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The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

In the past decades, pop culture has shifted from concrete universal trends to quick micro trends due to the increasing use of social media.

Is pop culture dead?

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter March 28, 2024

Throughout the decades, statements of the current period have been reflected through fashion or trends that uniquely represent the environment. There is no ‘70s without bell-bottom jeans and tie-dye,...

 Books from ancient India to modern novels written by Indian-American authors have paved the way for more diverse cultural representation in written works.

Comic books and culture: My connection to South Asian literature

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor March 28, 2024

Books have an innate power to open a reader’s eyes to another world, creating this feeling of wonder and awe at a place that is not real but feels just within reach. I’ve experienced these same feelings...

English is one of the most tech-heavy classes. While students still rely on physical books to read, most essays, assignments and tests are taken digitally.

Technology in schools: for better or worse?

Evelyn Du, Staff Reporter March 17, 2024

In an era of constant technological advancement, our society is ever-changing to match the outputs of invention and discovery. Schools are no exception, as a study conducted by the Educational Testing...

Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen (Austin Butler) fight a battle to the death to determine whether or not Paul has the might to become emperor.

‘Dune: Part Two’ is an exquisite cinematic experience

Arda Inegol, Business Manager March 5, 2024

Miles of orange sand dunes traverse a gigantic screen that extends 80 feet from the ground to the ceiling of a fully-packed theater. The booming cheers of Fremen soldiers echo through the walls as opposing...

Popular out-of-state schools attract students nationwide, leading to an influx of applicants.

Are out-of-state schools worth the hype?

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter February 27, 2024

Every year, as college application season rolls around, a remarkable number of students nationwide and here at Burlingame apply to out-of-state universities, often public schools, known for their roaring...

Top reads for the seasonal reader

Top reads for the seasonal reader

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor February 14, 2024

  “Ring for Jeeves” By: P.G. Wodehouse Whether you want a break from your assigned English class text or simply want a quick escape from life, P.G Wodehouse’s “Ring For Jeeves”...

Ben (Glen Powell) waits for help on a raft with Bea (Sydney Sweeney) after jumping off the boat to save her.

Social media overhyped “Anyone But You”

Kaylee Hwang, Staff Reporter February 14, 2024

“How to Lose a Guy in 10 days.” “Clueless.” “No Hard Feelings.” Aside from all being classics of the genres, these romantic comedies also have significant plot elements in common: Two people...

Willy Wonka (Timothée Chalamet) tips his hat in the newest kids and family musical, “Wonka.”

After 52 years, ‘Wonka’ finds its way back on screen

Brendan Gilmore, Staff Reporter February 12, 2024

Everyone knows about Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. But have we thought about how the successful enterprise came to fruition? Maybe not, but for those with lingering questions, the newly-released musical...

More than 50 of these 24-karat gold trophies will be given out to recipients of this year’s Oscars awards.

Opinion: Predictions for this year’s Oscars and Grammys

Henry Gardner, Staff Reporter February 4, 2024

Grammys Album of the Year Should win: SOS, SZA Will likely win: Midnights, Taylor Swift After SZA’s first solo album, “CTRL,” went triple platinum, she returned with another massive commercial...

Mahito (Luca Padovan) embarks on a journey full of surprises after moving from Tokyo to his aunt’s mysterious house in rural Japan.

‘The Boy and the Heron’ expands but weakens Miyazaki’s resume

Arda Inegol, Business Manager January 26, 2024

“Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Princess Mononoke,” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.” With pictures that have influenced generations of children and adults alike, Hayao Miyazaki’s...

In the 2024 remake of “Mean Girls,” Regina George was played by singer-songwriter Reneé Rapp, who also played her in the Broadway musical.

‘Mean Girls’ fails to live up to the original movie’s charm

Brinda Iyer, Copy Editor January 26, 2024

The 2024 version of “Mean Girls” was doomed from the start. An entire generation adores the original 2004 movie, and achieving that same level of devotion from fans in a remake would be quite the feat....

21 Savage released his highly-awaited album “American Dream” on Jan. 12.

21 Savage displays musical and personal evolution on “American Dream”

Brinda Iyer, Copy Editor January 22, 2024

British-American rapper 21 Savage has proven himself deserving of mainstream fame with his latest album, “American Dream,” released on Jan. 12. The album, whose songs ranged from fast-paced rap to...

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