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Sagalchik and Whitfield, BHS new history teachers. Photo Courtesy: Whitfield (Left) and Sagalchik (Right).

Teacher Feature: Get to Know BHS’ New History Teachers!

Cecily Spence, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of school? Sagalchik: “I've skied since I was young, but I'm not particularly good at it. But I still love to go out there. I also enjoy other outdoor things like hiking-...

1960 BHS dance. Photo: OREAD

A Trip Back in Time for BHS Prom

Nora Jacobsen, Editor-in-Chief June 6, 2021

Maybe it's because this is my first prom, or perhaps because prom is the climax of seemingly every teen romantic comedy I've seen in my 18 years, that I find the concept so alluring. Prom has been built...

Photo: Courtesy Rehema Abdi

Fashion Spotlight: Stomping around with Rehema Abdi

Miranda Ljung-Baruth, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

There's no mistaking Rehema Abdi gliding down the escalator at BHS. First the eye catches vivid colors--the saturated bold hues reminiscent of childhood. Her signature reds, pinks, and yellows draw attention...

Photo Courtesy: @btc_designandillustration

BTC in 2021: What are Technical Centers Doing Now?

Anessa Conner April 12, 2021

Since the displacement of all Burlington High School students, Burlington Technical School (BTC) has dispersed its programming throughout the city. Many of the programs have been offered spaces at a free...

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...

Teachers picket Williston Road on Thursday afternoon, April 1, in opposition to the proposed changes to the state pension system.

Pension Plan Dropped After Statewide Teachers’ Protests

Alex Wick, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Dozens of teachers from schools in the Burlington area braved the wintry weather on Thursday afternoon, April 1, and lined Williston Road by Staples Plaza. Holding signs like, “A PENSION IS A PROMISE”...

Self Portrait. Courtesy Ella Ambroggio

Artist Profile: The Electrifying Energy of Ella Ambroggio

Anessa Conner February 6, 2021

BHS junior, Ella Ambroggio has been an artist for as long as she can remember. Ambroggio, who specializes in oil painting and charcoal drawing, creates realistic, polished art. Using alluring colors she...

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...

Illustration by Zoe Maxwell

Opinion: Stay home, Vermont

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. 
Illustration by Zoe Maxwell

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

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...

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