Category: Opinion

“Sing Street” Hits Theaters – And Misses

This time of year, it’s often hard for movies made by smaller companies to be heard over the din of big blockbusters. Although this is often accepted as ‘just the way it is,’ many audiences, disillusioned with the pompous, overbearing, and...

Looking Back at It: My Time at Branson

I never thought I’d be sentimental about high school. For so long, I told people how excited I was to go to college and get out of Marin. But, with graduation less than two months away, I find myself conflicted....

Opinion: Save Our Meme

Regardless of your personal stance on the naming of the MEME Center, the naming process has become much more than intended. It has become about the upholding of democracy, the keeping of promises, and the right to free speech. The...

Opinion: Should You Go to College?

Yes. That is the automatic response that the vast majority, if not all, of Branson students will give if posed that question.  Not only is that what we are essentially trained to say in response, but many Americans consider that...

A Defense of Rap

About a month ago, The Blazer published an editorial criticizing explicit lyrics in Rap music, which can be found here. After taking Malik Ali’s History of Hip Hop class, I felt a need to respond. In the movie Straight Outta Compton,...

Crafting Holiday Presents

As the holiday season approaches, present-buying season comes with it, hand in hand. The malls become more crowded, with the constant bustle of holiday shoppers, and prices skyrocket because of demand. And, of course, some people find shopping with the...

Later Start Greater Smarts

Many high schools across the nation start at, or even before 8:00 in the morning. Dragging drowsy teenagers out of bed before their brain can fully wake up is not conducive at all to high school learning and academic performance....

Why the Warriors will be League Champions… Again

The Golden State Warriors are the talk of the sports world after last year’s 67-­win season. Although some criticize the team for having ‘an easy title run’, or ‘lucking out with injuries’, I, on the other hand, as a die­hard...