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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...

Despite pandemic, lunch remains Branson specialty

Despite pandemic, lunch remains Branson specialty

By Shun Graves February 23, 2021

They line the buffet, dozens deep, and never fail to appear every school day. Crowded and anxious, they await their daily midday meal. But these Branson denizens cast into the Commons not a din of chatter...

Reflecting on the Capitol riots

Reflecting on the Capitol riots

By Reese Dahlgren February 23, 2021

When the Jan. 6 Capitol riot shocked the nation, leaving people confused and unable to process the meaning behind this act of violence, the Branson community responded. Something had to be done for students...

Chapter of food-donation program grows swiftly

Chapter of food-donation program grows swiftly

By Shun Graves February 23, 2021

A group of Branson students established a chapter of a food-donation program in January, partnering with a San Rafael organization and the school community to alleviate food insecurity in Marin. For...

Faculty begin vaccinations

Faculty begin vaccinations

By Ryder Lariviere February 23, 2021

As COVID-19 rages across the state, the vaccine roll-out in Marin County to frontline workers, including faculty and staff at Branson, offers a glimmer of hope.   During a weekend in January,...

In the midst of an unusual school year, Branson students continue to create new clubs

In the midst of an unusual school year, Branson students continue to create new clubs

By Natalie Wendt December 21, 2020

Civil Discourse at Branson Maddie O’Keefe, Leighton McCamy-Miller and Michael Paper, all juniors, created the Civil Discourse at Branson club for respectful conversation and disagreement among students...

New measures pertaining to COVID safety introduced for on-campus learning

New measures pertaining to COVID safety introduced for on-campus learning

By Ryder Lariviere December 1, 2020

Only a month into in-person learning, COVID training may feel like a distant memory, but it was responsible for preparing our community to be safe during in person learning.  Before students and faculty...

Branson consolidates history and English electives to fit the new schedule

Branson consolidates history and English electives to fit the new schedule

By Natalie Wendt December 1, 2020

Branson consolidated this year’s History and English elective offerings for juniors and seniors to better accommodate the new schedule and cohort system.   The whole junior class now takes...

Branson reopens its campus, allowing students to learn in-person with classmates

Branson reopens its campus, allowing students to learn in-person with classmates

By Emma Casaudoumecq December 1, 2020

Branson reopened its campus on Oct. 19 for a hybrid learning format consisting of a combination of in-person learning with masked social distancing and distance learning over Zoom. Many students chose...

Teachers and students return to in-person learning among changed conditions

Teachers and students return to in-person learning among changed conditions

By Finn Dossey December 1, 2020

After completing the first cycle of in-person learning, teachers are glad to see their students in person, but still have to cope with integrating those learning from home. Unlike many other schools,...

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