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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

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.
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.
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, Writer June 4, 2021
Opening vaccine eligibility to children and teenagers is our next step towards herd immunity within the population and ending the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zakkai Mares-Van Praag '22 and Haleigh Jacobs '23 bump elbows on the field.

With State Reopening, Students Feel Normalcy Near

Kate Hirschen, Writer May 28, 2021
Students report that the atmosphere on campus is changing as COVID-19 restrictions lessen at School and in the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Writer April 14, 2021
With time, vaccine passports might replace masks, shaping the transition to the post-pandemic era.
Gator file photo.

Community Members Reflect on Pandemic

Nico Jaffer, Writer April 12, 2021
While safety protocols are still being enforced, campus is starting to return to normal.
Digital illustration by Edan Zinn '23.

Podcast: Mahlet Woldemariam ’95 on Vaccine Development

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2021
Mahlet Woldemariam '95 talks about the science behind vaccines, how they are developed and tested, and why they are a helpful means of prevention.
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