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The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

Jake Rothstein

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor

Jake Rothstein is a senior at Burlingame High School and is a third-year student in journalism. Jake is excited to be the new co-managing editor for the Burlingame B. He is an avid runner on the cross country and track teams and enjoys building and designing software applications. In his spare time, Jake enjoys being with friends and family and reading the news.
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Former Burlingame students gather at the front of the the school to celebrate the 100 year anniversary.

[Photo] Burlingame centennial

December 9, 2023

Former Burlingame students gather at the front of the the school to celebrate the 100 year anniversary.

AFSCME members walked back and forth in front of Burlingame City Hall holding picketing signs.

Burlingame workers strike over speech suppression amid contract negotiations

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
December 7, 2023

The San Mateo County American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 829 union picketed in front of Burlingame City Hall for 16 hours on Monday, Dec. 4, citing intimidation...

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AFSCME members Richard Stephens and Dante Campania both delivered speeches.

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AFSCME members Richard Stephens and Dante Campania both delivered speeches.

Dec. 4 Marks the first strike in Burlingame since 1981.

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December 7, 2023

Dec. 4 Marks the first strike in Burlingame since 1981.

Quarterback Luke Levitt scans the field for an open receiver. The junior passed for a touchdown and threw two interceptions against the Bearcats.

[Photo] Football loses 96th Little Big Game, ends 13-year winning streak

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
November 8, 2023

Gill rolls to his left looking for someone to pass to in the first quarter of the Little Big Game.

Alumni listen to speeches during the ceremony.

[Photo] Burlingame celebrates centennial anniversary

Josie Wettan, Staff Reporter
October 16, 2023

Alumni listen to speeches during the ceremony.

GSA President Violet Hansma speaks at the Friday, Sept. 15 “Welcome Back Rally” following the removal of the Harry Potter theme for spirit week due to concerns over author J.K. Rowling’s transphobic views.

GSA, leadership lead positive change after divisive Harry Potter-themed spirit week

Elise Spenner, Jake Rothstein, and Sophia Bella
September 16, 2023

The School Advisory Council (SAC) hosted a public meeting after school on Wednesday, Sept. 13, with a focus on addressing the fallout caused by the Harry Potter-themed spirit week and its relation to author...

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The cross country team sprints laps around the track during practice after school on Aug. 29 in preparation for their race.

[Photo] 2023 Fall Sports Preview: Fresh faces and ambitious expectations

The cross country team sprints laps around the track during practice after school on Aug. 29 in preparation for their race.

Students sign into Flex Time by scanning their ID cards in history teacher Elizabeth Bellas classroom on Wednesday, May 17.

District proposes new changes to Flex Time

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
May 17, 2023

In advance of the 2023-2024 school year, the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) is considering making changes to Flex Time — currently a shorter period on even block schedule days where students...

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Alex at football game.

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Alex at football game.

Senior Captain Archer Grenier passes the ball to make an attempt on goal.

Boys’ varsity lacrosse loses narrowly to Palo Alto in final home game

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
May 3, 2023

Coming into their final home league game against PAL Bay No. 4 Palo Alto High School on Monday, May 1, boys’ varsity lacrosse (6-8 overall, 4-5 PAL Bay) looked stronger than ever, sitting second in the...

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Senior Jacob Maslenko makes a drive in an attempt on goal.

Boys’ varsity lacrosse clinches emphatic first win in league play

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
April 9, 2023

There was no clear favorite heading into boys' varsity lacrosse’s (3-4 overall) matchup against Carlmont High School (2-3 overall) on Thursday, April 6. With Burlingame coming off a three-game losing...

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Elizabeth Diehl (Left) and Lukas Keeley (Right) smile affectionately at one another as they sing during one of the final scenes.

[Photo] The spring musical was far from a ‘Disaster!’

Ruby Rosenquist, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2023

All 11 supporting characters execute the iconic dance moves that make “Disaster!” one of a kind.

Boys’ Lacrosse

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
February 28, 2023

Boys’ lacrosse expects to reestablish its strength this season, after last year’s young roster finished with a 4-11 overall record. This season, the team is made up primarily of experienced seniors...

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Burlingame played in its second matchup of the season against Capuchino High School (pictured in green) on Thursday, Feb. 23.

[Photo] Badminton

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
February 28, 2023

Burlingame played in its second matchup of the season against Capuchino High School (pictured in green) on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Star senior starting pitcher Holden Glavin works in the bullpen during a preseason practice.

[Photo] Baseball

Zach Shapiro, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2023

Star senior starting pitcher Holden Glavin works in the bullpen during a preseason practice.

All 11 supporting characters huddle on stage in a clump as Cindy Skelton and her crew analyze how to improve the scene.

[Photo] Spring musical preview: preparing for ‘Disaster!’

Ruby Rosenquist, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2023

Elizabeth Diehl (Left) and Ayden West (Right) rehearse side by side for their debuts as supporting characters in "Disaster!."

Burlingame huddles together after the final whistle in preparation for penalty kicks, which they would ultimately lose 5-4.

[Photo] Boys’ soccer exits CCS quarterfinals in dramatic penalty shootout

Theo Au-Yeung, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2023

Burlingame huddles together after the final whistle in preparation for penalty kicks, which they would ultimately lose 5-4.

Where ChatGPT can be helpful, it also can be misused and threaten academic integrity — especially in classes that involve writing, such as English or history classes.

ChatGPT can do your homework. Now what?

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
February 14, 2023

As the use of artificial intelligence in education becomes more prevalent, concerns are being raised about the ethical implications of using language models like ChatGPT in high schools. While the technology...

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“I felt the pain from everybody,” music director Kyoko Yamamoto said after Fridays incident. “Everybody was in so much pain — except those people who were laughing, and spectating, and even taking videos.”

Community shocked by public lunchtime altercation

At lunchtime on Thursday, Feb. 2, an altercation between two students in the quad quickly escalated into a violent situation prompting intervention by several administrators and safety officials, including...

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Workers repair a broken water main that was cutting off water to the school on Friday, Jan. 6.

Bomb cyclone and a broken water main: looking back on unprecedented school cancelations

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
January 14, 2023

Call it a bomb cyclone. Call it an atmospheric river. Call it a thunderstorm. Either way, the strange weather that coursed through the Bay Area last week was unprecedented, resulting in school cancellations...

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Meta and Twitter have both laid off thousands of employees. 

(Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Bay Area tech layoffs: the end of a boom

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
January 7, 2023

For the last two decades, the tech industry has enjoyed steady growth, offering a reliable job market for many Bay Area employees. However, recent waves of layoffs in the technology sector have raised...

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Our reporters set out to discover which winter-themed foods from Starbucks and Trader Joe’s live up to their reputation.

Winter taste test: Reviewing popular holiday treats

Winter isn’t just about cold mornings, holiday cheer and festive decoration — it also gives us a reason to enjoy delicious, seasonal foods. With Thanksgiving snacks and family-dinner-themed pastries...

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Leading boys’ wrestlers sophomore Quinn Jones and junior Ariuka Purev-Chang match up for sparring during a preseason practice on Thursday, Nov. 17.

[Photo] Wrestling

Zach Shapiro, Staff Reporter
November 22, 2022

Leading boys’ wrestlers sophomore Quinn Jones and junior Ariuka Purev-Chang match up for sparring during a preseason practice on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Senior Alejandro Contreras fires a shot at senior goalkeeper Antonio Vazquez in the boys’ varsity soccer practice on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

[Photo] 2022 Winter Sports Preview: A changing of the guard

Senior Alejandro Contreras fires a shot at senior goalkeeper Antonio Vazquez in the boys’ varsity soccer practice on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Senior running back Kevin Sandoval receives a handoff from senior quarterback Liam Friedman.

Burlingame’s CCS dreams over in the first round

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
November 14, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 11, varsity football (5-6 overall) lost to fifth-seed Hollister High School in the Division III CCS quarterfinals. The Panthers, who entered the game as the fourth seed, were unable to...

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Referees line up for the national anthem during Burlingame’s varsity football game against Menlo School on Thursday, Oct. 27.

National referee shortage plagues high school football

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
November 8, 2022

Playing under the Friday night lights is a quintessential part of the high school football experience. But since the pandemic, unprecedented referee shortages have threatened to disrupt the long-lasting...

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A pumpkin-filled review of popular fall foods

A pumpkin-filled review of popular fall foods

Another seasonal food release, another review. For the past two years, reporters from the B have tried fall or winter-themed Trader Joe’s food items to embrace the spirit of the season. This year,...

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After flying up from Los Angeles, Burlingame alumni and former teammate Sofia Sodini gave senior Natalie Sullivan Wu an emotional speech in honor of her senior night.

[Photo] Girls’ varsity water polo claims second straight league championship

Ellie Neuman, Staff Reporter
October 20, 2022

After flying up from Los Angeles, Burlingame alumni and former teammate Sofia Sodini gave senior Natalie Sullivan Wu an emotional speech in honor of her senior night.

Senior running back Lukas Habelt stiff arms a defender down the sideline on a run in the third quarter.

[Photo] Burlingame falls to SHP in second league loss in a row

Theo Au-Yeung, Staff Reporter
October 16, 2022

Senior running back and co-captain Joey Nawrocki breaks a tackle on a run in the fourth quarter.

Senior and team captain Daniel Hilt runs through the Aragon defense in the first quarter of Thursday night’s match.

Varsity football’s legendary league opener: 16 seconds and a dream

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
September 30, 2022

With just 16 seconds left in the fourth quarter of Thursday, Sept. 29’s match against Aragon High School, varsity football head coach John Philipopoulos took a timeout. Down 10-7, with 33 yards away...

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Junior Deniel Mirzoian works on a software project at the Burlingame Public Library.

Panther programmers: Students take coding to the next level

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
September 6, 2022

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Deniel Mirzoian

[Photo] Deniel Mirzoian

September 6, 2022

Deniel Mirzoian

Senior Isaac Ruben smiles for a photo behind the library.

[Photo] Isaac Ruben

September 6, 2022

Senior Isaac Ruben smiles for a photo behind the library.

Junior Landon Stobaugh smiles for the camera during lunch.

[Photo] Landon Stobaugh

September 6, 2022

Junior Landon Stobaugh smiles for the camera during lunch.

On August 20, a line of customers wait to order at Palmetto Superfoods for their acai bowls and smoothies.

[Photo] Review: Palmetto Superfoods

Kristie Kim, Social Coordinator
September 2, 2022

On August 20, a line of customers wait to order at Palmetto Superfoods for their acai bowls and smoothies.

Burlingame relied heavily on rushing the ball to gain yardage last season, a tactic they will lean on again this year.

[Photo] Football

August 29, 2022

Burlingame relied heavily on rushing the ball to gain yardage last season, a tactic they will lean on again this year.

The girls’ cross country program is poised to qualify for the CCS team tournament, as they feature both experienced and younger, talented runners this year.

[Photo] Cross Country

August 29, 2022

The girls’ cross country program is poised to qualify for the CCS team tournament, as they feature both experienced and younger, talented runners this year.

Senior Rorie Stone hits a backhand in the girls’ tennis practice on Aug. 25.

[Photo] Girls’ Tennis

August 29, 2022

Senior Rorie Stone hits a backhand in the girls’ tennis practice on Aug. 25.

 Senior Charlie Dohemann gestures to the dugout after his first of two doubles against The Kings Academy on Friday, May 6.

[Photo] Baseball beats King’s Academy, pushes for league championship

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
May 9, 2022

Senior Charlie Dohemann gestures to the dugout after his first of two doubles against The King's Academy on Friday, May 6.

Although the mask mandate will remain in place until the end of May, summer school sessions will operate according to the policy of the California Department of Health in June.

[Photo] District keeps mask mandate through school year, to align with CDPH in June

Elise Spenner, Editor-In-Chief
May 5, 2022

Although the mask mandate will remain in place until the end of May, summer school sessions will operate according to the policy of the California Department of Health in June.

Senior midfielder Cole Jones bolts away with ball possession in a league game against Menlo-Atherton on April 12.

Boys’ lacrosse ready for a fresh start

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
April 20, 2022

Boys’ varsity lacrosse is ready to get back into a rhythm as their team comes back from injury.  With four of their starters out, the team has struggled in league play, holding a record of 2-6. The...

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The “Into the Woods” cast and crew pose for a photo just days before their first performance.

Burlingame’s “Into the Woods”: a thrilling, magical adventure

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
April 1, 2022

The lights flicker on; the curtains peel back, revealing the fantastical fairy-tale land encapsulating the stage. The Burlingame Theater Department performed the Tony Award-winning musical “Into the...

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Students at Burlingame will be required to wear masks at least through April 21.

[Photo] Board keeps mask mandate, to reconsider in late April

Elise Spenner, Editor-In-Chief
March 13, 2022

Students at Burlingame will be required to wear masks at least through April 21.

Junior attacker Archer Grenier sprints forward with possession of the ball during the league opener against Menlo-Atherton.

Boys’ lacrosse gears up for the season

Jake Rothstein, Managing Editor
March 11, 2022

Boys’ varsity lacrosse opened the season with a dominant non-league victory over Hillsdale High School on Feb. 24, winning 12-1. Entering the season on a strong note, the team holds high hopes for the...

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#2: SAT moving online

#2: SAT moving online

Michelle Moshkovoy, Alex Kelly, and Jake Rothstein
February 25, 2022

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Students and staff battle in volleyball games on the front lawn on Sept. 16 during the leadership-run Student vs. Staff Volleyball lunch activity. (photo by jake Rothstein)

[Photo] Table talk with ASB President Elisenne Yun

Farah Caban, Business Manager
December 24, 2021

Students and staff battle in volleyball games on the front lawn on Sept. 16 during the leadership-run Student vs. Staff Volleyball lunch activity. (photo by jake Rothstein)

Head Coach Nick Monroe gives his team a pep talk in their 25-9, 25-8 and 25-23 victory against Archie Williams High School in the second round of NorCal playoffs on Nov. 11.

[Photo] Capping off a winning season: Girls’ volleyball wins CCS

Michelle Moshkovoy, Sports Editor
November 22, 2021

Head Coach Nick Monroe gives his team a pep talk in their 25-9, 25-8 and 25-23 victory against Archie Williams High School in the second round of NorCal playoffs on Nov. 11.

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

[Photo] Burlingame beats San Mateo in Little Big Game

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
November 14, 2021

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’s junior varsity and varsity cheer teams joined forces for the half-time performance.

[Photo] Homecoming: a week of Panther pride

Lexi Goldstein, Editor-In-Chief
November 14, 2021

Burlingame’s junior varsity and varsity cheer teams joined forces for the half-time performance.

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