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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

During remote learning, students based in China Zoomed in on a 12-hour time difference.
Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.
International Students Adjust To Life On Campus After Remote Learning
Brian Gamble, Senior Journalist • September 21, 2021
After battling time differentials while learning remotely from overseas, some international students are finally back on campus.
Elijah Kinney 23 knocks the frisbee away from Jackson Ostrowski 22 during Ultimate Frisbee Day of Cross Country.
‘Almost Back To Normal’: Varsity Teams Get to Work
Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief • September 17, 2021
After four days of preseason practices and an abbreviated first week of school, varsity sports teams here are getting back to their normal season routines.
Madeline Hsiao 23, Hebe Qiang 23, and Libby Barker-Hook 23 sit outside on the first day of school.
Campus Reopens With Modified COVID-19 Protocols
Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief • September 8, 2021
The School aims to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment while ensuring a greater sense of normalcy.
Leni Hicks-Dutt 23 and Sophia Bruno 23 pose before lacrosse practice.
After Two Long Years, Lacrosse Returns to the Playing Field
Brian Gamble, Senior Journalist • June 11, 2021
As this one-of-a-kind lacrosse season wraps up, athletes reflect on their first and only interscholastic games due to COVID-19.
Head Chef Craig Roman mans the grill at the kitchens first annual outdoor end-of-year BBQ.
Kitchen Organizes First Annual End-Of-Year Barbecue
Gator Staff May 27, 2021
The kitchen also spent two months preparing 450 delicious cookie, ice cream sandwiches, decorated with School-colored sprinkles.
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Commencement will be held on the Athletic Field this year.
School Prepares for In-Person Commencement
Nico Jaffer, Journalist • May 25, 2021
Adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols, The Class of 2021 will experience a modified, in-person Commencement ceremony.
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Sister campers pose in masks on campus.
Camp Returns Amid Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions
Kate Hirschen, Journalist • May 19, 2021
Between sports, academics, and games, camps at Brimmer Summer promise an experience that everyone can enjoy.
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Ayanna Jefferson 22 will serve as Senate President and Owen Williams 23 will serve as Vice President for the upcoming academic year.
Jefferson '22, Williams '23 to Lead Senate
Brian Gamble, Senior Journalist • May 17, 2021
Students elected Ayanna Jefferson ‘22 Senate President and Owen Williams ‘23 as Vice President for the 2021-2022 school year.
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Students joined the livestream with Director of Global Studies Kelly Neely.
Students Attend WorldBoston Discussion of Armenian Genocide
Marlie Kass, Journalist • May 11, 2021
Students in Global Studies courses watched Armenian Ambassador Varzhan Nerseyan speak at the WorldBoston event.
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Rachel Sobel 23 catches a lacrosse ball.
Spring Sports Lifts Students' Sprits
Kate Hirschen, Journalist • May 6, 2021
In a year with few interscholastic sports, the start of the spring athletics season has cheered many up on campus.
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Students hold pins showing where they received their COVID-19 vaccine.
Student COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin
Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief • April 30, 2021
More community members here have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including students in the Upper School.
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Prom will be held on the field to accommodate social distancing guidelines.
School to Modify Prom for Safety
Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief • April 30, 2021
The School has implemented several changes, including holding the event outside, to protect attendees.
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Priya Mallidi 23 and Alison Rimas 23 talk outside after school.
Statewide Mask Guidelines Spark Debate
Marlie Kass, Journalist • April 29, 2021
Community members weigh in on Massachusetts' decision to allow people to forgo wearing masks when outside.
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Environmental Panel Discusses Ocean Health
Environmental Panel Discusses Ocean Health
Evan Michaeli, Journalist • April 27, 2021
Last Wednesday, a panel of speakers discussed ocean health via Zoom. If you missed the meeting, catch the full recording here.
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Students gathered at lunch on Tuesday to discuss the trial.
Chauvin Verdict Prompts Community Discussion
Grace Papas, Executive Editor • April 27, 2021
Emotions were running high during the discussion as the community awaited the historic verdict.
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Upper School Greenline Director Max Holman plays the piano during rehearsal.
Faculty Profile: Music Teacher Max Holman
Charles McLaughlin, Journalist • April 23, 2021
Middle and Upper School Music Teacher Max Holman joins the School this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Vicki Trinh organizes COVID-19 test samples.
Staff Profile: School Nurse Vicki Trinh
Brian Gamble, Senior Journalist • April 22, 2021
Nurse Trinh joins the Health and Wellness Team this year, facilitating weekly COVID-19 tests and working in the Lower School.
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Gator file photo.
School to Host Virtual Green and White Auction
Kate Hirschen, Journalist • April 22, 2021
In the virtual event, members of the community have the opportunity to bid and offer items to raise money for the School.
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Christian, Neudel Reflect on Chauvin Guilty Verdict
Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief • April 21, 2021
"Don’t confuse this with justice, but accountability is a step forward," says the Director of Equity and Inclusion.
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