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1960 BHS dance. Photo: OREAD

A Trip Back in Time for BHS Prom

Nora Jacobsen, Editor-in-Chief June 6, 2021

Maybe it's because this is my first prom, or perhaps because prom is the climax of seemingly every teen romantic comedy I've seen in my 18 years, that I find the concept so alluring. Prom has been built...

Photo: Aria Batten

Aria Batten Unmuted: What it’s Like Coming Out as Transgender in a Pandemic

Sid Gullikson June 2, 2021

From March 2020 to March 2021, all Burlington High School students struggled with computer issues, isolation, work loads, and online classes. BHS sophomore Aria Batten struggled with more than tech issues...

Photo: Anessa Conner/Register

A Eulogy for Old BHS

Anessa Conner May 27, 2021

There will be no funeral held for 52 Institute Road--but a eulogy is still required. Sitting under the fluorescent lights of Macy's, I found my memories from the old buildings slipping away. So the BHS...

Seahorse Spotlight: Finley O'Neill

Seahorse Spotlight: Finley O’Neill

Phoebe Spence, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

What’s a family tradition you have? A family tradition that I have is going to the St. Lawrence River every summer because I’ve done that as long as I can remember. I like being on the water, living...

On the Front Lines of BHS: A Look at the Day-to-Day Experiences of School Nurses Over the Past Year

On the Front Lines of BHS: A Look at the Day-to-Day Experiences of School Nurses Over the Past Year

Bridget Comerford-Joyce May 24, 2021

Throughout students' school careers, if they ever needed to rest, get a Band-Aid, or were just not feeling well, they would go to the health office. At BHS, that meant seeing one of the two school nurses:...

After a Year of Covid-19, BHS Students Share Stories of Gratitude

After a Year of Covid-19, BHS Students Share Stories of Gratitude

Georgia Wool May 12, 2021

  Angelina Yordan: BHS sophomore “My dog Charlie was obviously already a huge part of my life before quarantine, but since lockdown started he’s become 100 times more important to me....

The escalators at dtBHS. Photo: Courtesy BHS Website

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.
Photo Courtesy: Dawn Stygles (left) and Madeline Wilson (right)

Teacher feature: Get to Know Special Education Department’s Dawn Stygles and Madeline Wilson

April 9, 2021

What surprised you most about teaching at BHS during covid? Dawn Stygles: I think what surprised me the most was how flexible that we have to be as teachers in order to accommodate students during this...

Senator Kesha Ram. Photo: Vermont Cynic

BHS Committee Meets With VT State Senator Kesha Ram on Civic Engagement

Phoebe Spence April 8, 2021

On April 2, the BHS Student Political Engagement Committee (SPEC), invited Vermont State Senator, Kesha Ram, D-Chittenden, to speak over Zoom. SPEC is a student-run group with a goal of "give[ing] young...

Teachers picket Williston Road on Thursday afternoon, April 1, in opposition to the proposed changes to the state pension system.

Pension Plan Dropped After Statewide Teachers’ Protests

Alex Wick, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Dozens of teachers from schools in the Burlington area braved the wintry weather on Thursday afternoon, April 1, and lined Williston Road by Staples Plaza. Holding signs like, “A PENSION IS A PROMISE”...

Old Burlington High School Campus Purchased by Casella Waste Systems

Old Burlington High School Campus Purchased by Casella Waste Systems

March 31, 2021

On Monday, March 22, the head of Casella Waste Systems, John W. Casella, bought the old Burlington High School campus through a local auction. He released the news through a press release, sending shock...

C-Building Bathroom to Entire School: BHS's Secret Anti-Door Agenda Uncovered

C-Building Bathroom to Entire School: BHS’s Secret Anti-Door Agenda Uncovered

March 31, 2021

The whole of the A-day cohort was shocked as the first student attempted to hit his Juul in the sleeve of his hoodie, last Thursday at Downtown Burlington High School (dtBHS). As the grey vapor rose from...

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