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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

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Arts & Culture Editor: Madeleine Pogoda ’25.

Album cover courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Song Review: Chick Corea’s ‘Spain’

Cooper Horn, Journalist May 9, 2024

Composed and released in 1971, Chick Corea’s Spain has been an iconic jazz standard for decades. It appears on Chick’s jazz album Light as a Feather and is probably his most recognizable song.   Chick...

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Billy Idol performs in 2021. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Song Review: The History Behind Billy Idol’s ‘Eyes Without a Face’

Cooper Horn, Journalist January 30, 2024
Exploring Billy Idol's iconic 1984 hit, 'Eyes Without a Face,' and its unique blend of softness, gloom, and the singer's New York experience.
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Album Review: Mt. Joys Mt. Joy

Album Review: Mt. Joy’s “Mt. Joy”

Caleb Meranus, Journalist January 9, 2024

Mt. Joy is a Philadelphia-based indie rock band, formed in 2016. They can often be compared to bands like Caamp and The Lumineers. Their debut single “Astrovan” was released the same year, followed...

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Toni Morrison, a Nobel Prize-winning author.

Mercy in Adversity: Toni Morrison’s Timeless Message of Compassion

Amelia Bowman, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2023
In Toni Morrison’s 196-page masterpiece, she leaves the reader with morsels of hope. Maybe not hope for the characters themselves, but hope for humanity.
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Old key in a keyhole

Book Review: A Secret History

Polly Zimmerman, Journalist November 14, 2023
"A Secret History" by Donna Tartt will immerse you in a gripping tale of murder, money, and the dark secrets of a group of young adults, leaving you questioning the boundaries of truth and loyalty.
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“A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara: A Profound Exploration of Human Existence and Friendship

Amelia Bowman, Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2023

In the hauntingly beautiful novel "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara, the narrative centers around four men who relocate to New York City and, over the course of three decades, grow both their careers...

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Aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Netflix Docuseries Captures Boston Marathon Manhunt

Celia Vasily-Cioffi, Journalist May 23, 2023
Netflix released an original docuseries "American Manhunt: the Boston Marathon Bombing" and it does an amazing job telling the story of it.
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A poster for thee Super Mario Bros. Movie. Photo provided by Wikimedia Commons.

Super Mario Movie Smashes Expectations

Grace Papas, Outgoing Executive Editor April 19, 2023
With a talented cast and well-paced plot, the movie surpassed all of my expectations and then some.
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Album Review: The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’

Michael Young, Journalist February 23, 2023
This classic album's songs vary in quality, but it has good enough music to serve as a fitting finale for the Beatles.
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Album Review: Billy Joel’s ‘The Stranger’

Michael Young, Journalist February 23, 2023
Take a trip to the late 70s with this timeless yet nostalgic album. Do its pitfalls outweigh its greatness?
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Rihanna performs live in Paris in 2011.

Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” Honors Chadwick Boseman’s Life

Celia Vasily-Cioffi, Journalist February 16, 2023
For fans disappointed about Rihanna's recent lack of output, this new song should take their collective breath away
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My Sister, the Serial Killer: Who is Innocent?

My Sister, the Serial Killer: Who is Innocent?

Amelia Bowman, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2023
Spoiler alert: they are both guilty.
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