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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

Nico Jaffer

Nico Jaffer, Journalist

Nico has been a student at Brimmer for 11 years. In his free time, he enjoys singing and skiing. He also enjoys writing articles and interviewing sources.

All content by Nico Jaffer
Nielsen dunks at a Mass Rivals game. Illustration by Jackson Ostrowski 23.

Quinn Nielsen ’23: Shooting Hoops at 6’10”

September 29, 2021
While the Varsity I basketball player has already received offers from several NCAA Division I colleges, he hasn't made a decision quite yet.
Harrison Teschke, Ayanna Jefferson, and Emma Goldstone belay peers climbing a 35-foot wall.

Outdoor Education Field Trips Return

June 4, 2021
Now allowing off-campus field trips, the School has found fun ways to build community and make sure students stay active.
Commencement will be held on the Athletic Field this year.

School Prepares for In-Person Commencement

May 25, 2021
Adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols, The Class of 2021 will experience a modified, in-person Commencement ceremony.
Upper School History Teacher Ted Barker-Hook gives a lesson on The New York Times.

Curriculum Modified During COVID-19

April 27, 2021
Educators have had to adapt to various challenges during COVID-19, including teaching in-person and concurrently.
Gator file photo.

Community Members Reflect on Pandemic

April 12, 2021
While safety protocols are still being enforced, campus is starting to return to normal.
Illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Q&A: Murray Reflects on Jeopardy!

February 23, 2021
Dean of Students Paul Murray reflects on his appearance.
Natalie Kozhemiakin 23 washes her hands before entering the Chase Building.

Community Reflects on Safety Protocols

February 2, 2021
Mask-wearing and hand-washing are now a part of people's everyday routines.
Sophia Spring 22 receives a PCR test.

Op-Ed: Weekly Testing Will Keep Campus Safe

January 19, 2021
Weekly COVID testing for students and faculty is a great way to keep campus safe.
Basketball going through the basket at a sports arena (intentional spotlight)

How COVID-19 Hurt Professional Sports

December 14, 2020
While I love watching sports, nobody's life should be at stake.
Gator file photo.

Students Share Thoughts on COVID-19 Testing

November 20, 2020
Students share their take on being tested.
Image courtesy of Alperin 21.

Alperin ’21 Files Patent on Problem Solving Project

November 16, 2020
Alperin hopes to patent her design, which helps stabilize walkers.
Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Students Enjoying One Schoolhouse

October 27, 2020
The partnership allows Brimmer to continuing offering lower enrolled but critical courses.
Photo Illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Schedule Restructured to Ensure Safety

October 1, 2020
The updated schedule is adaptable to all learning environments.
Exam sheet. Photo illustration purchased from

College Board Adjusts AP Exams

May 16, 2020
Advanced Placement exams have been restructured due to COVID-19.
Jordan Minor 19 interned with Athletic Director Jeff Gates for his Senior Project, helping in a Lower School gym class.

COVID-19 Forces Senior Project Restructuring

May 6, 2020
Many students are pursuing alternative options.
Photo illustration purchased from

Op-Ed: How it Feels with Parents on the Front Line

April 16, 2020
Not everyone has the option to self-quarentine.
Nico Jaffer 23  (center) hugs his team after winning first place at the championship.

Op-Ed: The Path to Curling Success

March 9, 2020
We were down to the last throw of the match. The climactic ending to a crazy and unexpected season that culminated in a seven-and-a-half end final match.
Gator file photo.

Guild Announces Plans for New Gym

February 26, 2020
The changes will be in place by 2026.
Photo illustration by Nico Jaffer 23.

Op-Ed: How I Learn Through Music

January 30, 2020
Student shares passion for the Boston Children's Chorus.
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