The Burlingame B

Schools and statues. Why not streets?

Elise Spenner

In the Easton Addition, many of the streets are named for early conquistadors and explorers who brought genocide and colonization to the Americas.

High fantasy in the modern world: Amazon’s prequel to Lord of the Rings

Hubert Chen

Amazon is filming its upcoming “Lord of the Rings” prequel TV show in New Zealand, following in the footsteps of Peter Jackson’s previous films. Pictured above is Bag End at the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata, New Zealand.

It’s time to make Burlingame Avenue a pedestrian street again

Mattingly Germack

The spaciousness and popularity of Burlingame Avenue make it ideal for a pedestrian street.

Navigating COVID-19 with an immunocompromised parent

Samantha Johnstone

A student watches her friends on social media hang out together, but knows she cannot safely join them.

Reading is a window to the world

Photo courtesy of Unsplash

When we close our novels, leave the comfort of our couches and head out into the real world, those we encounter will thank us for being readers.

Student-athletes should push on through the pandemic

Michelle Moshkovoy

Many student athletes find their aspirations for a sports season at risk of further postponement or cancellation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Burlingame needs to implement an environmental science course requirement

Photo courtesy of W. H. Freeman and Company

The Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science textbook students use to guide their studies.

Why do so many students break COVID-19 protocols?

Mattingly Germack

Despite Burlingame High School remaining closed due to state regulations, many students have egregiously broken COVID protocols put in place by the county.

Separation between church and state: What’s in it for us?

Julianna Oliver

Excerpt from Thomas Jefferson’s letter to a Baptist Church in Danbury.

Shakespeare deters students early on

Graphic by Allison Cohen

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) outline guidelines for English courses in public high schools in the state of California which include reading one Shakespeare play.

Religion keeps us grounded

Photo taken by Anca Stratianu.

Julianna Oliver (front), age 7, stands with other church members at church mass.

I don’t feel like a Burlingame student anymore

Aidan Hay

The pandemic has made it more difficult for students to feel connected to our schools.

Why targeted advertising needs to be phased out

Sabina Barrolaza

Companies have a constant watch on internet search habits in order to sell them the most products they can.

Listening to music during class should not only be allowed, but encouraged

Spotify

Listening to music in class allows students to tune out distractions and focus more on their work.

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