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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

Alex Kelly

Alex Kelly, Business Manager

Alex Kelly is a senior at Burlingame and this is his third year in Journalism. He is excited to be leading the B this year in their business endeavors. He is also the president of Model UN at BHS and participates in the YES club. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, learning about history, playing video games with his friends and keeping up with politics.

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Freshman Ethan Cyb winds up for a drive on the 5th hole at Laguna Seca Golf Course. Cyb would birdie the hole as part of his impressive CCS showing.

Boys’ golf falls short of qualifying for CCS Finals after stellar season

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
May 16, 2023

Boys’ golf competed in the Central Coast Section (CCS) tournament on Tuesday, May 9, finishing in sixth place and falling just two spots short of qualifying for the second round. Although the competition...

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Zach Newman hits a nice drive off of the 8th tee, setting up a strong par in his even round.

Boys’ golf wins against Woodside en route to league title

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
April 27, 2023

On Monday, April 24, the boys’ golf team (12-1 PAL Bay) claimed its second resounding victory over Woodside High School, winning the match 198-233.  The Panthers were dominant in their fifth victory...

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Senior Andres Valldejuli walks off the sixth green to join his teammates after a low scoring round.

Boys’ golf cruises to a victory over Sequoia

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
March 20, 2023

Squelching shoes and mud-splotched khakis were the theme of boys’ golf’s PAL matchup against Sequoia High School at the Half Moon Bay golf course on Wednesday, March 15, after heavy storms just the...

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A eucalyptus tree fell across Easton Drive, hitting power lines and a house during the severe wind conditions on Feb. 21.

El Camino eucalyptus face major removal and replanting

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
March 14, 2023

After years of collaboration and planning, Caltrans and the City of Burlingame have finalized a plan to remove and replant most of the eucalyptus lining El Camino Real as part of the El Camino Real Roadway...

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Boys’ Golf

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
February 28, 2023

Halfway through a frigid Wednesday night practice, boys’ golf was relaxed, joking about each other's shoes and competing over who could hit the longest shots. But make no mistake: The Panthers are...

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Senior Kai Louie-Badua prepares for the high bar event at the 2022 Level 10 National Championships.

Male gymnasts face limited college options

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
December 18, 2022

In the U.S., there are only 15 NCAA men's collegiate gymnastics programs. For women’s gymnastics, there are 81 — five times as many. In 1969, there were over 200 men’s programs, but that number...

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Two of the B’s reporters — Theo Au-Yeung and Alex Kelly — have done their best to predict the results of the group stage below.

World Cup 2022 Predictions

Theo Au-Yeung and Alex Kelly
November 22, 2022

The World Cup is always full of historic moments, shocking upsets and iconic performances. Whether it's Zinedine Zidane headbutting an opponent in the 2006 Final, Andres Iniesta’s World Cup winning goal...

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Senior Romer Rosales-Hasek reaches the top of Hallmark Park’s cardiac hill on Nov. 12 — a notorious challenge for runners in the last mile.

Cross country sprints to triumphant season finale at CCS championships

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
November 18, 2022

On Saturday, Nov. 12, members of the varsity cross country team competed in Central Coast Section (CCS) championships, the final race of their season. The meet, like PAL championships the week before,...

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California Propositions 1, 28, and 31 are all found on the midterm election ballot, affecting students’ lives.

A closer look at propositions on this year’s ballot

Alex Kelly and Ana Lunaparra
November 8, 2022

Proposition 1  Proposition 1 would enshrine the right to have an abortion and use contraception in the California Constitution, leaving medical decisions up to the patient and provider. The proposed...

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Freshman Stella Newman and Senior Minnoli Raghavan get to the top of cardiac hill after Newman’s long break at the two-mile mark.

Intrigue and excitement abound at Cross Country’s second meet of the season

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
October 17, 2022

12 minutes into the girls’ varsity cross country race at the second Peninsula Athletic League meet, a crowd had gathered at the top of Hallmark Park’s ‘cardiac hill’ to watch the runners make...

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Varsity runners Jackson Spenner and Lucas Keeley make their way down the back straight of the course just before Cougar Hill.

Cross country flies out the gate in first meet of the season

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
September 17, 2022

'Shish kebabs.' That's how one Burlingame runner described his legs after reaching the top of the notoriously steep Cougar Hill at the Sept. 16 Artichoke Invitational, the cross country team's first...

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A man holds up a sign sporting “Shell can go to Hell”, protesting the harmful production and use of oil from the company.

San Mateo politicians call for climate reform at youth rally

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
August 15, 2022

On Saturday, Aug. 13, local politicians and climate change activists gathered in San Mateo Central Park for the second annual Youth Climate Action Rally, organized by San Mateo’s youth chapter of...

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Assistant Principal Joshua Knudson looks to take the ball to the rim

Early morning pick-up basketball connects staff

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
May 9, 2022

On a cold Friday morning before dawn, the lights flick on in the Burlingame gym. Few students are on campus, if any. But in the gym at 7 a.m., things are lively. Teachers and staff are sprinting across...

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#2: SAT moving online

#2: SAT moving online

Michelle Moshkovoy, Alex Kelly, and Jake Rothstein
February 25, 2022

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The Omicron variant was first reported in the U.S. on Dec. 1.

Omicron variant comes to Bay Area

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
December 14, 2021

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Center for Disease Control announced the San Francisco and California departments of health found the first case of the Omicron variant, a new variant of COVID-19, in the United...

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Senior David Hu passes out TPUSA posters at the club’s table from the Club Fair.

Administration suspends conservative activist club Turning Point USA

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
November 3, 2021

Burlingame’s chapter of Turning Point USA (TPUSA), a conservative activist group that brings right-wing politics to high school and college campuses, has been suspended. Following confusion amongst members...

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Sophomore MJ Dowd handles the ball in the Boys Varsity game against Capuchino.

Basketball gets underway after facing possible shutdown

Alex Kelly and Jaden Luke
May 7, 2021

The girls and boys basketball season came very close to being cancelled when, on April 1, the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) Board was debating whether to shut down indoor sports for the...

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The cast of WandaVision is stacked with returning Marvel characters, as well as some fantastic new characters that make their marks on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“WandaVision” is a great TV series, regardless of whether you like Marvel

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
April 4, 2021

*Light spoiler warning for Marvel Cinematic Universe*   “WandaVision” is Marvel’s latest TV series, and their first venture onto Disney+, and it is a creative wonder. It is unlike anything...

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Sophomore and new skater Kai Louie Badua practices his ollie out on the Burlingame streets.

Skating rolls into prominence during the pandemic

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
March 2, 2021

Sophomore and new skater Kai Louie Badua practices his ollie out on the Burlingame streets.

COVID-19 has drastically altered the college admissions process, and will now have permanent effects on the SAT.

Subject tests and optional SAT essay thrown away by College Board

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
February 11, 2021

The College Board announced on Jan. 19 that they will no longer offer the optional SAT Essay and SAT Subject Tests. This change was due to practical reasons as fewer students were taking subject tests...

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Teachers face challenges while stuck at home during distance learning, but still have many concerns about reopening schools.

Teacher voices on reopening SMUHSD schools

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
February 5, 2021

Teacher voices will play a very important role in the San Mateo Union High School District’s (SMUHSD) plan to bring students back to in-person school. Teachers will be taking on significant risks by...

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This year’s tree was lit in the same spot as always, next to City Hall, but the ceremony had some major differences.

Burlingame’s annual tree lighting goes virtual

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
December 17, 2020

The Burlingame Tree Lighting took place virtually on Dec. 4 — another community event closed down because of the pandemic. The tree lighting was one pre-recorded video with multiple different performances...

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The original schedule for BIS to return to school, one that will not be put in place because of new restrictions.

BSD walks back reopening plan, leaving no clear plan for reopening Burlingame schools

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
December 10, 2020

The Burlingame School District (BSD), including Burlingame Intermediate School (BIS) was planning on returning to in-person learning with a hybrid learning program on Dec. 2. But with an increase of cases...

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The San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel looks out to the SFO airport, a key piece to their business that is not functioning in the pandemic.

COVID-19 complicates hotel industry in Burlingame

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
October 27, 2020

The hotel industry is prominent in Burlingame, and with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting travel, this industry has been hit hard as these hotels benefit from their proximity to the San Francisco International...

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Mathilde Lenoir, the new Italian teacher, adds a European experience to the language department.

Mathilde Lenoir: Burlingame’s new Italian teacher

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
October 14, 2020

Mathilde Lenoir is Burlingame’s newest Italian teacher, and she has been teaching language for 10 years. She came to Burlingame after meeting one of the current Italian teachers, Antonella Wemple, at...

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