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The Physical Education Dilemma

The Physical Education Dilemma

Ben Neuman, Webmaster February 20, 2019

At Burlingame, physical education (P.E.) is mandatory for four semesters. In this class, students are required to show their physical capabilities and develop healthy habits. P.E. is supposed to teach...

Schools glorify extroverts and wrongly alienate introverts

Caroline Yeow, Senior Reporter February 20, 2019

Personality types are categorized in two ways: introverted or extroverted. Extroverts derive energy from being in a social setting, while introverts derive energy from spending time in solitude. Shyness...

While California's and thus Burlingame's minimum wage will increase to $15 an hour by 2023, San Mateo has already hit that mark due to its own minimum wage ordinance. (Photo courtesy of the City of San Mateo)

Burlingame needs a minimum wage ordinance

Tekla Carlen, Editor-In-Chief February 20, 2019

While Burlingame’s cost of living is exorbitant, even for California, its minimum wage is shockingly average. The current standard at the federal level is $7.25. According to CNBC, California is the...

Flex Time in schools could be beneficial

Ethan Gardner, Sports Editor January 29, 2019

More schools in the SMUHSD district, including Aragon High School and Mills High School, have implemented a “flex time” in the middle of the day. This gives students a free period, in which they can...

Exploring the controversy of Burlingame’s eucalyptus trees

Exploring the controversy of Burlingame’s eucalyptus trees

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief November 22, 2018

In 1870, John McLaren embarked on a mission to bring more trees to the barren landscape of the San Francisco Peninsula. He chose to plant the blue gum eucalyptus tree, favorable because it could be used...

Canvas’ spiffy features are slow but sure to please

Tekla Carlen, Editor-In-Chief September 28, 2018

After its pilot last year, Canvas officially replaced School Loop as Burlingame’s learning management system (LMS) in August. By using an LMS, teachers, students and parents can develop a mutual understanding...

SWUN Math: friend or foe?

Alec Abramson, Staff Reporter September 28, 2018

Burlingame Elementary School District (BSD) has been annually renewing its contract with SWUN Math since 2013, but not all teachers and students are on board with the program’s structure and effectiveness.The...

Loneliness: All the way from England to Burlingame

May 3, 2018

At the end of last year, Britain’s Commission on Loneliness released the statistics found in a year-long survey. The study was published after the murder of Jo Cox, a British Labour Party politician...

A Letter to Student Body

February 12, 2018

A note to the students of Burlingame:Positivity is the mode by which humans conduct the most fulfilling, rewarding lives. In positive environments, empathy flourishes and happiness is abundant.More than...

College Board’s monopoly takes advantage of students

November 26, 2017

The College Board has adopted an indispensable role in high schools and the college application process. For many Burlingame High School students, the month of May is a frenzied cycle of crash courses,...

The permeable 4th amendment in schools

Darrion Chen, Senior Reporter November 26, 2017

Despite belief that students’ privacy at school is protected by the 4th Amendment, students at school have few to no rights guaranteed by the 4th Amendment according to state, district and school...

Is television really in a “Golden Age”?

James Lowdon, Senior Reporter May 1, 2017

The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, House of Cards—all of these shows have millions of followers and have influenced our culture at BHS immensely. The television industry as a whole is experiencing a...

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