All posts by Kate Swart

The Meme of the Month: Biden and Obama

Many shocked Americans turned to humor to process the results of the most recent presidential election. Internet-users are imagining how the current President and Vice President may be reacting to the news themselves.

The “Holiday” Spirit

When Branson students hesitantly stepped back onto campus after Thanksgiving break, we were greeted by a cheerful array of holiday decorations. Massive wreaths were hung on the windows of the Commons, red, green, and gold ornaments dangled from the trees in the quad, and several

Thanksgiving: Turkey and Traditions

  In elementary school, every American student learns about the (somewhat unsavory) story behind Thanksgiving. In the fall of 1621 the famous (but arguably cruel) pilgrims of Plymouth Rock feasted with the (unsuspecting) Wampanoag Native Americans. Since that historic date, a well-kept tradition of food,

The Meme of the Month

The Meme of the Month: Ken Bone (Reuters/Rick Wilking) After his astute question at the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Ken Bone, a man with a kind face and a red sweater, became an internet sensation. He has since gained an

Co-Curricular Week: Successful or Restful?

The week of October 3rd marked Branson’s first co-curricular week. It was three full days dedicated to all aspects of wellness education. Although the days were different for each Branson class, students participated in a variety of community engagement activities, listened to several distinguished speakers,