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The student news site of Brimmer and May School | Chestnut Hill, MA

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Mckinlee DePaola

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist

Mckinlee joined The Gator in 2023. She has been at Brimmer since 7th grade and loves it. She also loves photography, reading, listening to music, and horseback riding.

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Tess Gainsboro 25 works with her tutor on math work.

Photos of The Week 1/21

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
January 26, 2024

Tess Gainsboro '25 works with her tutor on math work.

Ryan Hurst 25 welcomes attendees to to the event with celebratory chocolate.

Photo | Happening Now: Lunar New Year Celebration

Edward Flint, Managing Editor
February 15, 2024

Ryan Hurst '25 welcomes attendees to to the event with celebratory chocolate.

Two Juniors working together in the Library.

Photos of the Week: Jan. 7

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
January 7, 2024

Two Juniors working together in the Library.

Maddie Pogoda 25 works in the Math Lab.

Photos of the Week 12/31

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
December 31, 2023

Maddie Pogoda '25 works in the Math Lab.

Teachers wait for their waffles on Teacher Appreciation Day.

Photos of the Week: Feb. 4

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
February 8, 2024

Harry Hall 25 admires Ka Moana PāKīpiKa, by Brook Kapūkuniahi Parker from Kahalu’u, O’ahu, who skillfully integrates his Hawaiian royal heritage and his fathers artistic influence.

Library Hosts Indigineous Art Exhibit

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
February 1, 2024
The exhibit also supports work to decolonize the library, particularly the Dewey Decimal system.
Science teacher Zoë Stublarec works one-on-one with chemistry student Stephanie Altschul 25. Ms. Z always helps me to understand content that Ive missed in class. She knows all of her students, and is really able to personalize the learning experience.

Op-Ed: Miss Z Inspires Minds, Touches Hearts

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
January 25, 2024
Science teacher Zoë Stublarec shines as a beacon of inspiration and warmth for her students.
Students study in the Learning Commons before next weeks exams.

Photos of the Week: Dec. 4

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
December 7, 2023

Lucas Williams 25 tutors 7th graders Lila Saghbini and Ben Weaver in math.

Rebooted Peer Tutoring Program Thrives

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
December 6, 2023

Lucas Williams '25 tutors 7th graders Lila Saghbini and Ben Weaver in math.

From Page to Screen: “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” Wows

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
December 1, 2023
Based on the prequel to The Hunger Games Trilogy, the film is beautifully adapted, resulting in a fun cinematic experience.
Students work in the Math Lab.

Photos of the Week: Oct. 23

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
November 8, 2023

Photo Courtesy of Mckinlee DePaola 25.

The Cows Around Boston

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
October 31, 2023

Boston is adorned with 75 distinct cows, meticulously placed for both locals and tourists to admire. These bovine masterpieces were born out of a public art initiative, welcoming participants from every...

Director of Academic Service Karen Bernanke works with Ruby Cohen-Weinberg 24 in the Learning Center.

Spotlight: Karen Bernanke, Director of Academic Services

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
October 5, 2023

At the heart of the Library Learning Commons resides Karen Bernanke, the Middle and Upper School Director of Academic Services. Her office, situated in the library’s corner, has become a haven for students...

Movie Review: Red, White, and Royal Blue

Movie Review: Red, White, and Royal Blue

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
September 28, 2023

Amazon's summer film, "Red, White & Royal Blue," chronicles the covert love affair between Prince Henry and Alex Claremont-Diaz, portraying their transition from enemies to lovers who must...

New Science Teacher Nia Gipson teaches AP Biology.

Photo | New Faculty Profile: Nia Gipson, Science Teacher

Rachael Rosenberg, Journalist
September 19, 2023

New Science Teacher Nia Gipson teaches AP Biology.

Athletic Director Brett Kelly leads the fall commitment ceremony for students.

Q&A: Brett Kelly Reflects on First Year as Athletic Director

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
May 23, 2023
Though new here, Brett Kelly is a veteran educator, coach, and administrator
Madeleine Pogoda, 25, works on her Journalism article.

Photos: Week of May 4

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
May 18, 2023

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Jared Smith teaches Owen Williams 23 during chemistry.

The Legacy of Science Teacher Jared Smith

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
May 3, 2023
Students showed their appreciation for the beloved educator by naming him last year's senior honorary class member.
Maddie Pogoda ’25 and Math Lab Tutor Stanley Szwartz discuss a problem.

Stanley Szwartz: The Man Behind the Math Lab

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
April 26, 2023
Several teachers work in the Math Lab, but Stanley Szwartz, who runs the program, is especially beloved.
Sophia Bruno 23 discusses her schedule with Mr. Szwartz.

Photos: Week of Apr. 3

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
April 19, 2023
Students working hard to gear up for the end of the year in the library and in the Papas Lab.
Audrey Pontiff 24 working on her Science homework.

Photos: Week of Mar. 27

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
April 4, 2023
Students hard at work after getting back from March break.
Williams in her astronaut suit. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Common.

Sunita Williams: An Inspiration to All

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
April 3, 2023
From being rejected by colleges, to setting world records in space, Sunita Williams is an inspiration to all.
Penelope Zimmerman 25’ works on her English project.

Photos: Week of Feb. 27

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
March 2, 2023
Students get work done before next week's Winterim.
Nicholas Kozhemiakin 25 works with English Teacher Bradley Starr on English homework.

Photos: Week of Feb. 6

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
February 15, 2023
It was another busy week for the Math Lab and Writing Center as students finished projects before Spring Break.
The poster for My Policeman, courtesy of Prime Video.

Review: ‘My Policeman’ Surprises and Delights Audiences

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
February 9, 2023
The film has amazing actors and does a beautiful job representing its message to its viewers.
Abigail Jacobs 25 and Mae Gordon 25 work in the library.

Photos: Week of Jan. 30

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
February 2, 2023
This week, students and faculty showed off their clothes for dress day.
Ady Jaeckel 25 writes on a water mat during the Temple Fair.

Photos: Week of Jan. 23

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
January 28, 2023
The community celebrates the Lunar New Year.
Maddie Pogoda ’25 and Math Lab Tutor Stanley Szwartz discuss a problem.

Photos: Week of Jan. 16

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist
January 21, 2023
The Math Lab buzzed this week with eager students.
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