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The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

Abby Knight

Abby Knight, Copy Editor

Abby Knight is a junior and a second-year journalism student. She is excited to take on the role of one of the copy editors for the paper this year. Outside of school, she loves reading classics, creative writing, playing guitar, tutoring kids and spending time with her dog.
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Junior Ella Duong returns the ball to the Scots during girls’ volleyball’s victory over Carlmont on Oct. 10.

Girls’ volleyball beats fourth-placed Carlmont in hunt for league title

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
October 12, 2023

Girls’ varsity volleyball successfully extended their winning streak to five games in a tight 3-1 victory over Carlmont High School on Tuesday, Oct. 10.  Burlingame (16-4 overall, 9-1 Peninsula Athletic...

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The use of power tools were taught to attendees, such as how to handle a chainsaw.

Biannual NorCal First Alarm Fire Camp teaches teenage girls critical firefighting skills

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
September 19, 2023

On Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17, female firefighters from several Northern California fire departments hosted the biannual NorCal First Alarm Fire Camp at College of San Mateo (CSM) for high...

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Sophomore Ava Scatena rises to spike the ball to Hillsdale during their matchup on Sept. 12. A second-year varsity player, Scatena is one of three underclassmen on the squad.

Girls’ Volleyball extends early win streak with three-set victory over Hillsdale

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
September 14, 2023

Girls’ varsity volleyball just keeps winning. Burlingame (9-3, 2-0 Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division) extended their winning streak to seven games after beating Hillsdale High School (5-7 overall,...

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The annual “Burlingame on the Avenue” festival attracted guests from all over the Bay Area.

Booths, food trucks and live music crowd the streets in annual “Burlingame on the Avenue” festival

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
August 24, 2023

The Burlingame Chamber of Commerce hosted the 29th annual “Burlingame on the Avenue” festival last weekend. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20, clothing, jewelry and art...

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Concert band performs classics from composer John Williams, “Highlights from La La Land” by Justin Hurwitz and “Pixar Movie Magic”.

Music department finishes the year off strong with 99th annual Spring Concert

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
April 28, 2023

After a year full of concerts, festivals and the beloved Disneyland trip, the band and choir held its 99th annual spring concert on Wednesday, April 26. From 7-8:30pm, students and families came to listen...

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Music students march down Burlingame Avenue and back to Washington Park on Saturday, Apr. 15.

Music department steals the show with seven-hour Play-a-Thon fundraiser

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
April 18, 2023

On Saturday, April 15, the band and choir hosted its annual Play-a-Thon, in order to raise over 10,000 dollars for the music department. The event included a lively parade down Burlingame Avenue, along...

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Students and teachers make the environment lively at the event.

Leadership hosts first ever International Food Night for Cultural Week

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
April 16, 2023

On Tuesday, April 4, Leadership’s Diversity and Inclusion Commission hosted the first-ever International Food Night in the main quad. The night aimed to celebrate students’ cultural backgrounds with...

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Jonathan Kon, one of the current drum majors, conducts the band at a football game. The drum majors lead the band and organize events, along with the help of the drum minors.

Band department returns to in-person auditions for important drum major roles

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
March 22, 2023

After a multiple-step audition process in February, the band department selected two new drum major assistants (drum minors), Lucas Keeley and Aaron Peng, for the next school year. The two selected...

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The Last of Us first aired on Jan. 15 on HBO Max, and streamed its last episode on Mar. 12.

“The Last of Us” isn’t your typical apocalypse show

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
March 22, 2023

Warning: This review contains spoilers “The Last of Us,” HBO’s hit drama based on the eponymous video game, features an apocalyptic world where society is taken over by zombie-like creatures....

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Two Burlingame Musicians performed in last year’s California All-State Music Education Conference. Last year, the conference was held in Fresno, the same location this year’s CASMEC will take place.

Seven Burlingame musicians selected for California All-State Ensembles

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
February 6, 2023

Among the several thousand student musicians across the state who auditioned for the 2023 California All-State Ensembles, there were 12 Burlingame students. This year, seven of the 12 were selected to...

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Kyoko Yamamoto leads the Concert Band in a variety of songs, such as “Encanto” and “A Disney Spectacular,” in the Winter Concert on Dec. 7.

Band’s busy season concludes with Winter Concert

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
December 9, 2022

The Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Choir and Jazz Ensemble showcased their talent in the 99th annual Winter Concert, held in the Burlingame auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Every band performed a wide variety...

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The majority of respondents to the poll reported they had heard slurs, offensive jokes and insults that degrade someone’s gender identity, sexuality, race, abilities, culture or ethnicity on campus.

Why is hate speech a part of Burlingame’s vocabulary?

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
November 18, 2022

On the morning of Nov. 17, staff found posters promoting anti-Semitism, white power, Adolf Hitler and the Aryan Freedom Network on campus. The news came less than a month after threatening, hateful graffiti...

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Nicole Mauro is Burlingames newest English teacher, substituting for Amy Farleys English 3 classes.

Nicole Mauro

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
October 4, 2022

Nicole Mauro’s family has deep roots in the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD). Mauro is a 1988 Burlingame graduate with parents who attended San Mateo High School, a brother and grandparent...

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Seniors Sofia Husain and Kelsey McDonald, the new presidents of Burlingame Environmental Club, pose for a photo in front of the library at lunch.

New year, new leadership: Burlingame Environmental Club prepares for an impactful year

Abby Knight, Copy Editor
September 20, 2022

The Burlingame Environmental Club (BEC) plans to improve the school campus while collaborating with external organizations to maximize the club's impact on the environment. Senior Sofia Husain, co-president...

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