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

A classroom is set up with desks placed six feet apart. Photo Illustration by Edan Zinn '23.

Campus Reopens for the Fall

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief September 25, 2020
The School's Executive Reopening Commitee has been planning the endeavor since May.
Students Remark on First Day of School

Students Remark on First Day of School

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2020
After months of learning remotely, many students returned to campus for their first day of school.
Students and faculty enter the Hastings Center on the first day of school.

Photo Essay: Students Return to Campus

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2020
Last week, the School opened its doors to students for the first time in six months following the closure of campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lower School students show off their craft hearts.

Community Supports #BrimmerCares Initiative

Kate Hirschen, Writer June 6, 2020
The initiative celebrates community members who are helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photo illustration by Edan Zinn '23.

Teachers and Students Address Zoom Fatigue

Brian Gamble, Senior Writer May 8, 2020
Video chatting is taxing on the brain and can make it more difficult to remain focused.
Photo illustration purchased from

Q&A: Remote Learning Updates

Karly Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2020
Neudel provides further insight into the School's plans.
Word Cloud: COVID-19

Word Cloud: COVID-19

Karly Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2020
The Gator conducted a survery asking what words community members associate with "COVID-19" or "coronavirus."
The parking lot was empty at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday morning, when most students typically arrive. Photo by David Cutler.

School Begins Remote Learning

Karly Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2020
After Governor Charlie Baker extended the State’s previous three-week school closure, teachers will be conducting virtual classes over Zoom through May 4—possibly longer.
History teacher Ted Barker-Hook engaging with his students. Photo by David Barron.

School Launches Virtual Revisit Days

Karly Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2020
In lieu of on-campus events, online sessions will be held.
GNN: Cooking with Karly

GNN: Cooking with Karly

Gator Nation News March 27, 2020
Lift your spirits during a stressful time.
A Boston city street is deserted.

Photo Essay: Boston Goes Dark

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2020
On March 23, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a stay-at-home advisory in the interest of public health amid the rapidly escalating COVID-19 pandemic.
Op-Ed: Stop Hoarding

Op-Ed: Stop Hoarding

Caroline Champa, Editor-in-Chief March 20, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and create turmoil, madness has struck, not in isolation but at local grocery stores – people are hoarding.
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