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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

Basketball players Raymond Baez 24, Jackson Ostrowski 22, Theo Johnson 22, and David Kaplansky 22, huddle with their coaches during timeout.
Mask Mandate, Gym Closures Impact Winter Sports
Cathy Wu, Journalist • January 7, 2022
Student-athletes here are adapting to new COVID-19 guidelines for winter sports. "We will do what we have to do to stay safe," Jarrel Okorugo '22 said.
Alison Rimas 23 comes out of the hack. Photo courtesy of Paul Murray.
After a Season Away, Curling Hits the Ice this Winter
Brian Gamble, Managing Editor • December 10, 2021
After a lost 2020 season due to the pandemic, the return of the curling season has been exciting for many.
Last year, students in fitness utilize spin bikes as part of their training.
Winter Sports Kickoff Brings Excitement
Talia Hammer, Journalist • November 19, 2021
After a year without games in any winter sports, athletes report eagerness to get back to playing.
Brian Gamble 23 leads the pack at the Division IV NEPSTA race.
Gamble Wins Division IV NEPSAC Race, Cementing Historic Team Finish
Gator Staff November 13, 2021
Brian Gamble '23 crossed the finish line first, besting 135 runners and helping his team tie with its best overall finish at the regional race.

Boston - August 8: New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox fans in the stands on August 8 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston. Photo purchased from BigStock.com.
Red Sox Return as Postseason Begins
Evan Michaeli, Journalist • October 7, 2021
The Red Sox return in a surprising comeback to an exciting and promising postseason.
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Nielsen dunks at a Mass Rivals game. Illustration by Jackson Ostrowski 23.
Quinn Nielsen '23: Shooting Hoops at 6'10"
Nico Jaffer, Journalist • September 29, 2021
While the Varsity I basketball player has already received offers from several NCAA Division I colleges, he hasn't made a decision quite yet.
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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.
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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.
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Leni Hicks-Dutt 23 and Sophia Bruno 23 pose before lacrosse practice.
After Two Long Years, Lacrosse Returns to the Playing Field
Brian Gamble, Managing Editor • 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.
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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 play soccer for the Green and White teams.
COVID-19 Impacts Traditional Sports Offerings
Gator Staff March 11, 2021
As the weather warms, the School is hoping to offer traditional spring sports like lacrosse, tennis, baseball, and softball. 
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School Hosts Equity In Womens Sports Panel
School Hosts Equity In Women's Sports Panel
Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief • March 5, 2021
In the final installment of the 16th Annual Bissel Grogan Humanities Symposium, the School hosted a panel discussion, “Equity and Women's’ Sports.”
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Dustin Pedroia. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Dustin Pedroia Retires
Evan Michaeli, Journalist • February 23, 2021
After 14 years on the Red Sox, Pedroia recently announced his retirement.
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Basketball going through the basket at a sports arena (intentional spotlight)
How COVID-19 Hurt Professional Sports
Nico Jaffer and Evan Michaeli December 14, 2020
While I love watching sports, nobody's life should be at stake.
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Kyrell Luc 21 signs on to play D-1 basketball with Holy Cross. Photo by Nicole DeCesare.
COVID-19 Impacts Recruitment for College Sports
Brian Gamble, Managing Editor • November 16, 2020
With a low likelihood of team sports competing as usual, recruitment will look different this year.
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Boston - August 8: New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox fans in the stands on August 8 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston. Photo purchased from BigStock.com.
Op-Ed: Free Agency is Key for the Red Sox
Evan Michaeli, Journalist • October 28, 2020
If the Red Sox want to be a contender next season, Chaim Bloom must make a free agent splash this winter.
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Gianni Thompson 21 plays defense during a game last year . Photo by David Barron.
Competitive Sports Put on Hold
Brian Gamble, Managing Editor • October 5, 2020
The cancellation of competitive sports has impacted students hoping to compete in college.
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Anja Westhues 20 passes a pack in an early season race this fall.
The Impact of COVID-19 on College Sports
Brian Gamble, Managing Editor • May 28, 2020
The global pandemic has caused changes in athletic events.
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Winter Sports Recap
Winter Sports Recap
Brian Gamble, Managing Editor • March 13, 2020
Th season was filled with accomplishments across the athletic spectrum, including a championship win for Varsity Curling and a semi-final divisional finish from Varsity Girls' basketball.
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