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Sexual Assault at UVM: a Conversation with Three Incoming Freshmen

Anna Huener, Staff Writer May 25, 2021
On April 25, 2021, University of Vermont (UVM) student Athena Hendrick shared her sexual assault story on Instagram. In a series of dates, Hendrick outlined the timeline of her rape, the aftermath, and UVM’s mishandling of the case. The Register spoke with three incoming freshmen from BHS about UVM’s situation.
Standard competes against the Montpelier team in 2021.

Mentor, Leader, and BHS Ultimate Star: Maya Standard

Anna Huener and Owen Jolly April 29, 2021
Thirteen-year-old Maya Standard joined the BHS ultimate team in 2017, the first year that boys’ and girls' ultimate teams were separated. Now, in her senior year, Standard is a captain of the Girl’s Varsity Ultimate team, and a key player for both BHS and the Equinox team, a co-ed team of Vermont’s strongest youth players.
Hemingway's Timeless Tragedy: The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway’s Timeless Tragedy: The Old Man and the Sea

Anna Huener, Staff Writer April 16, 2021
Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea opens with a calm, quiet, sadness. An old man, lonely and unlucky in his fishing pursuits, lives on the coast. His life is simple, brightened slightly by his relationship with a young boy who cares for him...
The escalators at dtBHS. Photo: Courtesy BHS Website

Burlington School Board Eliminates Full-Time Police Position

Anna Huener, Staff Writer April 13, 2021
On April 6, 2021, the Burlington School Board voted unanimously in favor of the Safety Task Force’s SRO recommendation, with one member abstaining. The task force proposal states that they were “charged with ending the full time use of the SRO.”  Although the approval by the board means various changes will be made throughout the district, limiting the power of Student Resource Officers (SROs) is the most notable recommendation.
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The Mysterious Case of the Hallway Whistler

March 31, 2021

A typical day at dtBHS takes place under a blanket of noise: distant chatting from a nearby hallway, the whir of the school’s escalator, and Mr. Hagan’s lectures from a corner far away. The hum of...

Lyrical and sweet: Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha

Lyrical and sweet: Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha

Anna Huener, Staff Writer February 18, 2021
Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden, narrates the life of a young girl, Chiyo, as she navigates living as a geisha in early 20th-century Japan.
Photo: Courtesy Burlington School District

Racism, Racial Trauma, and Bias in Schools: A Recap of BSD’s February 3 Equity Webinar

Anna Huener, Staff Writer February 4, 2021
Around 70 individuals met over Zoom Wednesday evening, February 3, to discuss racialized trauma at a Burlington School District Equity Webinar. A small group of panelists, people of color currently or previously involved in the school district, shared their experiences with racism and racial trauma.
BHS Seniors Introduce Alternative Socialization: the BHS Social Club

BHS Seniors Introduce Alternative Socialization: the BHS Social Club

Anna Huener, Staff Writer January 27, 2021
Two BHS seniors hope to rekindle student connections through an unconventional new program: the BHS Social Club.
‘Bridgerton’: A Period Drama Done Right

‘Bridgerton’: A Period Drama Done Right

Anna Huener, Staff Writer January 23, 2021
Netflix’s latest period drama, Bridgerton, created by Chris Van Dusen and directed by Shonda Rimes, premiered on December 25, 2020. The show immediately captivated viewers, and has secured a spot on Netflix’s top ten list even weeks later. The popularity is understandable: the costumes are delightful, as is the setting of the show. However, modern-day themes set Bridgerton apart. 
Principal Noel Green speaks at a BHS Graduation. Photo: Colby Skoglund

BHS Principal’s Resignation Email Blames School Board for Lack of Support

Anna Huener and Nora Jacobsen January 15, 2021
At 5:15 p.m. on January 8, Burlington High School Principal Noel Green resigned, effective immediately, sending shockwaves through the community.  In his email of resignation to Burlington School District Superintendent Tom Flanagan, obtained by the Register on January 13, Green blames "an overbearing board and manipulative board chair” for making his job almost impossible. 
Home for the Holidays: Reflections from BHS

Home for the Holidays: Reflections from BHS

Anna Huener, Staff Writer December 26, 2020
Strict travel regulations and Covid restrictions in Vermont will prevent many from gathering this year, forcing Vermonters to stay home with their immediate families. 
‘Today Will be Different’: Maria Semple’s not-so-different novel

‘Today Will be Different’: Maria Semple’s not-so-different novel

Anna Huener, Staff Writer December 17, 2020
I picked up Today Will be Different excited, looking for a story as well-crafted as Where’d you go, Bernadette? While Semple’s latest book is witty and engaging in the same ways, it is also disappointingly similar to her previous one.
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