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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.
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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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BTC in 2021: What are Technical Centers Doing Now?

Anessa Conner April 12, 2021

Since the displacement of all Burlington High School students, Burlington Technical School (BTC) has dispersed its programming throughout the city. Many of the programs have been offered spaces at a free...

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Project Manager Reveals PCB Substrate Sampling Results and Updates BCOC on ReEnvisioning Budget

Julia Keeton, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

The BSD Building Construction Oversight Committee (BCOC) met Thursday, March 18 to discuss results from Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) substrate sampling conducted on the concrete flooring structure of...

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School Board Talks Budget FY22: Tax Increase Mitigated by Surplus

Julia Keeton, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

The Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Burlington School District budget was the hot topic at the January 12 Burlington School Board meeting.  The Board first heard and discussed an update on the tax impact of...

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Combatting Food Insecurity During the Pandemic

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...

Church's classroom in 1992 and 2020
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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...

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Cancelled foreign language classes leave students at a loss

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...

Protestors clothed in black march down Burlington's Pearl Street on September 3, 2020. 
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“This is our thing”: Burlington Youth take Action in Black Lives Matter

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 tours Burlington spreading school spirit!

Ace: A mascot who takes his job seriously

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...

Photo: courtesy of Haji Haji. Cope celebrates with Haji at his 2018 Burlington High School graduation.

Remembering Jesse Cope, a BHS hero

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...

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