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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

Kate Hirschen

Kate Hirschen, Journalist

Kate enjoys playing tennis, spending time with friends and family, and running.

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Zakkai Mares-Van Praag 22 and Haleigh Jacobs 23 bump elbows on the field.

With State Reopening, Students Feel Normalcy Near

May 28, 2021
Students report that the atmosphere on campus is changing as COVID-19 restrictions lessen at School and in the state.
Sister campers pose in masks on campus.

Camp Returns Amid Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions

May 19, 2021
Between sports, academics, and games, camps at Brimmer Summer promise an experience that everyone can enjoy.
Rachel Sobel 23 catches a lacrosse ball.

Spring Sports Lifts Students’ Sprits

May 6, 2021
In a year with few interscholastic sports, the start of the spring athletics season has cheered many up on campus.
Gator file photo.

School to Host Virtual Green and White Auction

April 22, 2021
In the virtual event, members of the community have the opportunity to bid and offer items to raise money for the School.
Brian Gamble 23 reads the 2019-2020 yearbook. Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

School to Gift Yearbooks To All Students

April 15, 2021
With this year heavily defined by changes due to COVID-19, a special edition of the yearbook will be offered for free to all students.
Students use Sora to access eBooks from their devices. Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Library Moves Online During COVID-19

April 7, 2021
Since books cannot be physically borrowed, the School's website now includes links to new online resources.
Gator photo illustration.

Music Review: Lady Gaga’s ‘Chromatica’

March 9, 2021
Though Chromatica never hit the top charts, it still featured some iconic songs. 
Music Review: Ariana Grandes Positions

Music Review: Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions’

February 22, 2021
I don’t think Ariana Grande's new album is terrible, but it’s not amazing either.
Students socialize outside while waiting for lunch.

Students Find Safe Ways to Socialize

February 9, 2021
Students here are doing their best to stay connected.
A view of Loon Mountain. Photo by Karly Hamilton 21.

Op-Ed: Skiing During COVID-19

January 13, 2021
Skiers and snowboarders often wear face coverings for warmth, so the implementation of masks does not hugely impact the experience.
Illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Q&A: Teachers Write Original Upper School Musical

December 17, 2020
This year's musical is written by Creative Arts Department Chair Bill Jacob and music teacher Max Holman, as well as other community members.
Karly Hamilton 21 has spent time taking her cat outside while quarantined.

Pet Adoption During COVID-19

December 8, 2020
Adoption rates have increased since the pandemic began.
A blizzard from 2016 hammers campus. Gator file photo.

Winter Prompts Questions About Lunch, Snow Days

November 17, 2020
As colder months approach, new questions are being raised.
Prom will be held on the field to accommodate social distancing guidelines.

Op-Ed: To Fight COVID-19, Teens Must Act Responsibly

October 14, 2020
Safety precautions are being followed to various degrees, especially by teenagers.
Teacher hosting online class using video conference. Purchased from

Concurrent Learning Continues

October 1, 2020
Students continue to learn on-campus and remotely.
Lower School students show off their craft hearts.

Community Supports #BrimmerCares Initiative

June 6, 2020
The initiative celebrates community members who are helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Music Review: Dua Lipas Future Nostalgia

Music Review: Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’

June 3, 2020
Dua Lipa has been rising to the top of the charts recently.
Urinetown: The Musical a Hit

‘Urinetown: The Musical’ a Hit

March 13, 2020
Last weekend, the cast of Urinetown took their debut center stage to a roaring audience.
Kass Advances to MA Shakespeare Competition

Kass Advances to MA Shakespeare Competition

February 18, 2020
Marlie's achievement will go down in Brimmer History.
Breanna Durand, Manzana, Photography, Gold Key

Students Win Eight Scholastic Art Awards

February 5, 2020
See the award-winning art.
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