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DTBHS Vandalism. Photo: Owen Jolly

“Devious Licks” vandalism trend sweeps through BHS

Owen Jolly, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

On a seemingly quiet Wednesday afternoon, a frantic teacher rushed into BHS Principal Lauren McBride’s office. He was there to alert her that multiple students had just been caught ripping down soap...

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School Board Votes to End the ReEnvisioning Project

Julia Keeton, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

The Burlington School Board voted unanimously on Tuesday, March 5 to terminate the BHS ReEnvisioning project in favor of constructing a new building from scratch. The district will soon begin conducting...

Senator Kesha Ram. Photo: Vermont Cynic

BHS Committee Meets With VT State Senator Kesha Ram on Civic Engagement

Phoebe Spence April 8, 2021

On April 2, the BHS Student Political Engagement Committee (SPEC), invited Vermont State Senator, Kesha Ram, D-Chittenden, to speak over Zoom. SPEC is a student-run group with a goal of "give[ing] young...

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. 
Photo: courtesy Alex Macomber (left) Natalie Burgess (right)

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

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...

A Letter to a Freshman, from a Senior

A Letter to a Freshman, from a Senior

Anessa Conner October 5, 2020

Dear Freshman,  Welcome to The Reef!  We are so excited to have so many new fish in our sea. The jump from middle to high school has always been an intimidating one. This does not even...

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...

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 1

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 1

Nora Jacobsen May 11, 2020

  I live next door to essential health care workers who have a four-year-old and four-month-old and they have been going to work, not at high-risk but they just needed help with babysitting....

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...

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Sophomore Rory Stein takes a bite from a delicious February apple

The Register Investigates: The case of the February apples

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....

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

BHS librarian Abbey Pasquence departs after four years

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...

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...

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