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Will Kriner

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter

Will Kriner is a junior at BHS, and this is his second year in Journalism. He is eager to further improve his writing skills this year by writing articles for the Burlingame B and working with his peers. Outside of school, he enjoys listening to music, playing basketball, watching TV shows, and hanging out with his friends.
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The answers from SMUHSD staff to the survey question: “How should the Board allocate the proceeds from the sale of Crestmoor?”

Board discusses options with newly allocated funds, puts WASC action plans in motion

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
February 27, 2024

For 40 years, Peninsula High School was located at the Crestmoor property in San Bruno. That changed in 2020 when the school relocated to a site in Burlingame. Ever since, the district has been in the...

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The most commonly occurring words in students’ responses to the free response question, “What is one thing that is preventing you from being successful in your classes?”

Board reviews highs and lows of student progress from the last year

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
February 1, 2024

“Procrastination.” When asked “What is one thing that is preventing you from being successful in your classes?” in the Panorama Back-to-School survey, this was students’ most common response....

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A rendering of the view of the town square from Park Road showcases the potential for a modern community space.

Long-awaited town square finally coming to Burlingame

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
December 22, 2023

For almost 20 years, discussions have echoed throughout city hall regarding the construction of a new town square for downtown Burlingame. It’s been a long wait, but the town square will finally come...

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A pro-Israel protest demands action from the U.S. government to return hostages held by Hamas (left) and a pro-Palestine group protests in front of the White House (right).

Public comments reflect fear, under-representation at Board meeting

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
November 28, 2023

On Thursday, Nov. 16, the San Mateo Union High School District Board fielded public comments and concerns from 65 speakers regarding the ongoing Israel-Hamas war and Superintendent Randall Booker’s initial...

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District-wide rates of proficiency in the math section of the CAASPP test, dating back to the 2017-18 school year, were analyzed by race and ethnicity at the meeting.

Board recognizes LGBTQIA+ history month, analyzes mixed district-wide academic progress

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
October 5, 2023

Despite returning to pre-pandemic learning standards, the San Mateo Union High School District saw a downturn in California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test results in English...

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Clack is prepared to use his extensive knowledge of literature to help kids do their very best.

Meet Brian Clack, one of Burlingame’s unsung heroes

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
May 9, 2023

Over the years, substitute teacher Brian Clack has done it all: He’s worked in multiple careers, raised a big family and taught in virtually every classroom at Burlingame, where he has developed relationships...

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Junior Clara Zhong competes in a singles match during the PAL tournament.

Badminton caps off season with high morale despite mixed PAL results

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
May 6, 2023

Coming off of a 5-9 record in the PAL Bay this season, Burlingame’s badminton team competed in the annual PAL tournament at Aragon High School, with a number of top players making their mark at the competition. On...

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Security cameras, like this one in the A-Building, will soon be added to campus entrances.

Administration adds new cameras to address hate incidents and vandalism

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
April 20, 2023

In light of recent vandalism and hate incidents on campus, administration plans to install two new security cameras around the entrances of the school, which they hope will help deter future incidents. Although...

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Sophomore Tyler Leung fires back in a mixed doubles match against El Camino High School on April 11.

Badminton team struggles to find consistency in middle of PAL Bay standings

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
April 18, 2023

On Tuesday, April 11, the varsity badminton team put together a dominant performance over El Camino High School, winning by a score of 20-10.   Burlingame excelled in the girls’ doubles, with seniors...

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Nakamura’s “Green Quad” design shows his vision for a new freshman quad.

Architecture class takes on freshman quad redesign

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
March 19, 2023

With a team of sophomores, juniors and seniors, the Architecture II class will take on its first big project this summer — redesigning Burlingame’s freshman quad. The aim of the project is to make...

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Junior Jayden Ma fires back in a singles match against Aragon.

Badminton finds rhythm after roller coaster start

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
March 10, 2023

Badminton has tried to put a string of wins together in its first games of the season, however this is much easier said than done. On Feb. 28, the badminton team kicked off their season with a narrow loss...

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Badminton

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
February 28, 2023

After last season’s impressive fourth place finish in the PAL, the badminton program is excited to welcome a promising group of underclassmen and proven leadership.  This season, a number of...

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Multiple dancers inside the lion costume perform accompanied by a group of several drummers.

Main Library rings in Year of the Rabbit with festive dance, musical performance

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
February 2, 2023

Burlingame celebrated the Lunar New Year at the Main Library on Saturday, Jan. 28, kicking off the Year of the Rabbit with a traditional lion dance, a spirited ensemble of drummers and a festive crowd....

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A rendering of the gym facilities renovation.

Athletic Director unveils plan for reconstruction of gym facilities; students weigh in

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
January 17, 2023

For almost two years, a plan has been in motion to renovate the athletic facilities at Burlingame. Although construction won’t begin until summer break starts, the expansion and reconstruction of the...

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Club president Pierce Schuman poses for a photo in the Burlingame cafeteria on October 19, 2022.

Common Cents club president Pierce Schuman on his motivations, future plans for his club

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
December 7, 2022

Investing – it’s something that’s becoming increasingly popular in recent years, especially among young adults. In fact, about $500 billion has been invested worldwide over the last 5 months. At...

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After returning to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, the district saw a vast increase in expulsions.

SMUHSD Board of Trustees discusses recent trends in student discipline, new funding for arts and music

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
October 20, 2022

Despite a return to pre-pandemic attendance rates, the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD)  saw an uptake in expulsions during the 2021-2022 school year. Across the schools in the district,...

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Math Club president Sophia Flagg poses for a photo inside the library.

Math Club president Sophia Flagg discusses her passion for STEM and upcoming club events

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
October 4, 2022

High school students and math? Generally, not a great combination. For most students, math seems to be their worst enemy — nothing could be worse than spending countless hours studying for subjects...

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New Italian teacher is prepared to apply a meticulous work ethic to a challenging language curriculum.

Celine Tan

Will Kriner, Senior Reporter
October 4, 2022

New Italian teacher is prepared to apply a meticulous work ethic to a challenging language curriculum.

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