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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

AdviserDavid Cutler runs on Dunkin.

David Cutler, Adviser

Mr. Cutler is a 2002 graduate of Brimmer and May. He also teaches American History, Latin American History, Government, and Popular Culture in American History. Outside of teaching and writing, he enjoys superheroes, comic books, and spending time with friends and family.

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Upper School Head Joshua Neudel and Class of 2022 homeroom teachers decided to shutdown the senior lounge Thursday, after students routinely leave behind a mess.

Photo | With Mess, Senior Lounge Loses Furniture

April 22, 2022

Upper School Head Joshua Neudel and Class of 2022 homeroom teachers decided to shutdown the senior lounge Thursday, after students routinely leave behind a mess.

The new gear funded by  Garth Smith and Susan Kirwan (P ’27).

Photo | Gator Recieves $5K Gift from Kirwan Smith Family

March 4, 2022

The new gear funded by Garth Smith and Susan Kirwan (P ’27).

School Nurse Beth Escobar takes care of students and adults alike here. She hands a COVID-19 test to second grade teacher Angela Park.

Photo | Q&A: “All Things COVID” With School Nurse Beth Escobar

January 28, 2022

School Nurse Beth Escobar takes care of students and adults alike here. She hands a COVID-19 test to second grade teacher Angela Park.

Head of School Judith Guild supervises a science class.

Photo | With Omicron Surge, ‘All-Hands-On-Deck’ For Teacher Absences

January 21, 2022

Head of School Judith Guild supervises a science class.

The Environmental Club is working to help ban plastic straws in Newton

Photo | Op-Ed: Environmental Club Works to Ban Plastic Straws in Newton

January 13, 2022

The Environmental Club is working to help ban plastic straws in Newton

Texas banns more books, discouraging young people from reading (photo illustration).

Photo | Op-Ed: Texas Lawmakers, Let Kids Read Diverse Books

January 14, 2022

Texas banns more books, discouraging young people from reading (photo illustration).

Basketball players Raymond Baez 24, Jackson Ostrowski 22, Theo Johnson 22, and David Kaplansky 22, huddle with their coaches during timeout.

Photo | Mask Mandate, Gym Closures Impact Winter Sports

January 7, 2022

Basketball players Raymond Baez '24, Jackson Ostrowski '22, Theo Johnson '22, and David Kaplansky '22, huddle with their coaches during timeout.

Sylvia Tejada 22 gets creative with Anything-But-A-Backpack day.

Photo | Photos: Week of Oct. 4

October 13, 2021

Sylvia Tejada '22 gets creative with "Anything-But-A-Backpack" day.

Brian Barrera and Behare Goshime belay climbers up the 35-foot wall.

Photos: 11th Grade at Project Adventure

May 21, 2021
The Class of 2022 spent last Friday on the high-ropes course at Project Adventure in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Wild Turkeys Visit Campus

Wild Turkeys Visit Campus

April 12, 2021
History teacher David Cutler spots two turkeys, who explored campus early Monday.
Photo illustration purchased from Bigstock.com.

Op-Ed: Teaching and learning amid false claims of voter fraud

January 7, 2021
Disagreement can be civil. I know because I often have views contrary to those of my classmates, and we can communicate and listen to each other with respect and open-mindedness.
David Cutler presents about the lack of private school journalism at the 2019 Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Photo courtesy of The Feather Online.

Op-Ed: The Dying State of Private School Media

December 9, 2020
David Cutler seeks to help other private schools honor their mission statements by supporting student voice.
Prom will be held on the field to accommodate social distancing guidelines.

Photo | COVID-19 Disrupts 2019-2020 School Year

April 22, 2020

Prom will be held on the field to accommodate social distancing guidelines.

Jordan Minor 19 interned with Athletic Director Jeff Gates for his Senior Project, helping in a Lower School gym class.

Photo | Senior Project, Learning Beyond the Classroom

May 9, 2019

Jordan Minor '19 interned with Athletic Director Jeff Gates for his Senior Project, helping in a Lower School gym class.

Photos: Newsies Dress Rehearsal

Photos: ‘Newsies’ Dress Rehearsal

March 6, 2019
Get a sneak peak at the cast and crew in action.
Dylan Rigol 18 celebrates his last home game, playing for the Gators. Photo by David Cutler.

Seniors Celebrate Last Home Game, Happening Now

February 24, 2018
Eight senior boys are being honored tonight.
At her last home game, Amy Nwachukwu ’18 celebrates with her team during halftime. Photo by David Cutler 02.

Amy Nwachukwu Celebrates Senior Game

February 23, 2018
Amy Nwachukwu '18 helped her team defeat Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, 39-34.
Sneak Peek: The Addams Family

Sneak Peek: The Addams Family

February 21, 2018
Get your tickets today!
Students Debate Use of A-bomb to End WWII

Students Debate Use of A-bomb to End WWII

May 16, 2016
Earlier today, juniors debated whether America acted justly in using atomic weapons to end World War II.
Captain America: Civil War Schools DC Universe

Captain America: Civil War Schools DC Universe

May 6, 2016
Marvel just completely schooled DC on how to make a superhero match-up movie.
Batman v. Superman: Yawn of Justice

Batman v. Superman: ‘Yawn’ of Justice

March 29, 2016
This is one big, overcrowded mess about a disgruntled Batman going after an unchecked, omnipotent Superman.
Photo purchased from BigStock.com.

State of The Gator

December 15, 2014
As the first semester draws to a close, I wanted to reflect on how far The Gator has come in just a few short months—and where I hope to help guide it in the future.
How The Gator Will Enhance Student Voice

How The Gator Will Enhance Student Voice

October 23, 2014
As a 2002 graduate of Brimmer and May, I’m overjoyed to return in my new capacity as a history and journalism teacher.
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