The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

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

Allison Szetu

Allison Szetu, Design Editor

Allison is a third-year journalism student and the Design Editor for the Burlingame B. She is involved in a number of clubs such as KIN Club and UCSF Ambassadors Club. She likes to watch Netflix and paint for fun.

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The front cover of the May Senior Issue 2021. Cover design by Allison Szetu.

[Photo] May Senior Issue 2021

May 24, 2021

The front cover of the May Senior Issue 2021. Cover design by Allison Szetu.

Senioritis is becoming a new infectious disease that is on the rise as COVID-19 cases dip.

[Photo] Senioritis reaches new heights with COVID-19 restrictions

March 11, 2021

Senioritis is becoming a new infectious disease that is on the rise as COVID-19 cases dip.

The bittersweet ending to the Covey-Kavinsky love story was released on Feb. 12, 2021.

“To All the Boys: Always and Forever” was a solid ending to the series

March 8, 2021

The “To All The Boys” movie series has not only gotten its teen audience eagerly waiting for each movie, but also adults and entire families. The lovable couple Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) and Peter...

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Many teens are struggling with mental health issues due to the social isolation and stress caused by quarantine.

[Photo] Hardships of quarantine deteriorates student’s mental health

March 8, 2021

Many teens are struggling with mental health issues due to the social isolation and stress caused by quarantine.

Bridgerton was released on December 25, 2020 and has gained more points from the Top 10 charts than any other Netflix series this season.

“Bridgerton” is a cliche teen drama with a high price tag

February 8, 2021

On Christmas Day, Netflix users all over the world received a gift: "Bridgerton." Netflix’s "Bridgerton" is based on the popular book series of the same name by Julia Quinn. Set during the Regency Era...

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Across the globe teens with COVID-19 have had to balance their illness with schoolwork.

[Photo] A modern compromise: school and COVID-19

January 31, 2021

Across the globe teens with COVID-19 have had to balance their illness with schoolwork.

Different podcast shows have students and teachers intrigued, engaged and laughing.

[Photo] Burlingame’s students and teachers are listening to podcasts

January 29, 2021

Different podcast shows have students and teachers intrigued, engaged and laughing.

Teen watches as influencers continue to post TikToks of their travels in the midst of a pandemic.

[Photo] Celebrities set a negative precedent by traveling

January 28, 2021

Teen watches as influencers continue to post TikToks of their travels in the midst of a pandemic.

Trump supporters storm the Capitol on Jan. 6 in hopes of stopping the electoral vote.

[Photo] Perception of Capitol attack warped by life under Trump administration

January 12, 2021

Trump supporters storm the Capitol on Jan. 6 in hopes of stopping the electoral vote.

On Oct. 14, seniors at Burlingame took the SAT despite most colleges going test optional.

Public schools like Burlingame are feeding into the “elitism” the SAT fosters

November 28, 2020

Is the SAT a representation of how intelligent you really are? This is an age-old question that has long plagued the minds of high school students, parents and college admissions officers alike. While...

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Learning online and different activity levels affect students’ sleep and motivation.

[Photo] Quarantine changes sleep and motivation in students

November 20, 2020

Learning online and different activity levels affect students’ sleep and motivation.

Social media helps students meet new people and connect online.

[Photo] Despite difficulties, freshmen make new friends through online platforms

November 19, 2020

Social media helps students meet new people and connect online.

Timeline of how Burlingame’s minimum wage has increased over the years.

[Photo] Burlingame to raise minimum wage

October 23, 2020

Timeline of how Burlingame’s minimum wage has increased over the years.

The environmental club has a new logo this year as a result of new leadership

Environmental Club President, Cate Cattano adapts club to online learning

October 18, 2020

Distance learning has taken opportunities away from clubs to do volunteer work and fundraise, and the Environmental Club is no exception. Normally, the Environmental Club hosts the Citizens Environmental...

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Sitting in front of a computer screen for multiple hours can cause “Zoom fatigue”

[Photo] Student obstacles with online learning

October 18, 2020

Sitting in front of a computer screen for multiple hours can cause “Zoom fatigue”

Each locker depicts different regions of the world and different cultures in an attempt to represent the diversity of Burlingame. Speakers at the Board meeting expressed the need for cultural and ethnic representation in order to make students feel included. 
*note: The artist chose to represent cultures broadly but was unable to include all cultures. She appreciates and recognizes the need for representation and attempted to do so through nonspecific symbols for geographical regions.

[Photo] Board meeting centers around need to change school culture

October 15, 2020

Each locker depicts different regions of the world and different cultures in an attempt to represent the diversity of Burlingame. Speakers at the Board meeting expressed the need for cultural and ethnic...

The SMUHSD Awareness Instagram account allows students to anonymously share their experiences of injustice with the community.

[Photo] Instagram account sparks dialogue in SMUHSD community

September 21, 2020

The SMUHSD Awareness Instagram account allows students to anonymously share their experiences of injustice with the community.

K-Drama Crash Landing On You is a romantic comedy and action series.

K-drama starter pack for inexperienced watchers

September 11, 2020

The Korean drama wave is finally hitting America, and I am loving it. Growing up in America, I hardly ever saw Asian characters on TV. When they were shown, Asians were often portrayed in stereotypical...

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A student sits at his desk, where he is learning via Zoom.

[Photo] Online learning results in an elaborate new schedule for students and teachers

September 3, 2020

A student sits at his desk, where he is learning via Zoom.

COVID-19 affects not only social life but home life, as families struggle to connect due to their close proximity.

This pandemic is not only physically straining: are we spending too much time with family?

April 20, 2020

When news of quarantine and shelter-in-place orders first hit our community, I was not too worried by the idea of staying home. It would give me a chance to spend time with family, …. However, soon...

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Senior Slater Bolstad possesses the ball against Menlo-Atherton on senior night.

An unexpected loss at CCS for boys soccer

March 6, 2020

Burlingame boys soccer’s season came to an end when they lost their first game in CCS 0-1 against Wilcox High School. Their record was 8-3-1, an improvement from last year. They were extremely confident...

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February 2020

Students differ on U.S. and Iran relations

February 13, 2020

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We need to increase communication between the administration, teachers and students in order to foster a closer learning community.

The role of the student body in the slow-turning gears of our school culture

February 13, 2020

Our school has had more than a few unacceptable incidents in the past years, including vandalism and racist chants. Students are often quick to complain about the lack of administrative involvement regarding...

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Andrew Morales and Reece Testa chase down the opponent to steal the ball.

First loss against South San Francisco builds Burlingame determination

January 24, 2020

With only one loss in the season and the recovery of the injured players such as center back Javier Contreras Orantes, the team is coming back stronger after the break. After taking a week of over winter...

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The junior varsity softball team has its first home game

Field Puddles, no Players for Team Huddles

March 25, 2019

The softball team finally competed in its first game on March 12. The rainy weather has put a damper on the outdoor sport and forced the junior varsity and varsity teams to practice indoors for nearly...

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Dr. Kimberly Rosania informs parents of San Mateo Union High School District students about how to seek treatment for their loved ones suffering from eating disorders.

Stanford fellows present about eating disorders

January 30, 2019

Dr. Kimberly Rosania and Dr. Brittany Matheson, who are psychology fellows at Stanford University, presented about eating disorders on Jan. 15 in the alumni room. They informed parents of San Mateo Union...

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McLaughlin, funky fixture of community, describes life of education

McLaughlin, funky fixture of community, describes life of education

November 22, 2018

Linda Lee Vickery McLaughlin has lived in Burlingame her entire life. McLaughlin attended Burlingame, graduating in 1967. She then attended the University of California, Berkeley, and returned to teach...

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Behind the scenes of BTV

Behind the scenes of BTV

November 20, 2018

Though students only see the five minute BHS newscast in our fourth period, behind the scenes of BTV are camera people, directors, and anchors hastily working to put out daily news. Mr. Erle and a collection...

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