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The Student News Site of Burlington High School

BHS Register

The Student News Site of Burlington High School

BHS Register

Protestors clothed in black march down Burlingtons Pearl Street on September 3, 2020. 
Photo: Anna Huener

“This is our thing”: Burlington Youth take Action in Black Lives Matter

Anna Huener October 4, 2020

The killing of George Floyd in May of 2020 sparked an eruption of protests and social media outrage around the United States. Thousands of people took to the streets to protest police brutality and systemic racism. The outrage was felt on a national...

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 activism group Youth Participatory Action and Research...

Photo: Nora Jacobsen
Custodians Reed Richards and Warren Runnals strike a pose in the cafeteria.

OPINION: Throw it Away

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 time out of their already full day to pick up after...

Photo: Summer Grace
/ Students gather for an environmental rally in April, 2018.

BSD, stop endorsing student strikes

Julia Shannon-Grillo October 3, 2019

The power of a walkout stems from its core of civil disobedience. Walkouts make a statement by breaking the law. From women walking out of factories to oppose low wages in the 1930s, to 21st century students leaving school to advocate for gun reform,...

Rally for the Planet

Summer Grace April 13, 2018

On April 12, 2018 hundreds of students gathered at the Vermont State House to Rally for the Planet. Student speakers expressed frustration about U.S. Congress’s approach towards climate change and spoke about the influence that student protests have...

Sexual Harassment at BHS

Sexual Harassment at BHS

Summer Grace April 6, 2018

By Summer Grace and Halle Newman A national conversation, fueled by the #MeToo movement, has vaulted women’s rights and sexual harassment in the workplace to the forefront of the American culture wars. #MeToo is a social media hashtag encouraging victims...

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