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Home for the Holidays: Reflections from BHS

Home for the Holidays: Reflections from BHS
Anna Huener, Staff Writer December 26, 2020
Strict travel regulations and Covid restrictions in Vermont will prevent many from gathering this year, forcing Vermonters to stay home with their immediate families. 

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. 

Easter online: local churches worship from a distance

Easter online: local churches worship from a distance
Anna Huener April 8, 2020

Traditionally, in the Christian faith, Easter is observed as a service to celebrate the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Congregations gather to sing, eat, and worship. In the wake of the COVID-19...

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....

Thrift shop and art haven: Burlington’s Battery Street Jeans

A free pile of clothing sits outside Burlington's Battery Street Jeans. /
Photo: Anna Huener
Anna Huener February 12, 2020

Located on College Street in Downtown Burlington, Battery Street Jeans is one of the most popular thrift stores in Chittenden county. With local art lining the walls, and everything from VCR tapes to...

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,...

Why You Should Shop Local this Christmas

Why You Should Shop Local this Christmas
Anna Huener December 19, 2019

This article was edited on December 11, 2020. The onset of the pandemic has created a plethora of local challenges, one of them being income for small, local businesses. In addition to the positive environmental...

A hospital alternative: Bearing babies at home

My baby sister sara getting weighed and measured after being born at home.            Photo: Courtesy David Conner
Anessa Conner December 19, 2019

We live in an age full of choices; Do I want a purple iPhone 11 or a gold one? Is it worth it to splurge on the newest trendy shoes? Should I watch season 14 of Grey's anatomy or finish my pre-calc homework? A...

EMS students raise BLM flag

EMS students raise BLM flag
Anna Huener November 20, 2019

On November 12, 2019, ten Edmunds Middle School (EMS) students sat in the Burlington High School cafeteria, each one wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt. All of the students present were part of the EMS...

Senior to senior: Burlington senior citizens react to #MeToo

Senior to senior: Burlington senior citizens react to #MeToo
Halle Newman March 21, 2018

“Life has sure changed since I was young,” Laurette Joudoin, a 97 year old Burlington resident, said with a smile. Joudoin was eager to speak with the BHS Register about how life has changed significantly...

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