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COVID-19’s impacts on the college process

COVID-19’s impacts on the college process

By Kaya Dierks May 22, 2020

Amid the myriad challenges brought on by COVID-19, one issue that has become increasingly central to the lives of college-bound Branson students are the changes the pandemic has brought to the college...

COVID-19: Man on the street

COVID-19: Man on the street

By Gigi Alioto-Pier and Stasia Winslow April 22, 2020

Through email, we contacted several members of the Branson community and asked them: How has COVID-19 altered your spring semester?  Strat Tolmie ‘21 I appreciate that we can still hold class...

Branson reacts to passage of Measure F

Branson reacts to passage of Measure F

By Shun Graves April 1, 2020

Branson celebrated the narrow-margin passage of its Measure F, which increases the maximum permissible enrollment of a Ross school to 420 students from 320. For Branson to gain any more students, however,...

Credits: Sarah Gonzales,SMGFotos

Dr. Cornel West and Mr. Bakari Kitwana speak to the Branson community for a Human Development Day

By Abby Keenley April 1, 2020

The highlight of Branson’s Human Development Day on Jan. 21 was hearing from Cornel West and Bakari Kitwana, which provided all students, faculty and audience with a unique and eye-opening perspective. They...

Winter Concert Blazer review

By Madison Esrey December 21, 2019

  As the constant Ross raining finally ceased, the annual Branson Winter Concert began, showcasing the musical talents of many students.  With performances by the chamber singers, classical...

A ‘final pass’: T-shirts honor Wiggins

A ‘final pass’: T-shirts honor Wiggins

By Shun Graves December 17, 2019

Sales continue to increase for a shirt quickly becoming a symbol of Branson’s community doing what it can to honor Kwentyn Wiggins — one of its own who died this summer. Wiggins, a rising senior...

Community spotlight: Bay Area power outages

Community spotlight: Bay Area power outages

By Kaya Dierks and Shun Graves November 14, 2019

Public safety power shutoffs proliferated across Marin County starting late Oct. 26, forcing Branson to close for three days. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. shut off power across much of Northern California,...

Students elected to new Community Honor Board

Students elected to new Community Honor Board

By Madison Esrey November 14, 2019

Purpose, courage, kindness and honor: We all are aware of the four values of Branson. But the prevalence of honor during the most recent times has been unnoticeable, especially with the most recent Community...

Branson officials: Measure to permit ‘financial stability’

Branson officials: Measure to permit ‘financial stability’

By Shun Graves November 14, 2019

Branson officials say that a March ballot measure to allow consideration of a 100-student increase is the only viable way to stabilize Branson’s financial situation. Many current classes and programs...

Branson seeks enrollment increase consideration, first in years

Branson seeks enrollment increase consideration, first in years

By Shun Graves November 14, 2019

Capped at 320 students for decades, Branson now seeks to increase its permitted enrollment, first through a March ballot measure aimed at Ross voters. The measure, if passed, will only give the town...

Annual Carnival brings community together, despite injuries

Annual Carnival brings community together, despite injuries

By Patricia dePalma October 8, 2019

Aug. 30 was filled with fun for the students of Branson. A tradition for the school is an annual carnival after school from 3:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Treats, games and fun obstacle courses were set up that...

The Branson School gymnasium is seen from the schools library in Ross, Calif. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)

Quick guide: New faculty and staff

By Kaya Dierks September 30, 2019

The Blazer have compiled a quick guide to some of the faces at Branson. Be sure to say “hello” if you see any of them around campus! Lorena Alvear Science Teacher “Students here are very serious...

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