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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


One of the few promotional posters for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, courtesy of Marvel Studios.

Op-Ed: Why Didn’t Marvel Promote ‘Shang-Chi?’

Charles McLaughlin, Journalist September 24, 2021
The film is a big step for Asian representation at Disney. Is the company still refusing to promote POC characters, even in 2021? 
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All winners, even Simone Biles, can take breaks. Cartoon by Jennifer Ngo 22.

Op-Ed: Why Simone Biles’s Decision Is Important For Mental Health

Evan Michaeli, Journalist September 17, 2021
The world-famous athlete pulled herself from the 2021 Olympic Games, citing her mental health.
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Guest Column: My Experience On and After 9/11

Cassandra Abodeely, Guest Columnist September 13, 2021
The Director of Auxiliary Programs recounts her experience living in New York City during the September 11 terrorist attacks.
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The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine available to people ages 12-17.

Op-Ed: Vaccinate Children to Help End COVID-19

Michael Young, Journalist June 4, 2021
Opening vaccine eligibility to children and teenagers is our next step toward herd immunity and ending the pandemic.
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A memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: George Floyd, One Year Later

Evan Michaeli, Journalist May 26, 2021
After a year since his tragic death, Floyd’s name will be remembered along with the many other victims of police brutality.
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Therapy, while rough and very emotionally draining at times, has helped drastically. I look into the mirror, and Im starting to see a more hopeful reflection staring back at me. Jackson Ostrowski

Op-Ed: Living with Body Image Issues

Grace Papas, Executive Editor May 26, 2021
Down I went into the rabbit hole of counting calories and working out every second I had a free moment. It was a spiraling tunnel of misery.
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Carolina Champa 20 shows off her dorm room at Conn.

Op-Ed: Caroline Champa ’20 on Freshman Year at Conn College

Caroline Champa, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2021
While different from my dreams, my freshman year at Connecticut College has been quite positive and one for the books.
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Christa Katsenes (from left) sits alongside her mother and older siblings.

To Foster Perseverance, Look To The Past

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2021
Christa Katsenes' life struggles are full of lessons for young people today, and she demonstrates the importance of perseverance, courage, and kindness.
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Me playing soccer during my sophomore year.

Op-Ed: Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Reflects on Life’s Transitions

Karly Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021
My time at Brimmer has made me who I am today.
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A person holds the Jewish Star of David, a symbol of the faith.

Op-Ed: Anti-Semitism Never Went Away

Evan Michaeli, Journalist May 5, 2021
After the vandalization of synagogues in New York, we are reminded once again that anti-Semitism is still rampant.
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Josh Swain reached out to other Joshes on Facebook.

Op-Ed: Josh Fight, A Display of Positivity in Viral Media

Grace Papas, Executive Editor May 5, 2021
A viral year-old meme came to life as a horde of "Joshes" gathered in a random Nebraska field to fight for their name.
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Student reflecting on alternative graduation attire. Illustration by Karly Hamilton 21.

Op-Ed: In 2021, Why Are We Still Graduating in All White?

Zoe Kaplan, Associate Editor April 28, 2021
Students should be wearing something they feel comfortable and confident in, regardless of their gender or other variables.
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