Underclassman leads walkout against gun violence

On Friday, April 20, sophomore Ines Escobedo led a group of students in a walk-out to speak out against the country’s current gun laws and to call for reform. “My friends and I started asking around because we wanted to participate in the walk out but we found out that no one had planned anything,” Escobedo said. “So we decided to plan it.”

Posted on April 20, 2018 .

Burlingame March for Our Lives draws crowd of 400

Burlingame’s activists took to the streets to call for more gun control in Burlingame’s March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24. The march was organized by Cindy Sohn and Katherine Gerster of the Burlingame Mothers’ Club.  The march was in conjunction with the Burlingame Mothers’ Club. Sohn and Gerster said the march, which drew about 400 participants, began at 10 a.m. at the picnic area of Washington Park.

Posted on March 26, 2018 .

“Those kids are us. They’re just like us.”

Today, Burlingame students participated in a nation-wide walkout, organized by Women’s March Youth Empower, to honor the victims of the Parkland shooting. Students left class at approximately 9:55 a.m. this morning and gathered at the front of the school.Beginning at 10 a.m., students who led the event honored one victim each minute, for a total of 17.

Posted on March 14, 2018 .

Chris Coleman hired as new track head coach

Chris Coleman was recently hired as track and field’s new head coach, replacing Daniel Haas, who resigned at the end of last season after head coaching for six years.Though this will be Coleman’s first year as BHS’ head coach, he has been a member of the track program’s coaching staff for six years, coaching sprinting and hurdling.

Posted on March 6, 2018 .

Iron Panthers qualify for U.S. West Super Regionals

For the first time ever, the First Tech Challenge (FTC) division of the Burlingame Robotics team has qualified for the U.S. West Super Regionals.Also known as Team 7316, the FTC team for the Iron Panthers advanced to Super Regionals, a group of competitions held in four different regions of the U.S.

Posted on March 6, 2018 .

San Mateo and Burlingame High School collaborates with Bowditch Middle and Burlingame Intermediate School for spring choir concert

On Thursday, Feb. 15, choir directors, Shawn Reifschneider of Burlingame and San Mateo High School choir, John Collaros of Burlingame Intermediate School choir and David Song of Bowditch Middle School choir collaborated to create “The Wonderful World of Song.” This performance was inspired by the 1954 TV series, “The Wonderful World of Disney.”

Posted on February 27, 2018 .

BHS Alumni, Nathaniel Crosby will be 2019 USA Walker Cup Captain

Former BHS student and Hillsborough resident, Nathaniel Crosby, son of the late Bing Crosby, has been selected to captain the US golf team in the 2019 Walker Cup. Nathaniel Crosby first played golf at the Burlingame Country Club and eventually went on to play golf at BHS. After graduating from the BHS class of 79’, Crosby later won the U.S Amateur Golf Championship in 1981 at 19 years of age. He eventually made the US team in 1983 that won the Walker Cup.

Posted on February 13, 2018 .

Driving High is still a DUI

Since passing Proposition 64, legalizing recreational marijuana use for those over 21 in California, there has been an increased awareness of the dangers posed by high drivers. As the state works to adapt to this recent change, there has been controversy on the correct way to deal with high drivers, especially opposed to drunk drivers.

Posted on February 12, 2018 .

Employee housing considered for district teachers

District board trustees and schools administrators are currently discussing the possibility of creating teacher housing on district campuses. If the plan is approved, Mills High School will be the first school in the district to offer housing to its employees. First, the district needs to find money to finance construction.

Posted on February 12, 2018 .

Record cold weather strikes U.S. East Coast and the South

Since late December, the East Coast has faced relentless cold weather. First, a bomb cyclone, which is a severe storm formed by an unusually rapid drop in barometric pressure, blanketed the coast in snow in early January. However, when the cyclone finally subsided, a polar vortex emerged, bringing even colder temperatures.

Posted on February 12, 2018 .

Staff implements new rules in response to student behavior

Over winter break, the administration and freshman teachers met in hopes of finding a solution to the problems that students, particularly the freshman class, have been causing in the classroom this year.“Our freshman teachers were looking for ways to better meet the academic needs for our 9th grade students,” Assistant Principal Valerie Arbizu said.

Posted on February 12, 2018 .

Administration decides on co-presidents for ASB

On Thursday, Jan. 11, almost a month after student election polls closed, Principal Paul Belzer announced that the 2018-2019 ASB co-presidents would be juniors Lily Navab and Evan Mahaffey. The election was deemed compromised by administrators when polls closed on Thursday, Dec. 14, the day after an unknown student leaked information to the advanced leadership class regarding who was in the lead.

Posted on February 12, 2018 .

Design Tech High School opens new campus at Oracle

On January 9, Design Tech High School, a charter school authorized by the San Mateo Union High School District, moved from the North, industrial side of Burlingame to the spiffy Oracle campus in Redwood Shores. The move had been in progress for years, seeing as d.tech had known since its opening in fall of 2014 that its original campus could not fit the maximum number of students.

Posted on January 22, 2018 .

Clubs promote giving through charity drives

Every December, the Students In Action Club embraces the giving spirit of the holiday season by organizing the annual toy drive.The annual drive is in collaboration with the organization Moms Against Poverty that was founded in 2008, with the mission to “nurture and educate underprivileged children to their fullest potential so that, one day, they can contribute and lead within their own communities; thus breaking the cycle of poverty.”

Posted on December 19, 2017 .

Headline: Iron Panthers host FTC robotics competition

On Dec. 9, the robotics team, the Iron Panthers, held a competition on campus. Sixteen teams from across northern California attended, including four teams that won World Championship titles last season.The Burlingame Qualifier lasted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m, and the alliance composed of Team 12635 (Kuriosity Robotics) and Team 5220 (RoboKnights) won. The two teams are now guaranteed to move on to regional competitions.

Posted on December 19, 2017 .

‘Sadie Hawkins’ re-opens discussion of gender vs. tradition

The excitement surrounding winter formal always begins early, with talk of corsages, dresses and, of course, dates. But this year, the buzz has been more focused on an unofficial possibility of this year’s winter formal becoming a ‘Sadie Hawkins’ dance; this would mean that girls would be asking boys to be their dates instead of the ‘traditional’ guy-ask-girl format.

Posted on December 19, 2017 .