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Speier hosts town hall to discuss gun safety

Speier hosts town hall to discuss gun safety

Vishu Prathikanti, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2019

On Feb. 13, Rep. Jackie Speier held a Burlingame town hall titled “A conversation about America: Stop the killing.” Four student panelists attended, including two parkland survivors, Jonathan Blank...

Despite controversy with national Scouting office, local troops are unimpacted

Darrion Chen, Senior Reporter April 19, 2019

A group of young, uniformed Boy Scouts stand at attention, saluting as two fellow scouts march the American and troop flags onto the stage. After the flag ceremony, the scouts split off into patrol groups...

Hospitality CTE day

Hospitality CTE day

Annie Sun, Senior Reporter April 18, 2019

On Friday, March 22, students from the San Mateo Union High School District who were in their second year of a Career Technical Education class (CTE) attended three sessions at the district office. The...

AP Macroeconomics is a substantially more popular exam than AP Microeconomics across the country.

Social science department ushers in new macroeconomics course

Tekla Carlen, Editor-In-Chief March 25, 2019

Macroeconomics will become the new Advanced Placement (AP) economics course, replacing the current AP Microeconomics, to complement a semester of AP Government for seniors next year. Unlike other high...

The previous dress code had language targeted specifically at girls, causing protests from some female students of Burlingame.

District Has Approved a New Dress Code

Hanna Sato, Head Photographer March 25, 2019

Principal Paul Belzer and the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) recently collaborated to rewrite the dress code. Student concerns about equal treatment of female students and male students prompted the...

CalTrain plans to electrify the trains and tracks. Power pylons are already mounted along Carolan tracks.

Bay Area’s public transportation infrastructure set to be improved by CalMod

Hubert Chen, Senior Reporter March 25, 2019

For the past year, two strange storage containers have occupied the ever-limited parking spaces on the intersection of Carolan and Oak Grove, and strange new power pylons have been erected by the Burlingame...

Assistant Principal Valerie Arbizu describes the new schedule and receives student input at the student council meeting.

BHS begins finalizing new schedule for the next school year, incorporating flex time

Hanna Sato, Head Photographer March 24, 2019

In the coming school year, Burlingame will implement a new schedule that incorporates  a “flex time,” essentially office hours, in the middle of block days. Led by Assistant Principal Valerie Arbizu,...

Model UN Conference March 1-3

Model UN Conference March 1-3

Wesley Chen, Staff Reporter March 22, 2019

Burlingame’s Model U.N. club attended a weekend conference from March 1 to March 3. Berkeley Model United Nations, which is one of the largest conferences in the world, included over 1,900 students from...

Lucas Gilmour wins ASB presidential election

Tekla Carlen, Editor-In-Chief March 22, 2019

The school has reached a decision—junior Lucas Gilmour will become the next Associated Student Body (ASB) president after seniors Evan Mahaffey and Lily Navab graduate this May. Gilmour has previously...

Assistant Principal Valerie Arbizu describes the new schedule and receives student input at the student council meeting.

Overview of the New Schedule

Hanna Sato, Head Photographer March 22, 2019

In the coming school year, Burlingame will implement a new schedule that incorporates  a “flex time,” essentially office hours, in the middle of block days. Led by Assistant Principal Valerie Arbizu,...

Students from Hillsdale's Advanced Drama class attend the Arts, Media and Entertainment Career Technical Education day.

District hosts first arts, media and entertainment day for CTE students

Tekla Carlen, Editor-In-Chief March 21, 2019

In an effort to emphasize alternative career pathways, the San Mateo Union High School District held an event dedicated to the arts, media and entertainment industries for students in relevant Career Technical...

The roundabout on California Dr. is scheduled to be completed in February.

Impact of new roundabout on California Dr. on Burlingame residents

Rachel Yap, Design Editor February 20, 2019

Since its construction in March 2018, the new $2.9 million roundabout on California Drive is on schedule to be completed in late February. The project is currently in Stage Four, the final stage of the...

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