Category: Opinion

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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....