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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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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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