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

Herschel Pell

Herschel Pell, News Editor

Herschel Pell serves as news editor and first joined The Blazer in 2021.

All content by Herschel Pell
A view from the Brenda Brown Library in spring 2023 looks out to Tom Ryan Field. The field underwent a renovation this summer.

Campus overview: A guide to Branson

By Herschel Pell September 9, 2023

Whether you’ve been to campus many times or just a couple, it’s helpful to know the ins and outs of each Branson landmark.  We start at the top of campus. Walking through tall white gates you’ll see the old dining hall (now a classroom space, but the name says it all) on the right. From there,...

Peter Stovell, left, flips his racket at College of Marin on May 9, 2023. Branson boys tennis finished the season undefeated, claiming MCAL and NCS titles.

Boys tennis finishes undefeated season with NCS championship

By Herschel Pell May 21, 2023
The team defeated University in the NCS Division II title game to finish the season 25-0.
Branson boys golf defeated Tamalpais on March 3, 2023. The team improved its record to 3-0.

Boys golf improves to 3-0, looks ahead to Archie Williams matchup

By Herschel Pell March 6, 2023
The team defeated Tam 198-208 at Peacock Gap as league play continues.
Lizzy Liu makes a shot at the Mill Valley Golf Course, Oct. 6, 2022. Girls varsity golf soundly defeated Tamalpais.

Girls varsity golf improves record, looks ahead

By Herschel Pell October 7, 2022
The team looks forward to a Redwood rematch after defeating Tam.
Freshmen play a game of dodgeball Friday, Aug. 26.

Excitement as Branson’s biggest freshman class takes first steps

By Herschel Pell August 26, 2022
The class — 105 freshmen in all — outnumbers every other grade level.

Mountain biking team climbs with strong start

By Herschel Pell April 3, 2022
Podium finishes mark strong recent performance for the team.
English instructor Giles Scott teaches virtually in January 2022. Some teachers and students went remote because of the omicron COVID-19 variant.

Omicron surge brings remote learners’ experiences to fore

By Herschel Pell January 29, 2022
The fast-spreading virus strain has made students and teachers adapt to remote learning.

Senate plans November dance, Branson’s 1st in nearly 2 years

By Herschel Pell November 3, 2021
All students can attend the on-campus Barnyard Bash, set for Nov. 6.
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