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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


Zak Adler 23, who recently recovered from COVID-19, returns to school with a mask on. Masks are more a common sight in the hallways this week.

‘Alive and Well in the Community’: COVID-19 Cases Continue

Kate Hirschen, Culture Editor September 22, 2022
Although the uptick has kept some students and teachers at home, School Nurse Beth Escobar stresses that "this does not mean it's rampant."
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Leni Hicks-Dutt 23 starts a new 12th-grade tradition at the School.

Leni Hicks-Dutt ’23 Leads Community Mural Painting

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2022
Over several months, Leni Hicks-Dutt '23 planned and painted the inaugural 12th-grade mural.
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Brian Gamble 23, a Gator-Aide mentor, poses for the camera. Photo courtesy of Nicole DeCesare.

Gator-Aide Mentorship Program Enters Year Two

Grace Papas, Executive Editor September 20, 2022
A new year of the Gator-Aide Mentorship Program is underway, and mentors and mentees report success so far.
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10th-grade students enjoy the outdoors.

Upper School Camp Returns

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2022
Members of the Upper School community report an enjoyable Camp experience.
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Members of the Class of 2023 pose at Camp in 2019. This year will mark the classs first time back at Camp since COVID-19 hit.

Upper School Camp to Kick Off 2022-2023 Year

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2022
As the school year begins, the Upper School prepares to head off to camp Wingate*Kirkland.
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Students created ribbon pins during break.

Photos: Tejada ’23 Starts Gun Violence Awareness Initiative

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022
Following the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, the Community Service Club leader wanted to spread awareness in the community.
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Jeff Gates teaches a physical education class in the late 1990s.

After Nearly Three Decades, Athletic Director Jeff Gates Retires

Grace Papas, Executive Editor May 31, 2022
Past and current students, teachers, and peers share reflections on a man who dedicated his career to education and scholastic athletics.
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A student poses in front of the Taj Mahal during Winterim 2019. Photo courtesy of the School.

Winterim to Return After COVID-19 Hiatus

Nico Jaffer, Sports Editor May 31, 2022
The School has plans to relaunch Winterim next year after the pandemic halted the signature program.
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Photos courtesy of Brimmer and May School.

Kassim ’24, Williams ’23, Altschul ’25 Elected to Senate E-Board

Kate Hirschen, Culture Editor May 23, 2022
The new Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer discuss their plans for next year.
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Kumar 22 hits the studio for recording. Photo courtesy of Kumars Instagram

Spotlight: Neel Kumar ’22 is ‘MasalaKing’

Conno Wagner, Journalist May 19, 2022
Kumar is passionate about making music, specifically rap and hip-hop, having already released several singles.
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Zoe Hicks-Dutt 24 and Lei Hicks-Dutt 23 study outside.

What’s New in the Course Catalog for 2022-2023?

Kate Hirschen, Culture Editor May 3, 2022
Learn about Social Justice Through Photography, Digital Photography, Piano and Guitar, Pop Culture and Jewish Immigration, Short Stories, and Asking the Big Questions.
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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, Arts Editor 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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