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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

One of the few promotional posters for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, courtesy of Marvel Studios.
Op-Ed: Why Didn't Marvel Promote 'Shang-Chi?'
Charles McLaughlin, Journalist • September 24, 2021
The film is a big step for Asian representation at Disney. Is the company still refusing to promote POC characters, even in 2021? 
All winners, even Simone Biles, can take breaks. Cartoon by Jennifer Ngo 22.
Op-Ed: Why Simone Biles's Decision Is Important For Mental Health
Evan Michaeli, Journalist • September 17, 2021
The world-famous athlete pulled herself from the 2021 Olympic Games, citing her mental health.
Photo illustration purchased from BigStock.com.
Guest Column: My Experience On and After 9/11
Cassandra Abodeely, Guest Columnist • September 13, 2021
The Director of Auxiliary Programs recounts her experience living in New York City during the September 11 terrorist attacks.
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, Journalist • June 4, 2021
Opening vaccine eligibility to children and teenagers is our next step toward herd immunity and ending the pandemic.
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.
Gator Announces Next Years Leadership
Gator Announces Next Year's Leadership
Gator Editorial Board March 31, 2021
The publication will be lead by the youngest and most award-winning student journalists in the newsroom's history.
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: COVID-19, One Year Later
Gator Editorial Board March 12, 2021
As we reflect on this year's challenges, there are also things to be grateful for—namely, the School's efforts to bring students back to campus.
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A memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: George Floyd, One Year Later
Evan Michaeli, Journalist • 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.
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Therapy, while rough and very emotionally draining at times, has helped drastically. I look into the mirror, and Im 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A person holds the Jewish Star of David, a symbol of the faith.
Op-Ed: Anti-Semitism Never Went Away
Evan Michaeli, Journalist • May 5, 2021
After the vandalization of synagogues in New York, we are reminded once again that anti-Semitism is still rampant.
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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.
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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.
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Photo illustration courtesy of BigStock.com
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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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, Journalist • April 20, 2021
Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day 51 years ago, yet we still deal with the same problems he sought out to solve.
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Using reusable water bottles can help reduce your plastic waste. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Easy Actions For Environmental Impact
Marlie Kass, Journalist • 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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Vaccine passports may be required for air travel. Digital illustration by Karly Hamilton 21.
Op-Ed: Vaccine Passports To Aid Return to Normal
Michael Young, Journalist • April 14, 2021
With time, vaccine passports might replace masks, shaping the transition to the post-pandemic era.
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 My natural ability to accomplish things means nothing without the willingness to use it. Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.
Op-Ed: With Academics, Talent Isn't Everything
Brian Gamble, Senior Journalist • April 13, 2021
School is not about speed, it’s about accuracy. Everyone develops at their own pace, and that's okay.
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Though playful at its core, fashion largely serves as an empowering tool. How you dress is a powerful communication tool, and a simple change in clothing might end up transforming your life.
Op-Ed: Empowerment Through Attire
Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief • April 7, 2021
Though playful at its core, fashion largely serves as an empowering tool. How you dress is a powerful communication tool to transform your life.
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Dennis Prager, the founder of Prager University, speaks at Turning Point USA, a right-wing advocacy organization. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: PragerU, Conservative Media Outlets Fuel Disinformation
Kolja Westhues, Journalist • April 2, 2021
PragerU is the culmination of disinformation pushed by the online right.
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