Quick Hits from Week 13

By Jacob Goldstein   The Season is ramping up as some teams are starting to think about the postseason, while others (Raiders) are likely paying attention to the college game and their potential draft picks. Although there are four important...

Branson Interim Head Damon Kerby

by Krish Chinai Branson’s Interim Head Damon Kerby said that his new job “is definitely going to be a challenge” compared to the past three years he spent in retirement. From the idea of moving forward from the shock of...

What Happened on Election Day (And Why You Should Care)

by Adam Libresco On November 4th, 36.4% of eligible American voters hit the polls to decide the fate of their country, a 72-year low for midterm election turnout. Historically, the Republican Party has done exceptionally well in cases of low...

Recreational Reading: Who Has Time?

by Gemma Kelton Academic studies have consistently shown that recreational reading is beneficial at any age, and especially for teenagers.  A recent study by the University of Michigan shows that recreational reading not only helps adolescents develop a better sense...

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...

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...

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...