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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

Some private schools have made changes to combat grade inflation, now including here.

School Moves to Remove A+ From Grading System

Marlie Kass, Arts Editor September 28, 2022
Effective immediately, the School is shifting away from this previous academic norm and will no longer include A+s in its grading system.
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Brian Gamble 23, a Gator-Aide mentor, poses for the camera. Photo courtesy of Nicole DeCesare.

Gator-Aide Mentorship Program Enters Year Two

Grace Papas, Executive Editor September 20, 2022
A new year of the Gator-Aide Mentorship Program is underway, and mentors and mentees report success so far.
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Upper School English teacher Bradley Starr

New Faculty Profile: Bradley Starr, Writing Center Director

Cathy Wu, Journalist September 20, 2022
The Gator sat down with new Upper School English Teacher and Writing Center Director.
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Man pumping gas at city gas station. Photo purchased by BigStock.

Op-Ed: With Ukraine War, Gas Prices Soar

Conno Wagner, Journalist June 3, 2022
In the last two years, gas prices have slowly gotten higher and higher. In February, Russia invaded Ukraine, and gas prices skyrocketed.
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Op-Ed: Old White Men, Hands Off My Body

Sophia Bruno, Journalist June 2, 2022
I fear that it’s only a matter of time until lawmakers come after my state, buoyed by the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
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Photo taken by Marlie Kass 23

Review: ‘Suffs’ Impresses at Public Theater

Marlie Kass, Arts Editor May 26, 2022
There are a few “wow” moments but the majority of the show was carried solely by the actors and the text. 
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Poster design by Ema Gurevich 26.

Middle School Theatre to Return with ‘Beauty and the Beast, Jr.’

Marlie Kass, Arts Editor May 24, 2022
The cast and crew promise a lively, exciting, and enchanting production. 
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Kumar 22 hits the studio for recording. Photo courtesy of Kumars Instagram

Spotlight: Neel Kumar ’22 is ‘MasalaKing’

Conno Wagner, Journalist May 19, 2022
Kumar is passionate about making music, specifically rap and hip-hop, having already released several singles.
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Al Hirschfeld Theater before a performance of Moulin Rouge! Photo by Evan Michaeli 24.

Review: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Is a Spectacular Spectacle

Evan Michaeli, Senior Journalist April 29, 2022
The jukebox musical is packed with special effects, set changes, and fun music.
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The Freestyle Love Supreme group standing on stage during a curtain call on their Broadway 2021 run. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Review: ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Exhibits Improv Talent

Zakkai Mares-Van Praag, Journalist April 27, 2022
'Freestyle Love Supreme' is a show like no other, featuring fast-thinking improv and hilarity.
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Statistics: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Haleigh Jacobs, Multimedia Journalist April 26, 2022
Though disturbing, it's important to help make people aware of statistics relating to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape. Also, find and connect with helpful resources.
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Digital Cinema Teacher to Premiere War Film

Marlie Kass, Arts Editor April 13, 2022
The feature documentary will premiere as part of the Boston International Film Festival. Tickets available for Sunday at 3:00 p.m. showing.
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