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Transferring to BHS in 2020: experiences of an Iowan new kid

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Jackson Haugh November 9, 2020

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and at the start of my senior year, I transferred to BHS from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines Iowa, a school halfway across the country.  Extended summer...

A Letter to a Freshman, from a Senior

A Letter to a Freshman, from a Senior
Anessa Conner October 5, 2020

Dear Freshman,  Welcome to The Reef!  We are so excited to have so many new fish in our sea. The jump from middle to high school has always been an intimidating one. This does not even...

Last words: Senior Editor Jenna Peterson signs off

Senior Editor Jenna Peterson. / Photo: Eamon Dunn
Jenna Peterson June 14, 2020

Just six months ago, I imagined that by this date I would be enjoying the Year End Studies program and thinking about how graduation is only two days away. Since my first days at Burlington High School...

51 Things to do in Quarantine

51 Things to do in Quarantine
Anna Huener March 18, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, news and constant change can feel overwhelming. Because most of us are social-distancing, we can feel both isolated and scared. However, this social-distancing doesn’t...

Why You Should Shop Local this Christmas

Why You Should Shop Local this Christmas
Anna Huener December 19, 2019

Sleigh bells, snow days, ‘chestnuts roasting on an open fire’: the holidays are here, and many are thinking about gifts for loved ones. This year, consider giving in a larger way: shop local. Modern...

Letter to the Editor: #equalpay jerseys

Letter to the Editor: #equalpay jerseys
November 7, 2019

Don’t get me wrong, I love the #EqualPay jerseys and I fully support closing the gender wage gap. The BHS girls soccer team definitely deserves an applause for bringing the wage gap battle straight...

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...

OPINION: Choose to be a better man

OPINION: Choose to be a better man
Sam Beste November 7, 2019

Last year I was in the locker room changing into my running clothes for cross country practice when some boys started commenting on the length of the shorts my teammates and I were wearing. In cross country...

Instagram story culture: not always picture perfect

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Jenna Peterson October 8, 2019

On April 15, 2019, people from all over the world watched on screens as the beloved Notre Dame burned in Paris. Suddenly, Instagram stories were flooded with snapshots of the exquisite structure. Posts...

BSD, stop endorsing student strikes

Photo: Summer Grace
/ Students gather for an environmental rally in April, 2018.
Julia Shannon-Grillo October 3, 2019

The power of a walkout stems from its core of civil disobedience. Walkouts make a statement by breaking the law. From women walking out of factories to oppose low wages in the 1930s, to 21st century students...

50 things to do this summer

50 things to do this summer
May 29, 2019

By Halle Newman There’s one hundred and four days of summer vacation, and school comes along just to end it, so the annual problem of our generation is finding a good way to spend it. Like maybe: Sleep....

An open letter to people who don’t understand hygiene

An open letter to people who don't understand hygiene
May 29, 2019

Dear People Who Do Not Cover Their Mouth/Nose When They Sneeze and Cough, Being around you makes me wish that Hazmat Suits were in fashion. Maybe that way I could evade the germs you are spewing every...

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