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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

Huck Jennings 25, who plays Edward, belts out a note with Young Will, played by Tavio Mares-Van Praag 27.
BREAKING: "Big Fish' Cast and Crew Offer Sneak Peak
Caleb Meranus, Journalist • February 26, 2024
At community block, students enjoyed a surprise number from the show, which premiers Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Illustration created using Canva.
Academic Priorities Limit Club Meeting Periods
Rachael Rosenberg, Journalist • February 21, 2024
The Model United Nations Club met just four times prior to its Yale conference last month.
The TikTok logo on a smartphone screen sticks out of the pocket of a denim jacket. Photo illustration.
Students Instructed to Cease Social Media Use in Bathrooms
Amelia Bowman, Co-Editor-in-Chief • February 17, 2024
The School has received reports of Upper School students filming TiKTok videos in bathrooms.
Ryan Hurst 25 welcomes attendees to to the event with celebratory chocolate.
Happening Now: Lunar New Year Celebration
Edward Flint, Managing Editor • February 15, 2024
Mandarin language students are manning various booths, from Chinese calligraphy, traditional yo-yo, and more.

Harry Hall 25 admires Ka Moana PāKīpiKa, by Brook Kapūkuniahi Parker from Kahalu’u, O’ahu, who skillfully integrates his Hawaiian royal heritage and his fathers artistic influence.
Library Hosts Indigineous Art Exhibit
Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist • February 1, 2024
The exhibit also supports work to decolonize the library, particularly the Dewey Decimal system.
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After the holiday break, The School began transitioning to naturally flavored beverage options, which contain minimal sugar.
School Swaps Sugary Juice for Flavored Water
Mary Wang, Senior Journalist • January 23, 2024
The World Health Organization recommends no more than 40 grams of sugar daily. Each serving of juice contained 8 grams.
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Dr. Raja-Elie Abdulnours P 29 keynote, Beyond the Classroom: The Future of AI-Augmented Learning and Work, addresses biases in how AI depicts him.
AI Takes Center Stage at Bissell Grogan Symposium
Edward Flint, Managing Editor • January 22, 2024
Dr. Raja-Elie Abdulnour P ’29 provided the keynote, "Beyond the Classroom: The Future of AI-Augmented Learning and Work."
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Chloe Scolnick 25 and History Teacher Ted Barker-Hook, who also co-spearheaded the event, perform together at Fridays Coffee House.
Community Flocks to Circles 20
Rachael Rosenberg, Journalist • January 11, 2024
Over the years, Circles has served as a platform to showcase talents and foster a sense of community here.
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Elias Kazin 20 and Cora Williams 20.
Ring Ceremony Continues with Recorded Speeches
Edward Flint, Managing Editor • December 13, 2023
Upper School Senate President Baden Howard '24 says that the changes allow students to speak more confidently.
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Lucas Williams 25 tutors 7th graders Lila Saghbini and Ben Weaver in math.
Rebooted Peer Tutoring Program Thrives
Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist • December 6, 2023
Students report enjoying learning from a peer in a less serious setting, especially as midterms approach.
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Renowned columnist Chris Costas chats with journalism students.
Renowned Reporter Chats with Newsroom
Gator Staff November 29, 2023
Costas Christ, Editor-at-large for National Geographic spoke to the newsroom today discussing the importance of journalism.
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Exam sheet. Photo illustration purchased from BigStock.com.
Seniors Can Skip AP Exams in Most Subjects
Cathy Wu, Executive Editor • November 20, 2023
Math remains the only subject where seniors enrolled in AP classes will still be required to sit for exam.
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Cartoon illustration of students not knowing where to find their misplaced or stolen belongings.
Reports of Missing or Stolen Items Spike
Edward Flint, Managing Editor • November 1, 2023
Students and teachers are dealing with concern as incidents of stolen or missing items increased earlier this month. 
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Photo illustration of a teacher and students attempting to comprehend the current state of Israel.
Israel-Hamas War: School Calls for Compassion
Amelia Bowman, Co-Editor-in-Chief • October 30, 2023
As fears and tensions rise around the Israel-Hamas War, adults and students alike are highlighting the importance of accountable online news sourcing, informative discussions, and showing support for community members. 
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Adrian Mathiesen ,26 Nolan Suraci 26, Chomp, Oliver Baggett 24, and Enyi Adiele enjoy Homecoming.
Homecoming Spirit Remains Strong
Mary Wang, Senior Journalist • October 17, 2023
Approximately 500 students, teachers, and alumni attended Saturday's annual Homecoming at Orr Field.
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Associate Director of College Counseling Dan Birdsall.
Spotlight: Dan Birdsall, College Counseling Associate DIrector
Evan Michaeli, Co-Editor-in-Chief • October 12, 2023
Learn more about Associate Director of College Counseling Dan Birdsall as he discusses his time here and his favorite sports.
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The School reports an uptick in COVID-19 cases this week.
COVID-19 Surge Impacts Start of School, Teacher Absenses
James Yu, Senior Journalist • October 3, 2023
A spike in the virus continues to hit faculty and staff particularly hard, leading to a higher demand for coverage and causing teachers to rethink opening plans.
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Historic Change: First Major Schedule Revamp in Two Decades
Historic Change: First Major Schedule Revamp in Two Decades
Evan Michaeli, Co-Editor-in-Chief • October 3, 2023
The modifications aim to cultivate more consistent class meeting times and deepen community bonding.
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History Department Chair Kelly Neelys Womens Studies Class wrote an Upper School Declaration of Community Support, adorning the outside of the girls bathroom where the racist message was found.
Community Unites Against Hate: A Call for Education, Empathy, and Advocacy
Amelia Bowman, Co-Editor-in-Chief • October 2, 2023
The School responds with urgency and reflection after the discovery of racist graffiti inside the girls' bathroom.
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