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Branson alters grading system for fourth quarter

Branson alters grading system for fourth quarter

By Shun Graves May 22, 2020

 The Student Experience Committee released a new grading policy in early April in response to the new distance learning reality. Given they are adequately engaged, Branson students' grades can no longer...

Potential school reopening in the fall

Potential school reopening in the fall

By Leighton McCamy-Miller May 22, 2020

Life at The Branson School would not be able to return to “normal” as we knew it until certain conditions are met. As the school year draws to a close, students and teachers are anxious to know what...

Man on a street: New athletic skills

Man on a street: New athletic skills

By Luke Tusher May 22, 2020

Alexander Getty:   Perhaps one of the most active Bulls during this quarantine is sophomore Alexander Getty. In the past three weeks Getty has developed the circuit he likes to call “Triple...

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,...

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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...

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