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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

Isaac Bostonmaer

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor

Isaac Bostonmaer is a senior at Burlingame High School and the Burlingame B’s sports editor for the 2021-2022 school year. He is the eldest of four siblings, three human and one canine named Harold who is by far his favorite. Since the start of high school, Isaac has been volunteering at Homework Central and the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula where he enjoys tutoring and teaching elementary school students. When he’s not doing school work or tutoring, Isaac is an avid movie buff who is most likely rewatching Donnie Darko.

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John Fitzgerald winds back to swing his club, taking his first shot of the hole during the team’s second match of the season against Hillsdale High School on Feb. 28. Burlingame went on to win the match, boosting the team to 2-0.

Boys’ golf swings into new season

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
March 9, 2022

Burlingame’s boys’ golf jumped into the season with their first match against San Mateo High School at Green Hills Golf Course on Thursday, Feb. 24. Burlingame emerged victorious over the Bearcats...

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Seniors Sean Richardson (#5) and Jacob Yamagishi (#12) run a play during Burlingame’s 54-62 loss on Wednesday, Jan. 12 to Aragon High School in their season’s first league game.

Sports guidelines change in response to Omicron surge

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
January 19, 2022

On Tuesday, Jan. 4, the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) Superintendent Kevin Skelly announced that indoor sports were postponed until the following week of Jan. 10 due to the recent surge...

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Oak Grove Market’s previous store location at 1000 Oak Grove Ave., just a few steps away from Burlingame High School’s campus.

Student-favorite Oak Grove Market moves to San Mateo

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
December 12, 2021

On Nov. 4, Oak Grove Market officially reopened its doors at a new location — 305 Villa Terrace in San Mateo. The store was previously situated at the corner of Oak Grove Avenue and Linden Avenue,...

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The varsity football team poses with the Little Big Game trophy, the Paw, after beating San Mateo High School in the Little Big Game

Burlingame beats San Mateo in Little Big Game

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
November 14, 2021

Burlingame beat San Mateo High School 37-7 in their last regular season game, the Little Big Game, on Saturday, Nov. 6.  Burlingame and San Mateo High School have maintained a tradition of playing...

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Sophomore Lily Grenier and juniors Malia Schmidt and Spencer Dobos play doubles against each other at practice on Thursday, Aug. 26.

Girls’ tennis team undergoes cuts for the first time

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
August 31, 2021

For the first time in Burlingame girls' tennis history, coaches made cuts to the roster, only taking 30 of the students who tried out. “We officially had 78 players on the roster, but we had interest...

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Running back Kyle Sieban (#21) gets pushed out of bounds at the end of an offensive play against Menlo-Atherton. (March 26)

Burlingame’s football season ends on a high note

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
April 29, 2021

Burlingame’s 2020-2021 football season officially came to an end on April 16 after the varsity football team played San Mateo in the Little Big Game. The Panthers finished the game in a blowout victory...

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Panther’s quarterback and safety, Wyatt McGovern, rushing for a gain in Friday’s loss against the Half Moon Bay Cougars.

Panthers come up short in first game of the season

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
March 22, 2021

Burlingame’s varsity and junior varsity (JV) football teams were finally permitted to begin competitions on March 12, playing their first game against Half Moon Bay High School. In California, updated...

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Images of lead actors Denzel Washington (top left), Rami Malek (top right) and Jared Leto (bottom left) from the movie “The Little Things.”

The Little Things: a unique crime thriller like no other

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
February 22, 2021

Warning! This article contains spoilers for the movie "The Little Things.”    “The Little Things,” directed by John Lee Hancock and released Jan. 29, makes its mark as a unique crime...

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Burlingame’s varsity football players follow COVID-19 precautions while practicing drills on the football field.

Burlingame football resumes practice but teams’ future is uncertain

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
February 12, 2021

Burlingame’s football teams officially started practicing on Feb. 1, after months of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    “[Players] are ecstatic. They are happy to be with their friends;...

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Hiva Bastanmehr, a physician, holding her COVID-19 vaccination record card to show proof of vaccination against the virus.

One step closer to the end of the pandemic

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
February 1, 2021

For nearly a year, the constraints brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have affected countless people around the world. However, with vaccine distribution, which started in December of 2020, the beginning...

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A scene from “Donnie Darko” where Donnie is being visited by Frank, a satanic bunny-like figure, at a movie theatre.

Watch Donnie Darko: It’s perhaps the greatest movie of all time

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
January 6, 2021

I began to watch and analyze films in middle school as I matured and my curiosity about my surrounding environment grew. I found that indulging in movies both entertains me and leaves me thinking about...

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Downtown Burlingame’s Pizza My Heart posted their requirements for service.

Students respond to San Mateo County’s return to purple tier

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
December 1, 2020

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, San Mateo County falls back into the purple tier, increasing restrictions previously in place over the summer. As of Nov. 28, after only two weeks of being in...

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Dominic Bigue, Burlingame’s new assistant principal.

Dominic Bigue: Welcoming the new assistant principal

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
October 28, 2020

One of the new faculty additions to Burlingame is Dominic Bigue, Burlingame’s new assistant principal.  Bigue describes his role as a leadership position that helps a variety of different programs...

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A screenshot capturing Burlingame’s Current Events Club Zoom meeting.

Volunteer-oriented clubs unaffected by new club rule

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
October 22, 2020

Clubs that do not have funding to spend on perks, must rely on their members’ motivation and involvement to achieve the club’s goals.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students who participate in...

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