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Questions remain after Branson applies for enrollment increase

Questions remain after Branson applies for enrollment increase

By Shun Graves May 8, 2021

In a culmination of a year of preparation after the passage of Measure F, Branson submitted its plan to increase enrollment by a hundred students to the Town of Ross in March, and has since worked with...

Juniors and seniors impacted by changed college process

Juniors and seniors impacted by changed college process

By Leighton McCamy-Miller May 8, 2021

The global pandemic has upended several important facets of the college process for this year’s juniors and seniors at Branson. The restrictions and limitations necessitated by the COVID-19 virus,...

Branson releases new schedule for 2021-22 school year

Branson releases new schedule for 2021-22 school year

By Patricia dePalma May 8, 2021

Branson released next year’s schedule to return popular elective offerings, honor student choice and more time for collaboration and extracurriculars.  The current schedule offers three 90-minute...

Objectives-based grading: What is it, and what is its future at Branson

Objectives-based grading: What is it, and what is its future at Branson

By Cameron Aryanpour May 8, 2021

  Brought to school two years ago, objectives-based grading, also known as OBG, has grown at Branson as a grading system to challenge the traditional grading system used in many schools throughout...

Rise in Anti-Asian violence in recent months

Rise in Anti-Asian violence in recent months

By Brayden Mathews May 8, 2021

Asian-American and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. have been the targets of an increasing number of hate crimes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue had been largely ignored and unreported...

Special guest Marc Bamuthi Joseph offers powerful words on Black life in America

Special guest Marc Bamuthi Joseph offers powerful words on Black life in America

By Reese Dahlgren  March 29, 2021

In celebration of Black History Month, the Branson community held a special event featuring the presentation of activist and educator Marc Bamuthi Joseph. A former Branson Gallard Fellow and vice president...

Students continue to work during the pandemic

Students continue to work during the pandemic

By Cameron Aryanpour March 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to the day-to-day lives of students at Branson. One such difficulty is the struggle of managing and finding a job for a teenager during COVID.  Serafina...

Branson begins conversations about expanding solar power

Branson begins conversations about expanding solar power

By Cooper Tenney March 29, 2021

Branson has begun discussions of expanding its solar power and installing backup batteries in the coming years, with a goal of becoming more efficient and adaptable to a changing environment. The factors...

Students adjust to six-week rotations

Students adjust to six-week rotations

By Ellis Keeffe March 29, 2021

As Branson continues to push through its six-week rotation, with only three classes throughout the rotation, students report having trouble remembering concepts from the previous rotation.  Before...

Senate introduces new committee on transparency

Senate introduces new committee on transparency

By Emma Casaudoumecq March 29, 2021

Earlier this year, the Student Senate decided to establish a new board, identified as the Committee on Transparency, with seven members from the Senate representing the rest of the student government. As...

Circumstances change Branson community engagement

Circumstances change Branson community engagement

By Cameron Aryanpour February 24, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Branson students get a waiver of their required 15 hours of service as freshman and 25 hours as sophomores, juniors, and seniors. After becoming the director of community...

Sabrina Wilson named as interim dean of student life

Sabrina Wilson named as interim dean of student life

By Finn Dossey February 23, 2021

Over winter break, Meredith Herrera, former dean of student life, departed Branson. She vacated a position vital to the Branson student experience. On Herrera’s recommendation, Sabrina Wilson took...

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