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“Bridgerton” is a cliche teen drama with a high price tag

Allison Szetu, Design Editor February 8, 2021

On Christmas Day, Netflix users all over the world received a gift: "Bridgerton." Netflix’s "Bridgerton" is based on the popular book series of the same name by Julia Quinn. Set during the Regency Era...

Warner Brothers’ 2020 production of “Wonder Woman 1984” closes out the year with a whimper, not a bang.

“Wonder Woman 1984” wastes potential

Aidan Hay, Staff Reporter February 7, 2021

In a year starved of movies, I was cautiously optimistic before watching the newest addition to DC’s expanded universe, “Wonder Woman 1984.” Previous releases like 2019’s lighthearted “Shazam!”,...

Different podcast shows have students and teachers intrigued, engaged and laughing.

Burlingame’s students and teachers are listening to podcasts

Kristie Kim, Staff Reporter January 29, 2021

Students and teachers at Burlingame have been listening to podcasts as a way to tune into their interests while doing daily activities. Podcasts are run in different styles depending on the type of show:...

Teen watches as influencers continue to post TikToks of their travels in the midst of a pandemic.

Celebrities set a negative precedent by traveling

Lizzy Wan, Staff Reporter January 28, 2021

It has almost been a year since the pandemic began last March; since then people have started to become more careless when it comes to following the COVID-19 guidelines. Specifically, groups of celebrities...

Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, and 22, voiced by Tina Fey, star in Pixar’s latest film “Soul”.

Pixar’s “Soul” highlights the importance of embracing the small beauties of life and encourages self-reflection

Isabelle Idio, Staff Reporter January 26, 2021

Pixar’s latest film, “Soul” delves into deeper philosophical concepts surrounding our individuality and is unafraid to address the bigger questions about life that we all have in mind.   It...

John Kevranian, owner of Nuts for Candy, shuffles through papers waiting anxiously for customers.

A gift guide to shopping local Burlingame businesses

Samantha Johnstone, Webmaster December 13, 2020

Shopping locally is always a good idea, but it is more important now than ever. People are spending more time at home, and storefronts are seeing the impact of decreased customers. While online businesses...

The front cover of “Floating Notes,” designed by Brent Bates, is as subtle and enigmatic as the novella it conceals.

Babak Lakghomi’s “Floating Notes” is a compelling mystery-in-totems

Thomas Luxton, Staff Reporter December 8, 2020

The narrator of “Floating Notes” is paranoid. One may begin to suspect him of unreliability. Within the first two pages, he has already contradicted himself: “I have to be careful or they would know...

94-year-old naturalist David Attenborough takes a stand on climate change in his recent documentary, which can be viewed on Netflix.

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

Elise Spenner, Staff Reporter November 18, 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...

Example of a home screen designed by sophomore Elizabeth Wan.

iOS 14: New features and how to download it

Jaden Luke, Staff Reporter October 18, 2020

Apple’s newest update, iOS 14, has brought new and exciting features to every iPhone, beginning with the iPhone SE and any later models, including the iPod touch (7th generation).   To install...

Burlingame student Isabella Dal Porto playing Nintendo’s “Super Smash Brothers Ultimate” in her free time.

Video games are keeping Burlingame students connected, and helping them through quarantine

Aidan Hay, Staff Reporter October 15, 2020

As of Oct. 11, the video game “Among Us” had 252,000 viewers on the streaming platform Twitch. Although it was released in 2018, “Among Us” has had an increase in player base since the start of...

A whole shelf dedicated to pumpkin and fall themed foods is located at the back of the Trader Joe’s store on S. Grant St. in San Mateo.

Trader Joe’s fall food review

Kristie Kim, Staff Reporter October 15, 2020

Autumn is coming our way as the summer air cools that means, Trader Joe’s is now stocked with their annual fall foods! From cookies to curry there is a variety of pumpkin and fall themed items in stores...

K-Drama Crash Landing On You is a romantic comedy and action series.

K-drama starter pack for inexperienced watchers

Allison Szetu, Design Editor September 11, 2020

The Korean drama wave is finally hitting America, and I am loving it. Growing up in America, I hardly ever saw Asian characters on TV. When they were shown, Asians were often portrayed in stereotypical...

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