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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...

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...

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,...

A hospital alternative: Bearing babies at home

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

BSD signs settlement with U.S. Department of Justice

Photo: Courtesy Burlington School District
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...

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

Photo: Julia Shannon-Grillo
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...

Girls soccer team scores in the national spotlight

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

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

Burlington High School's environmental club LEAP, put posters detailing the strike around school
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...

Concussed Kilburn: third time’s the harm

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

Worldwide climate strike: where does BHS stand?

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March 12, 2019

by Emily McNichols 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...

Smartphones: the troubling truth

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Teenagers glued to their phones.
February 20, 2019

By Anna Huener The iPhone, introduced in 2007, took the world by storm. With enticing new technology and constant accessibility, the iPhone quickly became a common accessory for most American adults....

Government shutdown: understanding the impact on BHS families

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January 30, 2019

by Emily McNichols Just nine days before the start of a new year, President Trump shut down the United States government, causing a painful start to 2019 for many Americans. Hundreds of thousands of...

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