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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

Mattingly Germack

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor

Mattingly Germack is a senior at Burlingame High School and copy editor for the Burlingame B. He is the oldest of three siblings. Outside of school, he plays football, likes reading, writing and watching TV. He wants to work in Journalism as a career, so he hopes this class will help him accomplish this goal.

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

Baseball beats King’s Academy, pushes for league championship

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
May 9, 2022

Following an extra-innings road loss to The King’s Academy (TKA) on Wednesday, May 4, Burlingame had their backs against the wall in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division championship race. That...

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A shared wall would help mitigate the isolation many feel after rejection.

Rejection wall would put college admissions stress in perspective

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
March 18, 2022

Let me paint a picture that many seniors can relate to, or will relate to by April. After investing countless hours of your life on applications and anxiously waiting for what felt like an eternity,...

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Junior Holden Glavin gets his sign from the catcher during their game against Mills High School on Friday, Feb. 25.

Baseball looks to return to top of CCS

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
March 11, 2022

The baseball team’s season is officially underway, as they look to build off last year’s improbable Division III Central Coast Section (CCS) championship as the No. 6 seed.    Thus far,...

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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.

[Photo] Sports guidelines change in response to Omicron surge

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor
January 19, 2022

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.

Yogurtland was a dessert staple for many Burlingame students, as it resided below a popular gathering spot on the building’s roof.

Burlingame’s Yogurtland location closes its doors

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
January 15, 2022

On Dec. 6, 2021, Burlingame’s Yogurtland location shut down after nine years in business. This follows five other California locations closing earlier last year, as the chain continues to endure the...

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You be the judge; was Janosky 18 inches from the curb?

Instagram account features worst of Burlingame’s parking follies

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
December 16, 2021

On the morning of Monday, Oct. 18, senior Jake Janosky arrived at school in his blue Jeep and parked on the railroad-track-side of Carolan Avenue. Janosky said that like many students on Monday mornings,...

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In front of a packed student section, senior forward Carson Robenalt puts up a jumper in the team’s game against Los Altos High School.

Boys’ basketball finishes second in Burlingame Lions Club Tournament

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
December 13, 2021

The boys’ varsity basketball team finished in second place in the 44th annual Burlingame Lions Club Tournament. They did not come away with the ending that they wanted, dropping the championship game...

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Senior David Hu passes out TPUSA posters at the club’s table from the Club Fair.

[Photo] Administration suspends conservative activist club Turning Point USA

Alex Kelly, Business Manager
November 3, 2021

Senior David Hu passes out TPUSA posters at the club’s table from the Club Fair.

Cabinet members Lexie Levitt, Cindy Wu, Carly Peters and Natalie Gyde (left to right) confer ahead of the second student council meeting on Oct. 5.

Freshman class cabinet embraces new leadership roles

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
October 17, 2021

Freshman year is a monumental shift for any incoming high school student, but the class of 2025 is at a particular disadvantage after spending their last year of middle school primarily online. Despite...

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Ms. Johnson’s seventh period environmental science class wished her farewell on Thursday with a variety of thank you signs.

Longtime Burlingame science teacher Ms. Johnson moving on from teaching

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
May 21, 2021

Burlingame is saying goodbye to environmental science and biology teacher Heather Johnson after 14 years. She will be moving to Seaside High School in Seaside, Calif., part of the Monterey Peninsula Unified...

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Sophomore Natalie Sullivan (#9) sets up for what would be her second of three goals on Friday.

Burlingame water polo picks up their first wins of the season

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
April 26, 2021

Burlingame’s boys and girls water polo teams each picked up the first wins of their shortened seasons last week. On Thursday, the boys team dominated Mills, winning 18-3, and the girls team beat Sequoia...

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SMUHSD swim teams swam in separate pools for meets, which took away from the competition for some swimmers.

Burlingame swim team wraps up a unique and unforgettable season

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
March 28, 2021

Burlingame’s swim teams wrapped up their shortened season on Tuesday, competing in the Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) finals. The varsity boys and girls teams finished 3rd and 2nd respectively. The...

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The spaciousness and popularity of Burlingame Avenue make it ideal for a pedestrian street.

It’s time to make Burlingame Avenue a pedestrian street again

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
March 3, 2021

Burlingame Avenue returning to being a pedestrian street would be beneficial to our city. Following San Mateo County’s move to the red tier, retail and outdoor dining can expand their number of customers,...

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Due to the pandemic, the speakers gave their presentations over Zoom, rather than their usual in-person presentations.

Holocaust survivors share powerful life stories with sophomores

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
March 1, 2021

During the week of February 8, Burlingame High School sophomores in modern world history classes had the opportunity to listen to Holocaust survivors tell their stories, courtesy of the Jewish Children...

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Junior Lodo Platerink swims onward during his freestyle laps at practice.

Burlingame swim team dives into COVID-19-adjusted season

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
February 13, 2021

The Burlingame High School swim team’s season will begin on February 19th, and it will be a season like no other in the school's history. The CIF has allowed swim to start early, as it is a distanced...

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Despite Burlingame High School remaining closed due to state regulations, many students have egregiously broken COVID protocols put in place by the county.

Why do so many students break COVID-19 protocols?

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
February 1, 2021

Anyone with access to social media knows that San Mateo County’s purple-tier status has not been taken seriously by many teenagers. Some have been outright flagrant in their violations of the order —...

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Manal Atallah (pictured) and Vicki Ottoboni (not pictured) have taken on the task of running the cafeteria by themselves.

Cafeteria workers adapt to the challenges of the pandemic

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
December 15, 2020

In the rapidly changing world of high school during the pandemic, the school cafeteria has stayed open and strong, albeit with some changes to their procedures.   The Burlingame cafeteria is...

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A sign at San Carlos Library’s voting center prompts voters to drop their ballots in the correct box.

Proposition 18 would allow 17-year-olds to vote in some elections

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
November 2, 2020

Proposition 18 (Prop 18) is a statewide ballot measure that would give 17-year-olds the right to vote in special and primary elections, given that they will be 18 by the next midterm or general election....

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Voter turnout in San Mateo County is expected to lead California, with 90% of registered voters planning to vote.

Students to participate in election process

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
October 29, 2020

The 2020 presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most influential elections in American history, and many high school students who are not yet of age to vote have been looking for ways to...

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Jeff Cole adds years of teaching experience to the Burlingame High School Science Department.

Jeff Cole, Burlingame’s newest science teacher

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor
October 19, 2020

Jeff Cole is the newest member of the Science Department at Burlingame, teaching chemistry and biology. Growing up in Clovis, a suburb of Fresno, Cole knew he wanted to be a teacher; however, he did...

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