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

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

The Gator

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Polly Zimmerman, Journalist

Penelope has been a student at Brimmer for four years. Outside of school, she enjoys baking, reading, listening to music, and talking with her friends.

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Book Review: A Secret History

Polly Zimmerman, Journalist
November 14, 2023
"A Secret History" by Donna Tartt will immerse you in a gripping tale of murder, money, and the dark secrets of a group of young adults, leaving you questioning the boundaries of truth and loyalty.
History teacher Ted Barker-Hook engaging with his students. Photo by David Barron.

World History II Explores the Purpose of Education

As part of the 10th grade's yearlong examination of the purpose of education for individuals and societies, honors World History II students were asked to wrestle more deeply with issues around education...

Photo purchased form BigStock.

Parental Interference Threatens Education

Polly Zimmerman, Journalist
May 24, 2023
If unqualified adults who think they know better attempt to interfere with the professionals, unreliable information may begin to circulate.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Justice Jackson’s Confirmation is Remarkable

Polly Zimmerman, Journalist
June 10, 2022
As the first Black woman to be nominated and confirmed to the United States Supreme Court, Jackson shows her remarkable dedication.
(Almost) Anything Goes with Daniel Murray 23

(Almost) Anything Goes with Daniel Murray ’23

Polly Zimmerman and Tucker Bernon
May 12, 2022
Learn about the new Upper School President's plans for next year, and hear whether he is a cat or dog person.
“The middle school gardening club and these awesome radishes we grew.” — Jared Smith

Podcast: (Almost) Anything Goes with Jared Smith

Polly Zimmerman and Tucker Bernon
April 11, 2022
Learn what Jared Smith thinks about slinkies, walls, avocados, and what class he would like to take here.
Introducing (Almost) Anything Goes

Introducing (Almost) Anything Goes

Polly Zimmerman and Tucker Bernon
April 10, 2022
Polly Zimmerman and Tucker Bernon introduce a new podcast, focusing on (almost) anything.
Poster courtesy of Netflix Studios.

TV Review: ‘Arcane’ Provides Gripping Visuals, Unique Plot

Polly Zimmerman, Journalist
February 18, 2022
If you like shows filled with action, deep meaning, or intricate visuals, I highly recommend 'Arcane.'
Daniel Murray 23, who plays Joseph, shows off his costume for the production.

Arts Dept. to Present ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Polly Zimmerman, Journalist
February 15, 2022
On March 3, the Upper School Creative Arts Department will put on "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
Photo illustration of a student doodling during class, which some teachers allow but some ban.

Op-Ed: School Policies and Learning Differences

Amelia Bowman and Polly Zimmerman
December 7, 2021
It is the responsibility of schools to accommodate students' academic needs.
Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Op-Ed: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Social Media

Polly Zimmerman, Journalist
November 8, 2021
If you are willing to take risks and are strong enough to overcome them, social media can be a great place.
Music teacher Max Holman conducts Greenline during Thursdays Board of Visitors Day. Marlie Kass 23 takes cues from the conductor.

Greenline Adapts to COVID-19 Singing Restrictions

Polly Zimmerman, Journalist
October 26, 2021
The choir has faced new challenges this year with special singing masks and physical distancing.
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