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Artist Profile: The Many Faces of Zoe Maxwell

Artist Profile: The Many Faces of Zoe Maxwell
Nora Jacobsen December 9, 2020

Note: Since Maxwell's initial interview with the Register, she has joined the Register staff as a contributing artist, and her artwork has been featured in several stories.  Zoe Maxwell's bedroom...

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. 

Emily in Paris: everything wrong with the show, and why you should watch it anyway

Illustration by Zoe Maxwell
Anna Huener November 2, 2020

The new hit drama on Netflix, Emily in Paris, follows the young American Emily Cooper (played by Lily Collins), who accepts a position at a management firm in Paris, despite her inability to speak French....

Haunting Stories From Vermont’s Most Infamous Graves

Haunting Stories From Vermont’s Most Infamous Graves
Lea Mihok, Staff writer October 30, 2020

By Lea Mihok   Going to a high school nestled between a thatch of woods and a 148-year-old cemetery is an unusual experience. When school is in person, students eat lunch on the grass...

From heart transplants to Google Meets: the complicated ways BHS faculty are coming to terms with the school closure

Church's classroom in 1992 and 2020
Photo: courtesy Bob Church
Nora Jacobsen, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2020

On September 16, Chris Sharp, a Burlington High School (BHS) art teacher of 29 years, opened his all-faculty meeting invitation and clicked on the Zoom link. He and his colleagues got an announcement...

Ten Fun Activities to try this Fall

Photo: Alison Redlich
Anna Huener October 15, 2020

1. Take a hike! Vermont is well-known for its stunning colors during Fall. One of the best ways to experience the famous foliage is to hike one of Vermont's many mountains. For a small, yet satisfying...

Concert Review: Dark Star Orchestra Shines at the Drive-in

Concert Review: Dark Star Orchestra Shines at the Drive-in
Ayden Flanigan October 13, 2020

Scores of cars lined up around the back of the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex on Saturday, October third. A march of dancing bear bumper stickers waiting to be corralled into carefully crafted rows in...

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...

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

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

Local restaurant turned grocer in midst of COVID-19

Local restaurant turned grocer in midst of COVID-19
Sam Beste June 2, 2020

Restaurant Poco opened its doors in the spring of 2019 never anticipating they'd be forced to shut their doors in March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-owners and siblings Stephano Cicirello...

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...

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