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

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

The Gator

Zakkai Mares-Van Praag

Zakkai Mares-Van Praag, Journalist

Zakkai has been at Brimmer since 2016 and is a senior this year. Last summer, he worked on housing assistance at Revere City Hall. He is currently a cross country captain and enjoys acting and singing.

All content by Zakkai Mares-Van Praag
17th Annual Humanities Symposium Kicks Off

17th Annual Humanities Symposium Kicks Off

January 21, 2022
Carolyn Chou, the Executive Director of the Asian American Resource Workshop in Boston, tackled the "model minority" stereotype.
COVID-19 cases are surging in schools across Massachusetts, causing staffing issues and emptying classrooms.

Op-Ed: I’m Nervous About Being Back on Campus

January 11, 2022
With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 surging in Massachusetts, I can't help but wonder if in-person schooling is the right call.

Gator Jeopardy: History with Math and Science Teachers

December 15, 2021
How much history trivia do math and science teachers know? Take a break from studying and find out.
The stage is set before the 2019-2020 Ring Ceremony.

Ring Ceremony to Feature Major Changes

December 15, 2021
Past ceremony speeches were deemed hurtful and inappropriate, leading the event to change its format.
Ending Quarter One on a Positive Note

Ending Quarter One on a Positive Note

November 10, 2021
Students and faculty recall their proudest moments as the first quarter of the school year comes to an end.
Lil Nas Xs MONTERO Lives Up to the Hype

Lil Nas X’s ‘MONTERO’ Lives Up to the Hype

November 3, 2021
The long-awaited album dropped in September, featuring many hit titles.
Upper School tour guides pose at Open House. Photo courtesy of Brimmer and May School.

Brief: Open House Returns In Person

October 25, 2021
Tour Guides took many families through the campus in the first in-person Open House since the beginning of the pandemic.
CAP students at American Repertory Theater. Photo courtesy of Bill Jacob.

CAP Field Trips Return With ‘Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic’

October 8, 2021
The CAP program kicked off their first field trip since the start of the pandemic with tap dancing and music.
Head Librarian Elyse Seltzer. Photo courtesy of Brimmer and May School.

Faculty Profile: Librarian Elyse Seltzer

October 1, 2021
The librarian is passionate about singing and fantasy books.
The lynching memorial at the Civil Rights Memorial Park.

Op-Ed: Reflections on Learning About the Civil Rights Movement

June 4, 2020
My trip to Alabama taught me more about the history that has disappeared beneath the surface today.
Photo illustration purchased from BigStock.com.

Faculty, Staff Provide Health and Wellness Resources

May 6, 2020
Instructional yoga videos, meditation resources, and more can be found on students' Canvas pages.
Brimmer the Panda.

Photos: Brimmer the Panda

March 11, 2020
Catch new glimpses of the cute creature.
Kitchen Prioritizes Dietary Needs, Sustainability

Kitchen Prioritizes Dietary Needs, Sustainability

February 19, 2020
The kitchen's effort to make healthy food is often unacknowledged.
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