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April 18, 2013

News

Panther Briefs AP Testing

BHS celebrates its diversity during International Week

By Emma Rosen

STAFF REPORTER

AP Testing will begin Monday, May 6 and will continue through Thursday, May 16. Students are advised to bring several sharpened Number 2 pencils for the multiple choice sections, blue or black ink pens for freeresponse questions, the 6-digit school code, a photo ID and a calculator, if needed. Scores will be emailed to students over the summer.

Day of Silence Day of Silence will be held Friday, April 19. There will be a gathering in front of the school during lunch to commiserate with fellow silent students about the struggles of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered adolescents. Students participating in the gathering will wear rainbow cloth wristbands, which will be passed out before school and during brunch.

Relay for Life

The diversity at Burlingame High School was showcased during International Week from March 25-29. The leadership commission, International Student Union Commission (IOS), headed by seniors Samuel Shih and Anfal Morsy, worked tirelessly to put on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My personal goal as the ISU commissioner is to have all the underrepresented cultures on this campus represented in a way where all Panthers will feel like they are part of the Panther family, whether or not they have a different skin color, have disabilities, or speak another language,â&#x20AC;? Shih said. International Week kicked off with a cultural assembly. Over 40 students and a professional dance company performed in the assembly to highlight the diversity that BHS has to offer. The assembly, put on by leadership and IOS, commenced with a performance of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Star Spangled Bannerâ&#x20AC;?

by the BHS choir. The performances of the assembly included the Ballet Folkorico; two different traditional Indian dances; the BHS dance club performing a Korean pop and American hip-hop fusion dance; and the BHS Polynesian club performing the Ori Tahiti and the Haka dances. The newest addition to the assembly was a professional dance group, Grupo Latino, that performed an upbeat dance based on Mexican, Anglo and African-American culture. The assembly was emceed by seniors Kira Baum and Nicki Lunghi, who entertained the students with facts about countries around the world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I look forward to International Week every year,â&#x20AC;? junior Meghan Fearn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The lunchtime performances this year were so cool that I wanted to learn to dance just like they did.â&#x20AC;? The festivities continued with a Japanese Taiko Drummer performance

on Tuesday at lunch. The following lunch, the BHS club members treated the students to foods from around the world and music by a Mariachi band. Some of the food options were Nutella and bread from the Italian Club, churros from the Christian club, T-Pumps, a bubble-tea drink, from Asian club, and Jamba Juice from the junior class cabinet. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lunch featured African GUXPPHUVDQGDĂ DJ,'JDPHZKHUH students tested their knowledge about Ă DJVIURPDURXQGWKHZRUOG The week came to an end with a Step Performance from Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, a primarily African-American fraternity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want everybody to be welcome in the Panther family just like how I was welcome when I came in as a freshman,â&#x20AC;? Shih said. International week reminds BHS students of the diversity of the student population and what we can all learn from different cultures. PHOTO BY MARIKA RUNDLE

Attention Relayers! The Relay for Life event in April has been moved from spring to October. The American Cancer Society and Relay for Life committees moved the date back to autumn in order to allow more time for planning and fundrasing. However, there was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;prelayâ&#x20AC;? on April 13 for dedicated relayers to enjoy a mini-event and participate in a fundraiser.

SMHS uses BHS theatre The Burlingame High School auditorium will be used April 22 by San Mateo High School to present its annual spring play while the SMHS theatre is renovated. This year San Mateo will present the play â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Foreigner,â&#x20AC;? a two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue DERXW WZR \RXQJ PHQ YLVLWLQJ D Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJ ORGJH LQ UXUDO Georgia.

Band Concert at Skyline The Burlingame High School band will be competing in the California Music Educators Association bay section at Skyline College, Saturday, May 11. The event is a music competition between school bands, featuring both school ensembles and soloist competitions. The event is scheduled to run all day.

Burlingame High School will celebrate Earth Week from April 22 to April 26. There will be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;recycling gameâ&#x20AC;? at lunch in the quad Tuesday, April 23. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turn off the lightsâ&#x20AC;? day will be Wednesday, April 24 when students are encouraged to turn off their lights. There will be an eco-walk game Thursday, April 25 at lunch.

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Spring elections held at BHS By Shirsha Basu STAFF REPORTER

After a long week of campaigning and voting, Burlingame High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership class has announced the winners of the ASB and Class Cabinet elections for the 2013-2014 school year. The future sophomore class cabinet includes freshman Lindsey Schoenthaler and Will Lowdon as Class Coordinators, Greg Pantazis as Secretary, Samantha Kotmel as treasurer, Natalie Somers as vice presdient and Ben Howley as president. As the newly elected president, Howley plans to promote school spirit and fundraising for the sophomore class. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also would love to showcase this classâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creativity more,â&#x20AC;? Howley said. For the junior class cabinet, sophomores Madeline Cheyette and Diana Cherny are class coordinators, Sabrina Cherny is secretary, Stephanie Chiou is treasurer, Reid Livingston is vice president and Esme Brachmann is president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would be able to organize the fundraisers that will lead to a better prom, and will be able to create new merchandise that will bring our entire class together,â&#x20AC;? Brachmann said.

Cheyette will be serving her second term as class coordinator. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will work to start even more fundraisers next year to ensure that we have money for upcoming events, PHOTO COURTESEY OF ANDREW PENG

Celebrate Earth Week

When the family group of Taiko drummers performed, BHS students felt the rhythm of Japanese culture.

Junior Wyatt Bland celebrates being voted ASB president. such as prom,â&#x20AC;? Cheyette said. The senior class cabinet includes juniors Stanley Kwong and Isabella Gomes as class coordinators, Julia Sinatra as secretary, Vivian Cheung as treasurer, Brian Klein as vice president and Kevin Maltz as presdient. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I plan to ensure the success of our Senior Class, whether it be spiritually, monetarily, etc,â&#x20AC;? Kwong said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course, this is very general, but as the

year comes, our goal of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;successâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; will undoubtedly become much more deĂ&#x20AC;QHGÂľ One of Sinatraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals is to increase the seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; involvement in events such as fundraisers and spirit days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As secretary, I plan to try to increase school spirit because our school GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\QHHGVPRUHÂľ6LQDWUDVDLG For the incoming treasurer, fundraising will be the primary goal. Cheung wants to raise more money for WKH VHQLRU FODVV WR Ă&#x20AC;QDQFH WKH:LQWHU Formal as well as for the spring Prom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was sophomore class treasurer, and I am currently junior class treasurer. I am eager to work on more fundraisers [next year],â&#x20AC;? Cheung said. The new Associated Student Body cabinet is junior Meghan Finnegan as Secretary, junior Robert Smith as ASB treasurer, and sophomore Uma Krishnan as ASB vice president. Junior Wyatt Bland secured his positing as ASB president last semester. Krishnan wants to review the system of our clubs at BHS. One of her goals is to start a â&#x20AC;&#x153;club roundtableâ&#x20AC;? in order to help clubs suceed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d also like to have more club input on food faires to make the food faires more exciting events building on BHS talent,â&#x20AC;? Krishnan said.


April 18, 2013

Opinion

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To eat crumpets or freedom fries? By Lucy McGarr STAFF REPORTER

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One Direction. The Queen. Tea. Big Ben. Crumpets. There is only one place that comes into mind when these words pop up in conversation or on the screen. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s England. England is known for so many wonderful things, and Americans are always curious about British styles, traditions, music, food and other aspects that are so important to a countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culture. The English, particularly the teenagers, are just as curious about American culture. Since we have so many opinions and stereotypical thoughts about England, what do they think of us? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m from England myself, and have just come back from visiting my home country, so I can tell you that English

The band, One Direction, is not as popular in England as it is in the US.

teenagers have just as many fantasies about America as American teenagers have about England. The English seem to be under the impression that it is always sunny in America, that all the girls have long blonde hair, and that we see celebrities in the streets. Now, you know as well as I do that this is not always the case. To British teenagers who spend their school days in the rain and in uniforms, being in sunny America with the freedom to wear whatever clothes you want seems like a dream. Since the majority of American school kids are given the privilege of wearing their own clothes to school, we have the opportunity to showcase personal style more so than in England. But, when English school girls are given the chance to wear their own clothes, they seize the opportunity to be as stylish as possible. So what, you may ask, are they wearing over in England? There are studs on every jacket, spikes on every shirt, and the most common style are high waisted shorts over tights with ankle length boots or Nike tennis shoes. If you want to get a sense of the English styles, the big stores where everyone shops are Topshop, New Look, River Island, and Miss Selfridge. Music has always held a place in every teenagerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart. But the most popular song in America is not the most popular song in England. Currently, number one on the UK charts is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pompeiiâ&#x20AC;? by Bastille, one of the most famous and successful bands in England. Following Bastille on the top 10 chart are musicians such as, Justin Timberlake, Wiley, Taylor Swift, Ben Howard, One Direction, Bruno Mars, and Adele. Generally speaking, most music is just as popular in the UK as it is in America. However, some of the big artists such as Adele and One Direction are surprisingly not as big in England as they are here. One of the biggest attractions of One Direction are their amazing British and Irish accents, but British teenagers are used to that accent. Therefore One D isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that incredible to

teens in their homeland as they are to Americans. One thing that the English are known for are imitating and perfecting other countriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; food. For example, Indian food is amazing in England. My favorite Indian restaurant in England is called The Raj Garden. Their popadoms and chicken tikka masala is outstanding and is cooked to perIHFWLRQZLWK D Ă&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ VDXFHWKDW EULQJVWKH ZKROH PHDO together. And, of course, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the beloved, timeOHVVPHDOIURP(QJODQGĂ&#x20AC;VKDQGFKLSV2QWKHZHHNHQG English teens who live near the seaside, in places such as Brighton or Cornwall, will go out to the nearby pier and KDYHĂ&#x20AC;VKDQGFKLSVLQWKHVDOW\VHDDLU What are the best restaurants in England? Obviously there are many, but there are two restaurants that are always perfect for a night out with friends: Nandoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Wagamamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Nandoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is probably the most famous restaurant in England. (It is also the favorite of Niall Horan, the blonde member of One Direction, pictured left.) Nandoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consists of one thing: Portuguese chicken. Unusual, right? Nandoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is famous for having hundreds of different dishes, all consisting of different varieties and styles of this chicken. You can have it in a burger, by itself, or with rice or potatoes. This simple concept for serving only chicken in a restaurant has now become a worldwide wonder. Wagamamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a Japanese restaurant. Very similar to Barracuda or Benihana in Burlingame, Wagamamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sits on the delicious line between fancy and casual dining. The food there is excellent, and you can order hot meals including ton katsu, tempura, and other delicious things. Wagamamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Nandoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite restaurants. Every aspect of England is enjoyable, and it is a fabulous place to visitâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with fabulous accents to boot. London is busy and bustling, and the countryside is cool and calm. 7KH8.KDVDORWWRRIIHUDQGLVGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ZRUWKWKHYLVLW I am convinced it will meet all the wonderful expectations you have for it.

Relationships provide support to students By Ciara Cray SENIOR REPORTER

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spring fever. That is what it is. And when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got it, you wantâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;oh, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite know what it is you do want, but it fairly makes your heartache you want it so!â&#x20AC;? Mark Twain said. As absurd as it may sound, science has proven that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true that the spring season can bring about joyful feelings and a certain positive energy that Twain refers to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;spring fever.â&#x20AC;? This leads to someone wanting to look for new opportunities and start new relationships, especially prevelant in the spring. Scientists believe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the weather and increase in sunlight during the spring that increases dopamine in the body, makomg people more susceptible to falling in love. But

what do people really want in a relationship? Knowing you have someone to fall back on and establishing trust is an essential part of a relationship. A relationship can starts with the simple, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like you,â&#x20AC;? because you both accept one anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s odd quirks and sense of humor. Having that security knowing that special someone shares the same feelings for you makes it easier to depend on them and know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be there after a long stressful day of school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice knowing that I can trust her,â&#x20AC;? junior Jonah Snyder said, about his girlfriend, senior Maggie Luna. 6RPH SHRSOH Ă&#x20AC;QG LW WULYLDO WR VWDUW D UHODWLRQVKLS VR young because high school students have more important things to worry about at this time in their life, such as col-

lege, grades, sports, extracurricular activities and other responsibilities. But having a long, trusting relationship can help you stabilize all those important goals and challenges you face as a teenager. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like how I can be myself around him,â&#x20AC;? sophomore Giulia Flygare said about her boyfriend sophomore Dylan Price. Girls like a guy who can make them laugh and guys like a girl who laughs at their jokes. A key part of a healthy relationship is humor. Ladies, if he can make you happy, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a keeper. When going through those stressful days of high school, at the end of the day you want your boyfriend/girlfriend to be the one you can count on to make you smile or better yet, laugh.

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Government to shutdown April Foolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Day

By Calvin Lau

April 2 cleanup reports cite â&#x20AC;&#x153;silly string, toilet paper, raw eggs and smashed piesâ&#x20AC;? as the majority of post-Foolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Day refuse. The projected cost of these cleanups can toLast week, President Barack Obama passed an executive order outlawing the observance and festivities of April tal upwards of $250 million dollars across the nation. And 1, also known as April Foolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Day, effective April 1, 2014. oftentimes these costs are placed on private industry comCiting an increase in trickery, deceit and stress levels in panies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working in the kitchen at Marie Callenderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s means managerial positions, Obama released a statement to the press voicing the administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerns over the pseu- that plenty of pie is thrown around on April 1,â&#x20AC;? manager Raymond Scalletti said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Including carpet cleaning, proddo-holiday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It came to my attention that April Foolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Day celebra- uct loss and the occasional workers compensation lawsuit, tionsâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? Obama paused deliberately. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Undermine the the price of April Foolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; can get up to as much as $100,000 safety regulations put forth by our men and women in uni- dollars.â&#x20AC;? Moreover, the added stress of prank anticipation leads form.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;April Foolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Day activities also restrict the growth and to sloppy work and decreased productivity. A recent study HIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQF\RIRXUQDWLRQ¡VHFRQRP\ZKLFKKDVDGLUHFWDI- E\WKH'HSDUWPHQWRI/DERUIRXQGWKDWRXWSXWHIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQF\ fect on the global economy,â&#x20AC;? chairman of the White House decreases up to 15% during the spring months. Many Burlingame High School students and teachers Council of Economic Advisers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The focus on pranks are quite disgruntled by the recent changes passed by the is what got many Eurozone nations into trouble.â&#x20AC;? Prank calls to emergency dispatch more than double Obama Administration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really looking forward to failing all of my stuevery April 1. ´)DNHHPHUJHQF\FDOOVSUHYHQWRXURIĂ&#x20AC;FHUVIURPGRLQJ dents on April 1 of next year, but now I have to keep it their jobs and directly compromise the safety of the com- real,â&#x20AC;? history teacher Michelle Riley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The government are the real fools here,â&#x20AC;? senior Kevin PXQLW\ÂľD%XUOLQJDPH3ROLFH2IĂ&#x20AC;FHUZKRZDQWHGWRVWD\ Chen said. anonymous, said. Others expressed ambivalence toward the proposed From an economics standpoint, the executiveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent PHDVXUH LV VXUH WR KDYH DQ RYHUDOO SRVLWLYH LQĂ XHQFH RQ reforms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As long as they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take away Arbor Day,â&#x20AC;? senior President Obama speaks to the public about his decision the market. Connor Hurley said. to cancel April Foolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Day. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF


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April 18, 2013

Feature

Students reflect on diversity at BHS By Gaby Sandor STAFF REPORTER

The entire world is brimming with different cultures. Culture is a beautiful part of the human experience and largely contributes to the individuality of people. From the Taiko drummers of Japan who performed for our school, to the delicious food sold by the Italian club, there are many ways BHS has showcased different cultural backgrounds here at the school. However, culture is not always recognized nor is its diversity always present. With that being said, let’s take a closer look and examine our school and our situation. Are we culturally aware? Even better, are we culturally diverse? Even if we were, why is it important to be culturally aware? According to the 2010 United States Census, the population of Burlingame was 67.7% white. Even though that was three years ago, it still sets the presumption that we might not be as culturally aware or diverse as we hope to be. When students were asked about this controversial topic, the answers were mixed. In addition, their statements were primarily based on comparing BHS to other schools in the district. “I think that we are culturally diverse, but not necessarily aware, and that in comparison to other schools, we could be much more aware,” sophomore Keegan Brady said. “Well, when you look in our classes, you don’t see many different cultures,” sophomore Michelle Fallon said. “Yes, there are minorities, but it’s not extremely diverse.”

“We’re mostly composed of whites and Asians, but I feel like we don’t make a big deal of it and we don’t have a reputation for being mostly whites and Asians,” junior Faraaz Rashidi said. “For example, Millbrae has the reputation having a large student population of Asian descent, but I don’t feel like that’s the case with Burlingame. Even though they’re not in the majority, I feel like each different culture has a place at BHS and is welcomed and accepted.” To explain, many students see that BHS is composed of different cultures, but do not see a large population of each-

“According to the 2010 United States Census, the population of Burlingame was 67.7% white” Moreover, while there is, to a certain degree, cultural diversity, those cultures show up in minorities. But does having minorities equal having cultural diversity? Some may say yes and some may say no. Regardless, minorities contribute to the cultural diversity of anybody of people due to it balancing out the majorities. Others saw the situation at BHS in a completely different light. “If you look around our campus, BHS is actually composed of an extremely diverse group of students,” senior

Kira Baum said. “However, we don’t celebrate that diversity as much as we should, and I believe that’s what causes us to be seen as a stereotypically rich, white school.” “I think that Burlingame is diverse in many ways and activities, such as how we put on the cultural assembly every year and show people how the dances are in other countries,” freshman Natalia Neumann said. “I think we are very culturally diverse because we have a lot of people from different parts of the world. The poster in the main hall is a good example of how diverse we are. I also think WKDWKDYLQJWKLVSURJUDPUHDOO\EHQHÀWVRXUNQRZOHGJHRQ the different cultures on the world.” “Despite the fact that, in Burlingame, some cultures are more abundant than others, I think that Burlingame High School is a culturally diverse and aware school,” senior Ingrid Oliveira said. “One look at our world map in the A Building and we instantly see a variety of different cultures that make up BHS, and although we may not be as culturally diverse as other schools or cities, there is a huge effort put forth by students and staff to celebrate and respect different cultures.” Regardless, it is still decidedly important to be culturally aware and diverse. “I think it’s important that BHS is culturally aware because, as a high school, we want to contribute to society by offering knowledgeable and conscientious students,” sophomore Stephanie Saisi said. Despite the mixed opinions on the cultural diversity and awareness of BHS, it can be agreed that there is potential for us to progress into a state of being even more cultural diversity and awareness.

Stars of “The Boyfriend” speak to the B Senior Elena Huang Role: Polly

Q: How was being the lead different from being in ensemble? A: It was really not that different than being in ensemble; I just had to stay in character instead of imagining one for myself. Q: What was your favorite part of the play? A: I guess the people. Everybody was nice and friendly.

Junior Peter Scattini Role: Tony

Q: What did you like about the play? A: Performing a 20s style musical with a great cast is very fun. Q: What was the hardest part for you? $ 7KH GDQFH ,·P QRW ZKDW \RX GHÀQH DV D GDQFHU -XVW JHWWLQJ LW GRZQ DQG PXOWLWDVNLQJZDVDELWGLIÀFXOW

Q: Was there a part of the play that you found particularly interesting or amusing? A: It was funny that I just suddenly learn my boyfriend’s name in one scene.

Q: What experience have you had with acting and singing? A: This was my third production at BHS. I was secondary lead last year. I’ve also been doing professional vocal and acting training in the city.

Senior Shayla Zink

Junior Sammy Marsh

Role: Nancy, Ensemble

Q: How many productions have you been part of? A: This was my 8th production in BHS and I have acted since 3rd grade. Q: What do you like about “The Boyfriend” in particular? A: I think it’s really fun, but slightly annoying. It’s a great chance to play happy exciting characters; we have fun making fun of it. I love the 20s era and the costumes are great. Q: What was your favorite dance? A: The Boyfriend because it’s fun and easier than our other dances. It sets up the show with a fun and light atmosphere.

Role: Ensemble

Q: In your opinion, which scene in the play was the most entertaining? A: The ball scene was very exciting. That was the climax of the show. There was a lot of drama and the costumes were great. Q: Did you have a lot of practice? A: Yeah, it was exhausting. It was worth it though. Q: What was your favorite part of the play? A: I loved the energy and the enthusiasm. Everyone was so excited.


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April 18, 2013

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At the request of the Drama Department, I shall start by saying that this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Boyfriendâ&#x20AC;? is a satire. That being said, it is much easier to admit that I liked it. Once I was able to laugh at the obnoxious lyrics (that claimed a boyfriend was every girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s si qua non â&#x20AC;&#x201C; life necessity), I started to really enjoy the production for what it was, a spoof of a typical 1920s musical. The live band, enthusiastic songs and lively dance numbers overshadowed the ridiculous plot points and some of the more outdated morals. It was hard not to get distracted by some of the obvious plot holes and oddities of the play. An old man woos a teenage girl just minutes before she accepts a marriage proposal. The play also features a rather disgusting marriage pact where the girls agree to tell their boyfriends they will marry them at the same time on the stroke of midnight. Slightly more subtle discontinuities cloud the situation between the two main characters. Considering the play puts an emphasis on Poly and Tony not knowing

Junior Peter Scattini swoons over senior Elena Huang.

anything about each other, they seem to learn and forget each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s names at different times in the play. Plot aside, the Burlingame High School Drama Department did a fantastic job on this production. The roles were exceptionally cast. Senior Elena Huang and junior Peter Scattini looked adorable as the young couple pretending to be poor for each other. Though their roles were rather clichĂŠ, Huang and Scattini poured their hearts into their romantics duets. Junior Veronica Ortiz made her character come alive DVWKHĂ LUW\WHDVLQJ0DLV\2UWL]DQGVHQLRU+XQWHU/RZdon made great partners, playing off each other in their romantic spats. A highlight of the show was their fantastic QXPEHU´:RQ¡W\RX&KDUOHVWRQZLWK0HÂľDWWKHHQGRIWKH Ă&#x20AC;UVWDFW7KHVRQJIHDWXUHGFDUWZKHHOVVSOLWVDQGJUHDWYRcal performances from them both. Ortiz was also able to steal some applause on opening night when she cleverly turned an accident into a jawdropping performance. When her microphone slipped off during a song, Ortiz swung it around by the wire as a prop and incorporated it into her dance, skillfully using the broNHQPLFDVDĂ LUWDWLRXVSURS Sophomore Adam Jaffe and junior Amanda Parola also gave stunning performances as old lovers reuniting after many years apart. Parola put on a hilariously wonderful French accent while Jaffe played the perfect stiff English gentleman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Boyfriendâ&#x20AC;? provided many interesting challenges for the backstage crew as well. Fitting a large band into such a small space as well as incorporating them with the quieter voices of the singers must have been a nightmare. However, only a few minor tech problems were audible during the play. The makeup group must have had a grand WLPHSUHSDULQJVHQLRU$QGUHZ%DLQWRQDQGMXQLRU0LFKHOOH Gertsvolf for their roles. The two played an old couple, giving the students backstage an interesting obstacle with aging makeup. 0DQ\SDUHQWVDQGVWXGHQWVJDYHXSWKHLUDIWHUQRRQVWR construct the sets for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Boyfriend.â&#x20AC;? Bruce Bainton designed the remarkable set, including his trademark lantern

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Junior Amanda Parola gazes at sophomore Adam Jaffe as they sing â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Want to Play with me Blues.â&#x20AC;?

hanging above the door of the little french cafe. The parents took care to make every costume in the show accurate to the Roaring Twenties, causing some VWUHVVIXOVLWXDWLRQV)RUH[DPSOHWKHKDWLQ+XDQJ¡VĂ&#x20AC;QDO costume had to be held together by staples in the back. The production turned out to be a big undertaking for WKH HQVHPEOH DV ZHOO 0RVW RI WKH VWXGHQWV LQ WKH QRQ speaking roles had at least two costume changes and gave up their afternoons for almost two months to learn seven dance numbers. This year, BHS hired a dance director to help choreograph the many musical numbers. However, Jaffe and Parola planned out their own steps for their main number â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Want to Play with me Blues.â&#x20AC;? Overall the stage, costumes and songs gave a strange comical impression. Everything seemed too happy, enthusiastic and overplayed: a perfect satire. And for seniors 6KD\OD =LQN$QG\ %DLQWRQ 5DFKHO )HGHU /RZGRQ DQG Huang as well as the backstage senior crew members JonDWKDQ&KDQDQG/XF\(OIPDQWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDOFXUWDLQFDOOPDUNHG their last time to shine on the BHS stage.


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Feature

April 18, 2013

Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Column Co-ed PE classes may end By Lucy McGarr STAFF REPORTER

Well, Burlingame High School, the staff of the Burlingame â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has done it again. We know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve missed us since last semester, and were bummed that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come out with a Formal Issue. Unfortunately, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been so focused on the online websiteâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and transitioning from using the program Quark to InDesign to design pagesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that we decided to publish two April issues. In this traditional newspaper issue, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re featuring the usual happenings here at BHS. Check out who won Spring elections, and be sure to tune into our feature on the infamous tea-shop debate between Rue du ThĂŠ vs. Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tea (Rue is superior, obviously). Congrats to girls and boys basketball for winning CCS championships! In fact, all sports at BHS have done so well this season that we knew we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put them all in one print issueâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;so, instead, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve published the best pictures on our sports pages so you can check out the long, detailed, and never-ending sports articles on our website TheBurlingameB.com. Kudos to our Sports Editor, Tanya, for keeping on top of those sports reporters like a pro. You tell â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em when those articles are due, girl. But if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten enough of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in this issue, have we got news for you (pun intended). Next week weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be coming out with our Prom Magazine Issue. You do not want to miss outâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;from our restaurant reviews, to our â&#x20AC;&#x153;How They Askedâ&#x20AC;? spread, to even comics, the Prom Magazine is going to be great. Trust us. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a masterpiece. Still havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had enough of The Burlingame â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;? Well, our staff has got you â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; MXQNLHVFRYHUHG2XUZHEVLWHLVSXEOLVKLQJDQHZDUWLFOHDOPRVWHYHU\GD\:H¡YH got everything you could ever need, including videos of the ASB-candidates campaign speeches, an editorial about the new BHS constitutional amendment, and news about how to save Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sandwiches. As always, we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have pulled these issues together without the amazing dedication of our staff and our advisor, Mrs. McLaughlin. You guys make all those hours after school during crunch week worth it. Additionally, we want to wish our Copy Editor Amelia a big get better soon, and we miss you. So, BHS, get excited for Promâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but, more importantly, get excited for the Prom magazine issue of the Burlingame â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coming out next week.

Boys and girls can tolerate each other. Or can they? As far as our generation has experienced, PE classes have been co-ed. However, our teachers can recall different memories, of single gender PE classes. Boys and girls used to work out at school separately. Members of the physical education department here at Burlingame High School favor the idea of PE classes being single gender. Boys football coach and physcial education teacher Coach John Philipopoulos states that he thinks that PE classes shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be co-ed. He says that he sees the same problems arising year after year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having taken PE in high school when it was single gender, I remember a much different experience than what our students are getting now,â&#x20AC;? Philipopolous said. 3KLOLSRSRORXVOLVWVDIHZUHDVRQVKHWKLQNVWKDWVLQJOHJHQGHU3(FODVVHVZRXOGEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WWKH physical education program at BHS. Among his reasons are greater comfort levels for boys and girls, reduction of embarrassment and worries revolving around body image, increased participation rate for boys and JLUOVGLIIHUHQFHLQVNLOOOHYHOERG\GHYHORSPHQWDQGVWUHQJWKDQGĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\PRUHHQMR\PHQW DQGFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHLQFUHDVHVSDUWLFLSDWLRQOHYHOV Philipopoulos makes excellent points regarding the issue about co-ed PE classes; however, not all students and teachers are in favor of the change. 6RPHPD\DUJXHWKDWER\VIHHOPRUHFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQWZRUNLQJRXWDURXQGJLUOVDQGYLFHYHUVD Some might say that having the opposite gender in the same vicinity while working out can ERRVWWKHLUFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHDQGPD\EHHYHQLQVSLUHPRUHH[HUFLVH These points aside, the BHS physical education teachers lean toward single gender PE classes as they believe it increases comfort level and participation in class. Students, on the other hand, have a different perspective. Sophomore Daniela Delzell disagrees with the idea that PE classes should be co- ed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think having the opposite gender in the same PE class is what gives us our motivation WRZRUNRXWLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWSODFHÂľ'HO]HOOVDLG Junior Lauren Neel believes otherwise, however. She thinks that having single gender PE FODVVHVZRXOGEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WHYHU\RQH â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be more comfortable and you would be more willing to work out without worrying about what the other gender is thinking,â&#x20AC;? Neel said. According to Laurie Hudelson, the chairperson of the physical education department, is currently debating whether to return to single gender PE classes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was something presented to administration and counseling by PE, yet we have not JRWWHQDGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWLYHDQVZHUDVWRZKHWKHULWLVKDSSHQLQJQH[W\HDUÂľ+XGOHVRQVDLG´:HDUH hoping to transition into this change.â&#x20AC;? Students may soon experience classes that teachers remember taking as children, classes in which boys and girls exercise in separate environments.

Ciaraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Corner

The Burlingame â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Staff Editors-In-Chief Kellie Macauley, Calvin Lau, Catherine Lowdon and Alina Utrata Teacher Advisor Linda McLaughlin

By Ciara Cray SENIOR REPORTER

Sports Editor Tanya Gromova Business Managers Alina Utrata and Caroline Denney Photographers Hannah Dahl, Marika Rundle, Ciara Cray, Calvin Lau, Taylor Thornton and Caroline Denney Page Designers Kellie Macauley, Hannah Dahl, Catherine Lowdon, Marika Rundle, Calvin Lau, Natalie Carney, Caroline Denney and Taylor Thornton Senior Reporters Calvin Lau, Marika Rundle, Hannah Dahl, Kellie Macauley, Catherine Lowdon, Tanya Gromova, Alina Utrata, Amiela Berger, Natalie Carney, Caroline Denney, Taylor Thornton, Janani Kumar, Sophie Hill and Ciara Cray Staff Reporters Hannah Wren, Mecca Allen, Bryan Anderson, Shirsha Basu, Elizabeth DaskalaNLV/XF\0F*DUU0HJ3DWHO1LFKRODV5HGĂ&#x20AC;HOG(PPD5RVHQ*DEULHOOD6DQGRU Marnie Sturm Burlingame â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; welcomes comments as well as information about errors that need to be corrected. Messages may be e-mailed to <theburlingameb@gmail.com> The opinion expressed in editorials and opinion articles are those of reporters and GRQRWQHFHVVDULO\UHĂ HFWWKHRSLQLRQRIWKH%+6VWDIIRUVWXGHQWV

 :H¡UHDSSURDFKLQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKOLQH6HQLRUV Applications have been sent to schools, and the waiting game is almost over as we impatiently wade through those never-ending college emails in hopes of good news. Most colleges have reached their applicants with the good or bad news of being accepted RUUHMHFWHGDQGWKHQWKHUHDUHWKHOHWWHUVWKDWPHHW\RXKDOIZD\E\SODFLQJ\RXRQWKHLUZDLWing list. Being placed on a schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s waiting list gives you an opportunity to send an additional letter of recommendation or progress report to boost the chances of your application being WDNHQRIIWKHZDLWLQJOLVW7KLVDOVRGHSHQGVRQKRZWKHDGPLVVLRQVRIĂ&#x20AC;FHVDWWKHVFKRROZRUN VRNHHS\RXUĂ&#x20AC;QJHUVFURVVHG6FKRROVVKRXOGQRWLI\DSSOLFDQWVLIWKH\DUHUHPRYHGIURPWKH waiting list by mid-April or shortly after May 1. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put too much focus into those schools where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been placed on the waiting list and put more effort into researching the ones that have accepted you into their school. Before making the big decision make sure to pay attention to the environment and social aspects of WKHVFKRROV\RX¡UHFKRRVLQJIURPZKLOHPDNLQJVXUHWKDWWKHDFDGHPLFSURJUDPVĂ&#x20AC;WZKDW you plan to do in the future. Keep in mind, the deadline to commit to a college is May 1.  &ROOHJHFDQOHDYHVWXGHQWVLQKRUULEOHGHEWLQWKHIXWXUHVRLWLVLPSRUWDQWWRĂ&#x20AC;QGZD\V of decreasing the costly tuition of college by applying for scholarships. Some scholarships require your name and family information, while some are more complex, requiring essays that are unique to your hobbies and interests.  ,QWKH&DUHHU&HQWHU\RXFDQĂ&#x20AC;QGD6FKRODUVKLSELQGHUZKHUH\RXFDQĂ LSWKURXJKVFKROarships that previous BHS students have received. These scholarships can be either very VSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FRUJHQHUDODVWKH\DSSO\WRGLIIHUHQWUDFHVDQGVNLOOVRIVWXGHQWV7KLVPHDQVWKDWDOO your quirky talents you were told would get you nowhere in life, will. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to stay stress-free through this tough decision, so get your bubble baths ready and book your massage appointments while making sure to keep your grades up and ZKLOHWU\LQJWRSLFNZKLFKVFKRROLVWKHEHVWĂ&#x20AC;WIRU\RX%HVWRIOXFNWR\RX6HQLRUV


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Sports

April 18,2013

Boys basketball wins CCS championship By Bryan Anderson STAFF REPORTER

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at 11 by the end of the period. $OWKRXJK%+6FRPPLWWHGVHYHUDOWXUQRYHUVLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW half, they fought their way back during the third quarter. With about two minutes left in the period, Cruz hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 34. Unfortunately, after falling behind by ten points, Burlingame went on a 9-0 run. 3+272%<0$5,.$581'/(

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night in order to put his team in the best position to win. After suffering from a disappointing buzzer beater loss in the Peninsula Athletic League tournament, their conĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHZDVDWDORZ1HYHUWKHOHVVWKH\UHPDLQHGGHWHUmined to achieve their goal of obtainig a CCS trophy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were all so focused because [winning the CCS championship] has never been done in the school history,â&#x20AC;? senior guard Mikel Floro-Cruz said. %+6SURYHGUHDG\WRULVHWRWKHFKDOOHQJHLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW TXDUWHU%HFDXVHRIMXQLRUFHQWHU1LFN/RHZ¡VRXWVWDQGLQJ rebounding and shooting abilities, the Panthers were ahead 16-10 by the end of the period. During the second quarter, senior guards Connor Haupt and Mikel Floro-Cruz helped increase the Panther lead. By halftime, BHS was winning 27-17. However, Santa Cruz refused to let the Panthers off the hook. As the game progressed, the Panther defense struggled WRFRQWDLQWKH&DUGLQDOV$OWKRXJKWKHGHĂ&#x20AC;FLWZDVFXWQHDUly in half by the end of the period, the Panthers remained FRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQW In the fourth period, BHS cashed in on offensive opportunities, but struggled to expand their lead. As the game approached its end, the Cardinals came within one possession of tying the game. As the seconds waned off of the clock, the Panther bench stood up and cheered. After a missed Santa Cruz shot, the Panthers sealed a 54-51 victory. With this win, WKH\FDSWXUHGWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVW&&6WLWOHLQVFKRROKLVWRU\ ´,IZHZDQWWRZLQWKHVWDWHWRXUQDPHQWZH¡YHJRWWR play as a team. work the ball on offense, and get them [Campolindo] to play our game,â&#x20AC;? junior forward Jacob Crowell said. To open the state tournament, the Panthers took an early lead. However, Campolindo came back to tie the game

Senior guard Tyler Paratte goes to the free-throw line. With 50 seconds left to play in the game, senior guard Connor Haupt pulled up a three. Unfortunately for the Panthers, the ball trickled off of the rim. In the end, they lost 58-50. Despite the loss, faculty members remain proud of what the squad has accomplished. ´,¡PUHDOO\SURXGIRUWKHVWXGHQWVWKDWVWXFNZLWKWKHLU team,â&#x20AC;? Dean Fred Wolfgramm said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The team embodied the spirit of our community.â&#x20AC;?

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By Bryan Anderson STAFF REPORTER

)RU WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW WLPH VLQFH  WKH %XUOLQJDPH +LJK School girls varsity basketball squad won the Central Coast Section tournament. To win the title, they defeated the Branham Bruins Saturday, March 2.  ,QWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWSHULRG%XUOLQJDPHJRWRIIWRDKRWVWDUWRQ both ends of the court. Senior guards Dana Michaels and Lauren Rally made multiple buckets to propel the team to a 17-10 lead.  $VWKHKDOISURJUHVVHGWKH3DQWKHUVLQFUHDVHGWKHGHĂ&#x20AC;cit. After two quarters of play, BHS was ahead 35-22.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that [head coach Bill Lepeltak] was able to unleash the girls talent on the courtâ&#x20AC;? As Michaels and Rally continued making buckets, senior forward Katie Gutierrez gave her teammates more scoring opportunities by obtaining numerous offensive rebounds. Although their lead was slightly cut into during the IRXUWK SHULRG WKH 3DQWKHUV ZHUH DEOH WR Ă&#x20AC;QLVK WKH JDPH with a comfortable 62-48 victory. Many of the faculty members are proud to see the Panthers compete at a high level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that he [head coach Bill Lepeltak] was able to unleash the girls talent on the court,â&#x20AC;? Dean Fred Wolfgramm said. Unfortunately, the girls were unable to continue their ZLQQLQJ VWUHDN LQ WKH RSHQLQJ URXQG RI WKH 1RUWKHUQ Senior point guard Lauren Rally looks to pass the ball at California state tournament on March 6 against Modesto the Northern California state tournmanet on March 6.

Christian 34-48. At the beginning of the game, the Panther offense struggled to generate points. However, their tremendous GHIHQVHNHSWWKHPLQWKHJDPH$IWHUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWSHULRG%+6 trailed 7 to 5. During the second quarter, the Panthers struggled on both ends of the court. Although senior forward and center 1LQD1HZPDQPDGHVRPHVSHFWDFXODUUHERXQGVWKHWHDP fell behind 22-13 by halftime. In the second half, Burlingame picked up their intensity. However, they could not cut into the Modesto lead. Although their season came to an end, the Panthers are happy with their achievements.  ´,¡PSURXGRIKRZHYHU\ERG\FDPHRXWVRVWURQJWKLV year,â&#x20AC;? Privado-Baker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We overcame a lot of obstacles.â&#x20AC;?  0RVWVWXGHQWVDW%XUOLQJDPHDUHSURXGRIWKH3DQWKHUV¡ win.  ´,¡PUHDOO\KDSS\IRUWKHPÂľMXQLRU3KLOOLS0DVWHUVRQ said. After a legendary year, including a CCS title, the Panthers season came to an end. Under head coach Bill LeSHOWDN WKH WHDP Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHG WKH VHDVRQ ZLWK D  RYHUDOO record, 11-1 in league play. Out of thousands of California high schools, the girls basketball squad ranks among the top 150. The success of the team can also be attributed to the hard work of the individual players. According to Mapreps.com, Michaels and Rally scored more points per game than any other individual in their league.  1HZPDQ DOVR KDG DQ LPSUHVVLYH VHDVRQ E\ REWDLQLQJ the more total rebounds in the Peninsula Athletic League than any other player. Although the team will lose a lot of its seniors to graduation, they hope to be just as successful next season.

7-6-7

Varsity Girls

8-4-2 CCS semifinalists

JV Boys

10-5-2

JV Girls

8-4-2

Varsity Boys

21-9 CCS champions

Varsity Girls

28-3 PAL and CCS champions

JV Boys

11-13

JV Girls

22-2 PAL champions

Wrestling

Varsity Boys

Basket-­ ball

Soccer

Winter Sports Wrap-Up 4-1 Senior Captains Alejandro Sandoval, Jason Desanto and Krikor Der Abrahamian went to CCS


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April 18,2013

Sports

Burlingame High School spring sports highlights Photos by Hannah Dahl and Marika Rundle

Freshman John Weingand attempts to set his new record. Junior Julia Sinatra waits for her opponent to serve.

Junior Matthew Rivera prepares to enter the game.

Junior Robert Baumgarten looks to feed the ball.

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Sophomore Melissa Guevara squares up to the plate.

Sophomore Scott Taggart positions to swing.

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Sophomore Rachel Topper sprints to catch the ball.

Sophomore Maya Gutierrez challenges the other team’s pass.

Junior Owen Jones completes his 100 backstroke.

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