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The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

Athena Bostonmaer

Athena Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter

Athena Bostonmaer is a freshman at Burlingame High School. In her free time, Athena enjoys spending time with her friends, listening to music and reading novels, especially the works of Taylor Jenkins Reid. As the youngest of three siblings, Athena enjoys badgering her older brothers for rides to the latest movie releases and her favorite thrift shops. This is Athena’s first year as a Journalism student and she is excited about delivering news to the Burlingame community.

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Junior Kasey Lyons pitches on girls’ varsity softball senior night on Thursday, May 11.

Varsity softball perseveres through league play, qualifies for CCS

Athena Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2023

Girls’ varsity softball (4-10 PAL Bay, 7-12-1 overall) fell 9-6 to San Mateo High School despite a late-game comeback on Thursday, May 11. Prior to the game, the team also commemorated their graduating...

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Emma (Phillipa Soo) reunites with Jesse (Luke Bracey) for the first time in four years.

Sadly, “One True Loves” is a true let down

Athena Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter
May 7, 2023

“One True Loves” is not Reid’s only screen adaptation this year. Recently, her novel “Daisy Jones and The Six” was released on Amazon Prime Video as a miniseries adaptation starring Elvis Presley’s...

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Junior Lily Grenier bats during a game against Terra Nova High School on Monday, April 17.

Varsity softball triumphs against non-league rival Terra Nova

Athena Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2023

On Monday, April 18, the varsity softball team (4-6 overall, 1-6 PAL Bay) defeated Terra Nova High School during a non-league game with a final score of 10-0. After suffering several late inning losses...

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Junior Olivia Fleming crosses the home plate in Burlingame’s season opener against Mills High School on Friday, March 3.

Varsity softball defeats Mills in victorious start to the season

Athena Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter
March 6, 2023

On March 3, the varsity softball team began its season with a dominant 13-0 win over Mills High School. The game was scoreless until the third inning, when Burlingame knocked in two runs to get on the...

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Girls’ Softball

Athena Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2023

After having an underclassmen-heavy roster and a 7-16-1 overall record last season, girls’ varsity softball is back and expecting improvement this season. Practice officially started on Feb. 1, but...

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This year, Burlingame’s administration implemented the course selection map to encourage students to explore the course catalog and envision their next steps and goals.

New four year map lets freshmen plan courses early

Athena Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter
February 27, 2023

Some teenagers can’t decide which outfit to wear each morning, let alone the 20-some-odd classes they will take over the course of their high school career. But nonetheless, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, the...

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This winter, California has been plagued by heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, with drainage water flooding streets and forming small lakes outside houses.

California deluge wreaks havoc on local houses and businesses

Brinda Iyer and Athena Bostonmaer
January 24, 2023

For Malik Zughayar, a typical New Year’s Eve consists of celebration with friends and family, reminiscing over the highlights of the past year. But on Dec. 31, 2022, Zughayar — the owner of Burlingame...

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Angela Bassett, playing Queen Ramonda, received a Golden Globe for her role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ honors Boseman, but tells a new story

Athena Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter
January 12, 2023

*this contains spoilers “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” commemorates Chadwick Boseman, the late star of the first Black Panther movie, through his grieving sister,  but also retains the suspense...

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Members from last year’s Red Cross club ran a fundraising stand on Burlingame Avenue.

The Red Cross club is back and better than ever

Athena Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2022

This year, the Red Cross club, led by Erika Jiang, plans to run regular fundraising events to support the American Red Cross’s various emergency relief efforts. Most recently, the club hosted a fundraiser...

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Generation Voter’s “I Voted” sticker competition

Athena Bostonmaer, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2022

This year, Generation Voter, led by senior Ava Giere, offered an “I Voted” sticker competition to involve local youth in the civic process. The competition judged sticker designs by Burlingame residents...

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