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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

Claire Hunt

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor

Claire Hunt is a member of the Burlingame High School class of 2020 and the Managing Editor of the Burlingame B. When she’s not writing and editing articles, Claire enjoys photography, reading, and listening to music. Her favorite band is Simon & Garfunkel, and her favorite book is On the Road by Jack Kerouac. After graduation, Claire wants to major in Gender and Sexuality studies, spend two years in the Peace Corps, and then work for the American Civil Liberties Union to defend justice and human rights. She is looking forward to helping manage the B after three years on the paper!

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BHS Edition Crossword

BHS Edition Crossword

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
March 18, 2020

Down 1. Where leadership sells BHS apparel and event tickets. 2. This University of Wisconsin alum made BHS his home four years ago. 3. These apple products are widely unpopular among teachers,...

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Burlingame High School’s Mystery Evacuation Procedure

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
February 20, 2020

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Entertainment Crossword

Entertainment Crossword

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
February 13, 2020

  Ironman talks to animals The world’s fastest blue hedgehog Canine star of “Call of the Wild”  … is Nora from Queens British chef who likes to swear Dr. Jean...

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Fans go crazy as Brockhampton takes the stage.

Brockhampton redefines the term “boy band”

Claire Hunt and Hanna Sato
November 21, 2019

Seven men come on stage wearing bright orange jumpsuits tied at the waist. Immediately, the crowd goes wild. I’m pulled toward the stage by the powerful rush of the crowd as purple lights fill the pit....

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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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Graffiti found in the girl’s C building bathroom depicting the words “Welcome to BHS,” with a Juul below the text.

Vandalism is cyclical on campus

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
April 30, 2019

A new trend has emerged in the girls’ bathrooms on campus, and it is hurting the school’s resources and environment. Graffiti, a nuisance faced in many public spaces, comes and goes in cycles at Burlingame....

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Contemporary world studies to be replaced by Ethnic Studies course

Ethnic Studies coming to Burlingame

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
April 23, 2019

Beginning in the fall, ethnic studies will replace the contemporary world studies (CWS) course. While CWS focuses on recent historical events, ethnic studies explores the histories of race, ethnicity,...

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Celebrating the Irish

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
March 25, 2019

The Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day is always celebrated with a parade in San Francisco. Situated around the Civic Center Plaza, the parade of traditional Irish dancing and music attracts hundreds...

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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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Alcohol is one of the most commonly shoplifted items.

Hot Pursuit? More like Not Pursuit! Safeway “no-chase” policy

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
March 25, 2019

The California Healthy Kids Survey revealed that 13 to 30 percent of San Mateo High School District students had consumed alcohol within the last 30 days. Teenagers employ a variety of methods to illegally...

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Business charts tracking the highs and lows of the stock market.

Show me the money

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
February 20, 2019

December 2018 marked the stock market’s worst December performance in U.S. history since the Great Depression, according to CNBC. “What happened in December is what they call a market adjustment,”...

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Teenagers are using Tinder

Swiping right

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
February 20, 2019

Tinder has found its way onto Burlingame’s campus and into the phones of its students. The app itself is easy to use; users add pictures of themselves to their profile, along with a bio, age and name,...

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How the game has changed

How the game has changed

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
February 19, 2019

To many students, the college process is becoming more competitive. The myth of the perfect student with the top test scores, GPA and most extracurriculars is becoming less of an exception and more of...

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Straight talk - Being LGBTQ on campus

Straight talk – Being LGBTQ on campus

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
December 3, 2018

Let’s talk about the F word. No, I’m not referring to the one you might be thinking of. I’m talking about the derogatory word for gay men that seems to be thrown around by our generation freely and without thinking of the deep significance its use means.  The first time the F word was used to describe a homosexual man was in 1914, in the United States. Now, it is a staple of homophobic accusation.

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SpaceX: Out of this World

SpaceX: Out of this World

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
May 29, 2018

Most people’s side hobbies are scrapbooking, knitting, photography, or the like. For business magnate Elon Musk, a side hobby is starting the multibillion dollar space exploration company SpaceX. SpaceX, founded in 2002, aims to reduce the cost of space transportation, and to eventually create a colony on Mars.

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Burlingame dean and graduate says final goodbye

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
May 24, 2018

Next year, Dean of Students Fred Wolfgramm will be leaving Burlingame to become the Vice Principal of Peninsula High School. Once a Burlingame student himself, Wolfgramm returned to his old stomping grounds 10 years ago to take the position of dean of students.

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Burlingame students are breaking this California driving rule every day

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
December 7, 2017

Walking past school after the final bell, it is common to see cars full of students and their friends driving off campus, blasting music, and heading home after a long day. Whether they know it or not, these students are breaking a basic California driving law. California is one of the few states that imposes a restriction on all minors’ driver’s licenses that restricts their ability to drive around friends and younger family members.

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The city of Burlingame’s expectations for marijuana legalization

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
November 26, 2017

On Jan. 1, 2018, the state of California will begin to give out permits for dispensaries to sell marijuana to people over 21 years of age for recreational use, in line with Proposition 64.California citizens over 18 years old can still obtain medical marijuana cards from a doctor, a policy which is unchanged by the passing of Prop. 64.

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Clearing the smokescreen: a frank discussion on marijuana

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor
November 6, 2017

San Mateo Union High School District held a discussion panel in the BHS theatre about the effects of marijuana and Proposition 64 on minors, specifically those in San Mateo County. This particular panel was focused on how Proposition 64 was going to make a difference in the way the law and teenagers in California handle marijuana use.

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