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The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

Instagram, BeReal and TikTok originally attracted users because of very distinct functions. However, they have slowly grown more and more similar.

Warring social media platforms: the battle to be better

Ruby Rosenquist, Staff Reporter November 15, 2022

Instagram has Reels inspired by TikTok. TikTok has Nows inspired by BeReal. What’s next? Will BeReal have stories inspired by Snapchat? Social media platforms are constantly changing to appeal to...

Arrays of beauty salons, juice bars, boba shops, and aesthetic cafes align Burlingame’s downtown.

Burlingame Avenue is beginning to look like Los Angeles

Ellie Neuman, Staff Reporter November 4, 2022

Los Angeles or Burlingame Avenue? The beloved landmark downtown no longer feels familiar to returning visitors, as it has become overrun by bougie cafes, beauty salons, and trendy clothing– imitating...

Spirit Halloween’s costume categories have fewer than 100 scary costumes for women, but almost 150 sexy outfits.

How Halloween objectifies women: warding off ghosts and showing off bodies

Lizzy Wan, Diversity Coordinator October 30, 2022

When I explained my Halloween costume plans to my friend, she immediately shot down my idea: “Lizzy, you’re supposed to dress slutty,” she said. Halloween is a time to be whomever you want: dress...

A pumpkin-filled review of popular fall foods

A pumpkin-filled review of popular fall foods

Another seasonal food release, another review. For the past two years, reporters from the B have tried fall or winter-themed Trader Joe’s food items to embrace the spirit of the season. This year,...

On August 20, a line of customers wait to order at Palmetto Superfoods for their acai bowls and smoothies.

Review: Palmetto Superfoods

Kristie Kim, Social Coordinator September 2, 2022

It’s official: Burlingame Avenue is getting its first taste of the acai bowl trend. On July 30, Palmetto Superfoods opened its doors just a short walk away from the Burlingame campus, offering a modern...

Amazon purchased over 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from Rivian in 2019 to move the company towards carbon neutrality.

Think twice before hitting “order” on your favorite online shop

Farah Caban, Business Manager May 9, 2022

When stores closed their doors in March 2020 and the only necessary business was to visit the grocery store, packages piled up on doorsteps. Although the United Nations reported in May 2021 that global...

Prior to the 2022 March Madness tournament, the NCAA limited March Madness branding solely to the men’s tournament.

One year after weight room controversy, women get a fairer slice of March Madness

Michelle Moshkovoy, Sports Editor April 22, 2022

Millions saw, perhaps you among them, the jarring photo circulating social media last March ahead of the NCAA Division I Women and Men’s Basketball Tournaments.  The photo dichotomized the women’s...

Students struggle with the overwhelming workload that comes with taking too many AP classes.

To take or not to take APs: Course selection paradox

Wali Chaudry, Staff Reporter March 29, 2022

One of the hardest decisions students face during their years in high school is whether or not to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and I think that many students make the wrong choice. The amount...

A shared wall would help mitigate the isolation many feel after rejection.

Rejection wall would put college admissions stress in perspective

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor March 18, 2022

Let me paint a picture that many seniors can relate to, or will relate to by April. After investing countless hours of your life on applications and anxiously waiting for what felt like an eternity,...

BHS’ physical education grading divided by genders in the spring semester of 2022

It’s time to adopt a new physical education assessment system

Daria Burnosova, Senior Reporter February 13, 2022

Burlingame requires two years of physical education (P.E.) credits, which are typically taken by freshmen and sophomores. The grading is based on the California Physical Fitness Testing (PFT) standards,...

For many, stepping on the scale can determine one’s self-worth, but these numbers do not define you.

Running on a hamster wheel: Why your body will never be perfect

Lizzy Wan and Amanda Nolan January 16, 2022

Below is an article written by staffers Lizzy Wan and Amanda Nolan. It combines both shared and individual experiences of the writers. To keep some anonymity, the story uses the pronouns “I” and “me”...

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