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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

Lauren Dignan

Lauren Dignan, Writer

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Saylor Mullarkey 24 receives the Local Hero Award for her work in dental care for individuals with disabilities. The award, sponsored by Dedication to Special Education and The Village at Corte Madera, acknowledges her contributions to the community.

Saylor Mullarkey receives Local Hero award for social justice work

By Lauren Dignan May 23, 2024

There are people on the planet who simply notice problems, those who go on to discuss social issues. And then there are those who work to solve challenges in the community. Saylor Mullarkey ‘24 is the latter.  While working at an orthodontic office (which she has done since her freshman year),...

The cereal stand in the commons in 2022. Morning cereal was taken away this year after chronic messes in the area. Courtesy of Amir Tariverdi 22.

Is the return of cereal mornings possible?

By Lauren Dignan April 9, 2024

With the addition of 25 students to each incoming class, it seems that the commons just keeps getting messier. At the end of every lunch a disarray of dirty plates, spilled cups and all types of substances on the floor litter the commons. Despite the nostalgic and yummy allure of cereal mornings on Fridays,...

Nico Moon 27 showcases his pickleball skills during a game at Branson. His dedication to the sport has led to the establishment of a popular pickleball club on campus. Courtesy of the Moon Family

Top pickleballer Nico Moon popularizes sport at Branson

By Lauren Dignan December 13, 2023

Anyone who knows Nico Moon ‘27 knows about his passion for pickleball. In his first year at Branson, Moon single-handedly brought a new sport to the school community.  Branson has a commitment to developing students who “positively impact the world,” and Moon easily exemplifies this criteria....

Kaia Hayes poses next to her traditional 2-tiered wedding cake. This was just her second wedding cake. Courtesy of Kaia Hayes

Sweet Kaia’s: A delectable journey with Kaia Hayes, culinary entrepreneur

By Lauren Dignan December 11, 2023

At the tender age of five, Kaia Hayes ‘24 first discovered her passion for baking through her grandmother, setting the stage for a remarkable journey she never could have anticipated. Today, Kaia Hayes is a senior at the Branson School, where her influence extends well beyond the classroom. Her...

A group of Branson sophomores pauses for a photo during their summer Outward Bound trip. This marks the second year the school has participated in the Outward Bound expedition.

Sophomores bond during Outward Bound expedition

By Lauren Dignan October 22, 2023

When sophomores returned to campus in late August, they had the look of young people who had been through an intense experience: disheveled, exhausted, and in desperate need of a bath. These students were bonded in the once-in-a-lifetime experience that is Outward Bound.  Outward Bound is the annual...

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