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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

Jake Rothstein

Jake Rothstein, Head Photographer

Jake Rothstein is a Junior at Burlingame High School and is a second-year student in Journalism. Jake is excited to be the new head photographer 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 eating delicious food.

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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

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

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

December 13, 2022

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

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

November 22, 2022

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

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

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

October 28, 2022

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 10, 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

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

December 23, 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

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

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

November 13, 2021

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

Taylor White

Taylor White

October 7, 2021

Taylor White, or as his students adorn him, Mr. Taylor, has had anything but a typical career path. White went from pursuing law, getting his comparative literature major, to then taking a chance on teaching...

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