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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

Safiya Loomba

Safiya Loomba, Design Editor

Safiya Loomba is a junior at BHS and she is a senior reporter for the Burlingame B. She dances daily, volunteers, teaches sewing and of course watches Netflix. When she isn’t hanging out with friends, she listens to the Wallows and Tame Impala. Above all Safiya has a passion for trying new things!


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Despite growing mental health awareness, people are still struggling to acknowledge mental health at times.

Stigma around mental health is still prevalent

May 11, 2022

In the past few years, mental health has become a larger conversation, not only due to pandemic-induced isolation, but also from increasing suicide, depression and anxiety rates over the past 10 years.    The...

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The BHS mural will be painted within the next two weeks. The BSU has started outlining this mural with various volunteers after choosing this mural to paint from the competition they held. This one was designed by two freshman burlingame students and was chosen from 15 other contestants.

New mural promotes unity in response to nationwide hate crimes

April 29, 2021

In light of antisemitic vandalism at Burlingame, Black Lives Matter protests and rising hate against Asian and Jewish Americans, unity has become crucial to the safety and wellbeing of Burlingame students....

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Dance studios follow COVID-19 safety protocols, including temperature checks, sanitization and six foot boxes.

The pandemic challenges the dance community’s resilience

March 29, 2021

Dancers during quarantine have had the ability to continue improving  and practicing in a safe environment. Unlike other athletes, dancers can take classes virtually and while it’s not ideal, it is...

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Party supply businesses struggle through the pandemic and absence of birthday celebrations.

Unique quarantine birthdays force a decline in revenue for party businesses

March 2, 2021

The new social distancing and isolation in the pandemic has inspired new ways to celebrate birthdays. From Zoom calls to small outdoor gatherings, celebrations have changed dramatically. Sophomore Morgan...

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The elderly have been restricted from seeing friends and family, forcing them to feel isolated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elderly battle isolation in quarantine

January 28, 2021

The elderly have been heavily impacted by the pandemic with the new need to socially distance and a dependence on virtual conversations. The current restrictions have created repetitive days and limited...

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#1: The attack on the Capitol

#1: The attack on the Capitol

January 13, 2021

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Distance learning challenges students, teachers and administrators to adapt to a new reality.

Did Burlingame do a good job in administering and preparing for distance learning?

November 23, 2020

Throughout distance learning, perspectives on how Burlingame and the administration chose to respond to COVID-19 have varied. Some students argue the administration did the right thing, while others rally...

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Students submitted artwork to the Burlingame Public Library in October which was displayed outside Burlingame City Hall.

Burlingame Public Library project unites the teen community in a time of isolation

November 17, 2020

The Burlingame Public Library created a teen art project in October which allowed teenagers to submit artwork reflecting their feelings in quarantine. This project gave teenagers a voice and platform to...

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The newly elected sophomore student council brings unique ideas during their first meeting in light of a pandemic.

Burlingame Student Council finds new ways to unite student body

October 23, 2020

The Burlingame High School Student Council has been forced to generate unique ways to hold activities for the student body in the age of online school. Last year, student council made strides to connect...

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Broadway is closed to cars throughout the weekend to enhance safety for residents in Burlingame.

Weekend road closure shakes businesses on Broadway

October 12, 2020

On July 6, Burlingame City Council decided to close Broadway Ave. to cars every weekend. The closure allows restaurants to extend seating into the street and while continuing to follow COVID-19 safety...

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