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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

Bryce Ruglass Dortch 24 drives to the hoop.
Varsity Boys Basketball Team Shines on the Court
Brian Gamble, Managing Editor • February 2, 2023
Despite a rigorous schedule and difficult competition, the team has made history with key wins over some of the highest-ranked teams in New England.
Gamble 23, Nielsen 23 to Join Division I Athletic Teams
Gamble '23, Nielsen '23 to Join Division I Athletic Teams
Kate Hirschen, Culture Editor • January 25, 2023
Brian Gamble '23 and Quinn Nielson '23 were recognized for their commitment to NCAA Division I teams.
TaQuan Williams 23.
Photos: Varsity Boys Secure Two Wins at Home
Grace Papas, Executive Editor • January 24, 2023
The Gators are on fire with a three-game win streak.
Toni Golston 23 warms up.
Photos: Varsity Girls Defeat Cambridge School of Weston at Home
Grace Papas, Executive Editor • January 24, 2023
The girls have a 3-3 record and look to take on Landmark on Wednesday.

A young ESports participant competes in Chinas Summer League of Legends playoff.
Op-Ed: As Esports Booms, Opportunity Looms
Phillip Lull, Guest Writer • November 29, 2022
Pay attention to this new growing industry, which presents career and educational opportunities to students like us.
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Standing Up to Oppression: The Courageous Story of Irans Soccer Team
Standing Up to Oppression: The Courageous Story of Iran's Soccer Team
Sophia Bruno, Journalist • November 26, 2022

Before the World Cup game between U.S. and Iran, the Iranian government threatened to torture and imprison the Iranian players' families if they...

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In the woods, first-place finisher and league MVP Brian Gamble 23 takes a commanding lead at the 2022 league championships.
Podcast: XC Star Brian Gamble '23 on Running, School, Life
Chloe Rose Scolnick, Journalist • November 17, 2022
Gamble recently accepted an offer to run cross country and track next year at Yale University.
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Papas sports signature jersey in front of net. Photo provided by Papas.
Op-Ed: Outgoing Goalie Reflects on Final Season
Grace Papas, Executive Editor • November 17, 2022
My high school career was full of accomplishment, growth, and amazing teammates.
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From 18 Down to One Up, Boys XC Wins Threepeat
From 18 Down to One Up, Boys XC Wins Threepeat
Nico Jaffer, Sports Editor • November 9, 2022
The Varsity Boys Cross Country Team won its third consecutive Massachusetts Bay Independent League title last week at Cambridge School of Weston.
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Shyla Fernandes 25 rushes past a defender.
Despite Tied Games, Homecoming a Success
Kate Hirschen, Culture Editor • October 21, 2022
Spectators, coaches, and athletes agree that despite the close games, Homecoming 2022 was one to remember.
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Jaime Lin was #15 on her high school volleyball team.
Coach Lin Serves Up New Girls Volleyball Program
Brian Gamble, Managing Editor • October 20, 2022

Jamie Lin has always loved the sport of Volleyball, far predating her time working at the School. "Volleyball was the first sport I started...

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Fans display their rally squirrels in Saint Louis. Photo courtesy of WikimediaCommons.
Op-Ed: Top 5 Animal Encounters in Baseball
Evan Michaeli, Incoming Executive Editor • October 17, 2022
In honor of the goose that flew onto the field during a recent Dodgers game, I wanted to share my top five animal encounters in professional baseball.
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Brian Barrera 22 takes a corner kick during Homecoming in 2021.
Varsity Teams Prepare for Homecoming
Brian Gamble and Nico Jaffer October 13, 2022
Coaches and players express excitement and anticipation for the game tomorrow.
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Equal Gender Balance And Parity. Job Pay Equality
Op-Ed: In U.S. Soccer, Parity is Long Overdue
Celia Vasily-Cioffi, Journalist • October 13, 2022
The case is now over, but it remains important to acknowledge the team's struggles.
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Alison Rimas 23 serves it up during a practice scrimmage.
New Sport Spotlight: Varsity Volleyball
Brian Gamble, Managing Editor • September 29, 2022
As the fall athletic season begins, some students find Girls’ Volleyball to be a surprising new addition to the School’s sports offerings.
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3 Stripe Select Basketball Summer Circuit championship, traveling down to Los Angeles and winning 54-40 in the finals. The team succeeded throughout the tournament, finishing off with a 6-0 undefeated run to secure their title.
Off the School's Court, Rivals Athletes Shine
Nico Jaffer, Sports Editor • September 27, 2022
As the Boys Varsity I Basketball team gears up for another strenuous season, Coach Nelson's Rivals team finds success.
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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Op-Ed: The Extraordinary Road to the NBA Finals
Jack Malloy, Journalist • May 31, 2022
Both the Warriors and Celtics have both had unique lead-ups to the finals.
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The team huddles before the game.
Varsity Baseball Falls to CSW in Championship Playoffs
Amelia Bowman, Incoming Editor-in-Chief • May 23, 2022
Despite losing to CSW, the team is proud of its performance and camaraderie this season.
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Collage by Martin Maynard 22.
Alumni Basketball Players Bring in the Heat
Edan Zinn, Brian Gamble, Nico Jaffer, and Martin Maynard May 17, 2022
On Saturday, the School invited alumni Basketball players back to campus to play in the first-ever Alumni Game.
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Amelia Bowman 25 runs on Smartfood.
Amelia Bowman
Incoming Editor-in-Chief

Amelia has been at Brimmer since 2020 and this is her second year with The Gator. She enjoys writing op-eds, current events, and making review videos. She enjoys reading, watching horror movies, and rock...

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