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Students participating in walk out. Photo: Georgia Wool

“It is okay to be gay”: Students walk out in protest of anti-LGBTQ legislation

Julia Keeton, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2022

On March 11, chants of “homophobia has got to go” and expletives aimed at Texas lawmakers pierced the usual afternoon quiet of Church Street Marketplace. The voices behind the shouts? Burlington High School and Edmunds Middle School students protesting...

Representative Peter Welch promotes renovation legislation at BHS

Rebecca Cunningham, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

TRANSCRIPT REBECCA CUNNINGHAM, BHS REGISTER: Monday, November 1, Vermont State Representative, Peter Welch toured Downtown Burlington High School in an effort to understand the condition of Vermont schools. He recently sponsored legislation that would...

Teen to teen crisis hotline saves lives all over the country

Anessa Conner February 20, 2020

In rainy Portland, Oregon a group of seven or so teenagers ages 15-20 arrive for their shift at the Youth Line call center. The teens dubbed “Peer Helpers” are the answerers of a peer-to-peer youth crisis hotline, one of only 6 in America.   Sitting...

Dropping out to conquer the Pacific Crest Trail

Dropping out to conquer the Pacific Crest Trail

Anna Huener February 18, 2020

Seventeen-year-old Zoe Greenhouse is 5’1” and weighs just under 100 pounds. Greenhouse attended Burlington High school for the 2018-2019 school year, before dropping out in 2019 after finishing her sophomore year. Since then, Greenhouse has hiked...

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, senior Bety Mayani, and 2019 BHS graduate Medine...

My baby sister sara getting weighed and measured after being born at home.            Photo: Courtesy David Conner

A hospital alternative: Bearing babies at home

Anessa Conner December 19, 2019

We live in an age full of choices; Do I want a purple iPhone 11 or a gold one? Is it worth it to splurge on the newest trendy shoes? Should I watch season 14 of Grey's anatomy or finish my pre-calc homework? A choice that many women will have to make...

Photo: Courtesy Burlington School District

BSD signs settlement with U.S. Department of Justice

Julia Shannon-Grillo December 6, 2019

The Burlington School District (BSD) has entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Attorney for Vermont, in response to peer-on-peer harassment based on sex, according to records obtained by The Register.According...

Photo: Julia Shannon-Grillo

Looking into Lakeview: learning from a cemetery rich with local history

Julia Shannon-Grillo November 7, 2019

Spooky season is upon us, and Halloween brings a certain urge to face the frightening. From deserted tombstones to lurking ghosts, cemeteries are commonly known for their haunted environments. Such is not the story of North Ave’s Lakeview Cemetery....

Photo: Jessica Nordhaus
The Burlington girls soccer team sports their #equalpay jerseys after their home game against South Burlington

Girls soccer team scores in the national spotlight

Jenna Peterson November 7, 2019

The Burlington High School (BHS) girls soccer team is used to buzz. They have played fiercely this year, being nearly undefeated the first half of the season and going into this week’s playoffs seeded fourth in Division I. Many students show up to...

Burlington High Schools environmental club LEAP, put posters detailing the strike around school

“Our house is on fire”: Burlington strikes for climate change

Jenna Peterson September 19, 2019

In August 2018, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg started an international political movement.  Every Friday, instead of school, Thunberg occupied the steps of the Swedish legislature to insist they find a solution to the climate change crisis. Thunberg’s...

Photo: Courtesy Gaelen Kilburn
Kilburn placed second in Mountain Bike Nationals in Snowshoe, West Virginia

Concussed Kilburn: third time’s the harm

Julia Shannon-Grillo May 28, 2019

In 2014, 2.87 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occurred as a result of traumatic brain injuries - a 53% increase from the numbers seen in 2006. Traumatic brain injuries, commonly called concussions, are caused by a...

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Worldwide climate strike: where does BHS stand?

Emily McNichols, Staff Writer March 12, 2019

On March 15th, students around the world will trade their classrooms for the steps of their local legislative buildings to confront legislators on the issue of climate change. Climate change, the change of Earth’s climate caused by human activity,...

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