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

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

The Gator

Residents of the Purba Bardhaman District in West Bengal, India after the first COVID-19 positive case was detected in their area.

Teens Grieve For India Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief June 11, 2021
As India faces a brutal second wave of COVID-19, students are grieving for the country's losses and reaching out to help through fundraising efforts.
Harrison Teschke, Ayanna Jefferson, and Emma Goldstone belay peers climbing a 35-foot wall.

Outdoor Education Field Trips Return

Nico Jaffer, Writer June 4, 2021
Now allowing off-campus field trips, the School has found fun ways to build community and make sure students stay active.
A memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: George Floyd, One Year Later

Evan Michaeli, Writer May 26, 2021
After a year since his tragic death, Floyd’s name will be remembered along with the many other victims of police brutality.
The show's ultimate message is that at the end of the day life is not a game to be won, but a ride to be enjoyed through all its ups and downs.

‘Ride the Cyclone,’ a Musical Journey You Won’t Forget

Marlie Kass, Writer May 26, 2021
The show reminds us that at the end of the day life is not a game to be won, but a ride to be enjoyed through all its ups and downs.
Commencement will be held on the Athletic Field this year.

School Prepares for In-Person Commencement

Nico Jaffer, Writer May 25, 2021
Adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols, The Class of 2021 will experience a modified, in-person Commencement ceremony.
Ayanna Jefferson '22 will serve as Senate President and Owen Williams '23 will serve as Vice President for the upcoming academic year.

Jefferson ’22, Williams ’23 to Lead Senate

Brian Gamble, Senior Writer May 17, 2021
Students elected Ayanna Jefferson ‘22 Senate President and Owen Williams ‘23 as Vice President for the 2021-2022 school year.
Poster design by Ady Jaeckel '25.

MS Musical Tackles Performing Theater During Pandemic

Marlie Kass, Writer May 13, 2021
Tune in on May 27 at 7.pm. to watch students perform "The Show Must Go On(Line)," a show set during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Students joined the livestream with Director of Global Studies Kelly Neely.

Students Attend WorldBoston Discussion of Armenian Genocide

Marlie Kass, Writer May 11, 2021
Students in Global Studies courses watched Armenian Ambassador Varzhan Nerseyan speak at the WorldBoston event.
A person holds the Jewish Star of David, a symbol of the faith.

Op-Ed: Anti-Semitism Never Went Away

Evan Michaeli, Writer May 5, 2021
After the vandalization of synagogues in New York, we are reminded once again that anti-Semitism is still rampant.
Prom will be held on the field to accommodate social distancing guidelines.

School to Modify Prom for Safety

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2021
The School has implemented several changes, including holding the event outside, to protect attendees.
Priya Mallidi '23 and Alison Rimas '23 talk outside after school.

Statewide Mask Guidelines Spark Debate

Marlie Kass, Writer April 29, 2021
Community members weigh in on Massachusetts' decision to allow people to forgo wearing masks when outside.
Upper School History Teacher Ted Barker-Hook gives a lesson on The New York Times.

Curriculum Modified During COVID-19

Nico Jaffer, Writer April 27, 2021
Educators have had to adapt to various challenges during COVID-19, including teaching in-person and concurrently.
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