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Burke must improve its handling of sexual assault to ensure student safety and trust

Burke must improve its handling of sexual assault to ensure student safety and trust

By Abby Ross '21, Opinions Editor May 21, 2021

One thing I want to make clear: probably every high school in the US has problems with rape culture. It’s a societal thing. And many of the administrators of those schools don’t have a great response...

A farewell from the editor-in-chief

A farewell from the editor-in-chief

By Jeremy Green '21, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

Six and a half years ago, Caroline Kubzansky ‘17 convinced me to join her revival of Burke’s student newspaper. I didn’t really know what I was signing up for, but it seemed interesting, I wanted...

Sexual misconduct allegations highlight concerns about Burke’s culture, policy

Sexual misconduct allegations highlight concerns about Burke’s culture, policy

By Abby Ross '21 and Isabel Gottlieb-Nemo '21 May 21, 2021

In June 2020, a series of social media posts accused five recent Burke alumni of varying degrees of sexual misconduct, ranging from harassment to rape. The posts were made on an Instagram page with accusations...

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DC small businesses adapt to pandemic challenges

By Anya Weller '22 April 26, 2021

With over 500,000 lives lost and 30 million people contracting the Covid-19 virus, it is safe to say that 2020 was a hard year for every American. Although the virus has had fatal consequences, the implications...

Inconsistent Monday schedules frustrate student leaders

Inconsistent Monday schedules frustrate student leaders

By Katie Hirsche '21 April 26, 2021

The nascent Hy-Flex In-Person program has brought many changes to the Burke community, one of which is unpredictable Monday schedules.  Every new term necessitates an evaluation day for teachers and...

Reflecting on the 2020 NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Reflecting on the 2020 NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference

By Montanna Norman '22 February 13, 2021

Due to the global pandemic, the annual National Association of Independent Schools Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) was forced to move to a virtual setting this year.  Each year the conference...

9th graders in a mask break at school. Photo from Burke's instagram.

Mixed opinions as full HyFlex program gets underway

By Riley Del Sesto '24 February 7, 2021

As Burke’s full HyFlex program begins, following the three-week pilot program, students have expressed a range of opinions about whether or not the school was rushing too much into reopening. The HyFlex...

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Remote learning adds new wrinkle to snow day planning

By Sophia Rasevic '22 February 7, 2021

With the winter months now upon us, many students may be wondering how Burke plans to handle the possibility of snow days. Some local schools and school districts already have plans in place, but Burke...

Jamie Leopold reflects on new challenges in just her second year at Burke

By Jen Chiancone '21, Layout Editor January 11, 2021

Jamie Leopold only started her career at Burke last year but has already had a turbulent experience, from adjusting to virtual instruction to taking over for Kelly Falk as Director of Student Activities.  “It’s...

Burke’s four co-presidents focus on communication and wellness in a unique year

By Katie Hirsche '21 January 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many new twists and turns to 2020, the first of which was an unprecedented election for Student Government Association (SGA) Co-Presidents last spring. The vote was so...

A look back at how the major sports leagues made it through their 2020 seasons

By Hunter Harold '22 December 26, 2020

COVID-19 has put a lot of businesses, organizations, and daily ways of life at a halt, but not professional sports associations. They have found a way to maneuver around the virus to finish their 2019-2020...

Perspective: Information and resources addressing sexual assault

By Anya Weller '22 December 26, 2020

CONTENT WARNING: descriptions of sexual assault and forensic exams regarding assaults and rape. In any given school year, about 58% of students in 7th to 12th grade experience sexual harassment. 1 in...

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