By Sam Lushtak: On May 5th, Branson announced that Ellen Moceri will be interim head of school for the next school year. Ms. Moceri has had a long career in independent schools, which includes 28 years at the John Burroughs School in St. Louis.
By Aidan Linscott: Ice hockey. That sport most Americans associate with maple syrup, moose, and people that are Santa’s neighbors. Many have never even heard of the Stanley Cup. Unfortunately, the final tournament of the National Hockey League is drowned out in the media by
By Aidan Linscott: Ex Machina changes the game for blockbuster films exploring the alluring, yet frightening prospect of artificial intelligence. Many productions addressing the age-old science fiction topic of AI rivaling human intelligence present a violent conflict between machines and humans. Director Alex Garland
By Sam Lushtak: Public outcry has erupted across the nation following the leak of classified documents confirming the existence of a secret detention center operated by the College Board’s Office of Testing Integrity. The documents reveal that the detention center has been used to indefinitely
By Amanda Douglas: On March 26th, the school sat in the Jewett Family Theater after a series of announcements during a Monday assembly, when I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross washed over the crowd. Four students ran up the stairs and onto the stage.
By Krish Chinai: Every year, Branson’s senior class can host “Senior Prank Day,” a day with a well-designed prank on the rest of the school. So far, however, Branson’s seniors have pitched two ideas that have not been approved by the administration. The first idea
By Amanda Douglas: Following Woody Price’s resignation from Branson’s headmaster position in October 2014, Damon Kerby stepped up to the interim head position for the rest of the 2014-2015 academic year. A head of school search committee has since formed. Henri de Marcellus, who is
By Avani Bahl: Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: a teenager is picked up on suspicion of being a murder suspect, detained and questioned by police for hours until he confesses, and then ends up in jail for what could be the
By Krish Chinai The Boys Varsity basketball team had many ups and downs over the course of their year, and their season sadly ended in the North Coast Section (NCS) semifinals against Urban. They finished with a 15-14 record overall, going 7-7
By Amanda Douglas In less than two weeks, the Branson Spring Musical, “Curtains,” will debut in the Jewett Family Theater. The musical “is a backstage murder mystery set in 1959 at Boston’s Colonial Theatre,” said Maura Vaughn, Branson’s acting teacher and the director and co-choreographer of