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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

COVID-19

During remote learning, students based in China Zoomed in on a 12-hour time difference.
Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

International Students Adjust To Life On Campus After Remote Learning

Brian Gamble, Senior Journalist September 21, 2021
After battling time differentials while learning remotely from overseas, some international students are finally back on campus.
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Madeline Hsiao 23, Hebe Qiang 23, and Libby Barker-Hook 23 sit outside on the first day of school.

Campus Reopens With Modified COVID-19 Protocols

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief September 8, 2021
The School aims to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment while ensuring a greater sense of normalcy.
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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.
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Head of School Judith Guild greets a student on the first day of school last September.

Administration Plans Around COVID-19 for 2021-2022 School Year

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief June 4, 2021
The School is optimistic that next school year will have fewer health and safety restrictions due to COVID-19 vaccination progress.
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The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine available to people ages 12-17.

Op-Ed: Vaccinate Children to Help End COVID-19

Michael Young, Journalist June 4, 2021
Opening vaccine eligibility to children and teenagers is our next step toward herd immunity and ending the pandemic.
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Zakkai Mares-Van Praag 22 and Haleigh Jacobs 23 bump elbows on the field.

With State Reopening, Students Feel Normalcy Near

Kate Hirschen, Journalist May 28, 2021
Students report that the atmosphere on campus is changing as COVID-19 restrictions lessen at School and in the state.
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Kieran Cross 23 (front) and Jack Nathanson 23 play the guitar during a rehearsal. You can tell that everyone put in the effort this year to be able to play during COVID times, and I am grateful for having it at all this year, Cross said.

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.
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Students hold pins showing where they received their COVID-19 vaccine.

Student COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2021
More community members here have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including students in the Upper School.
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Priya Mallidi 23 and Alison Rimas 23 talk outside after school.

Statewide Mask Guidelines Spark Debate

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

Curriculum Modified During COVID-19

Nico Jaffer, Journalist April 27, 2021
Educators have had to adapt to various challenges during COVID-19, including teaching in-person and concurrently.
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The Editorial Board strongly encourages all members of the School community who are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they can.

Editorial: Students, Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Gator Editorial Board April 20, 2021
The Editorial Board strongly encourages all members of the School community who are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they can.
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Vaccine passports may be required for air travel. Digital illustration by Karly Hamilton 21.

Op-Ed: Vaccine Passports To Aid Return to Normal

Michael Young, Journalist April 14, 2021
With time, vaccine passports might replace masks, shaping the transition to the post-pandemic era.
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