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The student news site of Brimmer and May School | Chestnut Hill, MA

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Students, Faculty Gear Up for Winterim Trips

Edward Flint, Journalist March 3, 2023
In less than 48 hours, trips will begin in the long-awaited return to the Winterim global travel program.
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Aerial view of the train derailment in East Palestine that took place on February 3. Photo taken by the National Transportation Safety Board, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Ohio Train Derailment Highlights Distrust for Authorities

Evan Michaeli, Incoming Executive Editor March 3, 2023
The East Palestine tragedy must serve as a wake-up call to environmental disasters for public officials and corporations.
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Actors rehearse a scene for the musical. Photo by Bill Jacob.

‘Nothing’s as Amazing as a Musical’: Come See ‘Something Rotten!’

Cathy Wu, Incoming Executive Editor March 1, 2023
‘Something Rotten’ is a comedic play filled with reversals that showcases how one of Shakespeare’s most renowned works, ‘Hamlet,’ came to be. 
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The aftermath of the earthquakes destruction in Adıyaman, a city in southeastern Turkey.

Op-Ed: Humanity in the Face of Natural Disasters

James Yu, Journalist February 15, 2023
Politics is politics, but in the face of natural disasters, we share a common identity in our humanity to help each other. It would be terrible if world leaders chose to ignore the suffering of civilians because of any political issues.
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An abstract generated illustration of “playwright.” Im still not impressed or threatened.

Op-Ed: I’m an Artist, AI Doesn’t Scare Me

Marlie Kass, Arts Editor February 9, 2023
I’m a writer—a playwright, specifically, and I’ve found that has allowed for a unique perspective on what I’m calling my newest competition.
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Bryce Ruglass Dortch 24 drives to the hoop.

Varsity Boys Basketball Team Shines on the Court

Brian Gamble, Managing Editor February 2, 2023
Despite a rigorous schedule and difficult competition, the team has made history with key wins over some of the highest-ranked teams in New England.
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Students gather together at the Delegate Dance, a tradition at YMUN.

Op-Ed: What YMUN Taught Me About Speaking Up

Amelia Bowman, Incoming Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2023
Yale's Model United Nations conference taught me that the best learning happens when you're asking questions and speaking up.
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History and Journalism Teacher David Cutler demonstrates how AI can write essays. Photo illustration by Edan Zinn.

Teachers Debate AI in Education 

Evan Michaeli, Incoming Executive Editor January 30, 2023
Now that ChatGPT has taken the world by storm, teachers here shared their thoughts on AI and its future in education.
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A couplet written for the Year of the Tiger by Mary Wang.

Op-Ed: What to Know About Chinese New Year

Mary Wang, Journalist January 20, 2023
The Chinese Lunar New Year is coming up on January 22, but celebrations have well started days ago and families and friends are already getting ready to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. 
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Stahley poses with the Gator during a pep rally. Photo courtesy of Grace Papas 23

Hidden Hero of the Game: Trainer Larry Stahley

Nico Jaffer, Sports Editor January 18, 2023
Community members regard Larry Stahley as a dedicated and kind member of the community, both on the court and in the classroom.
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A Wintertime Hike With Outdoor Ed

Edward Flint, Journalist January 13, 2023
Watch students climb a 4,051 foot mountain in the New Hampshire snow.
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Students work in groups during Chemistry without a teacher overseeing them.

Substitutes No Longer Required for Grades 11 and 12

Brian Gamble and Natalie Kozhemiakin December 5, 2022
In early October, the School made new modifications to covering sub blocks.
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