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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

Cooper Tenney

Cooper Tenney

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Solar panels atop the commons on March 14. Planned solar and environmental projects this year will boost Branson’s commitment to sustainability, school leaders say.

Green goals grow with planned solar panels, charging stations

March 14, 2022
Head of School Chris Mazzola has called for “priority” on sustainability as Branson expands its solar and environmental initiatives.
The Meatless Mondays lunch on Jan. 31, 2022. No-meat lunches could continue beyond January.

Before continuing, Meatless Mondays should face student scrutiny

January 31, 2022
No-meat Mondays could extend beyond January. But students should first have a say.
Max Gutierrez jumps during the 2021 trip to Courtright Reservoir. Outdoor education will expand to sophomore orientations in 2022. (Courtesy of Max Gutierrez)

Get hiked! Outdoor education set to expand

December 8, 2021
In a new addition to orientation, all rising sophomores will take a backpacking trip starting next summer.
Eighth grade students gather in front of the library to start their campus tour.

Admissions program keeps adjusting in 2nd pandemic year

November 2, 2021
Hybrid events and no standardized tests define this year’s admissions season.
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New organizations boost fair to most clubs ever

October 4, 2021
Clubs fair returns with both old and new clubs attracting the student body.
Seniors Julia Chow and Serafina Carlucci work on their group aquaponics capstone project.

Seniors shared their experiences with capstones this year

June 2, 2021
Their projects range from aquaponics to veterinary work, in the latest installment of the year-end Branson tradition.
Faculty and staff departures

Faculty and staff departures

May 8, 2021
Eight members of faculty and staff will leave the school.
Branson begins conversations about expanding solar power

Branson begins conversations about expanding solar power

March 29, 2021

Branson has begun discussions of expanding its solar power and installing backup batteries in the coming years, with a goal of becoming more efficient and adaptable to a changing environment. The factors that have influenced the project include power outages, long-term financial savings and environmental...

Color-tiers to dictate when various Branson sports begin

Color-tiers to dictate when various Branson sports begin

February 23, 2021

Branson sports have now been assigned to COVID-colored tiers: purple (most restrictive), red, orange and yellow (least restrictive). Purple-tier sports teams began practice Feb. 2.  All interscholastic sports are completely tied to their assigned color tier. “Sports can begin once the county...

Update on the upcoming Branson sports season

Update on the upcoming Branson sports season

December 1, 2020

11/4/20 Branson sports are scheduled to start on Dec. 7, dependent on a smooth academic reopening in light of COVID-19 and associated protocols. COVID-19 concerns have led to the elimination of the fall athletic season, a shift of fall sports to the winter, and a shift of winter sports to the spring....

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