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

Church's classroom in 1992 and 2020
Photo: courtesy Bob Church
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...

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...

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...

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.

The Register Investigates: The case of the February apples

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Sophomore Rory Stein takes a bite from a delicious February apple
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....

BHS librarian Abbey Pasquence departs after four years

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Pasquence poses for a picture at her last day working at Burlington High School.
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...

LGBTQ+ advocates unite to train school board on fighting transphobia

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

BHS’ own King Cobras build a dance empire

Photo: Courtesy of @kingcobras23
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,...

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

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
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...

Refugee Outreach Club runs resource drives

The refugee coat drive located in the BHS lobby
Photo: Ayden Flanigan
Ayden Flanigan December 19, 2019

Every year a clothing rack pops up in the BHS lobby. A colorful array of gently used coats, it’s decorated with a sign that reads “Coat Drive: Need one? Take one!”  While it may just cause...

BCL students showcase original artwork in a public exhibition

Tyler Lavoie, Gabi Gardner-Burke, Liliana Venner, and Lulu Guy showcase their artwork // Photo: Nora Jacobsen
Nora Jacobsen December 12, 2019

On Tuesday December 11, from 6 to 7:30 pm students from the Burlington City and Lake (BCL) semester unveiled four large scale original acrylic paintings created by small teams of BCL students in collaboration...

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...

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