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United by the Olympics

March 12, 2018

Construction eats into available parking for students

Jocelyn Pierce, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 12, 2018

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Snagging a parking spot is getting harder than ever for students. The start of construction earlier this year meant losing about 40 parking spots from Branham’s parking lot, and on top of adding more staff parking in or...

March for Our Lives San Jose – Interview with Daniel Voskoboynik

Michaela Edlin, Managing Editor

March 2, 2018

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“We all follow the news and every week we see a shooting at a school. Now students fear that they’re going to school to learn and someone is going to bring a gun to school and shoot everyone and they’re going to die. Ess...

Prospect students bring gun safety to San Jose

Julia Kolman, Michaela Edlin, and Annalise Freimark

March 2, 2018

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Prospect students are among thousands of teens nationwide leading mobilization efforts to end gun violence in the wake of the Florida school shootings that left 17 dead.

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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

Filed under Branham News, News

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 ...

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