Bear Witness

Poll finds push to conform to gender norms

Shams Mohammed, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

Filed under Branham News, News

Have you ever been catcalled? Do you feel you are judged based on your appearance? Do you feel like you are judged on your gender alone? These are all questions Tania Eaton’s U.S. History classes used to help their assigned h...

Active shooter drills train staff to reduce risk

Catherine Monroy, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

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Run, Hide, Defend, more commonly known as Code Red, has always been a serious matter between adults and students in schools. The Run, Hide, Defend procedure is used when a possible threat has entered school grounds (this often take...

Students’ exchanges of nudes raises risks, violating child pornography statutes

Julia Kolman, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018

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Two years ago, senior Monica Douglas* began seeing a trend in the messages she received through social media: male classmates asking her for nude pictures of her. Some requests came from underaged classmates, others from boys she ha...

Branham Builds Bridges under DACA’s Abolishment

Annalise Freimarck, News editor

October 12, 2017

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The district has launched an informational campaign to ensure that students affected by President Donald Trump’s planned removal of DACA are legally safe from its effects. DACA, a policy to help children of illegal immigrants gain prote...

Dress code stays despite petiton

Taylor Susewitz, Science and Tech Editor

October 6, 2017

Filed under News, Uncategorized

The newly-enforced dress code has had everyone chattering this past month.  Should you return that brand new off-the-shoulder top?  What about the t-shirt that shows an inch of your stomach? One student decided that there was an issue ...

Staff elects first co-teachers of the year

Grace Clinton, Sports Editor

July 4, 2017

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History was made at Branham with the announcement that the winner of the annual honor “Teacher of the Year” would go to not just one teacher, but two! For the first time ever, there was a tie between science teacher Ms. Kor...

Promising start for first LSU summit

Omar Ababneh, Staff Writer

July 4, 2017

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Immigration, graduation rates, university eligibility and school leadership were among the hot topics discussed at the district’s first Latino Student Conference on May 19. Branham’s Latino Student Union (LSU) organized the district-wi...

No room in parking lot

Ty Shikashio, Managing Editor

July 4, 2017

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Recent spikes in Branham’s population have had dramatic effects on the availability of parking in the student parking lot. Since 2013, Branham’s total student population has increased by 300, and the influx of students is s...

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