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The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

Sophia Doss

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter

Sophia Doss is a junior and a second-year journalism student at Burlingame High School. She is so excited to continue her passion for reporting and writing in journalism. When she's not at her internship or playing soccer/ lacrosse Sophia enjoys reading, playing with her dog Duke, and spending time with family and friends.
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Students believe a four-day school week would offer more benefits than traditional five-day weeks.

Debating the merits of a four-day school week

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
April 9, 2024

According to the Education Weekly, almost 900 schools nationwide have adopted four-day school weeks. But the popular schedule isn’t taking hold across California — only two districts and five schools...

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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,...

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On Thursday, Feb. 22, the leadership class hosted a Black History Month event for students during lunch to celebrate the lives of various African American icons.

[Photo] Celebrating Black History in the arts: stories worth sharing

Joelle Huysmans, Diversity Coordinator
March 5, 2024

On Thursday, Feb. 22, the leadership class hosted a Black History Month event for students during lunch to celebrate the lives of various African American icons.

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...

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The Burlingame B surveyed students on the most popular aesthetic trends in 2024.

Burlingame’s 2024 Ins and Outs

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
February 8, 2024

Exercise, skincare and fake freckles are in. High screen time, lack of organization and late-night-Doordashing is out. At least, that’s what Burlingame students said when asked to reflect on their “Ins”...

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Customers line up early in the morning to try Burlingame Backhaus’ pastries.

Backhaus makes its Burlingame debut

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
December 20, 2023

Although Backhaus’s brick-and-mortar location in Burlingame opened just a month ago, the bakery is not new to the town. After selling at the Burlingame Farmers Market, Backhaus owners Anne and Robert...

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Protagonists PJ and Josie and their crew of fight clubbers standoff against the footballers just days before their highly-anticipated homecoming football game.

Bottoms should rise to the ‘top’ of your watch list

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
October 23, 2023

If you’re looking to watch a cliche high school rom-com with a bit of a progressive twist, “Bottoms” is the film for you. This LQBTQ+ film centers around the protagonists PJ (Rachel Sennott) and...

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Junior goalie Kelcey Flenniken prepares to block a shot against a Carlmont attacker.

Girls’ water polo falls to Carlmont in final league game

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
October 22, 2023

Girls’ water polo ended its season against Carlmont High School on Thursday, Oct. 19, falling 17-7 in a hard-fought match. Despite a difficult season, the squad displayed great sportsmanship and unity,...

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Senior co-captain Stella Wettan gets ready to block the Tiger’s shot in the first quarter with two minutes remaining.

Girls’ water polo regroups after loss to Terra Nova

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
September 15, 2023

Girls’ varsity water polo (0-2 Peninsula Bay) suffered a blowout loss in their second league game of the season against Terra Nova High School on Thursday, Sept. 13, dropping the contest 22-4. The...

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Maison Alyzée, a relatively new bakery on the main strip of Burlingame Avenue, shined in every category: taste, service and atmosphere.

BATTLE of the BAKERIES: The stakes are high in the pastry world

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
September 1, 2023

When it comes to food offerings, Burlingame Avenue has a problem of excess. Presented with a wide variety of restaurants — from Italian to Mexican to Mediterranean to Indian food — it isn’t hard...

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The atmosphere in Twelvemonth is unlike any other restaurant I’ve visited before with noticeable green and gold accents.

Review: Twelvemonth, Burlingame’s new blockbuster restaurant

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
April 14, 2023

Burlingame residents and culinary gurus alike have been awaiting the grand opening of Twelvemonth. Having been under construction for so long, many people had started to doubt its arrival; however, the...

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Letters sent to Holocaust guest speaker, Leon Rajninger, by 
World History students.

Holocaust survivor presents to sophomore history students

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
March 18, 2023

Holocaust survivor Leon Rajninger spoke to Advanced Placement (AP) and college preparatory Modern World History students about his and his family’s experiences before and after their time in the Austrian...

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The Tree Lighting ceremony unites Burlingame as residents gather on the ave to enjoy the holiday festivities.

An action-packed tree lighting welcomes the holiday season

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
December 7, 2022

On Friday, Dec. 2, Burlingame residents braved frigid winter weather to welcome the holiday season at the city’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting celebration. The event began promptly at 5 p.m. with a performance...

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Students work together to prepare their assigned dish for the Bridge Program.

For the first time since COVID, the District Bridge Program collaborates with culinary arts class

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
November 28, 2022

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the district-wide English Learning Development (ELD) Bridge Program collaborated with Burlingame for the first time since 2018, cooking a meal with bilingual students. Shannon Couch,...

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Meet the candidates for Burlingame’s City Council

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
November 8, 2022

Peter Stevenson Peter Stevenson has been a resident of Burlingame for 30 years, raising his kids in the city and sending them to Burlingame.  His passion for the city is no secret, illustrated...

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This year, Elizabeth Sendil is embarking a new stage of her career, teaching Biology and Environmental Science.

[Photo] Elizabeth Sendil

October 4, 2022

This year, Elizabeth Sendil is embarking a new stage of her career, teaching Biology and Environmental Science.

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