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Opinion: Stay home, Vermont

Illustration by Zoe Maxwell
Anna Huener, Staff Writer December 7, 2020
On November 13, Governor Phil Scott issued an ordinance ordering Vermonters to halt multi-family gatherings, and closing bars and social clubs. Initially, I was shocked. I had convinced myself that the lockdown was done, forgotten, and never to happen again. Yet, here we were, eight months later, retreating into our homes. It was aggravating to see all this new freedom taken away after only a few months. But aggravation isn’t going to do anything to stop the virus or lower the cases in our small state. The best way to help, in this situation, is to do nothing at all.

Gratitude amidst a pandemic: stories from the BHS community

Gratitude amidst a pandemic: stories from the BHS community
Anna Huener, Staff Writer November 24, 2020
Thanksgiving is days away, which means we’re thinking about turkey, stuffing, and most of all, gratitude. The Register interviewed five members of the Burlington High School community about what has helped them through the pandemic, and gratitude in their lives during complicated times. 

Teacher feature: meet Natalie Burgess and Alex Macomber, the English Department’s new hires

Photo: courtesy Alex Macomber (left) Natalie Burgess (right)
Anessa Conner October 14, 2020

Burlington High School's English department welcomed two teachers this Fall:  Natalie Burgess and Alex Macomber.  The Register sat down with them to share some stories and some of their quirks too.   How...

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...

Five ways to help locally during a pandemic

Five ways to help locally during a pandemic
Nora Jacobsen March 30, 2020

Uncertainty has been the only consistent in the past few weeks. It is hard to know what to do, and in a global crisis as massive as COVID-19, it is easy to find oneself feeling powerless. Luckily there...

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....

BSD progresses in superintendent search

BSD progresses in superintendent search
Anna Huener January 8, 2020

On November 6, 2019, Burlington Superintendent Yaw Obeng announced that he will resign in June. Since then, the Burlington School Board has hired the search firm McPherson & Jacobson, LLC to advise...

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...

Learning comes to life with Burlington City and Lake

Art is a verb at Burlington City Arts
February 19, 2019

by Julia Shannon-Grillo, editor “Picture yourself… assisting local scientists as they study our impact on Lake Champlain, and making policy recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.” These...

Shedding light on Ms. Giallorenzo

Giallorenzo warmly welcomes BHS community.
January 25, 2019

By Henry Wool There is a new and inviting mood in the Burlington High School main office.  Now when entering, one feels the soft glow emitted from an assortment of standing lamps instead of the...

Junior to junior: What is kindness?

Junior to junior: What is kindness?
January 11, 2019

BHS junior Jenna Peterson asks kindergarteners for advice on being kind. "If someone can't do it, you can help them. Or if someone falls, you can catch them if you can," said kindergartener Lele. Video...

Senior to senior: what does marijuana legalization mean to Vermont?

Senior to senior: what does marijuana legalization mean to Vermont?
Halle Newman January 31, 2018

Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a marijuana legalization bill into law on Monday, January 22nd. This law legalizes the possession and recreational consumption of marijuana for adults over 21, and goes...

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