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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

Michelle Moshkovoy

Michelle Moshkovoy, Sports Editor

Michelle Moshkovoy is a senior and a third-year journalism student at Burlingame High School. She is excited to be sports editor this year, delving deeper into her passion for athletics and boundless nature of writing. Michelle enjoys singing and playing music, tennis, basketball, nature and can never say no to good food.

All content by Michelle Moshkovoy
Junior right forward Kaylee Ng consistently made runs down the line in search of crosses and scoring opportunities during girls’ varsity soccer’s league matchup against Hillsdale High School on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Girls’ varsity soccer fights to the final whistle in draw against Hillsdale

January 26, 2023

For better or worse, “soccer is a fluky game,” has become one of varsity girls’ soccer head coach Philip De Rosa’s most-used mantras.  Coming off two straight wins after a tough 0-3 opening...

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Celine Tan teaches her third period Italian 3 class on Nov. 28 — one of the four curriculums she leads in the language program.

First-year Italian teacher Celine Tan takes on changing language program

January 19, 2023

In 1997, Burlingame’s Italian language program was on the brink of collapse. In a last ditch effort to revive the program, the administration took a chance on a young teacher with new ideas: Antonella...

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The Panthers gather around for their first pre-game pep talk of the season on Nov. 29.

Déjà vu as girls’ varsity soccer triumphs against Mills

December 1, 2022

The Panthers gather around for their first pre-game pep talk of the season on Nov. 29.

Freshman Gaelle Foy practices a corner kick in the girls’ varsity soccer practice on Friday, Nov. 18.

Girls’ Soccer

November 22, 2022

Freshman Gaelle Foy practices a corner kick in the girls’ varsity soccer practice on Friday, Nov. 18.

Sophomore team “Back that pass up” unites together to do a team stunt after their victory in the first round of the Panther Bowl.

Panther Bowl: A promising first glimpse at girls’ flag football

November 9, 2022

Senior quarterback Malia Schmidt scans the field, spotting an open Izzy Kossar 25 yards ahead of her. Without hesitation, she launches a spiral towards the endzone. Touchdown! 30 seconds later, Kossar...

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Burlingame varsity football team celebrates on the field after winning the Little Big Game on Nov. 5.

[Photo] Burlingame preserves 13-year win streak in Little Big Game

November 7, 2022

Burlingame varsity football team celebrates on the field after winning the Little Big Game on Nov. 5.

Sophomore left outside hitter Ella Duong attacks in Burlingame’s coveted home matchup against rival Hillsdale on Oct. 18.

Girls’ varsity volleyball ends three-year drought against Hillsdale

October 22, 2022

Girls’ varsity volleyball (PAL Bay 11-2, 21-5) has had their October rematch against Hillsdale High School circled on their calendar since their bitter 3-0 loss to the Knights on Sept. 22. On Tuesday...

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Pin-hitters sophomore Ella Duong, junior Morgan Toomey, junior Maddie Langilanis, as well as senior libero Mallory Novitsky prepare to receive a serve against Menlo Atherton on Sept. 8.

Girls’ varsity volleyball outlasts Menlo Atherton

September 12, 2022

Armed with talent and grit, varsity girls’ volleyball fought off a case of jitters to triumph over Menlo Atherton High School (MA) in their league opener on Sept. 8. The Panthers entered their matchup...

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Co-captain senior Tarik Burlingham (pictured) will help spearhead the Panthers as they enter the Ocean League with renewed vigor this year.

[Photo] Boys’ Water Polo

August 29, 2022

Co-captain senior Tarik Burlingham (pictured) will help spearhead the Panthers as they enter the Ocean League with renewed vigor this year.

(From left to right) Senior Mallory Nowitzky, juniors Morgan Toomey, and Madison Langlais prepare to receive a serve in their practice on Aug. 19.

[Photo] Girls’ Volleyball

August 29, 2022

(From left to right) Senior Mallory Nowitzky, juniors Morgan Toomey, and Madison Langlais prepare to receive a serve in their practice on Aug. 19.

Junior Jackson Spenner serves in his 6-1, 6-1 win against Mills’ Nicholas Chang on April 19.

Boys’ tennis continues acing forward, despite recent losses

April 20, 2022

Junior Jackson Spenner serves in his 6-1, 6-1 win against Mills’ Nicholas Chang on April 19.

Prior to the 2022 March Madness tournament, the NCAA limited March Madness branding solely to the men’s tournament.

One year after weight room controversy, women get a fairer slice of March Madness

April 22, 2022

Millions saw, perhaps you among them, the jarring photo circulating social media last March ahead of the NCAA Division I Women and Men’s Basketball Tournaments.  The photo dichotomized the women’s...

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Junior Jared Berkovits smiles in between a rally with assistant coach Doug Stone during the boys’ tennis practice on March 2.

Boys’ tennis clinches first win against Hillsdale

March 9, 2022

Any high school tennis coach likes the sound of leading 3-0 in a best of seven matchup. That’s exactly where Burlingame head coach Bill Smith found himself in the boys' varsity tennis (1-1) matchup...

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#2: SAT moving online

February 25, 2022

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A man known for his philanthropy, Peter Umland and his wife Dolores Umland made the San Mateo Union High School District a residual beneficiary under the Umland Charitable Trust.

The man behind Peter Umland Stadium

February 15, 2022

Burlingame’s previously unnamed stadium is filled with memories of runners going the distance, graduations and eight Little Big Game victories, all overlooked by a scoreboard reading “Peter Umland...

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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.

Capping off a winning season: Girls’ volleyball wins CCS

November 22, 2021

“Ooh ah, you wish you were a Panther! Ooh ah, you wish you were a Panther!,” the Burlingame girls’ volleyball varsity team roared in unison before hitting the court, where they won 26 of their 33...

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The Panthers, who won 37-7, closed the game with sportsmanship, shaking the hands of their Wildcat opponents.

[Photo] Homecoming: a week of Panther pride

November 13, 2021

The Panthers, who won 37-7, closed the game with sportsmanship, shaking the hands of their Wildcat opponents.

Right side setter Olivia Calandra sets the ball to middle hitter, Sasha Grett.

Girls volleyball falls to Capuchino in season opener

April 27, 2021

The girls volleyball program has battled through its fair share of obstacles since winning the CCS Division III Volleyball Championship and playing their last game against Lowell High School on Nov. 16,...

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Sixth through eighth graders have returned to in-person learning at Burlingame Intermediate School, with many students coming to campus three and a half days a week.

BIS begins in-person instruction as BHS welcomes students back to campus

April 1, 2021

With COVID-19 cases decreasing in the past months after a surge during the holiday season and with San Mateo County having moved into the orange tier on March 16, Burlingame Intermediate School (BIS) has...

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The Students in Action club strives to help the community, and recognizes SIA members for their service.

SIA multiplies good in the community

March 7, 2021

 In a more conventional year, the Students in Action (SIA) club might have held a clothing drive. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, where donating used clothes and being in close proximity with others...

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Many student athletes find their aspirations for a sports season at risk of further postponement or cancellation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student-athletes should push on through the pandemic

February 8, 2021

If you’ve turned on the news in the last ten months, it is very probable that there was one topic dominating the newscast  — COVID-19. It is seemingly all we hear about when we click our remote controls...

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Although many gatherings this holiday season will be less conventional as a result of COVID-19, many are still capturing the celebratory atmosphere by setting up Christmas trees. Others like sophomore Rorie Stone hope to head up to Lake Tahoe, with ski resorts being open whilst implementing precautionary guidelines.

A year like no other calls for a holiday season like no other

December 14, 2020

As winter break approaches, so does the prospect of yet another unprecedented change marking 2020, as people prepare to celebrate a holiday season during a global pandemic. Some students are finding creative...

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Students from Burlingame High School showcase their various artistic talents.

Meet Burlingame’s artists: from a ceramicist to a drummer

November 19, 2020

Burlingame is home to countless creative and dedicated student artists, with talents ranging from sculpting to musical instruments. These students have stumbled across art in various ways but all are passionate...

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 Burlingame teachers hold daily classes over zoom starting at 9:00 a.m.

Teacher experiences with distance learning

October 18, 2020

From begging students to talk in a breakout room to staring at a multitude of foreheads on a monitor, teaching in the age of distance learning is a far cry from being at school physically. Teachers have...

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Kelsey Holtzinger on one of her many travels to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kelsey Holtzinger: Helping students in math and beyond

October 17, 2020

This school year, the Burlingame math department added Kelsey Holtzinger to their team. Or as most of her students call her, “Ms. Zinger” or simply, “Zinger.”   Before arriving at Burlingame,...

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