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Quadruplexes, as pictured above on Lorton Avenue, are a great way to create denser housing in suburban areas, but they’re not allowed in much of the Bay Area due to zoning laws.

It’s time to end single-family zoning

Tobias Matthews, Staff Reporter March 29, 2021

In my neighborhood, there are signs outside houses reading, “In this house we believe: Black Lives Matter, Science is real, and Kindness is everything.” It’s a lovely sentiment, but this doesn’t...

In late March of 2020, the country underwent a hand sanitizer shortage after a wave of panic shopping.

A new future of cleanliness

Isabelle Idio, Staff Reporter March 25, 2021

At the start of the pandemic, there was minimal information surrounding COVID-19, leading to confusion around the safety precautions necessary to protect ourselves from the virus. As a solution, people...

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

Schools and statues. Why not streets?

Elise Spenner, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

In my 14 years on this planet, our society has grown more aware of the people we put on pedestals, glorify in textbooks and immortalize with monuments. Slowly, we have realized that the history we celebrate...

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.

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

Hubert Chen, Senior Reporter March 4, 2021

In January of 2021, Amazon released further details regarding their upcoming unnamed TV show that is set to take place in Tolkien’s second age, thousands of years before the events of “The Hobbit”...

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

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

Mattingly Germack, Staff Reporter March 3, 2021

Burlingame Avenue returning to being a pedestrian street would be beneficial to our city. Following San Mateo County’s move to the red tier, retail and outdoor dining can expand their number of customers,...

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

Navigating COVID-19 with an immunocompromised parent

Samantha Johnstone, Webmaster February 25, 2021

I was in second grade when my mom first got sick. She was diagnosed with the condition gastroparesis on paper, but she doesn’t fit all the symptoms. To put it shortly, my mom’s intestinal track doesn’t...

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.

Reading is a window to the world

Caroline Yeow, Senior Reporter February 9, 2021

Stuck in the monotony of quarantine life, I often feel like I’m on auto-pilot, rotating between my bed, the dining table and my desk. Sometimes I feel like I don’t even inhabit my own body —I’m...

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

Student-athletes should push on through the pandemic

Michelle Moshkovoy, Staff Reporter February 8, 2021

If you’ve turned on the news in the last ten months, it is very probable that there was one topic dominating the newscast  — COVID-19. It is seemingly all we hear about when we click our remote controls...

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

Burlingame needs to implement an environmental science course requirement

Lexi Goldstein, Copy Editor February 4, 2021

Curriculum requirements are put in place to ensure students receive a well-rounded education suitable for the demands of future careers and schooling, but sometimes those requirements overlook important...

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

Why do so many students break COVID-19 protocols?

Mattingly Germack, Staff Reporter February 1, 2021

Anyone with access to social media knows that San Mateo County’s purple-tier status has not been taken seriously by many teenagers. Some have been outright flagrant in their violations of the order —...

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

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

Julianna Oliver, Staff Reporter January 31, 2021

It started with the Founding Fathers during the birth of America. The revolution was over, colonists were happy to get away from a monarchy that believed in divine right to the crown. The foundation of...

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.

Shakespeare deters students early on

Allison Cohen, Business Manager January 25, 2021

Throughout my four years of high school, I’ve had 18 mandatory books assigned to me, and three of them have been by William Shakespeare. That means that over 16% of the mandatory books I’ve read in...

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