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Illustration: Zoe Maxwell

Yes, I can sit still. Yes, I am a girl. And yes, I have ADHD.

Nora Jacobsen, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2021
The signs weren't new. Why had it taken 15 years to finally get diagnosed? The answer is simple: I am a girl.
Photo Gallery: A Look Inside BHS Downtown

Photo Gallery: A Look Inside BHS Downtown

Charles McConnell, Photographer February 6, 2021

Renovations on the Macy's building downtown are in full swing. Construction began on December 15 2020, and is on track to be complete by March 1, 2021. While a project of this scale would typically take...

Noel Green's photo on the BHS website.

Principal Noel Green Resigns Abruptly, Leaving Community in Shock

Nora Jacobsen and Anna Huener January 12, 2021

On Friday evening, January 8, Burlington High School Principal Noel Green shocked the BHS community by resigning, effective immediately. The resignation came in the form of an email sent to Superintendent...

From Macy's in 1947 to Macy's in 2020: Miracle on 34th Street 73 years later

From Macy’s in 1947 to Macy’s in 2020: Miracle on 34th Street 73 years later

Nora Jacobsen, Editor-in-Chief December 23, 2020

This February, the dingy vacant Macy's building once filled with fluorescent lights, mannequins, and perfume counters will become the temporary new home of BHS. As department stores all across the nation...

Artist Profile: The Many Faces of Zoe Maxwell

Artist Profile: The Many Faces of Zoe Maxwell

Nora Jacobsen December 9, 2020

Note: Since Maxwell's initial interview with the Register, she has joined the Register staff as a contributing artist, and her artwork has been featured in several stories.  Zoe Maxwell's bedroom...

Church's classroom in 1992 and 2020
Photo: courtesy Bob Church

From heart transplants to Google Meets: the complicated ways BHS faculty are coming to terms with the school closure

Nora Jacobsen, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2020

On September 16, Chris Sharp, a Burlington High School (BHS) art teacher of 29 years, opened his all-faculty meeting invitation and clicked on the Zoom link. He and his colleagues got an announcement...

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 2

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 2

Nora Jacobsen May 26, 2020

I think I will remember this time as the biggest time for self-growth. I've had this time to really reflect on myself and prioritize mental health, and other things like that. I think for me...

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 1

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 1

Nora Jacobsen May 11, 2020

  I live next door to essential health care workers who have a four-year-old and four-month-old and they have been going to work, not at high-risk but they just needed help with babysitting....

Five ways to help locally during a pandemic

Five ways to help locally during a pandemic

Nora Jacobsen March 30, 2020

Uncertainty has been the only consistent in the past few weeks. It is hard to know what to do, and in a global crisis as massive as COVID-19, it is easy to find oneself feeling powerless. Luckily there...

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Sophomore Rory Stein takes a bite from a delicious February apple

The Register Investigates: The case of the February apples

Nora Jacobsen February 20, 2020

It was fifth grade in early February when my teacher brought the snack into our classroom. It was the usual assortment: a muffin or a bread and apples.  But that day, the apples were different....

Photo: Courtesy of @kingcobras23
The members of King Cobras from left to right: Bety Mayani, Medine Nifasha, Diana Fikiria

BHS’ own King Cobras build a dance empire

Nora Jacobsen February 6, 2020

Chances are when you think of high school students running a business, an Instagram dance page is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, for Burlington High School (BHS) junior, Diana Fikiria,...

Photo: Courtesy of Bob Church//Automotive and Technology Instructor Bob Church and VT Secretary of Education Dan French in front of the BTC wall of fame

After tech ed: BTC automotive teacher tracks why tech ed matters

Nora Jacobsen December 19, 2019

Walking into the auto center at Burlington Technical Center (BTC), you will see cars on lifts and teams of students in safety goggles motoring about. Cans of oil, spare tires and dozens of tools line...

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