Seniors reflect on future choices

Zoe Sanders, News Editor

April 22, 2019

With less than 30 days until graduation, seniors are prone to start reflecting as their high school career wraps up. Since the start of high school, students have been asked “what do you want to do after you graduate?” In all likelihood, the answer to ...

Seniors plan for future, explore military options

Zoe Sanders, News Editor

April 8, 2019

As the end of the 2018-19 school year approaches, it’s time for Burke seniors to consider how they’ll move forward after graduation in May. Every school year Burke hosts multiple recruiting events in the cafeteria during lun...

Child marriage is still prominent and very legal in the U.S., here’s what you need to know:

Zoe Sanders, News Editor

April 1, 2019

Imagine if a sophomore in high school decided to get married. Most people would think that sounds crazy and impossible, there must be laws against that, right? The answer is no, there aren’t. Over 200,000 minors were marrie...

Vaccine laws cause controversy around the country

Zoe Sanders, News Editor

February 26, 2019

In the past few years there has been an increase around the world in not vaccinating children. Vaccines serve to protect people from one or more diseases by stimulating the production of antibodies. Infants are too young to receive certa...

Shining light on a serial killer’s victims

Zoe Sanders, News Editor

February 21, 2019

In light of recent documentaries and specials regarding infamous serial killer Ted Bundy, here at The Burke Beat we want to bring attention back to the victims. Documentaries such as the Netflix original Conversations with a K...

How well is Burke preparing seniors for college?

Zoe Sanders, News Editor

December 20, 2018

With the semester almost over, deadlines for things such as college applications, scholarships and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) are coming up quick. At this critical time in preparing for our future, many...

Top 5 Christmas movies

Zoe Sanders, News Editor

December 17, 2018

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – 1989  An all-time favorite of my family and I, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is undeniably the best Christmas movie of all time. Hitting movie theatres on December 1, 19...

Zoe’s no-bake peanut butter and almond bark clusters

Zoe Sanders, News Editor

December 11, 2018

16 Squares White Almond Bark  1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter  2 Cups of Party Peanuts (No Shells or Husks)  3 Cups of Rice Krispies Cereal  1 Baking Tray Covered in Wax Paper  1 Tablespoon (Measuring Tool)  Melt the almond bark in a double boiler.   When mel...

Homecoming 2018 is “star” of week

Zoe Sanders, News Editor

September 20, 2018

Burke hosted its annual Homecoming dance. The theme for this year was “Starry Night”, as decided by Senior Senate and sponsor Deb Ward. Doors opened at 7:30 pm and closed at 10:30 pm. Upon arrival, students were told to go through the cafeteria and take off their shoes and put any possessions they did...

Teachers adjust to new room assignments

Zoe Sanders, News Editor

September 13, 2018

At the end of every school year teachers prepare to wrap up the curriculum they’ve been drilling into us for the past nine months, in addition to closing the years material many teachers must also prepare to move classrooms....

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