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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

Kieran Cross '23 (front) and Jack Nathanson '23 play the guitar during a rehearsal.

Photo Essay: Band Improvises During COVID-19

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2021
The Upper School Ensemble took on the challenge of making music despite restrictions due to the pandemic.
Christa Katsenes (from left) sits alongside her mother and older siblings.

To Foster Perseverance, Look To The Past

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2021
Christa Katsenes' life struggles are full of lessons for young people today, and she demonstrates the importance of perseverance, courage, and kindness.
Me playing soccer during my sophomore year.

Op-Ed: Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Reflects on Life’s Transitions

Karly Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021
My time at Brimmer has made me who I am today.
Community members attended a protest on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Helen Du.

Op-Ed: Stop Asian Hate, Because Hate is a Virus Too

Helen Chu, Writer April 2, 2021
Racial discrimination cannot be tolerated, and the normalization of hate crimes in the era of this pandemic is even more outrageous.
Kozhemiakin has been dancing since age four. Photo courtesy of Michal Kathleen.

Op-Ed: Breaking The Ballet Body Taboo

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2021
The notorious ideals of the ballet world are everywhere you go, and there is an unhealthy standard of a skeletal figure that encapsulates its culture.
Black Lives Matter and Pride apparel for sale. Digital Illustration by Edan Zinn '23.

Op-Ed: Fight Like an Activist, Not a Consumer

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2020
Activism does not require buying material goods to show support.
Students and faculty enter the Hastings Center on the first day of school.

Photo Essay: Students Return to Campus

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2020
Last week, the School opened its doors to students for the first time in six months following the closure of campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Former Students Reflect on Senior Year

Catherine Leeder May 14, 2020
The unusual circumstances have left their mark on many young people, including those who once belonged to this communtiy.
The Class of 2020.

Seniors Reflect on Loss, Change, and Hope

Dessie Bell-Kamen, Writer April 27, 2020
The Class of 2020 reflects on their unexpected spring.
A Boston city street is deserted.

Photo Essay: Boston Goes Dark

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2020
On March 23, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a stay-at-home advisory in the interest of public health amid the rapidly escalating COVID-19 pandemic.
Head-to-Head: Student Politics

Head-to-Head: Student Politics

Karly Hamilton and Kolja Westhues March 2, 2020
Two students debate the upcoming Democratic presidential primaries.
Brimmer students celebrate as the Girls’ Soccer scores a goal to tie the game.

Fall 2019: A Semester to Remember

Caroline Champa, Editor-in-Chief November 24, 2019
Brian Gamble ’23 completed the Nov. 6 MBIL Cross Country championship 3.1-mile race at Gann Academy in 17:21, a course record, leading the boys’ team to a first-place victory.
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