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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Burlingame High School - CA
Students in understaffed businesses meet both unexpected pressures and benefits
Features

Isabel Liu | November 21, 2022

Truedan, a popular bubble tea shop in downtown Burlingame, hired senior Jayden Entenmann at the beginning of August. But by Entenmann’s third week on the job, Truedan was relying on a team of just four…

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

Michelle Moshkovoy | November 14, 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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National referee shortage plagues high school football
Showcase

Jake Rothstein | November 14, 2022

Playing under the Friday night lights is a quintessential part of the high school football experience. But since the pandemic, unprecedented referee shortages have threatened to disrupt the long-lasting…

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Unidos: Highlighting Hispanic voices at Burlingame
Features

Lizzy Wan | October 6, 2022

Between Sept. 15 and Oct. 16, the United States is celebrating its 34th Hispanic Heritage Month. The observation dates back to 1968 when California Congressman George E. Brown introduced Hispanic Heritage…

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A level playing field: local organization empowers women in sports leadership
Showcase

Sophia Bella | September 21, 2022

While athletes are often at the center of discussions about gender disparity in sports, the coaching industry frequently lacks the same attention. A Burlingame-based organization has their sights set on…

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Racist, Anti-Semitic graffiti discovered on campus
News

Elise Spenner | September 13, 2022

The Investigation

On Tuesday afternoon, a student reported seeing graffiti of a swastika and n-word on the wall of the C-Building boys’ bathroom. 

After being notified by the student, Burlingame…

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Tanforan: from internment camp to mall to biotech campus
Features

Isabel Liu | April 27, 2022

Due to various company bankruptcies and the rising trend of online shopping accelerated by COVID-19, the San Bruno City Council has authorized the closing of The Shops at Tanforan and Tanforan Century…

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Peninsula High School: speaking out against neglect
News

Elise Spenner | February 23, 2022

On Sept. 20, 2021, the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Peninsula High School to celebrate the opening of a state-of-the-art facility for the continuation…

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New California composting mandate aims to free up landfills, combat climate change
News

Sophia Bella | February 17, 2022

On Jan. 1, California implemented the first stage of a multi-level initiative to divert organic waste from landfills.

Senate Bill 1383 states that residents, businesses and state-run schools are mandated…

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Climate rally links youth advocates and local politicians in favor of carbon fee
News

Lexi Goldstein | September 14, 2021

“We are unstoppable; another world is possible.”Climate advocates echoed this chant throughout San Mateo Central Park on Saturday afternoon at the “Students for a Carbon Fee & Dividend Rally.”…

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SMUHSD Board denies proposal to fly pride flag
News

Samantha Johnstone | May 24, 2021

On Thursday, May 20, the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) Board held their last meeting of the school year. Superintendent Dr. Kevin Skelly recommended the motion to approve a proclamation…

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Cookbook project to spark connection between generations and assist broader community
Features

Elise Spenner | April 23, 2021

Before the pandemic, senior citizen Gertrude Stopper would go to church multiple times a week. Occasionally, she would go downstairs and have a glass of wine at the senior living facility, but when the…

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Disposable masks protect humans but not the environment
Features

Jaden Luke | March 9, 2021

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks became a necessity in order to limit the spread of the virus. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) learned new knowledge about COVID-19…

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Schools and statues. Why not streets?
Opinions

Elise Spenner | March 5, 2021

In my 14 years on this planet, our society has grown more aware of the people we put on pedestals, glorify in textbooks and immortalize with monuments. Slowly, we have realized that the history we celebrate…

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Surge in anti-Asian hate engenders peaceful rally in San Mateo
News

Lexi Goldstein | March 3, 2021

On Feb. 27 hundreds of mask-clad Bay Area residents gathered in San Mateo Central Park for the “#StandForAsians” rally to peacefully protest the recent onslaught of anti-Asian hate crimes. 

Hate-fueled…

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PanElixir: a cure for all
Features

Caroline Yeow | February 23, 2021

In the spring of 2020, New York City was the epicenter of COVID-19 in the U.S. The bustling city skidded to a halt; schools closed their doors, restaurants stood idle and brick and mortar stores hung up…

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Parents and students hold protest over continued school closures
News

Amelia Harris | February 11, 2021

A group of parents and students gathered on the corners of El Camino Real at Burlingame Avenue and Broadway Avenue this afternoon to protest the ongoing high school closures. Passing cars honked in support…

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Burlingame bike stores pedal past hurdles as demand for bikes takes off
Features

Allison Cohen | December 1, 2020

Looking around Burlingame, it’s difficult to miss the masses of new bikers who have been hitting the streets. From hordes of teenagers in biking troupes, to middle-aged adults biking independently, to…

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Listen to the voice of nature, Attenborough’s new documentary warns
Arts & Entertainment

Elise Spenner | November 19, 2020

In a recent documentary, the voice of nature has, at long last, spoken out. It’s weathered, deep and gravelly. It’s angry, upset and frightened. But, it is simultaneously uplifting, energized and confident…

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The SMUHSD Board of Trustees candidates: Why they matter and what matters to them
News

Elise Spenner | November 4, 2020

With two days until a major national election, attention and publicity has been drawn to one small corner of the ballot. But for students, parents and other constituents within the San Mateo Union High…

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COVID-19 complicates hotel industry in Burlingame
Features

Alex Kelly | October 29, 2020

The hotel industry is prominent in Burlingame, and with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting travel, this industry has been hit hard as these hotels benefit from their proximity to the San Francisco International…

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Araz the true ASB president
News

Tyler Idema | May 20, 2019

An unlikely candidate sprung up in the midst of the ASB president elections when voting started on Feb. 13. Although he had not asked for it, junior Araz Ordubadi was “nominated” by his classmates…

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