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The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

Elizabeth Diehl, who plays Ariel Moore in Footloose, performs the dance number “Holding Out for a Hero” during a dress rehearsal.

Footloose rocks (and rolls) the stage

Emma Yu, Staff Reporter
April 9, 2024

Over the course of two weekends in March, Burlingame Drama rocked the stage with six spectacular performances of “Footloose,” this year’s annual spring musical. Footloose features the journey...

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Team members carry the robot out for competition.

Iron Panthers barely fall short of world championship

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
March 31, 2024

From Wednesday, March 20, to Sunday, March 24, the Iron Panthers attended the Arizona East Regionals of the international FIRST Robotics Competition in Tempe, Arizona.  The Panthers spent three months...

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Student volunteers senior Miu Onoe, senior Landon Stoubagh and freshman Karen Mikoshiba welcome the Japanese exchange students after their arrival at Burlingame.

Burlingame welcomes five exchange students from Japan

Connie Lu, Staff Reporter
March 28, 2024

Burlingame may not have a Japanese language class, but that didn’t stop the community from hosting five Japanese exchange students on Friday, March 22 and Tuesday, March 26 — four students and two...

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On Sunday March 3, Iron Panthers collaborated to fix their robot which broke right before quarterfinals.

Triumph and team unity: Iron Panthers shine at Silicon Valley Regional Robotics Competition

Margo Bigue, Staff Reporter
March 12, 2024

The Iron Panthers took fourth place at the Silicon Valley Regional Robotics Competition in San Jose from Feb. 29 to March 3 — the Panther's opening competition of the season. The Iron Panthers sailed...

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“For me personally, I want [others] to see the music program as a strong union because we can really bring out the life of our school,” Vega said. “We need music, you know? Otherwise, things would be really silent and dead.”

Music department brings lively music-making to Southern California and Disneyland tour

Iny Li, Staff Reporter
March 5, 2024

Talking until midnight in the hotel room. Splurging on food. Playing Heads Up! while waiting in line for the Tower of Terror. Teaching music director and teacher Kyoko Yamamoto and adult chaperones the...

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Burlingame’s mock trial team is energetic after an exciting first match against Oceana High School.

Mock trial closes out season with hard-earned victory

Alex Bertelli, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2024

The verdict is clear: Burlingame’s mock trial team has had a great season. The prosecution and defense subteams both triumphed in their third and final competition on Tuesday, Feb. 6, securing a third...

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As an alternative to Valentine’s Day, girls celebrate Galentine’s by bringing food and exchanging gifts.

Looking back on Valentine’s Day

Evelyn Du and Audrey Wei
February 20, 2024

Valentine's Day is a renowned holiday worldwide, celebrated by many. However, depending on age, it is celebrated differently. For example, elementary schoolers annually celebrate with a massive candy exchange...

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San Francisco is home to many Lunar New Year cultural celebrations.

Lunar New Year at Burlingame

Evelyn Du, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2024

In Chinese culture, Lunar New Year is an all-out celebration to secure an auspicious start and end of the year. It’s truly an unforgettable experience — whether it be the loud bang of firecrackers,...

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The Burlingame B surveyed students on the most popular aesthetic trends in 2024.

Burlingame’s 2024 Ins and Outs

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
February 8, 2024

Exercise, skincare and fake freckles are in. High screen time, lack of organization and late-night-Doordashing is out. At least, that’s what Burlingame students said when asked to reflect on their “Ins”...

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Junior Nico Bennett, acting as “Ren,” laments his frustration with moving into a new town.

Theater prepares to ‘cut loose’ dancing potential

Emma Yu, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2024

This February, Burlingame’s drama team is preparing intensely for their mid-March debut of “Footloose,” a vibrant musical themed around rock music, dancing, and rebellion. Adapted from the 1984...

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One of the workshops that the design winners attended was about inclusive fashion design. The designers were challenged to pad out dress forms to a size 16W.

Cheng receives national recognition for art

Josie Wettan, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2024

Senior Lauren Cheng’s winter break was an extra week long — but for good reason. She spent the second week of January in Miami at National YoungArts Week, an exclusive program for YoungArts award...

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