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

Photo illustration by Edan Zinn '23.

Q&A: Nurse Escobar on COVID-19 Testing

Evan Michaeli, Writer April 1, 2021
The Gator spoke to School Nurse Beth Escobar to take a closer look at COVID-19 testing.
Digital illustration by Edan Zinn '23.

Podcast: Fighting the Pandemic with Dr. Kathy Taylor

Karly Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2021
Dr. Kathy Taylor comments on the vaccine rollout, different types of vaccines, and vaccine hesitancy. 
Newsroom Reflects on COVID-19

Newsroom Reflects on COVID-19

Gator Staff March 12, 2021
The Gator staff share what they are grateful for a year into the pandemic.
Illustration by Karly Hamilton '21.

As COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out, Mask-Wearing Remains

Grace Papas, Executive Editor February 23, 2021
N95, KN95, and double masking methods are seeing increased popularity as the virus mutates.
Natalie Kozhemiakin '23 washes her hands before entering the Chase Building.

Community Reflects on Safety Protocols

Nico Jaffer, Writer February 2, 2021
Mask-wearing and hand-washing are now a part of people's everyday routines.
Cars parked in the gym parking lot. Photo illustration by Edan Zinn '23.

Op-Ed: Learning to Drive During COVID-19

Marlie Kass, Writer January 29, 2021
Learning to drive looks different this year, but I am still excited to get behind the wheel.
More and more Middle and Upper School students are getting the vaccine every day. Photo illustration by Edan Zinn '23.

Community Members Receive COVID-19 Vaccines Early

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief January 29, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations may be on the early horizons for the community, with some parents working in the medical field already vaccinated.
Sophia Spring '22 receives a PCR test.

Op-Ed: Weekly Testing Will Keep Campus Safe

Nico Jaffer, Writer January 19, 2021
Weekly COVID testing for students and faculty is a great way to keep campus safe.
Nurse Vicki Trinh collects PCR test samples during the community testing day.

New Year Brings Updated COVID-19 Testing Plan

Karly Hamilton and Edan Zinn January 11, 2021
The School decided on another round of COVID-19 testing, to ensure the safety return possible.
College counseling class in 2019. Classes look different this year with social distancing in place and some students learning remotely.

College Counseling Adapts to COVID-19

Karly Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2020
Both the class and application process have faced changes this year.
COVID-19 Vaccine. COVID-19 Corona Virus 2019-ncov Vaccine Injection Vials Medicine bottles. Vaccination, immunization, treatment to cure Covid-19 Corona Virus infection. Healthcare And Medical concept. Photo courtesy of

As COVID-19 Vaccines Start, Some Show Skepticism

Grace Papas, Executive Editor December 15, 2020
Research suggests that there may finally be light at the end of the tunnel, yet vaccine hesitancy is a concern among public health officials—and some students here.
Photo illustration purchased from

School Announces Weekly COVID-19 Testing for Community

Karly Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2020
Students will now be tested weekly as well.
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