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

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

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 1

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 1
Nora Jacobsen May 11, 2020

Every Burlington High School (BHS) student is going through the same thing: school closed on March 16, classes have become remote, and our lives have been turned upside down to adapt to COVID-19. At the...

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...

The Register Investigates: The case of the February apples

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Sophomore Rory Stein takes a bite from a delicious February apple
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....

BHS’ own King Cobras build a dance empire

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The members of King Cobras from left to right: Bety Mayani, Medine Nifasha, Diana Fikiria
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,...

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

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
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...

BCL students showcase original artwork in a public exhibition

Tyler Lavoie, Gabi Gardner-Burke, Liliana Venner, and Lulu Guy showcase their artwork // Photo: Nora Jacobsen
Nora Jacobsen December 12, 2019

On Tuesday December 11, from 6 to 7:30 pm students from the Burlington City and Lake (BCL) semester unveiled four large scale original acrylic paintings created by small teams of BCL students in collaboration...

OPINION: Throw it away

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Custodians Reed Richards and Warren Runnals strike a pose in the cafeteria.
Nora Jacobsen November 7, 2019

Cleaning up after ourselves is not a humanitarian act worthy of praise. It is a simple sign of respect. When you leave a mess, intentional or not, the effect is the same: custodians are forced to take...

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