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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...

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 Californias and thus Burlingames 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...

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