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Photos: Week of Sept. 27

Photos: Week of Sept. 27

October 5, 2021
From clubs, dissections, to a special coffee truck to teachers, it was a packed end of the month.
Neuropsychology Students Dissect Sheep Brain

Neuropsychology Students Dissect Sheep Brain

October 1, 2021
The dissection was designed to provide students a sensorimotor experience to reinforce the learning.

Kitchen Organizes First Annual End-Of-Year Barbecue

May 27, 2021
The kitchen also spent two months preparing 450 delicious cookie, ice cream sandwiches, decorated with School-colored sprinkles.
Gator Wins All-New England Journalism Award

Gator Wins All-New England Journalism Award

May 12, 2021
The Gator recently earned its third-consecutive “All-New England” award from the New England Scholastic Press Association.
The Gator wins6 individual CSPA Gold Crown Awards.

Gator Wins 5 CSPA Gold Circle Awards

April 26, 2021
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association national competition attracted 4,203 entrants.
Executive Board Redesigns Site

Executive Board Redesigns Site

April 20, 2021
The Gator's website underwent a partial redesign last week, led by the incoming Executive Board.
Gator Wins CSPA Gold Crown

Gator Wins CSPA Gold Crown

March 19, 2021
Winning this most prestigious award brought tears of joy to Adviser David Cutler's eyes. "The only other time that I've cried tears of joy like this was right before my wedding and right after the birth of my son," he said.
Newsroom Reflects on COVID-19

Newsroom Reflects on COVID-19

March 12, 2021
The Gator staff share what they are grateful for a year into the pandemic.
Students play soccer for the Green and White teams.

COVID-19 Impacts Traditional Sports Offerings

March 11, 2021
As the weather warms, the School is hoping to offer traditional spring sports like lacrosse, tennis, baseball, and softball. 
The Hastings Center covered in snow from a massive snowstorm.

2020 Blizzard Closes Campus During Exam Week

December 17, 2020
"It would not be 2020 if there was not another chance to show our adaptability in the final week of school," writes Upper School head Joshua Neudel.
Greenline Performs New Arrangement of Forever Faithful

Greenline Performs New Arrangement of ‘Forever Faithful’

December 11, 2020
Enjoy a new arrangement of the alma mater.
Sophia Spring 22 and Zakkai Mares-Van Praag 22 perform at this years in-person Coffee House. Gator file photo, laptop on desk purchased from BigStock.com.

Virtual Coffee House: Dec. 10 at 6:00 p.m.

December 10, 2020
Please bring your own coffee. Performers will provide the entertaining. 
Design by Edan Zinn 23.

This Spring, Join The Gator

December 7, 2020

This spring, we hope that you consider joining the newsroom. The Gator is among the most honored student news sites in the nation, having received the highest recognition and awards possible from local...

Greater Boston High School Newspaper Competition Director Richard Press presents Editors Miles Munkacy 20 and Caroline Champa  20 with the first place prize for excellence in online journalism.

Champa ’20 Up for Best Story-of-the-Year

November 6, 2020
The nod is akin to being nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Gator Wins 16 NESPA Awards, Most Ever for Newsroom

Gator Wins 16 NESPA Awards, Most Ever for Newsroom

November 5, 2020
The student news site earned its second-consecutive "All-New England" distinction.
This Fall, Join the Gator Newsroom

This Fall, Join the Gator Newsroom

May 10, 2020
Please consider joining one of the most award-winning, online private school newspapers in New England.
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Zinn ’23 Wins National Award for COVID-19 Coverage

May 6, 2020
Three journalism organizations jointly sponsor the recognition.
A portrait of Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Podcast: Foner Criticizes Standardized Tests

May 4, 2020
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian answers questions about his life, career, and thoughts on education.
Sophia Spring 22 and Zakkai Mares-Van Praag 22 perform at this years in-person Coffee House. Gator file photo, laptop on desk purchased from BigStock.com.

CAP to Sponsor Virtual Coffee House

April 28, 2020
Don't miss out on the Zoom event, this Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Portrait of Eric Foner. Courtesy of Columbia University.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning American Historian to Zoom with Students

April 28, 2020
Eric Foner will discuss his life and career, while also answering questions from attendees.
Multimedia Manager Spring ’22 (left) enjoys an outdoor break in snow with outgoing Co-Editor-in-Chief Caroline Champa ’20.

Spring ’22 Promoted to Editorial Board

April 27, 2020
Spring has produced Gator Nation for the past three semesters, taking the program to new heights.
Podcast:  Acclaimed Archivist, Historian Zooms with Students

Podcast: Acclaimed Archivist, Historian Zooms with Students

April 22, 2020
The celebrated scholar discusses how the U.S. undermined democracy in Latin America before and throughout the Cold War.
Photo illustration  courtesy of SNO Sites.

Download New Mobile App

April 18, 2020
Visitors can now also download a free app for Apple and Android devices.
Executive Editor Edan Zinn 23.

Edan Zinn ’23 Promoted to Gator’s Executive Editor

April 17, 2020
He is the youngest person to hold this title in the newsroom's history.
Gator Undergoes Site Redesign

Gator Undergoes Site Redesign

April 17, 2020
For the first time since its launch in 2014, The Gator undergoes a major design overhaul.
Incoming Editor-in-Chief Karly Hamilton 21. Photo courtesy of Brigham and Womens Hospital.

Karly Hamilton Named Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2020
As the school year reaches its end, the newsroom prepares for new leadership.
Podcast: Mark Waid: DC, Marvel Icon Zooms with Students

Podcast: Mark Waid: DC, Marvel Icon Zooms with Students

April 8, 2020
Mark Waid, among the most popular and sought after authors in the superhero comic book industry, teleconferenced with David Cutler's students in Popular Culture in American History.
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Gator Wins Quill and Scroll Awards

March 23, 2020
A journalism honor society, recently awarded Brian Gamble '23 and Nate Suraci '21 honorable mentions for news and political writing, respectively.
Photo purchased from BigStock.com.

Gator Wins Two NESPA Awards

January 16, 2020
Check out the award-winning coverage.
Abigail Mynahan 19. Gator file photo.

Mynahan ’19 Selected as Story of the Year Finalist

October 21, 2019
Earlier today, the National Scholastic Press Association named former Gator Editor-in-Chief Abigail Mynahan's '19 piece, Reeves '18 is on Fire, as one of the top-10 digital sports stories in the country for 2018-19.
Cross Country Wins Back-to-Back Championships

Cross Country Wins Back-to-Back Championships

October 29, 2014
Varsity Cross Country won its second consecutive Massachusetts Bay Independent League (MBIL) Championship yesterday at Gann Academy in Waltham, Mass.

Dick Hoyt Addresses Community

October 20, 2014
Boston's Dick Hoyt, who has competed in over 1,000 events (including 72 marathons) with his son Rick Hoyt, addressed the Brimmer and May Community on Wednesday, Sept. 24.
School Introduces Free Breakfast Program

School Introduces Free Breakfast Program

October 19, 2014
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And this year, Brimmer and May is offering cereal, yogurt and oatmeal—with bagels on Fridays.
New Science Elective Replaces AP Offering

New Science Elective Replaces AP Offering

October 18, 2014
In place of AP Environmental Science, which Department Chair Cecilia Pan phased out last year, the School is now offering a more appealing alternative: Evolution, Ecology and the Environment.

Students to Perform “Great Expectations”

October 18, 2014
The past few weeks have been extremely busy for the cast of this year's fall play, "Great Expectations."

Varsity Field Hockey: Slideshow Action

October 14, 2014
The Varsity Girls' Field Hockey team continues to work hard at maintaing a competitive edge against bigger squads. The team is definitely in good hands, coached by Brimmer and May Spanish teacher and former D-1 college player Mirna Goldberger.

Varsity Girls’ Soccer: Slideshow Action

October 14, 2014
The girls have had a challenging season, made all the more so by Captain Chardon Brooks ’15 ACL tear over the summer. The team suffered losing four other starters, including Kristin Gates ’15, Claudia Slifka ‘16, Rebecca Calhoun ’19, and Sophie Lapat ‘18.

Varsity Boys’ Soccer: Slideshow Action

October 14, 2014
The boys have had some bumps this season, with Ju’Quan Mills ’17 suffering a concussion early on. But the team remains aggressive and spirited.

Cross Country: Slideshow Action

October 14, 2014
Coming off the heals of a victorious 2013 season, the Varsity Cross Country team looks as strong as ever.
Students Honored at Lecture Series

Students Honored at Lecture Series

October 9, 2014
Chosen for their superior academic performance and community involvement, five seniors were nominated as James Otis Scholars, and attended a special lecture series Faneuil Hall on Sept. 17: Robert Brooks, Keenan Iuliano, Dora Garcia, Elizabeth Leeder, and Sam Girioni.
ACL Tear: Every Athlete’s Nightmare

ACL Tear: Every Athlete’s Nightmare

October 6, 2014
As a competitive athlete who grew up in this new world order, I'm a believer in performing to the best of my ability—and at the highest level of play. But since my ACL injury, I’ve acquired a new perspective on the competitive sports system for young adults. I have even begun to question whether it makes sense for young men and women to be participating at a level of play that heightens the risk of enduring such traumatic injuries.
The Pride of Musical Theater

The Pride of Musical Theater

October 6, 2014
Students from the Creative Arts Diploma Program (CAP) and Musical Theater went to see The Lion King in Boston on Thursday Oct. 1. For two hours at the Boston Opera House, students were transported to the African Savanna for an incredible adventure. Originally a 1994 Disney animated movie, in 1997, The Lion King opened as a Broadway musical directed by Julie Taymor—and has since taken the American public by storm.
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