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The student news site of Brimmer and May School | Chestnut Hill, MA

The Gator

Students created ribbon pins during break.
Photos: Tejada '23 Starts Gun Violence Awareness Initiative
Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief • June 7, 2022
Following the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, the Community Service Club leader wanted to spread awareness in the community.
Jeff Gates teaches a physical education class in the late 1990s.
After Nearly Three Decades, Athletic Director Jeff Gates Retires
Grace Papas, Executive Editor • May 31, 2022
Past and current students, teachers, and peers share reflections on a man who dedicated his career to education and scholastic athletics.
A student poses in front of the Taj Mahal during Winterim 2019. Photo courtesy of the School.
Winterim to Return After COVID-19 Hiatus
Nico Jaffer, Journalist • May 31, 2022
The School has plans to relaunch Winterim next year, after the pandemic halted the signature program.
Photos courtesy of Brimmer and May School.
Kassim '24, Williams '23, Altschul '25 Elected to Senate E-Board
Kate Hirschen, Journalist • May 23, 2022
The new Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer discuss their plans for next year.

Kumar 22 hits the studio for recording. Photo courtesy of Kumars Instagram
Spotlight: Neel Kumar '22 is 'MasalaKing'
Conno Wagner, Journalist • May 19, 2022
Kumar is passionate about making music, specifically rap and hip-hop, having already released several singles.
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Zoe Hicks-Dutt 24 and Lei Hicks-Dutt 23 study outside.
What's New in the Course Catalog for 2022-2023?
Kate Hirschen, Journalist • May 3, 2022
Learn about Social Justice Through Photography, Digital Photography, Piano and Guitar, Pop Culture and Jewish Immigration, Short Stories, and Asking the Big Questions.
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School Nurse Beth Escobar takes care of students and adults alike here. She hands a COVID-19 test to second grade teacher Angela Park.
School Sees Uptick in COVID-19 Cases
Marlie Kass, Senior Arts Journalist • May 2, 2022
Face masks will remain optional, though the CRT urges vigilance. “I think that our community is still very proactive and safe,” School Nurse Beth Escobar said.
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Sexual assault awareness month image purchased at BigStock.com
Statistics: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Haleigh Jacobs, Multimedia Journalist • April 26, 2022
Though disturbing, it's important to help make people aware of statistics relating to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape. Also, find and connect with helpful resources.
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Upper School Head Joshua Neudel and Class of 2022 homeroom teachers decided to shutdown the senior lounge Thursday, after students routinely leave behind a mess.
With Mess, Senior Lounge Loses Furniture
Zakkai Mares-Van Praag, Journalist • April 22, 2022
After months of sustained uncleanliness, Upper School Head Joshua Neudel and homeroom teachers ordered the removal of the Senior Lounge's furniture.
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The Admissions team poses to welcome admitted students. Photo courtesy of Brimmer Admissions.
Admission Applications at School See Pandemic Boom
Nicholas Kozhemiakin, Journalist • April 22, 2022
"Applications are up 17 percent over the average of the previous three years," Director of Enrollment Brian Beale said.
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Digital Cinema Teacher to Premiere War Film
Digital Cinema Teacher to Premiere War Film
Marlie Kass, Senior Arts Journalist • April 13, 2022
The feature documentary will premiere as part of the Boston International Film Festival. Tickets available for Sunday at 3:00 p.m. showing.
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Image courtesy of Brimmer and May School.
Q&A: Brett Kelly, Incoming Athletic Director
Kate Hirschen, Journalist • April 6, 2022
Meet Brett Kelly, who will begin work at the School on July 1.
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The New England Aquarium is located on the Central Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts.
Before Spring Break, School Gears Up for Exploration Week
Martin Maynard, Journalist • March 9, 2022
Friday, the Upper School will go to the Natick Mall for Level 99, an "escape room-esque" experience.
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Librarian Elyse Seltzers Black History Month posters.
Students, Teachers Honor Black History Month
Zakkai Mares-Van Praag, Journalist • February 28, 2022
Black History Month is an important time to celebrate Black voices; past, present and future.
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Photo illustration courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
School to Begin Mask-Optional Policy Monday
Kate Hirschen, Journalist • February 25, 2022
“It’s not a ‘rip the mask off,’ but a dial-up, dial down,” Head of School Judith Guild said at a Middle and Upper School meeting earlier this week.
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Leni Hicks Dutt 23 works on a painting of her great-great-grandmother.
New AP Studio Art Students Enjoying Class
Kate Hirschen, Journalist • February 18, 2022
Meet the new 11th-grade students in AP Studio Art, a rigorous three-semester class.
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Poll: 90 Percent of Students Surveyed Support Mask Mandate
Poll: 90 Percent of Students Surveyed Support Mask Mandate
Nico Jaffer, Journalist • February 18, 2022
Despite announcements of school mask mandates lifting in Massachusetts, the School has not followed suit—and most students polled concur.
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Madeleine Pogoda ’25, Giulia Laurenza ’25, and Ady Jaeckel ’25 sell handmade items.
GSA Club Hosts Valentine's Day Market
Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief • February 14, 2022
The Gender and Sexuality for All Club held a fundraiser in support of local LGBTQ+ artists and Boston-area nonprofits.
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Head of Middle School Carl Rapisarda-Vallely addresses students during the opening of the 2020-2021 year, at the height of the pandemic.
Rapisarda-Vallely Promoted to Assistant Head of School
Marlie Kass, Senior Arts Journalist • February 11, 2022
His new responsibilities will include working with faculty recruitment and serving as a connection between different divisions.
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