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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

Michael Young

Michael Young, Journalist

Michael enjoys researching history, tracking storms and weather, and skiing.

All content by Michael Young
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine available to people ages 12-17.

Op-Ed: Vaccinate Children to Help End COVID-19

June 4, 2021
Opening vaccine eligibility to children and teenagers is our next step toward herd immunity and ending the pandemic.
Music Review: Revisit The Beatles Transitional Rubber Soul

Music Review: Revisit The Beatles’ Transitional ‘Rubber Soul’

May 12, 2021
A transitional album for The Beatles, the instrumental content has an amazing, unique sound, yet the lyrical content is outdated.
Music Review: The Beatles White Album

Music Review: The Beatles’ ‘White Album’

April 21, 2021
With its complex, rich, and revolutionary sound, the album has earned its place in history.
Vaccine passports may be required for air travel. Digital illustration by Karly Hamilton 21.

Op-Ed: Vaccine Passports To Aid Return to Normal

April 14, 2021
With time, vaccine passports might replace masks, shaping the transition to the post-pandemic era.
Photo illustration purchased from BigStock.com.

Combatting Screen Time During COVID-19

April 14, 2021
Science is unclear about the lasting negative impact of blue light from screens.
Alphonse Houndegla 21 learns in person. Photo by David Barron.

Op-Ed: Applauding Changes to Attendance Policy

March 10, 2021
I know that students choose to remain home out of convenience.
Young uses Tropical Tidbits and AccuWeather for weather information. Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Op-Ed: The Best Sources for Weather Information

February 12, 2021
There is no perfect weather app, and just like the news, it is important to use multiple forecasts rather than just relying on one.
Hand sanitizer and test tubes of PCR samples.

The Cost of Community-Wide COVID-19 Testing

January 13, 2021
Weekly testing for COVID-19 is an expensive change for the School's budget.
Hurricane Delta and Tropical Storm Gamma in October 2020. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Reflecting on an Extraordinary Hurricane Season

December 18, 2020
The active hurricane season is one of many reasons why 2020 will be memorable.
Music Review: Rushs Moving Pictures

Music Review: Rush’s ‘Moving Pictures’

October 26, 2020

Moving Pictures was the eight album released by progressive rock band Rush. Their first definitive album, it contains two of their most successful and famous songs, “Tom Sawyer” and “Limelight”. “Tom...

Music Review: Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins

Music Review: ‘Siamese Dream’ by The Smashing Pumpkins

October 16, 2020
The fuzzy guitars and alternative sound of the Pumpkins are brought to the masses in this album.
Hagibis super typhoon approaching the coast. The eye of the hurricane. Satellite view. Some elements of this image furnished by NASA. Photo purchased from BigStock.com.

Op-Ed: Stop Politicizing Natural Disasters

September 29, 2020
For the greater good, we should help the victims of a natural disaster instead of making it a political debate.
Hurricane from space. Photo purchased from Bigstock.com.

Op-Ed: America’s Troubling History of Hurricanes

June 4, 2020
The U.S. has a long history of deadly hurricanes, and the upcoming season could be catastrophic.
An array of masks made by Avery Alperin 21.

Alperin ’21 Starts Community Mask Initiative

May 1, 2020
As medical professionals are always helping us, it is our turn to help them by masking masks.
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.

Gator Wins First Place at Suffolk

March 5, 2020
The Newsroom not only made school history, but also beat out rivals Wayland and Newton.
Stylish vector template for printing on the theme of rock music with a calligraphic inscription rock n roll.

Op-Ed: Dave Matthews Band Snubbed at Rock Hall

March 4, 2020
While the band won the fan vote with over a million votes, they were not inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Michael Young 23 plays the practice chanter.

Op-Ed: Not Just a Pipe Dream

February 11, 2020
I’m learning a particular type of bagpipes, the Grand Highland Bagpipes.
GNN Live: Global Studies, Beyond Brimmer

GNN Live: Global Studies, Beyond Brimmer

January 8, 2020
Can't make the event, today at 1:40 p.m.? GNN has you covered.
Michael Young 23 sweeps with Marco DeMelo 23 during practice. Photo by Amanda Frank.

Op-Ed: What It’s Like to Join Curling

January 8, 2020
The sport might look easy while watching the Olympics, but that's from from the truth.
Prof. Rita Goldberg addresses the community about her experiences as a second-generation Holocaust survivor. Photo by Carl Vallely.

Harvard Prof. Addresses Growing Up with the Holocaust

November 14, 2019
“Everyone, everyone in this room is capable of repairing the world.”
Hebe Qiang 23 gets ready to do the ropes course.  Photo by Edan Zinn 23.

Ninth Grade Travels to Project Adventure

October 30, 2019
Students bond over team activities.
Huge hurricane Matthew in Atlantic near Florida. 3D illustration. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. Photo purchased from BigStock.com.

Op-Ed: New England, Brace Yourself

October 8, 2019
Massachusetts isn't prepared for hurricanes, and that scares me.
Pendulum art project. Photo by Edan Zinn 23.

Pendulum Art: New Community Project

September 27, 2019
The Innovation Space has a new community project—pendulum art.
The augmented reality sandbox with the projector turned on. Photo by Michael Young 23.

School Acquires Augmented Reality Sandbox

September 12, 2019
Housed in the Lower School Library, a new augmented reality sandbox is available for students to use as an educational resource.
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