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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

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Madeleine Pogoda

Madeleine Pogoda, Incoming Arts & Culture Editor

Madeleine has been at Brimmer since 2019 and she joined The Gator in 2021. In her free time, she likes to play guitar, listen to music, read, and drink tea. She likes to write op-eds, reviews, and debate tea.

All content by Madeleine Pogoda
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Op-Ed: The Pros and Cons of TikTok

January 23, 2023
TikTok can be a fun and entertaining way to connect with others, but you should always consider the risks.
Album cover courtesy of Warner Records Inc.

Song Analysis: The Walters’ ‘I Love You So’

December 1, 2022
If you’re on the TikTok app, you’re probably familiar with this catchy song.
Poster courtesy of NBC Studios.

TV Review: Let’s ‘BeReal’ About SNL Season 48

October 31, 2022
Saturday Night Live's most recent season touches on 'Top-Gun,' the BeReal app, and toilet paper—and it does a great job at it.
J. K. Rowling has been the source of recent controversy for her comments on gender identity.

Op-Ed: You Can’t Separate the Art from the Artist

October 31, 2022
If you consume art or content from a problematic person, understand what they did wrong and hold them accountable for it.
West performs at the Museum of Modern Art in 2011. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Kanye West’s Antisemitism Makes Headlines

October 24, 2022
West's antisemitism is incredibly dangerous, considering the size and scope of his dedicated fanbase.
Digital illustration by Madeleine Pogoda 25.

Op-Ed: The ‘Nevermind’ Baby’s Lawsuit is Childish

September 21, 2022
Spencer Elden, the nude baby on the cover of Nirvana's album, is filing a lawsuit without merit. This seems like a publicity stunt.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: We Need to Boycott Spotify, Now

September 12, 2022
Spotify has fueled Joe Rogan's hateful comments for years. We need to address the harm he has caused.
Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas, 2015. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Action, Not Just ‘Thoughts and Prayers,’ After Uvalde Shooting

May 27, 2022
We need to stop just feeling bad about gun violence—we must take action so it does not happen again.
Screenshot courtesy of Netflix.

Song Analysis: ‘That Funny Feeling’ by Bo Burnham

May 23, 2022
Bo Burnham's hit original song, written for his 2021 Netflix special 'Inside,' has gained 38 million streams on Spotify. Learn why.
Photo courtesy of Netflix Studios.

‘Heartstopper’ Connects With Queer Youth

May 11, 2022

In 2015, Alice Oseman published a novel titled Nick and Charlie, and in 2018, she released a graphic novel called Heartstopper, following the same characters. On April 22, Netflix released a new show based...

Photo courtesy of Netflix Studios.

Review: Two Perspectives on Netflix’s ‘Heartstopper’

May 9, 2022
Lily Goodman '22 and Madeleine Pogoda '25 reviewed the new Heartstopper series on Netflix.
Poster courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Movie Review: ‘1408,’ A Psychological Horror Hit

April 24, 2022
The 2007 classic remains one of the best horror films I've seen, with the perfect mix of suspense and fear.

Culture: Tea Gossip Sparks Debate On Campus

April 13, 2022
How long do you steep your tea? A heated debate has sparked on campus.
Promotional photo courtesy of FilmNation.

Movie Review: Channing Tatum’s ‘Dog’ is Wholesome, Outstanding

February 28, 2022
If you enjoy wholesome dog movies, you will love Channing Tatum’s new film, 'Dog.'
Poster courtesy of New Line Cinema.

Movie Review: ‘Final Destination’ Series To Return

February 17, 2022
You won't be able to get the 'Final Destination' movies out of your head. HBO Max will release the latest installment later this year.
A neopronoun flag. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Respect Neopronouns

February 14, 2022
She, he, and they are not the only pronouns that people can use. Learn about neopronouns, which are often disrespected by transphobic people.
Cartoon by Jackson Ostrowski 22.

Op-Ed: COVID-19 and My Mental Health

February 4, 2022
From doing remote learning to attending school in person during the pandemic, I have learned how to cope with my mental health.
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Game Review: ‘Wordle’

February 3, 2022
Explore 'Wordle,' a challenging word puzzle that has taken the internet by storm.
In the Middle and Upper School Library here, books about social justice issues are shown on display.

Op-Ed: Texas Lawmakers, Let Kids Read Diverse Books

January 14, 2022
Texas state reps want to ban books about sex education, racism, and LGBTQ+ topics in public schools. The effects of the ban would be catastrophic.
Poster courtesy of Universal Content Productions.

TV Review: Child’s Play’ Returns With ‘Chucky’ Series

November 5, 2021
Each episode of this horror series has the perfect mix of sad, funny, scary, and gory moments.
The original North Korean poster for the hit Netflix show.

TV Review: ‘Squid Game,’ Your Next Netflix Binge

October 19, 2021
The South Korean show is one of the best thrillers of the last decade.
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Movie Review: Bo Burnham’s ‘Inside’

September 30, 2021
Bo Burnham has created a sweeping masterpiece of musical-comedy, made alone, to an audience of no one.
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