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The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

Students at Burlingame acknowledged that they have shoplifted in the past, reflecting national trends.

Shoplifting culture: the disturbing rate of stealing among teenagers

Jeannine Chiang, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2023

In “Ginny & Georgia,” 15-year-old Ginny and her gaggle of friends swipe a shirt and jewelry from the mall. Although the store owner spots them, the girls escape any real consequences. Much like...

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Tattoos, regardless of peers opinions, are an artistic right that each and every American possesses.

Teens weigh in on stigma surrounding tattoos

Danny Conway, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2023

Teenagers‭, ‬whether or not they like to admit it‭, ‬make impulsive decisions all the time‭, ‬from ditching class‭, ‬to shoplifting‭, ‬to‭ ‬drinking‭. ‬Luckily for them‭,...

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Where ChatGPT can be helpful, it also can be misused and threaten academic integrity — especially in classes that involve writing, such as English or history classes.

ChatGPT can do your homework. Now what?

Jake Rothstein, Head Photographer
February 14, 2023

As the use of artificial intelligence in education becomes more prevalent, concerns are being raised about the ethical implications of using language models like ChatGPT in high schools. While the technology...

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Charlee Trenkle, Jaslene Lai and Anna Hill of AAPI Youth Rising stand in the White House to celebrate Washington’s Lunar New Year Celebration.

Student activist attends Lunar New Year celebration at White House

Amanda Nolan, Social Media Coordinator
February 7, 2023

When Jaslene Lai and two other Asian Americans walked the Washington D.C. streets on Thursday, Jan. 26, a man yelled at them. “Ching Chong,” he said. “Ni Hao,” he mocked.  Lai, who was in...

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The Mock Trial team gathers at the San Mateo County Courthouse in Redwood City for their first official competition of the season.

Mock Trial enters competition season with strong and confident start

Ana Lunaparra, Staff Reporter
January 31, 2023

After months of preparation, the Mock Trial team competed in its first official competition on Thursday, Jan. 26, held in-person at the San Mateo County Courthouse in Redwood City for the first time in...

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Celine Tan teaches her third period Italian 3 class on Nov. 28 — one of the four curriculums she leads in the language program.

First-year Italian teacher Celine Tan takes on changing language program

Michelle Moshkovoy, Sports Editor
January 19, 2023

In 1997, Burlingame’s Italian language program was on the brink of collapse. In a last ditch effort to revive the program, the administration took a chance on a young teacher with new ideas: Antonella...

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Juniors Caitlin Kall and Taryn Hallum, as well as sophomore Charlotte Chan, talk about their favorite winter fashion trends.

It’s the most comfortable time of the year

Ruby Rosenquist, Staff Reporter
January 17, 2023

As the second semester begins, students are layering up to protect themselves from the chilly winter weather. But no two years are the same in the fashion world – are festive sweaters back in? I spoke...

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This year, Theo Au-Yeung and Zach Shapiro set out to predict every round of 
the 2023 NFL playoffs.
(Photos free to use under the Unsplash License)

2023 NFL Playoff predictions: Our picks for every game

Zach Shapiro and Theo Au-Yeung
January 14, 2023

Theo is an enthusiastic Seahawks fan, while Zach is a loyal 49ers fan. Here, they predict the 2023 NFL Playoffs by analyzing team structures and dynamics and figuring out the possible outcomes of each...

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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, Staff 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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The drama, the upsets, the golazos — the 2022 World Cup was the experience of a lifetime.

Looking back at a momentous World Cup

Theo Au-Yeung, Staff Reporter
January 12, 2023

Despite the controversies surrounding the Qatar 2022 World Cup — tragic deaths, neglect of migrant workers and homophobia — Qatar produced possibly the most entertaining World Cup tournament of all...

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Sophomore Mattea Park prepares spicy candy to sell at one of the clubs fundraisers.

Project ECHO club raises over $1000 to fund business competition

Daria Burnosova, Senior Reporter
January 10, 2023

The Burlingame chapter of Project ECHO, short for Entrepreneurial Concepts Hands On, was founded by Carine Suherman in the fall of 2021. The club, a small group of just 10 students, intends to teach entrepreneurial...

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Model U.N. club members attended a meeting in history teacher Jim Chin’s room following the Stanford conference. Students debriefed on their performances and discussed the possibility of attending future conferences in Berkeley and San Francisco.

Model U.N. reflects on Stanford conference and prepares for upcoming activities

Ana Lunaparra, Staff Reporter
December 22, 2022

When members of the Model U.N. club entered their first committee room at Stanford University on Nov. 11, they met 20 to 30 students from around the country to debate global policies, events and international...

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