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The Blazer

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Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer


Saylor Mullarkey 24 receives the Local Hero Award for her work in dental care for individuals with disabilities. The award, sponsored by Dedication to Special Education and The Village at Corte Madera, acknowledges her contributions to the community.

Saylor Mullarkey receives Local Hero award for social justice work

By Lauren Dignan May 23, 2024

There are people on the planet who simply notice problems, those who go on to discuss social issues. And then there are those who work to solve challenges in the community. Saylor Mullarkey ‘24 is the...

Branson yearbook wins Walsworth award

By Samara Lehman May 17, 2024

As the end of the school year approaches, so too does the reveal of the yearbook, whose design has been a mystery to everyone except those working on it. However, earlier this year those yearbook club...

Lucas Mobley ’16 returns in teaching role

By Cecilia Brenner April 9, 2024

Lucas Mobley ‘16 is back to invite the class of 2027 into the world of improvisation. Mobley is the most recent addition to the arts department as the beginning acting teacher. His love for improv...

Escalante steps up as interim sophomore class dean

By Ella Tsai and Maddie Schneider April 9, 2024

As the spring semester kicks off, With sophomore class dean Ellie Skewes-Cox out on maternity leave, Alex Escalante, dance teacher and sophomore adviser, has assumed the position as interim class dean....

Mike Froman 80 speaks during a Dec. 14 assembly. Froman worked alongside President Barack Obama during his presidency.

Branson alum Mike Froman reflects on his governmental work

By Ella Rubenstein April 9, 2024

On Thursday morning, Dec. 14, in an extended special assembly, Branson welcomed back Michael Froman '80, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations. Froman talked about his life story, specifically...

Cars line up on the Richmond Bridge during the early morning rush. The adjacent bike lane sits unused.

Are empty bike lanes costing us more than time?

By Emmanuel Katz March 27, 2024

Let me paint an all-too-familiar picture: It's 8 a.m. and you're driving to work, struggling through a traffic jam that seems to defy all laws of motion. Today, the traffic stands more still than the still-life...

March Comic

March Comic

By Samara Lehman March 27, 2024

Students code in the Branson commons for the Bull Hacks Hackathon. Led by Zachary Cummins ‘26, Grant Kruttschnitt ‘26, Nyanza Ngongoseke ‘26 and Theo Zak 25, this is Bransons first-ever hackathon.

Branson hosts first-ever Bull Hacks hackathon

By Alexa Warrin March 3, 2024

Branson hosted its first-ever hackathon, Bull Hacks, Saturday, March 2. The event featured a coding competition with $10,000 in prizes, workshops and opportunities to learn from professionals. Open to...

Branson hosts campus blood drive

By Ashley Wang and Adeline Newby December 13, 2023

Branson hosted a blood drive on campus Dec. 12, organized by Wiley Kendall ‘24 and in partnership with the Red Cross Organization.   Kendall first got involved with the Red Cross in his freshman...

Kaia Hayes poses next to her traditional 2-tiered wedding cake. This was just her second wedding cake. Courtesy of Kaia Hayes

Sweet Kaia’s: A delectable journey with Kaia Hayes, culinary entrepreneur

By Lauren Dignan December 11, 2023

At the tender age of five, Kaia Hayes ‘24 first discovered her passion for baking through her grandmother, setting the stage for a remarkable journey she never could have anticipated. Today, Kaia...

Cyrus Allen ‘25, plays the drums. Allen and the band have been building their repertoire for their first performance.

Rock Band, a safe haven from Branson students’ stressful lives

By Olivia Ritter November 11, 2023

Every Branson Rock Band class starts with each student ranking their mood on a scale of one to 10. Claps, hoots and hollers greet every 10, and for every low number, teacher Jaimeo Brown tasks each student...

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