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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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COVID-19 cases are surging in schools across Massachusetts, causing staffing issues and emptying classrooms.

Op-Ed: I’m Nervous About Being Back on Campus

Zakkai Mares-Van Praag, Journalist January 11, 2022
With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 surging in Massachusetts, I can't help but wonder if in-person schooling is the right call.
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Ted Barker-Hook, Donald Reese, and Bill Jacob perform Slip Slidin Away by Paul Simon.

Photos: A Virtual Coffee House 2022

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2022
Circles 18: A Coffee House attracted over 120 virtual audience members on its livestream.
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Basketball players Raymond Baez 24, Jackson Ostrowski 22, Theo Johnson 22, and David Kaplansky 22, huddle with their coaches during timeout.

Mask Mandate, Gym Closures Impact Winter Sports

Cathy Wu, Journalist January 7, 2022
Student-athletes here are adapting to new COVID-19 guidelines for winter sports. "We will do what we have to do to stay safe," Jarrel Okorugo '22 said.
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Tick Tick…BOOM provides an emotional punch followed by a hope-filled encouragement to just take the leap and create something great. Promotional poster courtesy of Netflix Studios.

Movie Review: ‘Tick Tick… BOOM!’ Stuns on Netflix

Marlie Kass, Senior Arts Editor January 5, 2022
Johnathan Larson's autobiographical musical is filled with emotional performances and energetic music.
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Photo courtesy of Nicole DeCesare.

Rapid Tests, New Masks: Winter Reopening Updates

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief January 3, 2022
With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 causing a surge in Massachusetts cases, the School's COVID Response Team has updated several health and safety policies.
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GNN: Preparing for Winter Break

GNN: Preparing for Winter Break

Sophia Spring, Multimedia Manager December 13, 2021
Tour the Senior Lounge, dive into midterms, and explore Outdoor Education.
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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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L-R: Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Guitterez, Marilyn Cooper, and Carol Lawrence from the original Broadway cast sing I Feel Pretty (1957).

Op-Ed: Remembering Stephen Sondheim

Marlie Kass, Senior Arts Editor December 3, 2021
Not only did Sondheim shape the theatre world of today through the art he created, he changed it through the people he inspired.  
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Nelson coaches athletes in the 2018 basketball season. Photo courtesy of David Barron.

Nelson’s Lasting Record of Success in Varsity Basketball

Brian Gamble, Managing Editor November 18, 2021
For over a decade, Nelson has worked tirelessly to cultivate the talents of dedicated student-athletes.
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Brian Gamble 23 leads the pack at the Division IV NEPSTA race.

Gamble Wins Division IV NEPSAC Race, Cementing Historic Team Finish

Gator Staff November 13, 2021
Brian Gamble '23 crossed the finish line first, besting 135 runners and helping his team tie with its best overall finish at the regional race.
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The Boys Cross Country team starts the championship off strong.

Boys XC Wins Repeat Championships

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2021
After last season was cancelled due to COVID-19, the Boys team took home its second consecutive MBIL trophy on Wednesday.
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