Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Branson’s student-run newspaper
Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Abby Keenley

Abby Keenley, Features and Visuals Editor

All content by Abby Keenley
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Branson celebrates Holi, first time in years

March 23, 2022
The whole Branson community gathered on a Friday afternoon to participate in the traditional festival.
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[Photo] Branson celebrates Lunar New Year

February 19, 2022

12 animals represent the Chinese zodiacs based on the lunar calendar. This year is the Year of the Tiger.

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[Photo] A sneak peek into Body Talk: Poetry in Motion

January 19, 2022

Dancers rehearse for their upcoming performances.

‘Chicago’: A review in pictures

‘Chicago’: A review in pictures

November 19, 2021
“Chicago” makes its Branson debut in a grand display of dance, fashion and music.
The volleyball team huddles for a pep talk after the second set during a game with Marin Catholic.

[Photo] Success for Branson’s youngest varsity volleyball team ever

November 10, 2021

The volleyball team huddles for a pep talk after the second set during a game with Marin Catholic.

Seniors take a class in the Writing Center in September. The Immersive program, new for the 2021-22 school year, will replace senior capstone projects.

[Photo] Capstone replacement requires all students to participate

October 7, 2021

Seniors take a class in the Writing Center in September. The Immersive program, new for the 2021-22 school year, will replace senior capstone projects.

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[Photo] 1st convocation since 2019 heralds start of school year

October 4, 2021

The Rock Band prepares for their rendition of the Ted Lasso theme song.

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[Photo] New organizations boost fair to most clubs ever

October 4, 2021

Cici Dedyo, one of the leaders of Project Glimmer, talks to students signing up.

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[Photo] Buffet lunch scheduled to return

September 28, 2021

Students enjoy eating lunch in the newly reopened commons.

The cast of “Chicago” runs a musical number.

Lights, camera, action! Fall musical ‘Chicago’ in full swing

September 26, 2021
COVID-19 introduces restrictions, but the show must go on for latest production.
Senior Connor Williams kicks a football through the new field goal during assembly. The new schedule includes assembly twice a week.

[Photo] Branson introduces new academic schedule

September 26, 2021

Senior Connor Williams kicks a football through the new field goal during assembly. The new schedule includes assembly twice a week.

Opinion: Should SAT Subject Tests be discontinued?

Opinion: Should SAT Subject Tests be discontinued?

February 23, 2021

On Jan. 19, College Board came out with surprising news: their long-standing SAT subject tests, as well as the essay portion of the SAT, have been discontinued. This decision comes after recent discontent surrounding the lack of access for all high school students. College Board had previously offered...

Navigating teaching while parenting: The endless test of patience!

Navigating teaching while parenting: The endless test of patience!

October 5, 2020

Teachers and parents all across the country are struggling to juggle teaching their kids in a time of extreme uncertainty and the many challenges that come with a global pandemic.  This job is made far more difficult for teachers who are also parents of kids in distance learning. “Teaching with...

FAB reinvented for a virtual platform

FAB reinvented for a virtual platform

May 22, 2020

Despite not being able to perform and present pieces for the community for FAB in person, the art departments have taken on the challenge of making easily-accessible pieces out of their previous work virtually. This year, instead of Festival of Arts at Branson, arts faculty have created FAAB: Festival...

Bored during quarantine? Recommendations from the whole community!

Bored during quarantine? Recommendations from the whole community!

April 22, 2020

Below are three lists of books, television shows, and movies with suggestions from our very own Branson faculty and students. Lori Deibel, our beloved librarian, has a wonderful resource on the Haiku Library Page. With almost all public libraries closed due to shelters-in-place and campus closure,...

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

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 shared their perspectives and lives’ works with the community, with the theme for this...

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