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

The Gator

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

The Gator

Lower School students created a pride flag collage for Pride Month this year.

Editorial: In Support of Northwest High School’s Newspaper

Gator Editorial Board September 23, 2022
Last June, a Nebraska high school shut down its student newspaper because it published LGBTQ+ content. This is unacceptable.
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Zak Adler 23, who recently recovered from COVID-19, returns to school with a mask on. Masks are more a common sight in the hallways this week.

‘Alive and Well in the Community’: COVID-19 Cases Continue

Kate Hirschen, Culture Editor September 22, 2022
Although the uptick has kept some students and teachers at home, School Nurse Beth Escobar stresses that "this does not mean it's rampant."
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Protesters placed anti-war signs along a street in Latvia. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Russia Will Never Admit Defeat

Edward Flint, Journalist September 22, 2022
While the Russia-Ukraine War continues, Russia fears ridicule and wants to keep its place as a world superpower.
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Leni Hicks-Dutt 23 starts a new 12th-grade tradition at the School.

Leni Hicks-Dutt ’23 Leads Community Mural Painting

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2022
Over several months, Leni Hicks-Dutt '23 planned and painted the inaugural 12th-grade mural.
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Digital illustration by Madeleine Pogoda 25.

Op-Ed: The ‘Nevermind’ Baby’s Lawsuit is Childish

Madeleine Pogoda, Senior Journalist September 21, 2022
Spencer Elden, the nude baby on the cover of Nirvana's album, is filing a lawsuit without merit. This seems like a publicity stunt.
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Photo courtesy of Century Media Records.

Music Review: Electric Callboy’s ‘TEKKNO’

Jack Nathanson, Guest Contributor September 21, 2022
'TEKKNO' is a breath of fresh air that just makes you want to sing along and have a good time. This highly anticipated release is one for the books.
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10th-grade students enjoy the outdoors.

Upper School Camp Returns

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2022
Members of the Upper School community report an enjoyable Camp experience.
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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Justice Jackson’s Confirmation is Remarkable

Polly Zimmerman, Journalist June 10, 2022
As the first Black woman to be nominated and confirmed to the United States Supreme Court, Jackson shows her remarkable dedication.
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Students created ribbon pins during break.

Photos: Tejada ’23 Starts Gun Violence Awareness Initiative

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022
Following the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, the Community Service Club leader wanted to spread awareness in the community.
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Alison Rimas 23 begins her shift at the Swan Boats. Photo courtesy of Rimas.

Q&A: Alison Rimas ’23, Swan Boat Driver

Kate Hirschen, Culture Editor June 3, 2022
Do you ever wonder what is it like to have a job at one of the most famous attractions in Boston?
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Prices have fluctuated on online shopping sites like Amazon. Photo purchased at

Op-Ed: The Supply Chain Crisis is Not Over

Nicholas Kozhemiakin, Journalist June 3, 2022
Electronics prices continue to fluctuate, and the pandemic continues to show adverse effects on the economy.
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Jeff Gates teaches a physical education class in the late 1990s.

After Nearly Three Decades, Athletic Director Jeff Gates Retires

Grace Papas, Executive Editor May 31, 2022
Past and current students, teachers, and peers share reflections on a man who dedicated his career to education and scholastic athletics.
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