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Burke Sports Resume as Life Begins Return to Normal

By Will Kenneally June 9, 2021

Burke athletics resumed this spring for students in grades 8 through 12 after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a pause that lasted more than a year.  After receiving approval from the DC State Athletic Association...

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...

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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...

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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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