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New laws being enacted in 2019

Caitlyn Schlaman, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

Filed under Academics, Branham News, News, World News

When laws are passed, not all of them go into effect immediately and the beginning of the year is a common time for such laws to be enacted. The following laws are are a few of the ones going into effect this January. Age t...

Challenging reads

Elizabeth Posey, Art Director

January 16, 2019

Filed under Academics, Entertainment

In the era of “fake news,” discussions of free speech and the First Amendment are more prevalent than ever as the decades-long censorship debate continues, a debate that often applies to literature. Under the First Amendment, ...

Options Exist for Students without Reliable Internet

Renee Owens, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Filed under Academics, Electronics, News, Technology

When there isn’t internet access at home, senior Natalie Bacilio must find ways to compensate in an age when schoolwork is largely done online. “There’s times when my parents can’t really pay for internet because they barely mee...

Asian American students take sides in Harvard discrimination case

Laura Heffernan, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 2, 2018

Filed under Academics, News

Asian American students at Branham are mixed over the results of the lawsuit against Harvard that claims applicants were discriminated against based on their race. The Department of Justice in August sided against Harvard after...

Advisories target at-risk students

Michaela Edlin, Managing Editor

March 12, 2018

Filed under Academics

More than 50 freshman and 80 sophomore students in danger of not graduating are eligible to receive extra help in specialized advisory and tutorial classes. This decision came after nearly a decade of trends in student...

Growth in STEM offerings reflect rising job demands

Julianne Alvares, Opinion Editor

March 12, 2018

Filed under Academics, Student Life

This problem has become such an concern that faculty debated making the Computer Science class an AP course, hoping to drive away students who were only there for AP credit and not the love of the subject. 

Arts programs see expansion for 17-18 year

February 3, 2017

Filed under Academics, News

Branham plans to offer three new courses for the 2017-18 school year to compensate for a growing student population and changing interests. Linda Goytia, the Campbell Union High School District board president, said that courses...

Senior Issue is Here!

May 30, 2013

Filed under Academics, Branham News, Print Issues

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May’s Teacher of the Month: Dr. Juan Fernandez

May 14, 2013

Filed under Academics, Branham News

BY MATTHEW RISKO “Students are obviously the best thing about teaching. Every student is special, with their own idiosyncrasies and needs.” These were the sentiments expressed by Science Teacher Dr. Juan Fernandez, who was...

Branham High School’s Teacher of The Month

May 2, 2013

Filed under Academics, Branham News

BY SHIRIN BANSAL Every month, a teacher is nominated at Branham High School for the honor of being named Teacher of the Month. The decision of which staff member receives this distinction is determined by a majority vote among...

Cheating Results in AP Calculus Retake Ban

May 1, 2013

Filed under Academics, Branham News

By Sara Oliveira Senior year is ending and keeping up grades to still qualify for college is very important. This includes doing homework, studying for tests, and retaking tests, if necessary. Students in Mrs. Amie Taylor’s...

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