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The Student News Site of Burlington High School

BHS Register

The Student News Site of Burlington High School

BHS Register

Horizons front entrance. Photo: Owen Jolly

Horizons: an alternative approach

Owen Jolly, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

There are around 30 students in the Horizons system and each student has Principal Bobby Riley’s personal phone number.  They are instructed to call or text him for any reason-- school related or personal. Horizons is a small, alternative high school...

Students work. Photo: Rebecca Cunningham

Students and teachers share mixed feelings about mask optional policy

Rebecca Cunningham, Managing Editor March 20, 2022

As Covid-19 case counts fall across Vermont, restrictions begin to loosen. For the first time in two years, some students and teachers arrived at school on Monday, March 14, without wearing a mask. Reactions ranged from concern to indifference to optimism.  “I...

2018 YES class: Creativity and Mindfulness does Yoga. Photo: Colby Skoglund.

Students say yes to YES

Preity Mangar, Staff Writer March 19, 2022

BHS’ Year End Studies (YES) program is up and running again after a two-year pause due to COVID-19. YES is a two-week intensive learning experience held at the end of the school year that offers a wide range of non-traditional classes and activities...

Students participating in walk out. Photo: Georgia Wool

“It is okay to be gay”: Students walk out in protest of anti-LGBTQ legislation

Julia Keeton, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2022

On March 11, chants of “homophobia has got to go” and expletives aimed at Texas lawmakers pierced the usual afternoon quiet of Church Street Marketplace. The voices behind the shouts? Burlington High School and Edmunds Middle School students protesting...

Fabrice Kerozene. Photo: Fabric Kerozene

From the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Burlington: Fabrice Kerozene tells his story

Owen Jolly, Staff Writer November 29, 2021

On November 5, BHS students attended a school-wide showing of the play “Cartography", based on immigrants' journeys to America. The school watched as the characters coped with grueling paperwork and cultural differences. The play was especially relevant,...

Representative Peter Welch promotes renovation legislation at BHS

Rebecca Cunningham, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

TRANSCRIPT REBECCA CUNNINGHAM, BHS REGISTER: Monday, November 1, Vermont State Representative, Peter Welch toured Downtown Burlington High School in an effort to understand the condition of Vermont schools. He recently sponsored legislation that would...

Teen to teen crisis hotline saves lives all over the country

Anessa Conner February 20, 2020

In rainy Portland, Oregon a group of seven or so teenagers ages 15-20 arrive for their shift at the Youth Line call center. The teens dubbed “Peer Helpers” are the answerers of a peer-to-peer youth crisis hotline, one of only 6 in America.   Sitting...

Dropping out to conquer the Pacific Crest Trail

Dropping out to conquer the Pacific Crest Trail

Anna Huener February 18, 2020

Seventeen-year-old Zoe Greenhouse is 5’1” and weighs just under 100 pounds. Greenhouse attended Burlington High school for the 2018-2019 school year, before dropping out in 2019 after finishing her sophomore year. Since then, Greenhouse has hiked...

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Worldwide climate strike: where does BHS stand?

Emily McNichols, Staff Writer March 12, 2019

On March 15th, students around the world will trade their classrooms for the steps of their local legislative buildings to confront legislators on the issue of climate change. Climate change, the change of Earth’s climate caused by human activity,...

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Poster advertising the fall musical.

Review: “The Little Mermaid” swims to success

Jenna Peterson November 16, 2018

Burlington High School (BHS) kicked off its year with the must see musical The Little Mermaid on Thursday. Directed by Leesa Guay-Timpson and assistant Tammie Ledoux-Moody, this high school musical does not disappoint! We all know the story: a teenage...

Photo: Mike Havens

BHS Bowling Team Receives Varsity Recognition

Lucy Govoni December 21, 2017

Burlington High School (BHS) has added a 22nd varsity sport to its arsenal: Bowling.   Both Jeanne Hulsen, the BHS Athletic Director and Mike Havens, the bowling coach and a BHS/Horizons math teacher, have worked for two years to get varsity recognition...

BHS ball carrier is tackled by two MMU defenders

Thrilling BHS football season ends in Quarterfinal battle with MMU

Henry Sheeser November 9, 2017

  Fast and talented. These were the words Marty Richards, head coach of Mount Mansfield Union (MMU), used to describe the Burlington High School (BHS) Football team after the MMU Cougars upset BHS in the quarterfinal match. “Their speed was a...

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