Branson and the Media

By: Avani Bahl Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one’s opinions to anyone who is willing to receive them. To quote Voltaire, “I may disagree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”

Students Respond to Branson’s New Food Service, Epicurean

by Amanda Douglas Last year, much controversy surrounded the lunch. While some people enjoyed the healthy, organic food served, others took issue with it, one of the most common complaints about the frequency that chicken was served. As is now apparent, the food service has

Should Branson Have a Stricter Honor Code?

  by Jeremy Bernstein The Branson community is based around an honor code, intended to create a safe environment for students to thrive and feel comfortable expressing themselves. This honor code briefly addresses the “dress code” at Branson, offering a short blurb about dressing appropriately,

Welcome Week Dance Reflection

by Krish Chinai When asked, “did you have fun at the dance?” one student says, “Yeah, towards the end, when people started leaving.” This response seems to resemble the common tone during and after Branson’s Welcome Week Dance on September 5. In talking to many

The Rise of Coding

by Avani Bahl Computer science for decades was treated as an “extra” or alternative class. Just looking around in the Bay area, engineering careers are becoming more and more available. Kids as young as two or three years old are glued to their screens solving

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

by Aiko The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the USA by storm this summer, raising awareness and money for the cause. The disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or merely ALS, affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Branson Volleyball Cruises Past Redwood

By Jacob Goldstein In a high-stakes Matchup against the Redwood Giants, the Bulls triumphed as the Branson Varsity Volleyball team cruised to a 3-1 victory. The atmosphere was electric, and under the “friday night lights” the team did more than well to overcome their rivaled

An Open Letter

It seems that we aren’t allowed to err grievances anymore, so I figured I will take the literacy Branson has given to me and put it to use. I’m sitting here in my room, this word document on one side of my screen and my

A Letter from a Feminazi: Boys I Don’t Hate You

by Jordan Winters If you’ve ever talked to me, you probably know that I am a huge feminist. I believe that nobody should be limited by their gender. Now why is that so scary? When I came out of the feminist closet, it became apparent