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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


A rotating globe shows the carbon monoxide output around the world. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Pollution: Undermining Our Planet’s Health

Evan Michaeli, Mary Wang, Arianna Paredes, and Bhart Lal February 8, 2023
Contamination is a lethal consequence to our actions—it's time for a change.
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Students gather together at the Delegate Dance, a tradition at YMUN.

Op-Ed: What YMUN Taught Me About Speaking Up

Amelia Bowman, Incoming Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2023
Yale's Model United Nations conference taught me that the best learning happens when you're asking questions and speaking up.
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Stahley poses with the Gator during a pep rally. Photo courtesy of Grace Papas 23

Hidden Hero of the Game: Trainer Larry Stahley

Nico Jaffer, Sports Editor January 18, 2023
Community members regard Larry Stahley as a dedicated and kind member of the community, both on the court and in the classroom.
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Demonstrators protest in Melbourne for a safer climate. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Summer 2022 Showcases Climate Crisis On Full Display

Evan Michaeli, Incoming Executive Editor September 23, 2022
We need climate action, now more than ever.
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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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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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Collage by Martin Maynard 22.

Alumni Basketball Players Bring in the Heat

On Saturday, the School invited alumni Basketball players back to campus to play in the first-ever Alumni Game.
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The climate crisis is a human crisis. Photo illustration purchased at

Op-Ed: Environmental Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Evan Michaeli, Incoming Executive Editor May 6, 2022
Politicians seem to push for a greener world, but their actions don’t say so.
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Kass performs as Heche in Trap last fall. Photo by Oxygen Group Photography

Theatre Is My Sport

Marlie Kass, Arts Editor March 1, 2022
Despite the mental and physical stamina it requires, theatre is overlooked in comparison to traditional physical activities.
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A residential building in Ukraines capital city, Kyiv, suffered a missile attack by Russian forces. Photo courtesy of BigStock.

As a Russian-American, I Stand With Ukraine

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2022
Over 30 years after Ukraine’s declaration of its sovereignty, there is no question of whether or not the nation should have authority over its territory.
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What makes a good climber isn’t the ability to be fearless or never make mistakes. It’s to keep climbing even when you’re scared and think you can’t continue.

My Rock Climbing Journey

Amelia Bowman, Incoming Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2022
I've been rock climbing since I was about three years old, and I've found it to be a challenging sport that deserves more respect than it gets.
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Photo illustration of a student doodling during class, which some teachers allow but some ban.

Op-Ed: School Policies and Learning Differences

Amelia Bowman and Polly Zimmerman December 7, 2021
It is the responsibility of schools to accommodate students' academic needs.
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