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Combatting food insecurity during the pandemic

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Emily McNichols, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, student names have been changed unless otherwise noted. A lone, frosty white cargo van sits at the top of the Burlington High School (BHS) faculty parking...

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...

Cancelled foreign language classes leave students at a loss

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Julia Keeton October 11, 2020

On August 31st at 11:16 in the morning, Burlington High School (BHS) language students received an email that left many of them surprised and slightly confused. The 159-word message stated that BHS would...

“This is our thing”: Burlington Youth take Action in Black Lives Matter

Protestors clothed in black march down Burlington's Pearl Street on September 3, 2020. 
Photo: Anna Huener
Anna Huener October 4, 2020

The killing of George Floyd in May of 2020 sparked an eruption of protests and social media outrage around the United States. Thousands of people took to the streets to protest police brutality and systemic...

Ace: A mascot who takes his job seriously

Ace tours Burlington spreading school spirit!
Rebecca Cunningham September 28, 2020

Ace the Seahorse, Burlington High School’s mascot, faced a new challenge when schools closed in March: lack of school spirit. Ace knew the detrimental long-term health effects from which students with...

Remembering Jesse Cope, a BHS hero

Photo: courtesy of Haji Haji. Cope celebrates with Haji at his 2018 Burlington High School graduation.
Emily McNichols September 25, 2020

White hydrangeas, a black power fist, Kanye West's "Every Hour" bumping from the speakers, and a photo of Jesse Cope sporting his signature smile greeted a small group of Cope's friends and family as...

Local restaurant turned grocer in midst of COVID-19

Local restaurant turned grocer in midst of COVID-19
Sam Beste June 2, 2020

Restaurant Poco opened its doors in the spring of 2019 never anticipating they'd be forced to shut their doors in March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-owners and siblings Stephano Cicirello...

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...

Social distancing: the teenage perspective

Social distancing: the teenage perspective
Anna Huener May 14, 2020

On March 24, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed an order telling Vermonters to “stay home”. The repercussions include the shutting-down of non-essential businesses, ending social gatherings, and above...

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...

Restaurant Review: Sherpa Kitchen

Photo: Rebecca Cunningham // Sherpa Kitchen Storefront on 119 College Street, Burlington, VT
Rebecca Cunningham April 15, 2020

On a sparkling snow day last winter, a friend and I skied down the Burlington Bike Path and upon arriving at Echo, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain continued up the hill to stop at Sherpa Kitchen, a Himalayan...

Photo essay: Burlington’s New North End affected by COVID-19

Photo: Jenna Peterson // Many parks in Burlington, including Starr Farm Park, are cautioned taped to enforce their closures.
Jenna Peterson April 8, 2020

As of April 8, Chittenden County has 308 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths. The pandemic is leaving communities bare. Students are not in school, many adults are working from home, and businesses...

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