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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...

Californians should not be declaring the drought over

February 17, 2017

California’s winter season has brought an abundance of rain to the state. As a result, storms, floods and excessive snow build up have barraged Californians, but many are hopeful that the influx of rain...

Why Cheating is So Widespread

December 16, 2016

According the Stanford University's academic cheating statistics, 86 percent of high school students have admitted to cheating several times throughout their high school career. With such a high percentage,...

Misplaced fears undermine the realities of rape culture

December 10, 2016

Parents have recently become afraid for their sons to go to college because of an increasing “outbreak” of sexual assault accusations. They are afraid that their sons will be falsely accused of sexual...

Living in the Hunting Ground

December 8, 2016

On December 7, 2012, Florida State University freshman Erica Kinsman found herself in the emergency room, being administered a rape kit. That night, Kinsman reported an incident of sexual assault to the...

BHS has a problem: A bird problem

Jaswinder Chandra December 8, 2016

Imagine yourself sitting at one of Burlingame High School’s coveted lunch spots- the outdoor benches and picnic tables- when suddenly you feel a plop. You’ve been pooped on. In horror, you realize...

Benefits of spending time outdoors

Lily Page, Managing Editor December 6, 2016

On a Sunday morning at Purisima Creek, sunlight streams through a mossy forest. With homework, sports, and other extracurricular activities, many students have difficulty finding time to decompress....

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