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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

Brian Gamble 23 runs on apples.

Brian Gamble, Managing Editor

Brian enjoys playing lacrosse, running, and hanging out with his friends. He is excited about joining the newsroom and writing exciting stories.

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Bryce Ruglass Dortch 24 drives to the hoop.

Varsity Boys Basketball Team Shines on the Court

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.
Community Reflects on Lasting Pandemic Changes

Community Reflects on Lasting Pandemic Changes

January 5, 2023
Almost one and a half years since hybrid learning, COVID is prompting discussion about the pandemic's lasting changes on the School.
Students work in groups during Chemistry without a teacher overseeing them.

Substitutes No Longer Required for Grades 11 and 12

December 5, 2022
In early October, the School made new modifications to covering sub blocks.
Jaime Lin was #15 on her high school volleyball team.

Coach Lin Serves Up New Girls Volleyball Program

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 playing seriously, closely followed by basketball," Lin said....

Shyla Fernandes 25 races for the ball.

Varsity Girls Share High Hopes for Homecoming

October 14, 2022

Coming off of a season so far with two wins, three losses, and one tie, the Varsity Girls Soccer Team enters Homecoming with momentum from a two-game win streak they accrued last week. “Our season...

Brian Barrera 22 takes a corner kick during Homecoming in 2021.

Varsity Teams Prepare for Homecoming

October 13, 2022
Coaches and players express excitement and anticipation for the game tomorrow.
Alison Rimas 23 serves it up during a practice scrimmage.

New Sport Spotlight: Varsity Volleyball

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.
Collage by Martin Maynard 22.

Alumni Basketball Players Bring in the Heat

May 17, 2022
On Saturday, the School invited alumni Basketball players back to campus to play in the first-ever Alumni Game.
Minor in 2019. Photo courtesy of Jordan Minor 19.

Jordan Minor ’19 Excels in New England Conference, Winning Scholar-Athlete Award

May 3, 2022

Former School basketball standout Jordan Minor ‘19 is now a junior playing basketball at Merrimack College. He committed to the Division I program in November 2019 and has gone on to impress at the college...

Lucie Shimomura 28, a 7th-grade athlete, plays a varsity lacrosse game against The Waring School.

Middle School Athletes Complete Varsity Rosters

April 26, 2022
While the School has fielded teams this way before, this year has brought attention to the teams' untraditional makeup.
The Varsity I Boys Basketball Team.

Varsity I Boys Basketball One Win Away From Historic Season

February 18, 2022
The Varsity I Boys Basketball team is on the precipice of breaking the record for the most wins in one season.

COVID Response Team Chair Addresses Omicron Variant

January 14, 2022
“I feel really good about the mitigation strategies that we have in place,” Chair Carl Rapisarda-Vallely said.
Lower School Teacher Angela Park shares her experience as a Korean American with the community.

Voices Assembly Highlights AAPI Community

December 15, 2021
On December 11, faculty and students gathered for the School’s Voices assembly to honor stories from the AAPI community.
Alison Rimas 23 comes out of the hack. Photo courtesy of Paul Murray.

After a Season Away, Curling Hits the Ice this Winter

December 10, 2021
After a lost 2020 season due to the pandemic, the return of the curling season has been exciting for many.
Nelson coaches athletes in the 2018 basketball season. Photo courtesy of David Barron.

Nelson’s Lasting Record of Success in Varsity Basketball

November 18, 2021
For over a decade, Nelson has worked tirelessly to cultivate the talents of dedicated student-athletes.
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

September 21, 2021
After battling time differentials while learning remotely from overseas, some international students are finally back on campus.
Leni Hicks-Dutt 23 and Sophia Bruno 23 pose before lacrosse practice.

After Two Long Years, Lacrosse Returns to the Playing Field

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.
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

May 17, 2021
Students elected Ayanna Jefferson ‘22 Senate President and Owen Williams ‘23 as Vice President for the 2021-2022 school year.
Vicki Trinh organizes COVID-19 test samples.

Staff Profile: School Nurse Vicki Trinh

April 22, 2021
Nurse Trinh joins the Health and Wellness Team this year, facilitating weekly COVID-19 tests and working in the Lower School.
 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

April 13, 2021
School is not about speed, it’s about accuracy. Everyone develops at their own pace, and that's okay.
Student working in the Maker Space. Gator file photo.

Diploma Programs Adapt to COVID-19 Restrictions

March 11, 2021
As the pandemic continues to impact School, signature programs have been forced to get creative while abiding by safety restrictions.
The pandemic has made academic planning more difficult for students and faculty. Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

COVID-19 Impacts Students’ Future Decisions

February 16, 2021
The pandemic has made it increasingly difficult for students to plan for the future.
Taking an exam. Photo purchased from BigStock.com.

As Pandemic Rages, AP Classes Face Challenges

January 13, 2021
Teachers are adjusting instruction to cope with new way of learning.
GNN coverage by Hannah Ahearn ’20 and Miles Munkacy ’20. Photo by Sita Alomran ’19.

Gator Announced CPSA Crown Finalist

December 4, 2020
The national recognition is the most prestigious offered to high school publications.
Kyrell Luc 21 signs on to play D-1 basketball with Holy Cross. Photo by Nicole DeCesare.

COVID-19 Impacts Recruitment for College Sports

November 16, 2020
With a low likelihood of team sports competing as usual, recruitment will look different this year.
Artwork by Betty Wang 21.

AP Studio Art, Reimagined

October 20, 2020
The students of AP Studio Art are creating ePortfolios this year.
Gianni Thompson 21 plays defense during a game last year . Photo by David Barron.

Competitive Sports Put on Hold

October 5, 2020
The cancellation of competitive sports has impacted students hoping to compete in college.
Gator file photo.

School Continues with Reopening

September 29, 2020
Last week, the School transitioned to having three Upper School grades on campus each day.
Anja Westhues 20 passes a pack in an early season race this fall.

The Impact of COVID-19 on College Sports

May 28, 2020
The global pandemic has caused changes in athletic events.
Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Teachers and Students Address Zoom Fatigue

May 8, 2020
Video chatting is taxing on the brain and can make it more difficult to remain focused.
Winter Sports Recap

Winter Sports Recap

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.
Photo illustration from Bigstock.com.

Op-Ed: End Political Divisiveness

March 10, 2020
Instead of bickering, I urge people to listen to each other.
Urinetown: More Family Friendly Than Youd Think

Urinetown: More Family Friendly Than You’d Think

February 25, 2020
The musical tackles serious socioeconomic issues.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. Gator file photo.

Reflecting On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 6, 2020
The civil rights icon envisioned a brighter future.
Teachers Advertise Love of Books

Teachers Advertise Love of Books

January 15, 2020
Humanities teacher Kyla Graves started the trend.
Scales purchased from BigStock. Design by David Cutler 02.

Teachers, Students Weigh In on Canvas

December 13, 2019
The new LMS replaces eBackpack, which went bankrupt this summer.
Richard OKeefe 20 leads the field at an early cross country race. Photo by David Barron.

O’Keefe: A Runner’s Odyssey

December 4, 2019
"Cross country is a lot like life. You get out of it what you put in."
Illustration purchased from BigStock.com.

Senate Hosts Haunted House

November 5, 2019
The event featured a new route for fresh scares.
Behare Goshime 22 takes possession of the ball, as her team offers support. Photo courtesy of Brimmer and May School.

Field Hockey Roster Surges

October 25, 2019
The team has 17 players this season, as players request more games.
GNN: Sports Highlights

GNN: Sports Highlights

October 1, 2019
Check out highlights from Varsity Boys' Soccer earning a Sept. 23 victory over Landmark, 2-0, Girls Varsity Soccer earning a Sept. 11 victory Gann, 8-1, and eighth-grader Tyler Reif crossing the finish line in fifth for last week's home meet.
The new bronze sculpture created by artist Janice Corkin Rudolf 66, which sits in front of the entryway to the Chase. Photo by Nicole DeCesare.

New Sculpture Added to School’s Art Collection

September 18, 2019
Artist and alumna Janice Corkin Rudolf ’67 visited campus last month to unveil her newest sculpture for the School’s permanent art collection.
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