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The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

Arshia Chakravartti

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor

Arshia Chakravartti is a senior and a third-year journalism student. She is an avid reader and writer who is excited to continue her role as a Copy Editor in The Burlingame B staff. Outside of school, she participates in multiple sports, such as skiing, tennis, and track. She also loves traveling, eating good food, watching tv and spending time with friends and family.
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Teens are increasingly susceptible to online trends promoting a consumeristic culture.

Living trend to trend: How social media encourages fads

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
February 20, 2024

Trends are, by nature, constantly coming and going. The rage of Hydro Flasks and Vans is long gone, replaced by the domination of Stanleys, Tasmans and Drunk Elephant products. And those will disappear...

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Top reads for the seasonal reader

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
February 14, 2024

The traditional adage is “Don't judge a book by its cover.” But for Richard Bach's New York Times best-seller, a slight alteration might be more fitting: “Don't judge a book by its title.” Although...

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Loki season 2 has returned after its debut two years ago, becoming a clear success with huge audience approval.

Marvel’s Loki Season 2 is burdened with ‘glorious purpose’

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
December 20, 2023

Marvel recently dropped the second and final season of the hit show “Loki,” a part of the most recent era in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).  So far, this recent addition to the MCU has been...

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Burlingame athletes Sarah Ott, Sophia Jasmer, Noor Hafezi and Ellie Dowd pose for a group photo after competing at the Peninsula Athletic League championship on Oct. 24.

Girls’ golf successful season cut short

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
October 28, 2023

Girls’ varsity golf (7-9) sent four athletes to compete in the PAL (Peninsula Athletic League) championship on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Seniors Ellie Dowd, Sarah Ott and Noor Hafezi, along with junior Sophia...

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Senior Ellie Dowd tees off at the sixth hole at the Fleming 9 Course on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Playoff-bound girls’ golf squad drops final match of league season

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
October 14, 2023

Girls’ golf faced off against El Camino High School to close out the league season on Wednesday, Oct. 11. After defeating the Colts by one stroke earlier this year, the re-match was expected to be close....

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Senior Sarah Ott lines up her shot on the final hole of the Fleming 9 Course in San Francisco on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Girls’ golf sets high bar in season opener

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
September 10, 2023

Girls’ golf set a tone in their season opener against Capuchino High School on Wednesday, Sept. 6, fighting off the Mustangs for a 207-184 victory. “I’m really pleased with them. They’ve done...

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Gone are the days where artists of the likes of Sinatra and Santana ruled the music industry. Now, in place of those greats has come a different, more modernized, generation of younger artists.

Modern music: overproduced and unoriginal

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
May 14, 2023

Harry Styles. The Weekend. Lana Del Rey. All of these artists are major icons in the music industry on an international level, with concert tickets selling out and albums hitting the top-10 of every chart....

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Junior Erazem Mattick celebrates a successful attack during a game against Aragon High School on Friday, April 21.

Varsity boys’ volleyball “sets” its sights on the future

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
April 27, 2023

April 21 marked boys’ varsity volleyball’s (15-14 record) final home game for the season, as the Panthers fell to Aragon High School in a back-and-forth five-set battle. Despite the loss, Burlingame...

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Sophomore Reiter Madden and junior Aidan Kelley prepare to receive a serve during a match against Carlmont High School on Wednesday, April 5.

Boys’ varsity volleyball falls short of comeback to Carlmont

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
April 9, 2023

On Wednesday, April 5, boys’ varsity volleyball (11-10 overall, 1-4 PAL Bay) fell to Carlmont High School in a dramatic match featuring many contentious rallies and momentum shifts. A powerful defensive...

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Boys’ Volleyball

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
February 28, 2023

With varsity lineups finalized and a month of practice under their belt, the boys’ volleyball team has begun preparations for the league season, which will begin in mid-March.  And despite losing...

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Lo’ak, the youngest son of Jake Sully and Neytiri, glides through a coral reef on the back of an aquatic sea creature called an Ilu.

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ makes an underwhelming splash

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
January 25, 2023

Warning: Spoilers ahead For many cinema aficionados, it was a good holiday season. Movie-goers put away their cheesy Hallmark flicks and Charlie Brown reruns, racing to the theaters for the much-anticipated...

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Senior Sophia Ibanez tees off at the ninth hole at Fleming 9 Course in San Francisco, during a match against South San Francisco High School on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Girls’ golf concludes regular season and awaits PAL championships

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
October 16, 2022

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, Burlingame girls’ golf faced off against South San Francisco High School in its last match of the season. Despite their best efforts, the Panthers fell to the Warriors by a slim...

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Burlingame and Sequoia golf athletes stand together for a group photo following their match on Thursday, Sept. 29 at Mariners Point Golf Center in Foster City.

Girls’ golf defeats Sequoia, extends win streak

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
October 6, 2022

On Thursday, Sept. 29, girls’ golf (7-1 overall) emerged victorious against Sequoia High School, ending the match with a 227-190 lead over the Ravens. The win extended the team’s win streak to five...

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Junior Ellie Dowd chips the ball onto the green on the ninth hole during their match against Woodside High School on Sept. 8.

Girls’ golf battles through heat wave against Woodside

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
September 11, 2022

Amid sweltering heat that reached 94 degrees Fahrenheit, the varsity girls’ golf team fell toWoodside High School on Sept. 8 after a hard fought match.  The Panthers put their best foot forward against...

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enior Brooklyn Arcenal drives the ball long distance in the girls’ golf practice at San Bruno Golf Center on Aug. 25.

[Photo] Girls’ Golf

August 29, 2022

enior Brooklyn Arcenal drives the ball long distance in the girls’ golf practice at San Bruno Golf Center on Aug. 25.

The new data science curriculum, created by Rebecca Zielkowski, will include coding mixed with statistics.

[Photo] Burlingame adds new data science class to math curriculum

Wali Chaudry, Staff Reporter
May 9, 2022

The new data science curriculum, created by Rebecca Zielkowski, will include coding mixed with statistics.

Burlingame players reposition for the next point during the second set in their March 21 match against Lowell High School.

Boys’ volleyball program enters third year

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
April 22, 2022

Boys’ varsity volleyball (4-14, 1-5 Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division) is in the midst of their third official season, having played six games since their season opener against Lowell High School...

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The GSA placed boxes with sticker, pins and cards for students to take on Day of Silence, which was held at Burlingame on Friday, April 8.

[Photo] Burlingame recognizes Day of Silence

Samantha Johnstone, Managing Editor
April 18, 2022

The GSA placed boxes with sticker, pins and cards for students to take on Day of Silence, which was held at Burlingame on Friday, April 8.

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

[Photo] To take or not to take APs: Course selection paradox

Wali Chaudry, Staff Reporter
March 29, 2022

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

Burlingame juniors and seniors will partake in CAASPP testing this year.

CAASPP testing returns after two years

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
March 20, 2022

The California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance (CAASPP) testing returned at Burlingame on March 15, after being canceled the past two school years due to COVID-19 and distance learning. CAASPP...

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Boys’ volleyball athletes participate in drills during a practice session on Feb. 25.

Boys’ volleyball prepares for the upcoming season

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
March 15, 2022

Boys’ volleyball is heading into their 2022 season looking strong. With the varsity and junior varsity teams and captains decided, players have gotten a taste of the team dynamic and had the opportunity...

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Roxanna Moreno

Roxanna Moreno

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
October 7, 2021

Roxanna Moreno is an attendance office staff member at Burlingame. This is her first year working at Burlingame, but she has already become acclimated to this school environment.  With previous experience...

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Matt Pham

Matt Pham

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
October 6, 2021

Matt Pham is a special education teacher at Burlingame. Although he has only been working here for less than two months, he has already become an established part of the school community. Pham has 10...

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