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The Phineas and Ferb theme is pretty f*cking wet” - Alessandro Franco

The Goodbye Rally ends with a splash

May 23, 2019

“The ‘Phineas and Ferb’ theme is pretty f—cking wet” - Senior Alessandro Franco “It’s bittersweet, in the younger grades you might take the rallies for granted but now that it’s...

San Mateo County offers a Mental Health First Aid course at Hillsdale

San Mateo County offers a Mental Health First Aid course at Hillsdale

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief May 23, 2019

San Mateo County partnered with Mental Health First Aid, an organization that teaches people how to help others with mental health problems, to offer a course teaching adults how to help youth suffering...

Mr. Burke teaching his second period class.

Mr Burke teaches for his 28th and final year

James Lowdon, Senior Reporter May 23, 2019

English teacher Jim Burke is teaching for his 28th and final year here at Burlingame before he moves on to Middle College this fall. Burke came to Burlingame in 1992 and has since taught English at various...

High speed rail causes controversy

Aidan O'Sullivan, Staff Reporter May 22, 2019

The San Francisco to Los Angeles high-speed railroad, a railroad going from Silicon Valley to San Joaquin Valley, was funded by a $9 billion bond approved by voters in November 2008. The project, introduced...

Graffiti found in the girl’s C building bathroom depicting the words “Welcome to BHS,” with a Juul below the text.

Vandalism is cyclical on campus

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor April 30, 2019

A new trend has emerged in the girls’ bathrooms on campus, and it is hurting the school’s resources and environment. Graffiti, a nuisance faced in many public spaces, comes and goes in cycles at Burlingame....

Senior Dana Rienks Alfaro converses with academic counselor Carla Renzi about committing to a college. The academic counseling department will continue to be a central college advice resource for AVID and non-AVID students next year.

AVID college readiness program comes to Burlingame

Allie Kennedy, Design Editor April 30, 2019

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), an international program designed to prepare students for success in college, will be offered to Burlingame freshmen in the fall of 2019. Over 2,000 high...

The University of Southern California is at the forefront of the scandal, joined by Stanford and the University of California, Los Angeles, among other schools across the country. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Students react to Operation Varsity Blues

Tekla Carlen, Editor-In-Chief April 23, 2019

The economic inequalities of the college application process entered the national spotlight last month. Federal prosecutors announced on March 12 that 50 people had been indicted on charges of mail fraud...

A screenshot from the Lime App, with each Lime logo representing one bike in the area, showing the few bikes left in the area.

Burlingame to discontinue Lime products

Jacob Lubarsky, Copy Editor April 23, 2019

Lime (formerly known as LimeBike) began to pull its rentable bicycles away from sidewalks and streets of the Bay Area last February, with many citizens unaware of its permanent leave. Over the past...

Contemporary world studies to be replaced by Ethnic Studies course

Ethnic Studies coming to Burlingame

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor April 23, 2019

Beginning in the fall, ethnic studies will replace the contemporary world studies (CWS) course. While CWS focuses on recent historical events, ethnic studies explores the histories of race, ethnicity,...

New World Champions

Iron Panthers Win World Championships

James Lowdon, Senior Reporter April 23, 2019

Burlingame’s Iron Panthers robotics team took home the title of World Champions in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)  World Championship after four hard fought days of competition. The tournament...

BHS-SMHS Choir performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Burlingame-San Mateo combined choirs perform at Carnegie Hall

April 22, 2019

The Burlingame and San Mateo combined choirs recently traveled to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall. Departing San Francisco at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, the choir group arrived at Newark in...

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