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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,...

Branson implements new lunch procedures

Branson implements new lunch procedures

By Reese Dahlgren December 1, 2020

With Branson’s campus reopening, students and faculty are following new lunch protocols to ensure their safety and health during these uncertain times.   The updated regulations divide students...

Coronavirus alters the high school experience for freshmen

Coronavirus alters the high school experience for freshmen

By Molly Biggs December 1, 2020

In the November ABC cycle, the freshmen had the opportunity to meet each other in person for the first time. Starting in remote learning and finally transitioning to much anticipated on-campus learning,...

Transportation plans modified in wake of virus

Transportation plans modified in wake of virus

By Shun Graves December 1, 2020

Branson administrators modified the school’s transportation plan, increasing reliance on smaller-occupancy vehicles and initiating an e-bike program as the coronavirus pandemic wears on. Though the...

Prop 18: 17-year-old voting rights on the ballot this election cycle

Prop 18: 17-year-old voting rights on the ballot this election cycle

By Sophie Liu December 1, 2020

This year, California’s ballot contained 12 propositions, including Proposition 18. If passed with a majority vote, Proposition 18 would have amended the California Constitution to permit 17-year-olds...

Branson unveils its new school/athletics logo and rebranding initiative

Branson unveils its new school/athletics logo and rebranding initiative

By Cameron Aryanpour December 1, 2020

In accordance with the Branson “A Look Ahead. A Purpose Beyond Strategic Plan,” the school revealed on Oct. 1 its new school and athletics logo to the community, which would replace a logo that has...

Introduction to new Branson teachers

Introduction to new Branson teachers

By Sarah Lind October 5, 2020

Caroline Santinelli Caroline Santinelli, a new English teacher, loves reading and working with her students. Born and raised outside of Boston, Santinelli went to college back East before moving...

Sir Francis Drake High School considers name change

Sir Francis Drake High School considers name change

By Stasia Winslow October 5, 2020

A hot-button topic in the San Anselmo community right now is the potential name change of Sir Francis Drake High School, which is temporarily being called High School 1327 after its address on Sir Francis...

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