Girls cheated out of pockets

Sarah Unruh, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2017

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Once upon a time, there was a girl who felt victimized by the fashion industry.    Let’s say you’re shopping online and you find a really cute pair of jeans. They’re pretty expensive, but you decide they’re worth the s...

Students frustrated by apathetic peers, weak curriculum

Daniel Gifford, Editorial Editor

December 4, 2017

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compiled by Daniel Gifford    In 2001, Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act, or the NCLB, and it was signed into law by former president George W. Bush.    This act, while greatly anticipated, failed miserably in th...

Letter to the Editor

Robbi Herrman

November 3, 2017

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(This letter is in response to Branden Alford’s October column about how pawprints were painted over if they were personalized.) Dear Editor    Catbackers' tradition of paw painting is a great opportunity for students to celebrate being part o...

What else would teachers do?

Daniel Gifford, Editorial Editor

November 3, 2017

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compiled by Daniel Gifford    We have staff here at BHS who are very good at their respective jobs! We, the staff here at Cat Tracks, can’t help but wonder what alternate careers would suit them well. Here are some of our choice...

Bill Nye was right all along; climate change is here

Alex Rodriguez, Editorial Editor

November 3, 2017

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by Alex Rodriguez    What happens when the Earth turns into a giant microwave? That is the question that climate scientists have spent years trying to answer, but now we are experiencing it first-hand.    Just this year...

Debate team required at BHS

Kiana Wight, News Editor

November 3, 2017

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by Kiana Wight    When students graduate from Burlington High School, one complaint could be that they haven’t learned anything worthwhile or anything that has real-world applications.     Oftentimes, the same people ...

Cats superior to dogs

Branden Alford, Editor-in-chief

November 3, 2017

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   Recently, it has come to my attention that there are individuals roaming the hallowed halls of BHS that ACTUALLY BELIEVE DOGS ARE BETTER THAN CATS! Are you kidding me, BHS?! In these next few lines, I will settle this debate on...

Alaska not equal to Canada

Dakota Jesse, News Editor

November 3, 2017

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by Dakota Jesse    As most of you know, throughout my freshman year and now my sophomore year, I have been teased that I was born in Canada, instead of Alaska. I have heard all the jokes, from “Alaska isn’t a real plac...

BHS curriculum lacking career-oriented courses

Jalyn Griffith, Sports Editor

November 3, 2017

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by Jalyn Griffith    I believe many students would love to have more elective classes such as business, autobody, and engineering.    Burlington High School had some of these classes at one point, but they have slowly disappeared thro...

Legislature is financially depriving state education

Jeffrey Stewart, Ad Manager

November 3, 2017

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by Jeffrey Stewart    Kansas schools have been underfunded for a long time. In fact, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled unanimously that state funding is completely inadequate back in March.    Lawmakers were given a June deadlin...

Sometimes weird questions need answers

Sarah Unruh, Editor-in-chief

November 3, 2017

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Once upon a time there was a curious high school student who asked seemingly unnecessary questions.  Despite the pointlessness of his queries, I’ve decided to delve further and attempt to find some answers to them.    ● To b...

Bell schedule frustrates many

Jalyn Griffith, Sports Editor

October 18, 2017

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by Jalyn Griffith    Students struggle with the small amount of time between classes and within homeroom; I have some suggestions for improvement.   First of all, if the bell schedule had a few more minutes for homeroom, it would allo...

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