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

Religion keeps us grounded

Julianna Oliver, Staff Reporter January 11, 2021

I remember my mother driving to Hayward with my grandma and I in the back seat every Sunday. The car always smelled like my grandmother’s perfume. A sweet yet tangy smell that I could pinpoint in a sea...

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

I don’t feel like a Burlingame student anymore

Aidan Hay, Staff Reporter January 8, 2021

With winter break coming to a close, and the second semester starting up, it’s become apparent that I don’t feel much like a “BHS student” anymore. Sure, I’m a student, but I have never felt...

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

Why targeted advertising needs to be phased out

Sabina Barrolaza, Staff Reporter January 8, 2021

Our increased digital dependency in the last decade has paved the way for the growth of online marketing. Since exposure to ad after ad has desensitized consumers and no longer catches people’s eyes,...

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

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

William Chastain, Staff Reporter January 7, 2021

Listening to music during class was always a risky move, especially back in middle school, when it seemed like the only goal of the teacher was to snuff out the students with one AirPod in their ear listening...

The most recent season of “The Great British Bake Off” features new host Matt Lucas alongside returning host Noel Fielding and returning judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

“The Great British Bake Off” challenges us to embrace change

Allison Cohen, Business Manager January 7, 2021

This past season of “The Great British Bake Off,” season 11, has received quite a bit of poor press. Various news outlets argued that this season was too dramatic or critiqued the new hosts, saying...

A scene from “Donnie Darko” where Donnie is being visited by Frank, a satanic bunny-like figure, at a movie theatre.

Watch Donnie Darko: It’s perhaps the greatest movie of all time

Isaac Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter January 6, 2021

I began to watch and analyze films in middle school as I matured and my curiosity about my surrounding environment grew. I found that indulging in movies both entertains me and leaves me thinking about...

Fast fashion companies like H&M are environmentally destructive. Instead of supporting these brands, people should refrain from the overconsumption of clothing and shop from sustainable clothing businesses.

The beneficial alternatives to fast fashion

Isabelle Idio, Staff Reporter January 5, 2021

Walking into a mall, you see the flashy signs, the big discounts and the mannequins dressed to follow the latest clothing trends. The majority of well-known clothing stores like Zara, H&M and Urban...

The current pandemic is only one consequence of human irresponsibility. Climate change, trash in the ocean and damaged habitats are among others.

Human disregard for the environment caused the pandemic

Caroline Yeow, Senior Reporter November 29, 2020

Open-air stalls line the market, boasting countless exotic animals. Some notable mentions include porcupines, baby crocodiles and beavers. Live fish slosh around in tubs of water. Blood drips from slaughtered...

On Oct. 14, seniors at Burlingame took the SAT despite most colleges going test optional.

Public schools like Burlingame are feeding into the “elitism” the SAT fosters

Allison Szetu, Design Editor November 28, 2020

Is the SAT a representation of how intelligent you really are? This is an age-old question that has long plagued the minds of high school students, parents and college admissions officers alike. While...

94-year-old naturalist David Attenborough takes a stand on climate change in his recent documentary, which can be viewed on Netflix.

Listen to the voice of nature, Attenborough’s new documentary warns

Elise Spenner, Staff Reporter November 18, 2020

In a recent documentary, the voice of nature has, at long last, spoken out. It’s weathered, deep and gravelly. It’s angry, upset and frightened. But, it is simultaneously uplifting, energized and confident...

When scores, grades and numerous clubs are taken away, colleges are forced to base admission on personality and character.

Universities, forced to scale down admissions factors amid a global pandemic, might change their admissions process forever, in favor of more genuine applications

Caroline Yeow, Senior Reporter October 27, 2020

Getting carpal tunnel from long essay writing sessions at Starbucks, taking last minute SAT tests and knocking on your past teacher’s classroom door are all symptoms most high school seniors develop....

A collage of leading characters from respective A24 coming-of-age films.

A24 coming-of-age films have transformed cinema

Lexi Goldstein, Copy Editor October 21, 2020

Over the past century, film production has undeniably become more advanced and viewing has increased in popularity as a pastime activity due to gained accessibility through platforms such as Netflix, Blockbuster,...

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