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Sophia Puzon

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter

Sophia Puzon is a junior at Burlingame High School and a second-year journalism student. She's thrilled to return this year as a seasoned senior reporter. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, playing video games, and most of all sleeping.

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Junior and co-captain Lauren Aguilar breaks from the neutral position and stands guard at the beginning of the period.

Aguilar and Jarrett make wrestling history with qualification for state championships

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
February 28, 2024

Last week, juniors Andrew Jarrett and Lauren Aguilar made Burlingame history. Jarrett placed third at the Central Coast Section (CCS) Masters tournament in the 190-pound division, and junior Lauren Aguilar...

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Co-captain and junior Lauren Aguilar stands in neutral position opposite her Hillsdale opponent before the period begins.

Wrestling overwhelms Hillsdale ahead of championships

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
January 31, 2024

Varsity wrestling claimed two victories in their final two meets of the season this week, beating Hillsdale High School on Thursday, Jan. 25, and triumphing over 39-38 in their final dual meet on Monday,...

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The Artificial intelligence club’s goals are to be able to ethically incorporate artificial intelligence software into education.

New AI Club surveys students and teachers to gauge knowledge, trust of AI

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
January 30, 2024

Less than a year after the release of ChatGPT, the chatbot software that has since become ubiquitous with the use of artificial intelligence for academic dishonesty, sophomore Serena Koopmans took the...

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Sophomore Eva Mercer performs a flip in the air during halftime on Oct. 13 against Atherton. Such feats are susceptible to injury, and demand full mobilization to deliver.

Beyond the sideline: Recognizing effort, risks of cheerleading

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
November 19, 2023

“Cheerleading isn’t a sport.”  It’s a common sentiment echoed throughout school hallways and locker rooms. But understandably, it frustrates cheerleaders to have their athleticism constantly...

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The cheer team chants their “Fight” song to keep the crowd energized and engaged throughout the game.

[Photo] Cheer sustains spirit despite loss against Wilcox, prepares for Little Big Game

Kaylee Hwang, Staff Reporter
October 17, 2023

The cheer team chants their “Fight” song to keep the crowd energized and engaged throughout the game.

Many students have their wisdom teeth removed during high school to prevent dental problems down the road.

Students share trials and tribulations of wisdom teeth removal

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
October 12, 2023

Much like getting a driver’s license or graduating high school, getting wisdom teeth removed is a common rite of passage for teenagers and young adults. But horror stories about the medical procedure,...

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Junior Lucy Istock performs an upside down split during half time on Sept. 8.

Cheer takes spirit, camaraderie to new level against Arroyo

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
September 12, 2023

The cheer squad brought an extra dose of spirit and enthusiasm to the Panthers’ football match-up against Arroyo High School on Friday, Sept. 8. In addition to their traditional mid-game festivities...

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Construction for the new gym facilities began in May and are expected to be completed by January 2025.

Athletes, admin adapt amid gym construction

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
September 4, 2023

There is, quite literally, a hole in the heart of Burlingame this year. Walk between the basketball courts and the A-Building during passing period, or head to the football field for a rally, and it's...

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Cafeteria manager Vicki Ottoboni tops off cinnamon rolls with icing in preparation for brunch time.

Cafeteria brings back scratch cooking with fried chicken, cinnamon rolls

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
May 5, 2023

In the past two months, the school cafeteria has undergone a significant change in its approach to cooking, moving away from conventional processed and pre-packaged methods in favor of preparing meals...

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Senior Taylor Woo holds a certificate for her black belt promotion. She has been practicing Kuk Wool Son since the sixth grade.

Not just for show: the merits of martial arts

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
April 21, 2023

There are over 180 different variations of martial arts originating from around the globe, and some students at Burlingame have taken up the intense commitment. Senior Kiana Hee, for example, began training...

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Review: Battle of the acai bowls

Review: Battle of the acai bowls

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
January 30, 2023

It's no secret that acai bowls — with their vibrant purple hue, nutritious ingredients, and endless topping combinations — have become a go-to snack for health-conscious eaters. These bowls are made...

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Crocheting, knitting and other crafts can offer a wide range of benefits. It serves as an outlet for creativity, and a method of relaxing from a period of work or tension.

The Sit n’ Stitch club, an artisanal haven

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
January 13, 2023

The Sit n’ Stitch club is a refuge for students with a knack for crafts and needlework. Led by co-founders junior Stella Wettan and sophomore Tova Ruben, the club serves as a space where students can...

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Boba pearls are made of tapioca starch, and typically accompany a drink which is usually a type of tea.

Review: Battle of the boba shops

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
January 6, 2023

Burlingame Avenue is known for four things: ice cream parlors, acai bowl spots, trendy cafes — and an abundance of boba shops. Some, like Tpumps and Happy Lemon, reside directly on the Avenue, in view...

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GSA members Violet Hansma, Ayden West and Sawyer Fair celebrated National Coming Out Day on the stage in the main quad with other club participants. Many members of the community wore rainbow ribbons and pride flags to support and celebrate the school’s LGBTQ presence.

GSA Club brings National Coming Out Day to Burlingame

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
October 18, 2022

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club hosted a campaign table at lunch to mark and celebrate the nationally-recognized Coming Out Day on campus. The club’s cabinet members...

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A pride flag hangs up in Ms. Murphys classroom. She, along with other BHS teachers has hung up pride flags to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community and to encourage a safe space where students can feel comfortable about their identity.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance welcomes all

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
October 7, 2022

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club serves as a safe space for LGBTQ+ and allied students to speak about issues that impact LGBTQ+ youth in their schools and communities. At Burlingame, the GSA...

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Maybe about editor-in-chief Audrey Limb’s hopes and goals for the club as well as potential stuff about the next issue.

New year, new leadership: Catcher Zine paints a future of inclusivity

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
September 26, 2022

Since its founding in 2020, the Catcher Zine club has served as an outlet for students to showcase their passion for art and literature. Senior Audrey Limb, the club’s new editor-in-chief, hopes to support...

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