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

Kaya Dierks

Kaya Dierks

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Branson offers new P.E. courses

Branson offers new P.E. courses

October 5, 2020

In light of sport cancellations and shelter-in-place guidelines, Branson’s athletic department has introduced a new and creative option for students looking to stay active: Zoom-based physical education courses.   “Team sports have been delayed until at least Dec. 14,” said Director of Athletics...

COVID-19’s impacts on the college process

COVID-19’s impacts on the college process

May 22, 2020

Amid the myriad challenges brought on by COVID-19, one issue that has become increasingly central to the lives of college-bound Branson students are the changes the pandemic has brought to the college admissions process.  As universities close their doors to the public and standardized test dates...

Art in quarantine

Art in quarantine

April 22, 2020

Art in Quarantine Amid social distancing and school closures, some Branson students have found a new way to share their voices: Art! The students featured in this article are spending their time alone painting, drawing, and writing. They represent a larger section of our school community, where people...

Art for the environment

Art for the environment

February 27, 2020

  Junior Maddie Lowe poses with the skeleton of her project. This tree-like structure will eventually support a collaged canopy made of plastic and other trash gathered from around campus. Lowe poses with a collage. This collage is one part of a larger tapestry that will form the “leaves”...

Community spotlight: Bay Area power outages

Community spotlight: Bay Area power outages

November 14, 2019

Public safety power shutoffs proliferated across Marin County starting late Oct. 26, forcing Branson to close for three days. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. shut off power across much of Northern California, attempting to prevent fires in the region. At the shutoff’s peak, 99 percent of Marin lost power...

The Branson School gymnasium is seen from the schools library in Ross, Calif. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)

Quick guide: New faculty and staff

September 30, 2019

The Blazer have compiled a quick guide to some of the faces at Branson. Be sure to say “hello” if you see any of them around campus! Lorena Alvear Science Teacher “Students here are very serious about their studies, but they’re also very serious about being good people. And I just really...

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