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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

James Yu

James Yu, Senior Journalist

James came to Brimmer in 2022 and joined The Gator in 2023. He has a great interest in current international affairs, politics, and economics. In his free time, he is passionate about translation, debate, video game theory, and role-playing.

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Balancing Justice and Humanity: Rethinking Nitrogen Executions

James Yu, Senior Journalist
February 22, 2024

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Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home

James Yu, Senior Journalist
January 29, 2024
For Christmas, I was drawn back to China, eager to reconnect with the land of my childhood after a year-long absence.
Here is the image depicting a serene and historical Shaolin Temple setting, where traditional Zen elements blend with futuristic AI technology.

Do Android Monks Dream of Electric Buddha?

James Yu, Senior Journalist
November 30, 2023
Should Buddhists evolve into androids, AI could assume the role of an "all-knowing" Electric Buddha.
Space debris objects in orbit around Earth created by man that no longer function.

Op-Ed: In Outer Space, Out of Mind?

James Yu, Senior Journalist
October 12, 2023
As humanity continues to explore space, we should pay more attention to what's in our orbit.
The School reports an uptick in COVID-19 cases this week.

COVID-19 Surge Impacts Start of School, Teacher Absenses

James Yu, Senior Journalist
October 3, 2023
A spike in the virus continues to hit faculty and staff particularly hard, leading to a higher demand for coverage and causing teachers to rethink opening plans.
Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 after the explosion. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Confronting Japan’s Radioactive Disaster

James Yu, Senior Journalist
September 21, 2023
The first batch of discharges totaled 7,800 tons of treated nuclear contaminated water.
Isar II power plant at work. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Germany, a Pioneer in the Nuclear-Free Era

James Yu, Senior Journalist
May 9, 2023
This marks a important point in global history; the beginning of the end of the atomic power era.
Even at larger School events like the Temple Fair, fewer students wear masks this year.

End of National COVID-19 Emergency

James Yu, Senior Journalist
April 26, 2023
The announcement will not impact the School's operations, according to School Nurse Beth Escobar.
A 2021 Volkswagen Atlas  in a parking lot. Photo Courtesy of Wikemedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Volkswagon Prioritizes Profit Over Safety

James Yu, Senior Journalist
April 12, 2023
At certain situations, a company's blind allegiance to regulations can backfire, endangering safety and lives.
The aftermath of the earthquakes destruction in Adıyaman, a city in southeastern Turkey.

Op-Ed: Humanity in the Face of Natural Disasters

James Yu, Senior Journalist
February 15, 2023
Politics is politics, but in the face of natural disasters, we share a common identity in our humanity to help each other. It would be terrible if world leaders chose to ignore the suffering of civilians because of any political issues.
Chinese new year fireworks. Celebration of lunar new year in Asia. Sparkles and glowing Happy new year sign on night sky. Luck and prosperity greeting card.

Op-Ed: Though Hazardous, Fireworks Essential to Chinese Culture

James Yu, Senior Journalist
January 25, 2023
Fireworks serve as an iconic symbol of the Chinese New Year, and cutting them off would be a spiteful rejection of Chinese culture.
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