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The student news site of Brimmer and May School | Chestnut Hill, MA

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Arts


The new film features strong performers and a fun new sense to a classic film, but it missed the mark on stylistic choices. Graphic designed with Canva.
New 'Mean Girls' Movie/Musical Misses the Mark
Abigail MacLean, Journalist • February 6, 2024
Controversy arises as the 'Mean Girls' musical's catchy tunes undergo a makeover, leaving fans questioning the authenticity of this modern adaptation.
Tickets are being sold for February 29 and March 1 at 7:00 p.m., and March 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Graphic created on Canva.
Upper School Set to Enchant with 'Big Fish'
Cathy Wu, Executive Editor • February 5, 2024
Tickets are being sold for February 29 and March 1 at 7:00 p.m., and March 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Revisited: Pulp Fiction
Revisited: Pulp Fiction
Madeleine Pogoda, Senior Journalist • February 2, 2024

Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 classic, Pulp Fiction, is an unparalleled cinematic masterpiece that has forever altered the art of filmmaking with...

Billy Idol performs in 2021. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Song Review: The History Behind Billy Idol's 'Eyes Without a Face'
Cooper Horn, Journalist • January 30, 2024
Exploring Billy Idol's iconic 1984 hit, 'Eyes Without a Face,' and its unique blend of softness, gloom, and the singer's New York experience.

Saltburn: Exhilarating or Exhausting?
Saltburn: Exhilarating or Exhausting?
Amelia Bowman, Co-Editor-in-Chief • January 11, 2024
Something sinister is in the air. And its not just the mist of disappointment lingering after watching "Saltburn."
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A Big Welcome for The Band’s Visit to Boston
A Big Welcome for 'The Band’s Visit' to Boston
Mary Wang, Senior Journalist • January 10, 2024
It was a spectacular journey of quiet discovery among people of vastly different backgrounds, where everyone eventually developed a deeper connection with each other and themselves—with the most unexpected spark being music.
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Album Review: Mt. Joys Mt. Joy
Album Review: Mt. Joy's "Mt. Joy"
Caleb Meranus, Journalist • January 9, 2024

Mt. Joy is a Philadelphia-based indie rock band, formed in 2016. They can often be compared to bands like Caamp and The Lumineers. Their debut...

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Album Review: Stick Season by Noah Kahan
Album Review: Stick Season by Noah Kahan
Cole Thompson, Multimedia Journalist • November 30, 2023
"Stick Season" follows Noah’s experiences of life, which he takes a very mountain-town spin on.
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Maya Lownie 24 (Agnes) acts out a death scene, before she is resurrected.
Photos: 'She Kill Monsters'
Caleb Meranus, Journalist • November 20, 2023

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Students rehearse for the upcoming show.
MS to Perform 'This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing'
Grayson Taffe, Journalist • November 20, 2023
Hitting the stage in 2011, the play is about three triplet sisters, who get abandoned in the woods by their parents.
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Director Bill Jacobs stagecraft crew helps to put together the set for the fall play.
Dragons, Drama, and Discovery: 'She Kills Monsters'
Elle Stangle, Journalist • November 1, 2023
Excitement is in the air as the Upper School prepares for its annual fall play, “She Kills Monsters,” when the curtains go up Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:00 p.m
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Barbenheimer is Perfect Movie Storm
"Barbenheimer" is Perfect Movie Storm
Madeleine Pogoda, Senior Journalist • October 16, 2023
Barbie and Oppenheimer both challenge conventions and leave a lasting impact on the audience.
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Movie Review: Red, White, and Royal Blue
Movie Review: Red, White, and Royal Blue
Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist • September 28, 2023

Amazon's summer film, "Red, White & Royal Blue," chronicles the covert love affair between Prince Henry and Alex Claremont-Diaz,...

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Mary Wang 26 performs a scene with the cast and dancers of The Night of Dunhuang.
Op-Ed: My Journey with Theater
Mary Wang, Senior Journalist • September 21, 2023
It all started in 2019. I wasn’t an actor, tech-crew, or director: I was an audience.
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Aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Netflix Docuseries Captures Boston Marathon Manhunt
Celia Vasily-Cioffi, Journalist • May 23, 2023
Netflix released an original docuseries "American Manhunt: the Boston Marathon Bombing" and it does an amazing job telling the story of it.
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Evil Dead Rise: is Horror on the Brink of Artistic Standstill?
Evil Dead Rise: is Horror on the Brink of Artistic Standstill?
Amelia Bowman, Co-Editor-in-Chief • May 18, 2023
The looming crisis: has horror run it's course? "Evil Dead Rise" reflects the trajectory that the horror industry is on.
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Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
The New Winnie-the-Pooh Horror Movie is Horrendous
Madeleine Pogoda, Senior Journalist • May 2, 2023
Skip this misguided attempt to combine a slasher movie with a beloved children’s character.
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A poster for thee Super Mario Bros. Movie. Photo provided by Wikimedia Commons.
Super Mario Movie Smashes Expectations
Grace Papas, Outgoing Executive Editor • April 19, 2023
With a talented cast and well-paced plot, the movie surpassed all of my expectations and then some.
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Infographic: The Powerful Psychology of Arts Education
Infographic: The Powerful Psychology of Arts Education
Marlie Kass, Outgoing Arts Editor • April 13, 2023
Arts education has significant developmental impacts that can shape successful, confident, and happy students.
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Amelia Bowman
Amelia Bowman
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Amelia has been on The Gator for five semesters, since the start of her freshman year. She enjoys writing op-eds, current events, and reviews. In her spare time, she loves reading, watching movies, and...

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