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The Blazer

Branson’s student-run newspaper
Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Jaden Sher readies for a kick as boys varsity soccer faces San Marin at College of Marin in Kentfield, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2023. Branson qualified for the NCS playoffs after battling for a draw.

Boys soccer advances to NCS after San Marin stalemate

By William Mueth 1 day ago
The team qualified for the playoffs after a scoreless tie Jan. 26.
Branson’s Ally Hsieh makes a shot at San Marin, Jan. 3, 2023. Girls varsity soccer kept its MCAL-leading position with a 3-0 win. (Courtesy Robert Duran)

Slick defense aids girls soccer in sweep of San Marin

By Shun Graves January 3, 2023
Girls varsity soccer outpaced San Marin 3-0, and the team showed why it leads the MCAL.
(Courtesy Devon Johnson)

Girls varsity soccer season off to strong start

By Katherine Salz December 31, 2022

The Branson girls varsity soccer team has returned to the field this season already with a winning record and 13 returning players. As of Dec. 16, 2022, the Lady Bulls had a 7-0-1 overall record with...

Jaden Sher looks on as boys varsity soccer faces Roseland Prep, Dec. 15, 2022. The game ended in a loss for Branson.

Early defensive struggles lead to loss against Roseland Prep

By William Mueth December 19, 2022
Boys varsity soccer has struggled to improve its record early this season.
There’s no match for Reese’s Cups

There’s no match for Reese’s Cups

By Cecilia Brenner December 13, 2022
There is no match that makes me smile more than creamy milk chocolate and salty peanut butter.

McNeely’s new film is released

By Anna Rende December 13, 2022
The main goal of the film was to provide representation for boys and men who struggle with eating disorders.
Branson’s summer 2022 review

Branson’s summer 2022 review

By Cecilia Brenner November 29, 2022
It’s incredible what we can do when we have a little extra time. It gives people the opportunity to focus on the pursuits that make them truly happy.
Nathalio Gray stands on the library porch in fall 2021. Starting that year, he has the title of assistant head of school. (File: Natalie Wendt, Lena Sugrue)

School helm falls to Gray after Mazzola takes dive

By Cameron Aryanpour November 22, 2022
Chris Mazzola called on the assistant head to act as head of school amid her medical leave.
Karl Schmidt teaches a freshman physics class this fall. The Branson administration has expanded objectives-based grading to all freshman classes.

Freshman courses, students grapple with OBG system’s expansion

By Alexa Warrin November 22, 2022
The school administration has cemented objectives-based grading in all introductory classes.
Neftaley Arceo teaches a history class this fall. Branson’s new faculty say they’ve enjoyed their first few months at school.

New faculty speak about their first months at Branson

By Ella Garrett, Emmanuel Katz, Adeline Newby, and Ryder Lariviere November 22, 2022
Branson’s newest instructors say they’ve enjoyed their first months at their new school.
Dylan Whisenant, who won a game award, hugs Celia Tolmie (14) after girls varsity volleyball won the Division I state championship, Nov. 18, 2022. The five-set title game, held in Orange County, concluded a historic season for the team.

Champs! Division I state title caps off historic volleyball season

By Shun Graves November 19, 2022
Girls varsity volleyball triumphed in a nail-biting, five-set Division I state title game to conclude a historic season.
Outside hitter Sadie Snipes makes a shot at the Division I state championships in Orange County, Nov. 18, 2022.

Live updates: Branson wins D-I state championship

By Shun Graves November 18, 2022
In a historic game, girls varsity volleyball faces Palos Verdes at the Division I state championship in Orange County.
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