All posts by Amanda Douglas

Restorative Justice in Marin: Youth Court

In 2015 I signed up for a program called Youth Court at Branson’s Community Engagement Fair. I didn’t come around to attending one of the trials until last month when I found myself free on a Thursday night and decided to try it out. Teenagers

Cheating in High School Tennis

A basketball player takes one too many steps without dribbling and immediately pauses. “I’m sorry, I travelled!” she announces, handing the ball over to the other team. A baseball player slides into home plate, clinching his team’s victory. “No, you’re out,” the catcher tells him

Time is Fleeting: Sleep Schedules in High School

Senior year has been really busy, and since the end of the summer my sleep habits have devolved into something really unfortunate. Weighed down with homework, college applications, and tennis, I haven’t been able to find much time to sleep. Recently I’ve thought a lot

Senior Capstone Snapshots

By Grace Dailey and Amanda Douglas It’s been five weeks since the seniors finished their last classes at Branson and left campus to begin their Capstone Projects. A tradition in one form or another for more than 30 years, seniors finish their classes 6 weeks