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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

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 climbing.


All content by Amelia Bowman
Students gather together at the Delegate Dance, a tradition at YMUN.

Op-Ed: What YMUN Taught Me About Speaking Up

February 1, 2023
Yale's Model United Nations conference taught me that the best learning happens when you're asking questions and speaking up.
Photo courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes.

Review: ‘The Menu’ Serves Up Horror with a Twist

January 11, 2023
The Menu was one of the most shockingly brilliant horror films I’ve ever seen, making it my second favorite movie of 2022.
(L-R) Brimmer students Emma Hastings ’19, Jack Donnelly ’18, Abigail Mynahan ’19, Chloe Cochener ’19, Hannah Ahearn ’20, and Sarah Dean ’20 in front of the Casa Rosada. Photo courtesy of Abigail Mynahan ’19.

Northlands Exchange Program Returns Following Travel Hiatus

December 8, 2022
The summer of 2023 marks the first time that the administration is reinstating the exchange program after the pandemic.
Maura Healey poses during her 2013 campaign for Massachusetts Attorney General.

Op-Ed: Governor-Elect Healey’s Win Makes State History

November 23, 2022
The progressive has left a mark as attorney general, and she seems poised to continue doing so as the commonwealth's new governor.
Poster courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Movie Review: ‘Smile’ Kept Me On The Edge Of My Seat

October 25, 2022
When the credits rolled and the lights came back on in the theater, I found myself glued to my seat.
Op-Ed: The Jewish High Holidays During COVID-19

Op-Ed: The Jewish High Holidays During COVID-19

October 25, 2022
For the past two years, due to COVID, my family has abstained from going to Temple during the holidays. Last year, we didn’t celebrate at all.
Most students in Joe Iulianos International Relations class do not wear masks.

As COVID Spikes, Most Remain Maskless

October 11, 2022
While there is “no cause for panic,” School Nurse Beth Escobar says, community members continue to test positive.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

What Roe v. Wade Taught Me About Activism

June 5, 2022

In November of 2019, I went to the State House to advocate for the Roe Act to state senators and representatives. Now that the overturning has been leaked to the public, I am thankful that I advocated...

The team huddles before the game.

Varsity Baseball Falls to CSW in Championship Playoffs

May 23, 2022
Despite losing to CSW, the team is proud of its performance and camaraderie this season.
Poster courtesy of Marlie Kass 23.

Marlie Kass ’23 to Direct Original Play

April 29, 2022
'Troupe of Tropes' explores a young actor's journey to producing a play. The show will premiere in-person on May 13.

Culture: Tea Gossip Sparks Debate On Campus

April 13, 2022
How long do you steep your tea? A heated debate has sparked on campus.
Promotional photo courtesy of FilmNation.

Movie Review: Channing Tatum’s ‘Dog’ is Wholesome, Outstanding

February 28, 2022
If you enjoy wholesome dog movies, you will love Channing Tatum’s new film, 'Dog.'
What makes a good climber isn’t the ability to be fearless or never make mistakes. It’s to keep climbing even when you’re scared and think you can’t continue.

My Rock Climbing Journey

February 17, 2022
I've been rock climbing since I was about three years old, and I've found it to be a challenging sport that deserves more respect than it gets.
Poster design by Stephanie Altschul 25.

Semi-Formal To Return with Masquerade Theme

February 2, 2022
Students are looking forward to the first dance, which is organized by the Upper School Senate.
Upper School tour guides pose at Open House. Photo courtesy of Brimmer and May School.

Behind the Scenes with Student Tour Guides

January 24, 2022
Student Tour Guide share their experiences of leading prospective students and families around campus.
Photo illustration of a student doodling during class, which some teachers allow but some ban.

Op-Ed: School Policies and Learning Differences

December 7, 2021
It is the responsibility of schools to accommodate students' academic needs.
AAPI Club Presidents Hebe Qiang 23 and Madeline Hsiao 23 pose.

Hebe Qiang ’23, Madeline Hsiao ’23 Pioneer AAPI Club

October 28, 2021
The Asian American and Pacific Islander Club is a resource available for students to celebrate culture and connect with their peers.
Kaylee Little 23 challenges a Bradford Christian Academy player in the 2019 Varsity Girls Homecoming game.

Athletes Look Forward to Homecoming Games

October 15, 2021
This Saturday, the School’s Varsity Soccer Teams will face Bradford Christian Academy in the annual athletics event.
Elizabeth Fitzgerald 22, Zakkai Mares-Van Praag 22, Kyle Terino 24, and Jerry Dong 23 attend a play rehearsal.

Upper School Fall Play Returns In Person

October 5, 2021
After a year of virtual performances, Director Bill Jacob will host the Upper School Fall Play, 'Trap,' in person.
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