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What does it mean to be Joe McNeil?

McNeil advises the school board in regards to the risks of raising the Black Lives Matter flag.
Emma Chaffee June 4, 2018

From discussing the legality of raising the Black Lives Matter Flag to coaching students on the courts of Burlington High School (BHS), local lawyer Joseph E. McNeil has played more than one role in the...

Black Lives Matter at BHS

Members of the BHS Social Justice Union celebrate as the unanimous verdict to raise the flag is announced.
Emma Chaffee February 16, 2018

Burlington High School (BHS) will become the second high school in the nation to raise a Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag on Monday, February 19th. This past Tuesday, the Burlington school board voted unanimously...

Signs posted by Junior Republican Committee spark controversy

Signs posted by Junior Republican Committee spark controversy
Emma Chaffee February 1, 2018

BREAKING: Signs posted by the Junior Republican Committee of Burlington High School (BHS) today sparked controversy amongst students and members of the greater community. The sign pictured below was approved...

The effects of ending Net Neutrality

Emma Chaffee December 13, 2017

BY: Emma Chaffee and Theo Davis The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made a proposal on Tuesday, November 21, to repeal what many call ‘Net Neutrality’. Net Neutrality requires Internet service...

Fight sparks conversation about game supervision

Fans cheer on a BHS soccer player  from the bleachers.
Emma Chaffee November 24, 2017

A fight between a Burlington High School (BHS) student and a Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) student at a recent soccer game sparked conversation among students, teachers, and administration about...

Global graduation expectations

Photo: Courtesy of Zoe Moskowitz
Emma Chaffee November 9, 2017

One of the five graduation expectations (GX) that all Burlington High School (BHS) students must meet before moving beyond the realm of high school is built around cross-cultural understanding and civic...

BHS sophomore speaks at United Nations

Saja Almogalli, a BHS sophomore
Emma Chaffee October 16, 2017

Saja Almogalli, a Burlington High School (BHS) sophomore, spent a day last month alongside Jane Goodall, the United Nations (UN) Messenger of Peace, and Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General. Almogalli...

BREAKING: Burlington teachers vote to strike in five days if contract settlement not reached

Emma Chaffee September 7, 2017

Burlington teachers have voted to authorize a strike beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 13 if a contract settlement with the school board cannot be reached before that date. Fran Brock, president of the Burlington...

Rick Sylvester Helped Aviation Program Take Off

Rick Sylvester has been teaching the Burlington Technical Center aviation technology program for the last 27 years. He will be retiring this June. | Photo: Jake Bucci/Register
Emma Chaffee June 7, 2017

Graduates of Richard Sylvester’s aviation technology program at the Burlington Technical Center work around the world, in places such as Singapore, Japan, Alaska, and Hawaii. Sylvester, who has run the...

Lawmakers, Stakeholders Debate Pot Legalization Impact on Youth

Some lawmakers and community members are concerned about the impact that marijuana legalization in Vermont might have on youth. | Photo: Miran Rijavec/Flickr
Emma Chaffee May 22, 2017

UPDATE: Gov. Phil Scott vetoed the marijuana legalization bill at a press conference in Montpelier this afternoon.  Vermont legislators have passed a bill that if signed by Gov. Phil Scott will legalize...

Gov. Phil Scott Makes State Education System Priority

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has yet to decide if he will sign a bill that would legalize marijuana. | Photo: Wikimedia
Emma Chaffee May 17, 2017

Written by: Alexandre Silberman and Emma Chaffee Gov. Phil Scott took office on Jan. 5, after a campaign focused on responsible state spending and growing Vermont’s economy. The Berlin Republican’s...

Spectrum to Host Multicultural Youth Leadership Conference

Spectrum Youth and Family Services will be hosting a Multicultural Youth Leadership Conference at Champlain College on Saturday. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Emma Chaffee May 4, 2017

Spectrum Youth and Family Services will be hosting a Multicultural Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, May 6 at Champlain College. The student-organized event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The organizing...

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