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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...

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...

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Burke set to begin “hyflex” reopening on December 2nd with 6th and 9th grades

By Jeremy Green '21, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2020

Burke plans to bring back 6th and 9th graders in a new hybrid learning system on December 2nd, with the rest of the school to follow in late January. Head of School Damian Jones presented the new proposal...

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2020 Women’s March takes place during an election in a troubled country

By Sophia Rasevic '22 November 18, 2020

The fourth Women’s March during Donald Trump’s presidency occurred on October 17th, 2020. There has been a Women’s March every year since Trump’s inauguration. The first three took place towards...

High schoolers experiencing psychological pros and cons of virtual learning

High schoolers experiencing psychological pros and cons of virtual learning

By Katie Hirsche '21 and Graham Vinyard '24 November 16, 2020

COVID-19 has brought many changes to the Burke community, not least of which has been holding classes virtually, and students have faced many conflicting emotions such as stress and grief. After a makeshift...

How social isolation and endless zoom meetings impact mental health

How social isolation and endless zoom meetings impact mental health

By Nate Miller '21 November 16, 2020

As area schools—including—Burke face the difficult decision of whether (and when) to bring students back to campus, one important consideration is student mental health. In a study by the Harris Poll...

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Renaming in progress for Woodrow Wilson High School

By Jacob Zuckerman '22 November 16, 2020

DCPS announced Woodrow Wilson High School would change its name following an ongoing movement by students and other community members decrying its namesake’s racist legacy. The Cageliner reported...

Students and teachers of AP classes grapple with challenges of new schedule

Students and teachers of AP classes grapple with challenges of new schedule

By Solana Torres '22 November 16, 2020

One of the major changes to Burke’s schedule this year is that core classes will be confined to one semester only. For every student, both middle school and high school, that means that normally year-long...

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California governor signs bill to help inmate firefighters

By Angel James '23 November 16, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill this past month to not only aid firefighters in their battle with the flames of the recent raging wildfires but also to guide the process of resocialization...

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