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Options Exist for Students without Reliable Internet

Renee Owens, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

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...

Fresh face in the race

Fresh face in the race

November 4, 2018

Big Tardy Dip in First Five Weeks

Elizabeth Posey, Art Director

October 2, 2018

Branham has more than halved its tardies in the first few weeks of school compared to the same period last year, due to a new tardy policy. Under the new rules, students who are less than 30 minutes late to first and fourth ...

Most teachers feel safe on campus

October 2, 2018

Branham has made several changes since last year meant to improve general safety on campus. These have included new iron fencing around campus, more active patrols, and monthly, unannounced drills. From a Bear Witness survey of mor...

Changing the sex talk

Michaela Edlin, Editor in Chief

October 2, 2018

Condoms, birth control pills, IUDs, implants and other contraceptives were passed around during P.E. teacher Ron Smare’s fourth period freshmen class in early September. The objects were part of the school’s sex ed curric...

Big tardy dip in first five weeks

Elizabeth Posey, Art Director

October 2, 2018

Branham has more than halved its tardies in the first few weeks of school compared to the same period last year, due to a new tardy policy. Under the new rules, students who are less than 30 minutes late to first and fourth ...

Asian American students take sides in Harvard discrimination case

Laura Heffernan, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 2, 2018

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...

Focus Group Aims to Combat Stress at School

Sarah Sabawi, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

Focus Group Aims to Combat Stress at School French teacher Laurel Garceau and guidance counselor Joyce Davis have organized a focus group to train teachers on handling mental health issues, such as stress and anxiety, due to i...

Students Unsure About Late Start

Jessica Berton, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would mandate all public and charter schools in the state to start school at 8:30 a.m., saying that local communities should manage their own start times. Scientists ...

Maria's Story

Maria’s Story

June 5, 2018

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