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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

Lizzy Wan

Lizzy Wan, Diversity Coordinator

Lizzy Wan is a senior at Burlingame and excited for her third year in journalism as the Diversity Coordinator. On the weekends you can find Lizzy stocking up on almonds at Trader Joe's and driving 30 minutes to get the best-frozen yogurt. She also enjoys doing gymnastics and volunteering at the library.Diver

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The San Mateo Unified High School District updated classroom speakers this summer, surprising students with the sound of a new bell. It plays six beeps at a pitch of around 440 Hz in place of a traditional, single-ring bell.

What’s up with the bells?

August 30, 2022

When Burlingame students walked into their first classes of the school year, an unfamiliar noise rang through the halls. A tsunami warning? Prison break? War cry?  Nope, just the passing period bell.  The...

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The Black Parents Association held its final meeting over Zoom where they discussed updates to the district’s bulletin, commented on a new Ethnic Studies course and hosted recent graduates to give updates on their college life.

SMUHSD’s final Unity in the Community meeting

May 9, 2022

On April 27, the Black Parents Association (BPA) held its final Unity in the Community town hall of the year on Zoom. Board president of the BPA, Medina McKinney, hosted the meeting along with Terrilyn...

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Juniors Madeleine Behr and Isaac Ruben discuss the next steps of the competition during the regional competition in Ventura, Calif..

Underdog Iron Panthers kick the season off with success

April 20, 2022

On March 12 and 13, Burlingame’s robotics team, the Iron Panthers, had their first competition of the season in Ventura, Calif. Preparation for the season began on Jan. 10 via live stream, where the...

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For many, stepping on the scale can determine one’s self-worth, but these numbers do not define you.

Running on a hamster wheel: Why your body will never be perfect

January 16, 2022

Below is an article written by staffers Lizzy Wan and Amanda Nolan. It combines both shared and individual experiences of the writers. To keep some anonymity, the story uses the pronouns “I” and “me”...

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Junior Maddie Behr and senior Zubin Bhaumik emcee at the FTC qualifier hosted by Burlingame on Sunday, Nov. 21.

Burlingame hosts annual FTC qualifier for robotics

December 13, 2021

On Nov. 21, Burlingame hosted the annual FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) qualifier. Burlingame’s robotics team spent the weekend setting up and running the event, meaning they were unable to participate....

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Junior Will Mendell putting at his match in Half Moon Bay on Tuesday, May 4.

Boys golf team off to a successful start

May 10, 2021

Burlingame boys golf has had an incredibly successful season despite facing obstacles brought on by the pandemic. On Thursday, April 29 Burlingame played against Sequoia at Green Hills Country Club and...

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The girls varsity soccer team playing against Menlo-Atherton on Thursday, April 22. Ultimately, Burlingame lost the game, their first loss of the season.

[Photo] A late goal leads girls varsity soccer team to their first loss of the season

May 3, 2021

The girls varsity soccer team playing against Menlo-Atherton on Thursday, April 22. Ultimately, Burlingame lost the game, their first loss of the season.

Tyler, the Creator at the 2020 Grammys with his award for Best Rap Album.

Racial bias in the Grammys impacts our generation

April 2, 2021

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards took place on Saturday, March 14. The Grammys are highly coveted awards that are sought after by musicians across the globe. However, the Grammys also have a long history...

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Layering a sweater vest over a patterned shirt paired with acid wash jeans is a fun way to combine all the upcoming ‘80s trends.

Many styles were on display at this year’s Fashion Week

March 31, 2021

  Fashion Week is the fashion industry’s largest event where designers and brands alike present their new collections on the runway. This event takes place twice a year (generally in September...

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Apps like Life360 are common among parents to see where their kids are. This specific app not only tracks one’s location but monitors how fast they are driving, and how much battery life they have on their phone.

Tracking apps keep children safe but limits freedom

February 24, 2021

Apps such as Life360 and Find My Friends have become increasingly popular among parents in order to track their children’s locations. The apps consist of a map in which everyone in the group can see...

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Teen watches as influencers continue to post TikToks of their travels in the midst of a pandemic.

Celebrities set a negative precedent by traveling

January 28, 2021

It has almost been a year since the pandemic began last March; since then people have started to become more careless when it comes to following the COVID-19 guidelines. Specifically, groups of celebrities...

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Almost two months after a tree branch fell, city officials deter people away from the scene with caution tape as the city continues their investigation.

Tree branch falling in Washington Park leaves one dead and two injured

November 24, 2020

On Sep. 26 a 60-foot tree branch fell in Washington Park leaving two people injured and one dead. The San Mateo residents were enjoying a casual Saturday picnicking in the park when the incident occurred.    There...

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Arriana Cruz poses with a custom-made bag that she painted a Japanese bear named Korilakkuma on.

Quarantine inspires entrepreneurial endeavors for Burlingame students

November 19, 2020

Many students have been finding new ways to keep themselves busy throughout quarantine. Starting businesses has allowed students to make some extra cash while also pursuing a passion.    Sophomore...

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Timeline of how Burlingame’s minimum wage has increased over the years.

Burlingame to raise minimum wage

October 23, 2020

Starting in January 2021, the new minimum wage will be $15 an hour from $13 an hour. Burlingame City Council made this decision in order to better the community and support citizens.“So this was mostly...

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Senior Tabitha Wan browses Nextdoor, checking for any updates in her community.

Nextdoor: Community updates and arguments

October 22, 2020

Nextdoor is an app many use to communicate with their community to report crimes, sell items, and give information about neighborhood activities. However, it has also been reported as a platform where...

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