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

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

The Gator

Leni Hicks-Dutt '23 and Sophia Bruno '23 pose before lacrosse practice.

After Two Years, Lacrosse Returns to the Playing Field

Brian Gamble, Senior Writer June 11, 2021
As this one-of-a-kind lacrosse season wraps up, athletes reflect on their first and only interscholastic games due to COVID-19.
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.
Zooming in from Kabul, Afghanistan, Mahnaz Aliyar addresses community members during the assembly Tuesday.

Education as a Human Right: Two Voices from Afghanistan

Grace Papas, Executive Editor June 8, 2021
Students met Mahnaz Aliyar and Friba Rezayee, activists who are protesting the barriers to education that girls face in Afghanistan.
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.
Harrison Teschke, Ayanna Jefferson, and Emma Goldstone belay peers climbing a 35-foot wall.

Outdoor Education Field Trips Return

Nico Jaffer, Writer June 4, 2021
Now allowing off-campus field trips, the School has found fun ways to build community and make sure students stay active.

Kitchen Organizes First Annual End-Of-Year Barbecue

Gator Staff May 27, 2021
The kitchen also spent two months preparing 450 delicious cookie, ice cream sandwiches, decorated with School-colored sprinkles.
Commencement will be held on the Athletic Field this year.

School Prepares for In-Person Commencement

Nico Jaffer, Writer May 25, 2021
Adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols, The Class of 2021 will experience a modified, in-person Commencement ceremony.
Sister campers pose in masks on campus.

Camp Returns Amid Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions

Kate Hirschen, Writer May 19, 2021
Between sports, academics, and games, camps at Brimmer Summer promise an experience that everyone can enjoy.
Ayanna Jefferson '22 will serve as Senate President and Owen Williams '23 will serve as Vice President for the upcoming academic year.

Jefferson ’22, Williams ’23 to Lead Senate

Brian Gamble, Senior Writer May 17, 2021
Students elected Ayanna Jefferson ‘22 Senate President and Owen Williams ‘23 as Vice President for the 2021-2022 school year.
Rachel Sobel '23 catches a lacrosse ball.

Spring Sports Lifts Students’ Sprits

Kate Hirschen, Writer May 6, 2021
In a year with few interscholastic sports, the start of the spring athletics season has cheered many up on campus.
Prom will be held on the field to accommodate social distancing guidelines.

School to Modify Prom for Safety

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2021
The School has implemented several changes, including holding the event outside, to protect attendees.
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.
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