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The Student News Site of Burlington High School

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BHS Register

Tom Flanagan interviewed by reporter

Burlington prepares to vote on new school

Cecily Spence, Managing Editor October 13, 2022

Burlington voters will flock to the polls on November 8 to vote on the bond that will pay for the construction of a new high school to replace the old BHS and the Burlington Technical Center. No source has provided an alternative plan if the bond does...

Jinny Diop putting gas in her car. Photo: Preity Mangar

Increased gas prices worry BHS drivers

Preity Mangar, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

Gas prices in Vermont and nationwide have risen in recent months with the statewide average in April being $4.25 per gallon, $1.44 higher than in 2021. Prices in Burlington specifically have increased between January and early May by 13.03 cents. Many...

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 up to be this magical culmination of the high school...

Churchs classroom in 1992 and 2020
Photo: courtesy Bob Church

From heart transplants to Google Meets: the complicated ways BHS faculty are coming to terms with the school closure

Nora Jacobsen, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2020

On September 16, Chris Sharp, a Burlington High School (BHS) art teacher of 29 years, opened his all-faculty meeting invitation and clicked on the Zoom link. He and his colleagues got an announcement they were not expecting: because of test results...

Local restaurant turned grocer in midst of COVID-19

Local restaurant turned grocer in midst of COVID-19

Sam Beste June 2, 2020

Restaurant Poco opened its doors in the spring of 2019 never anticipating they'd be forced to shut their doors in March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-owners and siblings Stephano Cicirello and Susie Ely had to lay off all their employees and...

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 2

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 2

Nora Jacobsen May 26, 2020

I think I will remember this time as the biggest time for self-growth. I've had this time to really reflect on myself and prioritize mental health, and other things like that. I think for me this will be like a marking point for when I started...

VIDEO: What BHS is thankful for

VIDEO: What BHS is thankful for

Jenna Peterson March 6, 2020

Register Staff Writer Sam Beste asked BHS students and faculty what they are thankful for in the school community.

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Sophomore Rory Stein takes a bite from a delicious February apple

The Register Investigates: The case of the February apples

Nora Jacobsen February 20, 2020

It was fifth grade in early February when my teacher brought the snack into our classroom. It was the usual assortment: a muffin or a bread and apples.  But that day, the apples were different. My apple was perfectly sweet, juicy, and crisp....

Photo: Sam Beste /
Pasquence poses for a picture at her last day working at Burlington High School.

BHS librarian Abbey Pasquence departs after four years

Sam Beste February 20, 2020

Anyone who has been inside the Burlington High School (BHS) library may have been welcomed by a bubbly and friendly blue haired librarian: Abbey Pasquence. People at BHS know Pasquence as helpful, caring and creative. She has been a librarian at BHS...

Photo: Jenna Peterson / Allies and members of the LGBTQ+ community march at Burlingtons pride event in 2018.

LGBTQ+ advocates unite to train school board on fighting transphobia

Jenna Peterson February 11, 2020

The Burlington High School (BHS) cafeteria hummed with excitement on Tuesday night while advocates, allies, and transgender youth eagerly waited to begin training the Burlington School Board on transgender issues and identity.  Interest in the...

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...

Photo: Courtesy of Bob Church//Automotive and Technology Instructor Bob Church and VT Secretary of Education Dan French in front of the BTC wall of fame

After tech ed: BTC automotive teacher tracks why tech ed matters

Nora Jacobsen December 19, 2019

Walking into the auto center at Burlington Technical Center (BTC), you will see cars on lifts and teams of students in safety goggles motoring about. Cans of oil, spare tires and dozens of tools line the space. The walls of the classroom are covered...

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