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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

Evan Michaeli

Evan Michaeli, Incoming Executive Editor

Evan is passionate about saving the environment and learning geography. When he is not writing articles for The Gator, he enjoys watching and playing sports, especially baseball.

All content by Evan Michaeli
History and Journalism Teacher David Cutler demonstrates how AI can write essays. Photo illustration by Edan Zinn.

Teachers Debate AI in Education 

January 30, 2023
Now that ChatGPT has taken the world by storm, teachers here shared their thoughts on AI and its future in education.
Students gather together at the Delegate Dance, a tradition at YMUN.

Photo | Op-Ed: What YMUN Taught Me About Speaking Up

February 1, 2023

Students gather together at the Delegate Dance, a tradition at YMUN.

An ambulance arrives at a football game. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Life Is Bigger Than Sports

January 4, 2023
Monday night’s crucial game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills came to an abrupt halt after Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field.
Just Stop Oil protestors threw soup onto a $110 million painting by Vincent Van Gough.

Op-Ed: We Need Climate Legislation, Not Distraction

November 28, 2022
Wreckage is not the way to show our frustrations. Legislation is the answer to climate change.
The Upper School band performs during the event.

Sun Shines for Harvest Fest

November 4, 2022
On a sunny day last Friday, the School congregated on the field to celebrate autumn.
Ted Turner and Evan Michaeli pose in Newport, RI. Photo courtesy of Michaeli

Op-Ed: A Letter to Ted Turner, CNN Founder

October 26, 2022
After meeting the founder of CNN, one of my greatest inspirations, I decided to pen an open letter of gratitude to him.
Fans display their rally squirrels in Saint Louis. Photo courtesy of WikimediaCommons.

Op-Ed: Top 5 Animal Encounters in Baseball

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.
Gator file photo.

Faculty Profile: Blake Fitch, Photography Teacher

September 27, 2022
The Gator sat down with the Upper School Photography Teacher Blake Fitch to learn more about her first year at the School.
Demonstrators protest in Melbourne for a safer climate. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Summer 2022 Showcases Climate Crisis On Full Display

September 23, 2022
We need climate action, now more than ever.
The climate crisis is a human crisis. Photo illustration purchased at BigStock.com.

Op-Ed: Environmental Actions Speak Louder Than Words

May 6, 2022
Politicians seem to push for a greener world, but their actions don’t say so.
Smith poses with the group at the finish line.

Photos: Midnight Marathon Bike Ride with Mr. Smith

April 19, 2022

Smith poses with the group at the finish line.

Al Hirschfeld Theater before a performance of Moulin Rouge! Photo by Evan Michaeli 24.

Review: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Is a Spectacular Spectacle

April 28, 2022
The jukebox musical is packed with special effects, set changes, and fun music.
A wildfire ravages California last year.

Op-Ed: Act Now For Environmental Justice

March 8, 2022
2021 experienced a record number of natural disasters. Soon enough, we will reach the point of no return. There is no "Planet B."
Photo courtesy of Greg Lewis.

Podcast: Former NBC Olympic Broadcaster, Greg Lewis

February 16, 2022
Emmy-award-winner Greg Lewis shares his thoughts about the Beijing Olympics.
BRONX, NY - JUL 28: Former Boston Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz attends the game on July 28, 2012 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

Op-Ed: Big Papi, Red Sox Legend, Enshrined in Hall of Fame 

February 9, 2022
David Ortiz gained special recognition, elected as a Hall of Famer on his first time on the ballot.
Last May, the School attended a WorldBoston virtual discussion on Zoom.

Op-Ed: Examining the Ups and Downs of Zoom Events

January 25, 2022
Zoom gives and takes in equal measures, as students displayed with last week's virtual keynote for the Bissell Grogan Humanities Symposium.
The Environmental Club is working to help ban plastic straws in Newton

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

January 13, 2022
The club is partnering with Newton's Plastics Reduction Working Committee.
Evan Michaeli and his mom bike the Boston Marathon.

Op-Ed: Biking the Boston Marathon at Midnight

October 12, 2021

Evan Michaeli and his mom bike the Boston Marathon.

Op-Ed: Earth is Melting

Op-Ed: Earth is Melting

October 18, 2021
This summer I spent five days in Glacier National Park, which opened my mind to the reality of glacial change.
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

October 7, 2021
The Red Sox return in a surprising comeback to an exciting and promising postseason.
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

September 17, 2021
The world-famous athlete pulled herself from the 2021 Olympic Games, citing her mental health.
A memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: George Floyd, One Year Later

May 26, 2021
After a year since his tragic death, Floyd’s name will be remembered along with the many other victims of police brutality.
A person holds the Jewish Star of David, a symbol of the faith.

Op-Ed: Antisemitism Never Went Away

May 5, 2021
After the vandalization of synagogues in New York, we are reminded once again that antisemitism is still rampant.
Environmental Panel Discusses Ocean Health

Environmental Panel Discusses Ocean Health

April 27, 2021
Last Wednesday, a panel of speakers discussed ocean health via Zoom. If you missed the meeting, catch the full recording here.
Poster by Marlie Kass 23.

Environmental Club to Host Earth Day Events

April 21, 2021
This week, The Environmental Club will host two events to address ocean health.
For the past 51 years, April 22 has marked the date we have dedicated our efforts to preserve our home planet, Earth. Photo courtesy of BigStock.com

Op-Ed: Gaylord Nelson’s Great Dream, 51 Years Later

April 20, 2021
Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day 51 years ago, yet we still deal with the same problems he sought out to solve.
Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Q&A: Nurse Escobar on COVID-19 Testing

April 1, 2021
The Gator spoke to School Nurse Beth Escobar to take a closer look at COVID-19 testing.
The Boston skyline has seen many changes over previous decade.  Creative Commons from Wikipedia, Sharealike License.

Op-Ed: The Growth of the Boston Metro Area

March 10, 2021
New jobs, homes, and travel opportunities have sprung up, causing a mostly positive impact on residents. 
Dustin Pedroia. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Dustin Pedroia Retires

February 23, 2021
After 14 years on the Red Sox, Pedroia recently announced his retirement.
Kamala Harris oath of office. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: A Historic Inauguration Ushers in Hope

February 3, 2021
Amid the raging twin pandemics, this inauguration is a beacon of light at the end of the tunnel.
Photo purchased from Bigstock.com.

Op-Ed: What Georgia’s Runoffs Mean for Change

January 19, 2021
This election made clear that if you care about something, standing up for it can make a difference
Basketball going through the basket at a sports arena (intentional spotlight)

How COVID-19 Hurt Professional Sports

December 14, 2020
While I love watching sports, nobody's life should be at stake.
2008 US Electoral College Polling Map. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

How does the Electoral College Work?

November 12, 2020
Your questions about the United States Electoral College, answered.
Photo illustration from Bigstock.com.

Op-Ed: How I Analyze Polls

November 3, 2020
Polls play an important role in demonstrating voting trends.
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

October 28, 2020
If the Red Sox want to be a contender next season, Chaim Bloom must make a free agent splash this winter.
Environment change and ecology global warming drought or refreshing tree. Photo illustration purchased from BigStock.com.

Op-Ed: The Past, Present, and Future of My Environmental Impact

October 16, 2020
I hope to continue educating community members here.
Photo illustration purchased from BigStock.com.

Op-Ed: Wildfires Wreck the West

September 30, 2020
The environment has suffered immensely due to the fires.
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