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Instagram story culture: not always picture perfect

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...

Burlington High School's 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...

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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...

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Hibakusha Stories: atomic bomb survivors share their stories with BHS

September 18, 2018

Written by Halle Newman On the morning of August 6, 1945, thirteen-year-old Shigeko Sasamori walked through the streets of Hiroshima, Japan, admiring the sunshine when she noticed an airplane flying overhead....

One of many informative tables set up in the A building hallway during the Symposium held a variety of social justice themed pins.

Social Justice Symposium provides education and community for emerging activists

Jenna Peterson April 20, 2018

Co-written by Nataleigh Noble and Jenna Peterson On April 14th, 2018, Burlington High School (BHS) hosted the Social Justice Symposium for the second year in a row. The event was put on by the Peace and...

Rally for the Planet

Summer Grace April 13, 2018

On April 12, 2018 hundreds of students gathered at the Vermont State House to Rally for the Planet. Student speakers expressed frustration about U.S. Congress’s approach towards climate change and...

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New activist group: Social Justice Union

Summer Grace October 13, 2017

The Social Justice Union is a newly formed activism group at Burlington High School (BHS). Hawa Adam, Binti Malawia, and Balkisa Omar started the group, which is dedicated to addressing discrimination...

Spectrum Youth and Family Services will be hosting a Multicultural Youth Leadership Conference at Champlain College on Saturday. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Spectrum to Host Multicultural Youth Leadership Conference

Emma Chaffee May 4, 2017

Spectrum Youth and Family Services will be hosting a Multicultural Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, May 6 at Champlain College. The student-organized event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The organizing...

Posters around Burlington High School advertise the Gay Straight Alliance club, which was relaunched as an after school program this year. | Photo: Lucy Govoni/Register

Club Launched as Safe Space for LGBT Students

Lucy Govoni April 29, 2017

Think of a club and BHS probably offers it. BHS students have the option to participate in clubs such as, bowling, Leap environmental club, detour literary magazine, Model UN, there is even a minecraft...

South Burlington High School senior Isaiah Hines speaks to the group during a session at the social justice symposium on April 8. The event was hosted by Burlington High School. | Photo: Emma Chaffee/Register

BHS Hosts Social Justice Symposium

Emma Chaffee April 18, 2017

South Burlington senior Isaiah Hines began the teen conversation at the Symposium for Social Justice Action Groups by assuring participants that any level of experience with social justice was great. ...

Emma Chaffee, Balkisa Abdikadir, Eliza Abedi and Hawa Adam pose for a photo on Jan. 25. Students wore black and pink to show support for women’s rights. | Photo: OREAD

Students Wear Black and Pink to Raise Awareness for Women’s Rights

Lucy Govoni February 3, 2017

Eliza Abedi recalled getting home from work on Jan. 20, and turning on the television. Millions of women were marching around the world. History was being made, and she wanted to witness it. “It was...

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