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

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, Writer June 4, 2021
Opening vaccine eligibility to children and teenagers is our next step towards herd immunity within the population and ending the COVID-19 pandemic.
A memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: George Floyd, One Year Later

Evan Michaeli, Writer 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.
Therapy, while rough and very emotionally draining at times, has helped drastically. I look into the mirror, and I'm 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.
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.
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.
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.
A person holds the Jewish Star of David, a symbol of the faith.

Op-Ed: Anti-Semitism Never Went Away

Evan Michaeli, Writer May 5, 2021
After the vandalization of synagogues in New York, we are reminded once again that anti-Semitism is still rampant.
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.
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.
The Editorial Board strongly encourages all members of the School community who are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they can.

Editorial: Students, Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Gator Editorial Board April 20, 2021
The Editorial Board strongly encourages all members of the School community who are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they can.
For the past 51 years, April 22 has marked the date we have dedicated our efforts to preserve our home planet, Earth. Photo courtesy of BigStock.com

Op-Ed: Gaylord Nelson’s Great Dream, 51 Years Later

Evan Michaeli, Writer April 20, 2021
Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day 51 years ago, yet we still deal with the same problems he sought out to solve.
Using reusable water bottles can help reduce your plastic waste. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Easy Actions For Environmental Impact

Marlie Kass, Writer April 14, 2021
Here are some of my favorite "small-changes-with-bigger-impacts" decisions that I have made over the past year.
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