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

All content by Cameron Aryanpour
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

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

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

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

Gray named assistant head of school in new administrative role

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

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

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

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

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

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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