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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

Amelia Harris

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief

Amelia Harris is a senior at Burlingame High School and is excited to serve as editor-in-chief in her third year of Journalism. She participates in cross country and track through school and can be found running through Burlingame. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading and spending time at the beach. 

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On a hot day, rooms that lack air conditioning, like A105, quickly become overheated due to the poor ventilation, an issue that has become increasingly worrisome for teachers who will soon return to teaching in person.

Existing A Building ventilation concerns exacerbated by return to school

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
March 9, 2021

As the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) plans to reopen schools, with the first phase of reopening beginning this Wednesday, concerns are mounting among teachers in the A Building regarding...

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Parents stand on the corner of El Camino Real and Burlingame Avenue, holding signs to advocate for the reopening of high schools.

Parents and students hold protest over continued school closures

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
February 10, 2021

A group of parents and students gathered on the corners of El Camino Real at Burlingame Avenue and Broadway Avenue this afternoon to protest the ongoing high school closures. Passing cars honked in support...

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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.

Board meeting centers around need to change school culture

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
October 15, 2020

On Sept. 24, the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury released a report entitled “Hate@schools — Opportunities Lost,” describing a need for action following an investigation of hate-based incidents...

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Mr. Dhyne updates students on college programs from the College and Career Center.

College questions answered

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
September 25, 2020

The previously rigorous college admissions process has been further complicated by COVID-19. As schools have gone test-optional for the class of 2021 and in-person visits are less feasible, Burlingame...

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Former staff members of The Burlingame B (from left to right) Benjamin Rosenberg, Tekla Carlen, and Stella Lorence.

The importance of student journalism

Amelia Harris and Allison Cohen
September 13, 2020

The Burlingame B is a longstanding tradition of Burlingame High School, but more importantly, it’s a way for students to express their opinions and stay updated and informed about their community. With...

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Becker is 3D printing pieces of face masks to contribute to the medical community.

Community unites in times of COVID-19

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
April 25, 2020

At a time during which people are ordered to stay six feet apart, wear masks in public spaces and remain at home when possible, it can be easy for people to feel isolated. In order to combat potential...

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Photo caption: In Parasite, one of the leading Best Picture nominees, the poverty-stricken Kim family attempts to make a living by exploiting the wealthy Park family.

Academy Award for Best Picture 2020: Who deserves to win?

The Academy Awards will air tonight at 5 p.m. on ABC. For a last-minute briefing on who is up for Best Picture and how good the films actually are, The Burlingame B’s reporters have written a guide to...

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Marmee (Laura Dern), the matriarch of the March family, reads a letter to the four sisters from their father.

“Little Women” movie accurately portrays Alcott’s novel

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
January 3, 2020

I was worried when I read that there would be a new film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” I thought this classic book didn’t need to be ruined by another one of Hollywood’s attempts...

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School Plant Operator Employee Victor Delaplaine removes the swastika from a banner.

Burlingame High School target of hate-motivated vandalism

Facilities Engineer George Reyes arrived at school Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6 a.m. to discover vandalism containing anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist messages on the walls of several buildings. Reyes immediately...

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BHS will experiment with a new flex time this year, hoping to give students more time for meeting with teachers during the day.

New Flex Time program to begin Wednesday, Aug. 28

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
August 20, 2019

BHS will experiment with a new flex time this year, hoping to give students more time for meeting with teachers during the day.

AP Euro Test Cheating Scandal

AP Euro Test Cheating Scandal

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
May 23, 2019

Following the AP European History exam on May 8th, a report was filed to the administration claiming that students cheated on the test. The school began an investigation during which they interviewed students...

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Cross country going to states

Cross country going to states

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
May 23, 2019

It’s been two years since a cross country runner from Burlingame qualified for a state championship according to head coach Steve O’Brien. However, this year three athletes managed to move past Central...

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Legally blonde musical review

Legally blonde musical review

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
May 23, 2019

Omigod, omigod you guys, “Legally Blonde,” with catchy songs, amazing choreography and creative sets wowed audience members on its opening night, Friday, Oct. 19. Directed by Cindy Skelton, Elle Woods...

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Girls’ tennis: Burlingame looks to take down top competition

Girls’ tennis: Burlingame looks to take down top competition

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
May 23, 2019

Burlingame’s season kicked off with a scrimmage against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Aug. 28, which the Panthers won 7-0. They have played six matches since then and won three of them. The team is hoping...

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San Mateo County offers a Mental Health First Aid course at Hillsdale

San Mateo County offers a Mental Health First Aid course at Hillsdale

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
May 23, 2019

San Mateo County partnered with Mental Health First Aid, an organization that teaches people how to help others with mental health problems, to offer a course teaching adults how to help youth suffering...

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Núñez explains an exercise to sophomore Isaac Frankel during football’s weight training.

Don’t weight to go to the weight room

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
April 30, 2019

Before Ernesto Núñez became Burlingame’s strength and conditioning coach in 2017, the weight room was used sporadically, mainly when teams were brought in with their coaches. Núñez, who also works...

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The End of the F*cking World follows Alyssa and James embark on a roadtrip to escape from the monotony of their daily life.

The Burlingame B’s Netflix watch guide

Amelia Harris and Claire Hunt
March 25, 2019

Big Mouth 4 stars Rating: TV-MA From the catchiest and most appropriate theme song of all time (“I’m going through changes”) to some of the weirdest characters ever to air on television,...

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Exploring the controversy of Burlingame’s eucalyptus trees

Exploring the controversy of Burlingame’s eucalyptus trees

Amelia Harris, Editor-In-Chief
November 22, 2018

In 1870, John McLaren embarked on a mission to bring more trees to the barren landscape of the San Francisco Peninsula. He chose to plant the blue gum eucalyptus tree, favorable because it could be used...

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