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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

Josie Hohenrieder

Josie Hohenrieder, Managing Editor

Josie Hohenrieder serves as managing editor and first joined The Blazer in 2021.

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Alexander LaMonica ‘24 and Sabine Fuchs ‘25, awardees of the Impact App Challenge, stand together on Tom Ryan Field. They developed Nectar Connect, an app set to be published later this year.

Impact App winners’ app connects, supports cancer patients

By Josie Hohenrieder March 27, 2024

After months of designing, coding, and marketing their app, Alexander LaMonica ‘24 and Sabine Fuchs ‘25 are almost ready to release Nectar Connect to the public. The project was made possible by the Impact App Challenge, which was introduced to Branson last year. The inspiration for their app...

Faculty spotlight: Neha Kamdar awarded Narrative Prize for novel excerpt

By Josie Hohenrieder December 11, 2023

In October, Neha Kamdar, an English teacher at Branson, was awarded the 2023 Narrative Prize by the Narrative Magazine. The recognition of her piece, an excerpt from her novel, Kartika, is an outstanding accomplishment as the magazine accepts less than 1% of all submissions.  The Narrative is an...

Owen Xu 25 solves a math problem in Bransons Linear Algebra course. The class has transitioned to the new problem-based curriculum under the leadership of Gayatri Ramesh, the Chair of the Math Department.

Teachers reimagine student-led math curriculum

By Josie Hohenrieder, Managing Editor November 11, 2023

The math classrooms at Branson are transforming as a group of teachers implement a new problems-based curriculum to several of the classes, specifically Algebra II Honors, Geometry Honors and Linear Algebra.  Teachers are veering away from the traditional style of lecturing and instructing students...

Students sign up for clubs during the Branson 2023 Clubs Fair. This years fair was held on September 13 in the quad.

Clubs fair starts the school year on high note

By Josie Hohenrieder October 20, 2023

On Sept. 13, the entire school gathered in the quad enclosed by a circle of white fold-up tables layered with posters, snacks, and eager students for the annual clubs fair. As student leaders stood by their designated stands promoting their club, the rest of the student body and staff roamed throughout,...

Maura Vaughn, Branson’s theater director. The fall musical premieres Nov. 10.

Preview of ‘Legally Blonde’: A conversation with Maura Vaughn

By Josie Hohenrieder November 1, 2022
Branson’s theater director talks about the fall musical, which premieres Nov. 10.
The girls varsity tennis team after its 7-0 victory against Novato on Aug. 30, 2022. Branson has had a strong start to its girls tennis season.

Strong start to season for girls varsity tennis

By Josie Hohenrieder September 4, 2022
Victories in early matches portend another strong season.
The Branson boys lacrosse team plays against Marin Academy, April 6, 2022. Spring sports have begun as COVID-19 restrictions have eased.

Spring sports begin as COVID restrictions ease

By Josie Hohenrieder April 8, 2022
Several sports are now in full swing.

Junior Talent Show 2022: A review in pictures

By Josie Hohenrieder March 29, 2022
The long-awaited Junior Talent Show returns in an epic night of laughter, fun and a touch of hilarious talent.
Students gather around the Snack Shack in January 2022. The campus store reopened after a pandemic hiatus.

New snacks greet students at Snack Shack reopening

By Josie Hohenrieder January 29, 2022
After its pandemic closure, the campus store once again sells food and beverages.

Branson students host first affinity fair

By Ava Carlson and Josie Hohenrieder December 6, 2021
Student affinity groups provide community and connection amid the pandemic.
Players prepare to return MCs serve on the next point.

Success for Branson’s youngest varsity volleyball team ever

By Josie Hohenrieder November 10, 2021
Branson’s varsity girls volleyball team is set to face Archbishop Mitty in the Open Division.
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