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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

Prices have fluctuated on online shopping sites like Amazon. Photo purchased at BigStock.com

Op-Ed: The Supply Chain Crisis is Not Over

Nicholas Kozhemiakin, Journalist June 3, 2022
Electronics prices continue to fluctuate, and the pandemic continues to show adverse effects on the economy.
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School Nurse Beth Escobar takes care of students and adults alike here. She hands a COVID-19 test to second grade teacher Angela Park.

School Sees Uptick in COVID-19 Cases

Marlie Kass, Senior Arts Journalist May 2, 2022
Face masks will remain optional, though the CRT urges vigilance. “I think that our community is still very proactive and safe,” School Nurse Beth Escobar said.
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Zak Adler 23 and Alison Rimas 23 walk down a one-way hallway last year, one of many health restrictions we have moved past since the start of the pandemic.

March 12: A Day to Define Our Generation

Gator Editorial Board March 12, 2022
Two years ago today, students here took their last steps on campus during a “normal” school year. Our world, shaken by COVID-19, has changed us. Now, we can change the world.
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Op-Ed: COVID-19’s Impact on Teenagers is Deeper Than You Think

Marlie Kass, Senior Arts Journalist March 12, 2022
From the beginning, I've believed that the pandemic will hit teenagers the hardest. Recent events have confirmed my thoughts.
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In March 2020, customers cleared grocery store shelves as the pandemics supply chain crisis escalated.

Op-Ed: An End to COVID-19’s Consumer Supply Shortages?

Nicholas Kozhemiakin, Journalist March 3, 2022
For now, we can only wait and watch for the “Not Available” button to become “In Stock.”
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Photo illustration courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

School to Begin Mask-Optional Policy Monday

Kate Hirschen, Journalist February 25, 2022
“It’s not a ‘rip the mask off,’ but a dial-up, dial down,” Head of School Judith Guild said at a Middle and Upper School meeting earlier this week.
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Poll: 90 Percent of Students Surveyed Support Mask Mandate

Poll: 90 Percent of Students Surveyed Support Mask Mandate

Nico Jaffer, Journalist February 18, 2022
Despite announcements of school mask mandates lifting in Massachusetts, the School has not followed suit—and most students polled concur.
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School Nurse Beth Escobar takes care of students and adults alike here. She hands a COVID-19 test to second grade teacher Angela Park.

Q&A: “All Things COVID” With School Nurse Beth Escobar

Marlie Kass, Senior Arts Journalist January 28, 2022
In the midst of the Omicron variant's surge, Director of Health Services Beth Escobar is dedicated to keeping the community safe.
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Head of School Judith Guild supervises a science class.

With Omicron Surge, ‘All-Hands-On-Deck’ For Teacher Absences

Kate Hirschen, Journalist January 21, 2022
After testing positive for COVID-19, several teachers are back to Zoom. Uncommon substitute teachers are stepping in to supervise classrooms.
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Upper School students are required to take rapid tests twice each week.
Photo illustration by Edan Zinn

Quarantined Students Face Make-Up Work

Kate Hirschen, Journalist January 20, 2022
Without concurrent learning, some students here report worrying that a positive COVID-19 test could affect their academics. 
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COVID Response Team Chair Addresses Omicron Variant

Sophia Spring and Brian Gamble January 14, 2022
“I feel really good about the mitigation strategies that we have in place,” Chair Carl Rapisarda-Vallely said.
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How can we travel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic? Photo illustration courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Anti-Maskers Make Traveling During COVID-19 Stressful

Talia Hammer, Journalist January 14, 2022
My Winter Break trip to Florida presented unexpected challenges thanks to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, conflicting public health guidelines, and anti-maskers.
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