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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...

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...

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...

Striving for hope and change amid human rights atrocities

By Anya Weller '22 November 16, 2020

Americans are exhausted. In just a few months, we have lost heroes like John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in addition to facing the consequences stemming from America’s failure to control the fatal...

The audacity of safety and what it means for America’s democracy

By Jonah DeGannes '24 November 16, 2020

History has authenticized just how relative one’s culture and individuality can be when maintaining safety and well being. In fact, from the time humans first began colonizing parts of the earth, that...

An update from the editor-in-chief

An update from the editor-in-chief

By Jeremy Green '21, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2020

Hello, dear readers! As editor-in-chief, I wanted to offer a transparent account of how things are going at The Cageliner two months into this unique school year, and clarify what you can expect going...

The importance of positive takeaways

By Anya Weller '22 May 3, 2020

The capital of the United States, a city normally abundant with activity, now feels like a ghost town. The only sounds in the desolate streets seem to be the lone sirens of ambulances passing by....

Why marches shrink, and what now?

By Anya Weller '22 January 29, 2020

The first Women’s March took place on January 21, 2017. Attendance skyrocketed past the predicted numbers, and the movement became the biggest single-day march in history. On January 18, 2020, the fourth...

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Now is the time for climate action

By Keely Ferrando '21 October 27, 2019

Current estimates say that we have 11 years to significantly lower carbon emissions (most say by about 40%) before slowing or stopping climate change becomes unimaginably harder. If the world fails to...

The clubs policy has many issues

By Editorial Board October 27, 2019

Ever since its announcement, the overhauled Burke clubs policy has been a major topic of discussion and complaint among students. Now that clubs have officially begun meeting, it is abundantly clear that...

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