student body following the full return...

Cabinet members Lexie Levitt, Cindy Wu, Carly Peters and Natalie Gyde (left to right) confer ahead of the second student council meeting on Oct. 5.

Freshman class cabinet embraces new leadership roles

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor October 17, 2021

Freshman year is a monumental shift for any incoming high school student, but the class of 2025 is at a particular disadvantage after spending their last year of middle school primarily online. Despite...

Despite two Board meetings largely devoted to public comment and deliberation over an extracurricular vaccine and testing mandate, the trustees have yet to reach an agreement. As of Sept. 26, 86% of students in the district were vaccinated for COVID-19.

Board of Trustees punts again on a vaccine and testing mandate for extracurricular activities

Elise Spenner, Copy Editor September 30, 2021

The San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees again postponed a vote on a mandate that would require a COVID-19 vaccination or a weekly negative test for all extracurricular participants by...

With 82% of students in the district vaccinated, the proposal to mandate vaccines for extracurricular activities aims to bolster COVID-19 mitigation in schools.

School board tables decision on extracurricular vaccine mandates

Elise Spenner, Copy Editor September 14, 2021

At the San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday night, the trustees delayed voting on a proposed vaccination requirement for students participating in extracurricular...

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