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COVID-19 affects not only social life but home life, as families struggle to connect due to their close proximity.

This pandemic is not only physically straining: are we spending too much time with family?

Allison Szetu, Design Editor April 20, 2020

When news of quarantine and shelter-in-place orders first hit our community, I was not too worried by the idea of staying home. It would give me a chance to spend time with family, …. However, soon...

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Field trips: A high school hidden gem

Samantha Johnstone, Webmaster February 10, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 6, I was able to attend a half-day event at Gilead, a major biotechnology company working towards inventions of new antiviral drugs. This school-sponsored field trip was attended by a...

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Academy Award for Best Picture 2020: Who deserves to win?

The Academy Awards will air tonight at 5 p.m. on ABC. For a last-minute briefing on who is up for Best Picture and how good the films actually are, The Burlingame B’s reporters have written a guide to...

Students stress about their schoolwork and their grades in their computer science class.

Grades and scores are not everything

Annie Sun, Senior Reporter December 10, 2019

The formula to get into college is to have all A’s and get the highest SAT score, right? Well, it’s more complicated than that.  At Burlingame, many students are ingrained with the notion that...

“Ok Boomer” fuels a generational war

“Ok Boomer” fuels a generational war

Nicole Fassina, Staff Reporter December 2, 2019

For so long, Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) and Millenials (born 1997+) have been “at war” with each other, especially on issues relating to the economy, climate change, LGBTQ rights and other social...

We change historical events to complement current ideas

We change historical events to complement current ideas

Caroline Yeow, Senior Reporter October 21, 2019

History, in theory, should be absolute and impartial. It should be fact. In reality, however, history is far from unbiased.  The telling of history changes over time. It seems surprising that an event...

Evolution of American flag raising red flags

Evolution of American flag raising red flags

Vishu Prathikanti, Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2019

I am not a patriot. Yes, I am grateful to live in America, where I have free primary education, access to clean water and the right to vote. My gratitude, however, is different than pride in the country....

Nietzsche’s teachings on embracing struggle are relevant to today’s teens

Caroline Yeow, Senior Reporter March 25, 2019

Friedrich Nietzsche. Slightly questionable. In both his opinions and his sanity. But one of the most interesting historical figures we learned about in Advanced Placement European History.   At first...

The Death of Social Movements

Charlie Chapman, Senior Reporter March 25, 2019

The 1969 Altamont Free Concert is often characterized as an endpoint of the 1960’s hippie movement. The event saw a young girl stabbed to death, three accidental deaths and one LSD overdose. In just...

Religious belief is waning in schools across the country, but schools can make efforts to help religious students navigate secular environments.

Religion must overcome a secularizing America

Mark Habelt, Staff Reporter March 25, 2019

“We are a city upon a hill - the eyes of all people are upon us.” Massachusetts Bay colony founder John Winthrop spoke these hallowed words to his fellow English Puritan settlers who had fled...

Birdbox and imagining fear

Birdbox and imagining fear

Vishu Prathikanti, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2019

Two weeks ago, when I first saw Netflix’s “Bird box,” I thought it would be easy to write a quick review about it. It seemed like everybody was talking about it: some said it was great and others...

While sports like basketball have merit, individual sports teach you better life values.

The Value of Individual Sports

David Mehran, Staff Reporter February 21, 2019

It’s 3:45, a half hour after school lets out. Some student athletes jog out to the field, some trek to the pool and some navigate through locker rooms smelling of sweat and deodorant. All of them have...

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