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Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Ryder Lariviere

Ryder Lariviere, Print Editor

Ryder Lariviere serves as print editor and first joined The Blazer in 2020.

All content by Ryder Lariviere
David Hanson outlines the collaborative approach to Bransons strategic master planning. He sat down for an interview to discuss the schools vision for the coming years.

Master planning revealed: A conversation with David Hanson

By Ryder Lariviere and Kasra Panahi December 13, 2023

As Branson continues to expand with the addition of a hundred new students, administrators turn to architects, donors, faculty, parents and students as they consider the school’s strategic vision for the future.  Branson’s Chief Financial and Operating Officer, David Hanson, sat down with Kasra...

View from outside Branson commons during an October lunch. The
commons serves as as central hub for students and faculty on-campus.

[Photo] Students and faculty reflect on Branson’s growing enrollment 

November 11, 2023

View from outside Branson commons during an October lunch. The commons serves as as central hub for students and faculty on-campus.

The set of Urinetown, Bransons 2023 fall musical. The show is set to run on November 9,10, and 11.

Urinetown preview: A conversation with Maura Vaughn

By Ryder Lariviere, Print Editor November 11, 2023

Branson’s Director of Theater Maura Vaughn sat down with Ryder Lariviere, a reporter and editor at The Blazer, on Oct. 12 as she prepared for the upcoming musical “Urinetown.”  She discussed the cast’s preparation and gave a behind-the-scenes look at the ins and outs of pulling off this show. ...

Crossword Feb. 17

By Ryder Lariviere February 11, 2023

Neftaley Arceo teaches a history class this fall. Branson’s new faculty say they’ve enjoyed their first few months at school.

New faculty speak about their first months at Branson

By Ella Garrett, Emmanuel Katz, Adeline Newby, and Ryder Lariviere November 22, 2022
Branson’s newest instructors say they’ve enjoyed their first months at their new school.

Crossword Nov. 18

By Ryder Lariviere November 18, 2022

Crossword Sept. 2

By Ryder Lariviere September 2, 2022

Dogs to dragons: Branson’s newest pets

By Ryder Lariviere June 5, 2022
From Millie to Checkers, meet the recent additions.
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Acorns: A Branson food

By Ryder Lariviere December 10, 2021
Schmidt and students made cookies from on-campus oaks.
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Pandemic rules loosened, could further relax in new school year

By Ryder Lariviere October 13, 2021
Rules don’t require masks outdoors anymore and no longer involve cohorts, distancing.

Students get vaccinated

By Ryder Lariviere June 3, 2021
Younger students at Branson take advantage of expanded eligibility for COVID-19 inoculations.
The pets of Branson

The pets of Branson

By Ryder Lariviere March 29, 2021

  Despite the exhausting, chaotic and trying times that we are living in, we can always find love in the world through our pets. At Branson, a total of nine dogs live on campus, each with their own unique personality, all wanting to share their love with our community. Let me introduce you to...

Faculty begin vaccinations

Faculty begin vaccinations

By Ryder Lariviere February 23, 2021

As COVID-19 rages across the state, the vaccine roll-out in Marin County to frontline workers, including faculty and staff at Branson, offers a glimmer of hope.   During a weekend in January, the Branson vaccination program, in coordination with the Marin County Office of Education, offered...

New measures pertaining to COVID safety introduced for on-campus learning

New measures pertaining to COVID safety introduced for on-campus learning

By Ryder Lariviere December 1, 2020

Only a month into in-person learning, COVID training may feel like a distant memory, but it was responsible for preparing our community to be safe during in person learning.  Before students and faculty were allowed back on campus, a mandatory schoolwide training took place during the first and second...

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