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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

Opinion

How can we travel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic? Photo illustration courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Anti-Maskers Make Traveling During COVID-19 Stressful

Talia Hammer, Journalist January 14, 2022
My Winter Break trip to Florida presented unexpected challenges thanks to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, conflicting public health guidelines, and anti-maskers.
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In the Middle and Upper School Library here, books about social justice issues are shown on display.

Op-Ed: Texas Lawmakers, Let Kids Read Diverse Books

Madeleine Pogoda, Journalist January 14, 2022
Texas state reps want to ban books about sex education, racism, and LGBTQ+ topics in public schools. The effects of the ban would be catastrophic.
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Students at the School report getting less than 8-10 hours of sleep per night. Photo illustration by Toni Golston 24.

Op-Ed: The Teen Sleep Deprivation Epidemic Needs a Cure

Nico Jaffer, Journalist January 13, 2022
Students everywhere are sleep-deprived and burnt out. We need a solution, even if it means changing school and sports schedules.
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The Environmental Club is working to help ban plastic straws in Newton

Op-Ed: Environmental Club Works to Ban Plastic Straws in Newton

Evan Michaeli, Journalist January 13, 2022
The club is partnering with Newton's Plastics Reduction Working Committee.
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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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Op-Ed: Testing Disrupts Student Health

Talia Hammer, Journalist December 15, 2021
To show that adults care about student well-being during a pandemic, toss midterms.
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Editorial: School Deserves Praise for Community Uplift

Editorial: School Deserves Praise for Community Uplift

Gator Editorial Board December 14, 2021
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the School has worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of all students.
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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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Jaffer poses with Fantasy Football Club leader Phillip Lull 23 and club advisor Pete Slaski.

Op-Ed: The Thrills of Fantasy Football

Nico Jaffer, Journalist November 18, 2021
Fantasy is a unique strategic hobby that doesn't get the recognition it deserves.
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Op-Ed: Distance Can Boost Relationships

Grace Papas, Executive Editor November 8, 2021
Long distance relationships are not as soulless and hopeless as they're cracked up to be.
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Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Op-Ed: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Social Media

Polly Zimmerman, Journalist November 8, 2021
If you are willing to take risks and are strong enough to overcome them, social media can be a great place.
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The Addams Family being performed in 2014. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Op-Ed: Theatre Presents Great Spooky Entertainment

Marlie Kass, Senior Arts Journalist October 27, 2021
For your next scare, consider turning to the stage.
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