The Burger Gazette

Miss Smiley Enjoys Complaining

Miss Mirthful, Guest Writer

January 24, 2020

Private Chat, The Good and The Bad

Private Chat, The Good and The Bad

Liliana Owen, Journalist

January 15, 2020

A question was sent out to about twenty-five random Burgers: "Is private chat good? Is it bad? Why or why not?" Their answers—with a wide variety of well thought out opinions—proved private chat to be a controversial topic. Some Burgers were in favor of it, others decidedly against it, and still...

The New Cam Requirement and Student Participation

The New Cam Requirement and Student Participation

Stephanie Campbell, Editor in Chief

January 13, 2020

How participation in classes is affected by the new cam requirement --- It was 8:03 am on Monday, January 13th, she had logged into her Gov and Econ class and now was staring at her screen as the mentor read the announcements. She hears the reminder, “all students must come on cam otherwise they’ll be...

Getting the Inside Scoop on the New Cam Requirement

Getting the Inside Scoop on the New Cam Requirement

Stephanie Campbell, Editor in Chief

January 6, 2020

Exclusive information on WHY the School Leadership made this requirement and HOW it will be enforced --- January 6th, 2020, the beginning of a new school semester for Williamsburg students but also the beginning of a new requirement Williamsburg Academy has begun to enforce. As students are logg...

Energy Profiling: The Personality System That Revolutionized My Family

Liliana Owen, Journalist

October 22, 2019

About four years ago, my family was kind of a mess. We weren’t very nice and understanding of each other, and we were being pushed to do stuff that was not very accepting of ourselves. Quite frankly, I did not love myself very much and did not accept my personality. I was constantly being pushed to be that social butterfly, the one that is friends with everyone. At that time, I had almost no friends. Social events were torture. I felt so left out, so alone, so unwanted by my peers. Then it all changed when my mom discovered and introduced my five siblings and me to Energy Profiling, a personality system created by Carol Tuttle.

Gun Control: The REAL Problem

Gun Control: The REAL Problem

Treysen Anderson, Guest Writer

October 8, 2019

Alright. I’ll humor you. Let’s say it is the fault of the guns that these people are being murdered. From mass school shootings to gang brawls to hate deaths, in all of these cases the guns can and should be blamed for the bloodshed. After all, 14,000 people were killed in gun related incidents last year. Let us restrict, establish gun-free zones against, and even ban guns. And, following this same principle, all road fatalities brought to pass by texting and driving can and should be blamed on the phone. 40,000 people were killed by car wrecks, and roughly half of those were caused by phones, leading to a grand total of 20,000 deaths due to phones. However, in these cases, the phone is merely ignored and we continue on, warning and encouraging our communities to use their phones wisely, when we all know that phones should be restricted and we should establish phone-free zones to protect our citizens.

Miss Smiley – I Think, Therefore I Am

Miss Mirthful, Humorist

September 23, 2019

Inspiration Hour With Mr Ure: The Phases of a Williamsburg Semester

Inspiration Hour With Mr Ure: The Phases of a Williamsburg Semester

Liliana Owen, Journalist

September 23, 2019

On Friday, September 13th, Mr. James Ure joined us for Inspiration Hour to share with us “The Phases of a Williamsburg semester.” To start, he showed us a picture of himself when he graduated. You could see the pride and accomplishment in his eyes as he stood with his young family. He had graduated...

Farewell to Mr. Reynolds: Quiet Confident Optimism

Farewell to Mr. Reynolds: Quiet Confident Optimism

Sophie S., Journalist

May 2, 2019

We sit in classrooms, not the conventual sense, but through the highly debated blackboard and zoom rooms. From the outside, it may seem like a guarded way of learning, but our mentors have cultivated an environment where students are proud to speak on behalf of their beliefs. Mr. Reynolds didn’t...

The Presidency

The Presidency

Savannah Lorcher, Student Body President

April 21, 2019

Williamsburg matters. But do we, Burgers, know that? As Student Body President, I have had the unique opportunity to view Williamsburg from a vantage point and observe the many working parts that make this school operate. Throughout my term as President I’ve learned that Williamsburg matters for different...

Quitting his job to travel the world- story of a Williamsburg mentor

Quitting his job to travel the world- story of a Williamsburg mentor

Shamma Al Breiki, Journalist

April 18, 2019

Hello everyone! I recently got the opportunity to interview Mr. Gilbert, a mentor here at Williamsburg. Mr. Gilbert has been my leadership mentor for the past two semesters, and during this time he often shared stories of his adventures with all his students. I quickly came to realize how interesting...

The Benefits of Elevation

Jayden Longhurst, Journalist

April 8, 2019

Elevation ... what is it? What is this “thing” that one keeps hearing about after joining the Burger Universe? Even if you do know what Elevation is, you may be unsure if it is really a good fit for you. Elevation has many awesome things, many hard things, and a few things that could possibly...

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