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The Blazer

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Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Seniors on the Branson boys golf team pose with NCS Division II awards on May 8, 2023. (Courtesy Charlie Farrell)

Boys golf ends season on high note with NCS pennant

By William Mueth 4 days ago
The team’s Charlie Farrell also earned MCAL Player of the Year honors.
Students in the BullsEyes archery course carry material for a target area on May 24, 2023. The immersive program has entered its second year.

If only for a day, school should let students join first-choice course

By Cecilia Brenner 4 days ago
The immersive courses, in their second year, could use some changes.
Peter Stovell, left, flips his racket at College of Marin on May 9, 2023. Branson boys tennis finished the season undefeated, claiming MCAL and NCS titles.

Boys tennis finishes undefeated season with NCS championship

By Herschel Pell May 21, 2023
The team defeated University in the NCS Division II title game to finish the season 25-0.
Branson’s Dylan Whisenant, right, looks on as opponent Monte Vista makes a shot at College of Marin, May 5, 2023. Branson and some other area schools have built beach volleyball programs.

Bulls make mark on beach volleyball scene

By Shun Graves May 6, 2023
Low-stakes and low-key, the NorCal beach volleyball scene has offered Branson’s girls volleyball team a chance to make a mark in the sand.
Branson attacker Jackson Hoeveler passes the ball during the game against Urban on March 29, 2023. Branson boys lacrosse defeated non-league Urban 12-5.

Varied scoring key for boys lacrosse win vs. Urban

By Saylor Mullarkey March 29, 2023
Boys lacrosse defeated Urban 12-5 after an offensive shake-up.
The former student lounge area by the commons on March 15, 2023. The school intends to bring back the student lounge in spring 2023.

Commons’ student lounge to return with gusto

By Cooper Tenney March 15, 2023
New furniture and perks will fill the now-dormant room beside the commons.
Branson boys golf defeated Tamalpais on March 3, 2023. The team improved its record to 3-0.

Boys golf improves to 3-0, looks ahead to Archie Williams matchup

By Herschel Pell March 6, 2023
The team defeated Tam 198-208 at Peacock Gap as league play continues.
Antwan Williams works with a camera near the gym complex on March 2, 2023. He’s one of the two E.E. Ford Fellows working on a documentary project.

Fellows use film to break down post-prison mission

By Alexa Warrin March 4, 2023
Antwan Wiliams and Eric Abercrombie have worked with Branson students as they create a documentary.
Branson forward Riley Pearson and Marin Academy’s Chloe Swindle eye the ball during the NCS final game at Branson, Feb. 24, 2023. Branson defeated MA 3-1 after a strong first half. (Courtesy Robert Duran)

Girls soccer blasts MA defense to claim NCS title

By Shun Graves February 24, 2023
Branson notched another title after defeating Marin Academy 3-1 for the NCS final showdown.
Students must clean up, Ben Boas writes. He found plenty of trash near the Snack Shack in late January.

One man’s trash is everyone’s neglect

By Opinion Submissions February 15, 2023
Persistent trash issues at the Snack Shack call for action from all of us, Ben Boas writes.
Impossible burger patties line the buffet in the commons on Feb. 13, 2023. Meatless Mondays have continued for a year despite initial claims that it would last for a month.

Quick takes: End Meatless Mondays, freshmen should behave

By Shun Graves and Cameron Aryanpour February 13, 2023
Blazer editors sound off on Meatless Mondays and bad behavior by students.
Malik Ali looks over a sophomore history class in February 2023. Another Ali class, History of Hip-Hop, will become a cross-registered course.

English, history to blend in new ‘cross-registered’ classes

By Shun Graves February 13, 2023
Starting this fall, students can choose whether to credit such classes under English or history.
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