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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

Gator Editorial Board

Gator Editorial Board

Edan Zinn, Natalie Kozhemiakin, Grace Papas, and Sophia Spring make up The Gator’s Editorial Board, which operates independently of the rest of the newsroom.

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The Editorial Board strongly encourages all members of the School community who are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they can.

Editorial: Students, Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

April 20, 2021
The Editorial Board strongly encourages all members of the School community who are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they can.
Gator Announces Next Years Leadership

Gator Announces Next Year’s Leadership

March 31, 2021
The publication will be lead by the youngest and most award-winning student journalists in the newsroom's history.
The Editorial Board strongly encourages all members of the School community who are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they can.

Editorial: COVID-19, One Year Later

March 12, 2021
As we reflect on this year's challenges, there are also things to be grateful for—namely, the School's efforts to bring students back to campus.
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Editorial Board Apologizes for Lapse in Judgement

February 24, 2021
The editorial board committed a lapse in judgement regarding the lead photograph of "Students, Teachers Debate Camera Requirements on Zoom."
Illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Editorial: Admin. Deserves Thanks for COVID-19 Testing

December 1, 2020
Organizing testing for over 500 people is no easy feat, and the administration deserves tremendous thanks for their diligence.
Illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Editorial: Civility Takes Precedence

November 4, 2020
As we await the results of this year's presidential election, respect and civility are of the utmost importance.
Illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Editorial: Community Members Mask Up for School

September 17, 2020
With school back in session, many community members have done an excellent job of following safety protocols.
Head of School Judith Guilds letter to the community. Graphic by Edan Zinn 23.

Editorial: Community Responds to Acts of Injustice

June 4, 2020
“It is Brimmer’s collective commitment that racism, bigotry, and hate have no place in our community or in our society and that we deliver an education that will help create a society free of hate,” Guild wrote.
Teacher hosting online class using video conference. Purchased from BigStock.com.

Editorial: Teachers Deserve Praise For Remote Learning

April 27, 2020
Students are not the only ones adjusting to the new learning system.
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Share Your COVID-19 Stories with The Gator

April 24, 2020
We want to hear from you.
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Editors’ Picks: Books, Movies, and More

March 17, 2020
As many people are spending more time inside than usual, the Editors wanted to share some of their favorite ways to pass the time.
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Editorial: School Takes Safety Measures

March 13, 2020
Make sure to thank the administration for keeping our school safe and healthy.
Digital illustration by David Cutler.

Editorial: The Consequences of Selective Dress-Coding

February 5, 2020
The dress code must be enforced for everyone, or not at all.
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Editorial: Conservative Views Should Be Welcome

January 23, 2020
In 2016, Donald Trump won about a third of votes in the state.
Cora Williams ’20 as Cardinal Richlieu reprimands Zakkai Mares-van Praag ’22 as King Anne.

Editorial: Three Cheers for ‘The Three Musketeers’

December 12, 2019
The production featured powerful female leads.
College counselors Lisa Summergrad and Anya Huston work with seniors. Photo by Nicole DeCesare.

Editorial: College Counselors Deserve Praise

November 7, 2019
Lisa Summergrad and Anya Huston are an awesome team.
Editorial: Judicial Board Protects Student Voice

Editorial: Judicial Board Protects Student Voice

October 22, 2019
The theme of the 2019-2020 academic year is “Responsible Leadership and Student Voice,” and the Judicial Board perfectly compliments this mission.
The team before the opening draw. Photo by David Barron.

Editorial: Tackling Team Roster Shortages

May 29, 2019
The School risks losing successful teams.
Editorial: School Deserves Praise for Game-Changing Agreement

Editorial: School Deserves Praise for Game-Changing Agreement

September 27, 2018
This is a huge deal, and students should thank all involved.
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Editorial: Bravo, Creative Arts Students, Teachers

April 27, 2018
You help make our community great.
Editorial: Humanities Symposium Merits Praise

Editorial: Humanities Symposium Merits Praise

January 24, 2018
To everyone involved with planning the event, thank you for going above and beyond. 
The new entrance to the Hastings Center. Photo by Caroline Ellervik 18.

Editorial: Reflecting on the Fall

November 20, 2017
The Gator Editorial Board shares its thoughts on the year thus far.
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Editorial: Students, Clean Up After Yourselves

October 31, 2017
Please, don't place the administration in a difficult and unpopular position.
Editorial: Flexibility, Understanding Needed as Clubs Bear Brunt of Growing Pains

Editorial: Flexibility, Understanding Needed as Clubs Bear Brunt of Growing Pains

October 20, 2017
With so much change this year, not everything will run perfectly all of the time.
Editorial: Tech Department Merits Praise

Editorial: Tech Department Merits Praise

September 27, 2017
While students enjoyed rest this summer, teachers worked hard to update systems.
Students receive a special welcome to the opening of the Hastings Center. Photo by Caroline Ellervik 18.

Editorial: Saying Thanks for The Hastings Center

September 19, 2017
When you come across a trustee, donor or administrator, please remember to say thank you.
Editorial: New Schedule Deserves Praise

Editorial: New Schedule Deserves Praise

May 18, 2017
When it comes to the new schedule, students owe the administration their gratitude.
US Constitution Declaration of Independence Bill of Rights with a Quill pen and shallow depth of field

Editorial: Senate Deserves Applause for Constitution

May 5, 2017
Smith, Neudel and Senate deserve our applause.
Editorial: Dont Shorten Camp

Editorial: Don’t Shorten Camp

May 5, 2017
Tiredness is a small price to pay for what two nights at camp delivers.
Editorial: Admin. Should Rethink New Call Home Policy

Editorial: Admin. Should Rethink New Call Home Policy

April 21, 2017
We fear that the policy will do more harm than good.
Illustration by Samantha Vingers 17.

Editorial: Time for a More Flexible Schedule

December 15, 2016
With classroom interruption, it's time to rethink the school day.
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