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

Cameron Aryanpour

Cameron Aryanpour, Editor-in-Chief

Cameron Aryanpour serves as editor-in-chief and first joined The Blazer in 2020. He covers student life and Branson news. Aryanpour received an honorable mention in 2022 for spread design from the Journalism Education Association of Northern California.

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Charlotte Ng ‘24 (left), Julia Haase ‘24 (middle), Wilson Wendt ‘24 (right) study together. The commons has been a hub for study groups.

Study tips and tricks for surviving Branson

By Cameron Aryanpour, Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2023

Be Organized One of the easiest ways to keep up in a class is organization. Binders, folders, separators, and individual notebooks for each class are your best friend. Another helpful tip is to sync up BlackBaud with your Google Calendar. This is the best way to keep track of your meetings and classes...

Impossible burger patties line the buffet in the commons on Feb. 13, 2023. Meatless Mondays have continued for a year despite initial claims that it would last for a month.

Quick takes: End Meatless Mondays, freshmen should behave

By Shun Graves and Cameron Aryanpour February 13, 2023
Blazer editors sound off on Meatless Mondays and bad behavior by students.
Nathalio Gray stands on the library porch in fall 2021. Starting that year, he has the title of assistant head of school. (File: Natalie Wendt, Lena Sugrue)

School helm falls to Gray after Mazzola takes dive

By Cameron Aryanpour November 22, 2022
Chris Mazzola called on the assistant head to act as head of school amid her medical leave.
Branson girls varsity volleyball team faces Monte Vista in Danville, Sept. 2.

[Photo] Live updates: Bulls face road loss to Monte Vista

September 2, 2022

Branson girls varsity volleyball team faces Monte Vista in Danville, Sept. 2.

Girls junior varsity volleyball faces Monte Vista in Danville Sept. 2. The team faced a mixed week.

Mixed week concludes for growing girls JV volleyball team

By Cameron Aryanpour September 2, 2022
A home-opener win, then a loss on the road, marked the second week of games.
Branson varsity volleyball kicks off its season opener against Bishop O’Dowd in Oakland, Aug. 25, 2022.

[Photo] Live updates: Varsity defeats O’Dowd in season opener

August 25, 2022

Branson varsity volleyball kicks off its season opener against Bishop O’Dowd in Oakland, Aug. 25, 2022.

The girls JV volleyball team says it has room to grow after its season opener. (Courtesy Rachel Lehman)

JV faces two-set defeat in season opener

By Cameron Aryanpour August 25, 2022
The team has room to grow on offense and skill level, the game against Bishop O’Dowd showed.
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The trees of Branson

By Cameron Aryanpour November 30, 2021
A stunning variety of trees decorate Branson’s campus.
Nathalio Gray stands on the library porch in fall 2021. Starting that year, he has the title of assistant head of school. (File: Natalie Wendt, Lena Sugrue)

Gray named assistant head of school in new administrative role

By Cameron Aryanpour November 15, 2021
He continues his decades-long Branson career with a new title starting this school year.
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1st convocation since 2019 heralds start of school year

By Cameron Aryanpour October 4, 2021
The school year begins with music and speeches at convocation.
Objectives-based grading: What is it, and what is its future at Branson

Objectives-based grading: What is it, and what is its future at Branson

By Cameron Aryanpour May 8, 2021

  Brought to school two years ago, objectives-based grading, also known as OBG, has grown at Branson as a grading system to challenge the traditional grading system used in many schools throughout the United States. Spearheaded by science teachers Karl Schmidt and Maggie Molter, OBG was brought...

Students continue to work during the pandemic

Students continue to work during the pandemic

By Cameron Aryanpour March 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to the day-to-day lives of students at Branson. One such difficulty is the struggle of managing and finding a job for a teenager during COVID.  Serafina Carlucci, a senior, couldn’t continue her volunteer work at the Marine Mammal Center because...

Circumstances change Branson community engagement

Circumstances change Branson community engagement

By Cameron Aryanpour February 24, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Branson students get a waiver of their required 15 hours of service as freshman and 25 hours as sophomores, juniors, and seniors. After becoming the director of community engagement, Janeal Fordham worked on improving two main aspects of Branson’s service curriculum....

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 remained been around for the last few decades. Jenni Owen-Blackmon, Branson’s director of communications...

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