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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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Gamble 23, Nielsen 23 to Join Division I Athletic Teams

Gamble ’23, Nielsen ’23 to Join Division I Athletic Teams

Kate Hirschen, Culture Editor January 25, 2023
Brian Gamble '23 and Quinn Nielson '23 were recognized for their commitment to NCAA Division I teams.
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Maya Lownie 24 and Haripriya Mallidi 23 perform a traditional Indian dance.

Circles 19: A Coffee House Returns in the Dining Commons

Edward Flint, Journalist January 19, 2023
Performances included three poetry readings, a traditional Indian dance, and an audience sing-along.
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Photo courtesy of David Barron.

New Faculty Profile: Alex Ostergard

Marlie Kass, Arts Editor January 5, 2023
Recently, The Gator sat down with Dr. Alex Ostergard to hear about their work in music.
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Community Reflects on Lasting Pandemic Changes

Community Reflects on Lasting Pandemic Changes

Brian Gamble, Managing Editor January 5, 2023
Almost one and a half years since hybrid learning, COVID is prompting discussion about the pandemic's lasting changes on the School.
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Upper School Head Joshua Neudel photographed a bracket made by the Spanish Department before the Knockout stage. Photo courtesy of Neudel.

Community Bonds Over Watching the World Cup

Kate Hirschen, Culture Editor December 9, 2022
Although the U.S. lost to the Netherlands, student spectators agree that the once-in-four-year event has brought the community together.
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(L-R) Brimmer students Emma Hastings ’19, Jack Donnelly ’18, Abigail Mynahan ’19, Chloe Cochener ’19, Hannah Ahearn ’20, and Sarah Dean ’20 in front of the Casa Rosada. Photo courtesy of Abigail Mynahan ’19.

Northlands Exchange Program Returns Following Travel Hiatus

Amelia Bowman, Incoming Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2022
The summer of 2023 marks the first time that the administration is reinstating the exchange program after the pandemic.
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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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A screenshot of the Student Life Calendar last month.

Rehm-Robles Creates ‘Student Life Calendar’

Kate Hirschen, Culture Editor December 1, 2022
The new Director of Student Life has spearheaded several 'Brimmer Social Hour' events this fall.
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AAPI Club Presidents Hebe Qiang 23 and Madeline Hsiao 23 pose.

Fall Marks Record Number Student-Run Clubs

Giulia Laurenza, Journalist November 15, 2022
This year marks a new record for the number of student-run clubs—fourteen, which cater to diverse interests.
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Quizlet, one of the most-downloaded apps on the App Store, now includes a paywall.

Changes to Quizlet Causes Frustration Among Students

Abby Jacobs, Journalist November 15, 2022
Students don't want to pay for the tools that were previously free. The sudden change has disrupted study habits.
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Nico Jaffer Wins NSPA Sports Story of the Year

Nico Jaffer Wins NSPA Sports Story of the Year

Gator Staff November 13, 2022
Executive Editor Grace Papas '23 also won an honorable mention for Multimedia Feature Story of the Year.
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