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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

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Op-Ed: Antisemitism is Rising

Sophia Bruno, Journalist February 10, 2022
I often forget how many people hate me simply because of my faith. These disgusting attacks remind me that by even going to synagogue, I risk my life.
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Photo courtesy of Nicole DeCesare.

Rapid Tests, New Masks: Winter Reopening Updates

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief January 3, 2022
With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 causing a surge in Massachusetts cases, the School's COVID Response Team has updated several health and safety policies.
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GNN: Spirit Week, Sports Talk and Homecoming

GNN: Spirit Week, Sports Talk and Homecoming

Gator Nation News October 12, 2021
Catch up on recent soccer matches , Spirit Week, and get a preview of Saturday's big event.
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Lower School students enjoy the mini golf course, built by CAP students.

CAP Students Build Mini Golf Course

Sophia Spring, Multimedia Manager June 2, 2021
Creative Arts Diploma students built a festive mini golf course for the Lower School to enjoy.
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Therapy, while rough and very emotionally draining at times, has helped drastically. I look into the mirror, and Im starting to see a more hopeful reflection staring back at me. Jackson Ostrowski

Op-Ed: Living with Body Image Issues

Grace Papas, Executive Editor May 26, 2021
Down I went into the rabbit hole of counting calories and working out every second I had a free moment. It was a spiraling tunnel of misery.
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A person holds the Jewish Star of David, a symbol of the faith.

Op-Ed: Antisemitism Never Went Away

Evan Michaeli, Senior Journalist May 5, 2021
After the vandalization of synagogues in New York, we are reminded once again that antisemitism is still rampant.
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Digital illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Podcast: Fighting the Pandemic with Dr. Kathy Taylor

Karly Hamilton March 31, 2021
Dr. Kathy Taylor comments on the vaccine rollout, different types of vaccines, and vaccine hesitancy. 
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The Editorial Board strongly encourages all members of the School community who are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they can.

Editorial: COVID-19, One Year Later

Gator Editorial Board March 12, 2021
As we reflect on this year's challenges, there are also things to be grateful for—namely, the School's efforts to bring students back to campus.
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Women have the right to decide to be a mother of a child, pet (or neither), no matter what society dictates. Illustration by Karly Hamilton 21.

Op-Ed: Societal Standards Aren’t Everything

Zoe Kaplan, Associate Editor March 2, 2021
It is important to be aware of unrealistic expectations and acknowledge that no two people will live the same life.
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Students can decide on turning cameras on or off during remote learning. Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Students, Teachers Debate Camera Requirements on Zoom

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2021
The School has adjusted its expectations as the pandemic continues.
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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.
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Families are spending more time with each other, due to the pandemic. Illustration by Karly Hamilton 21. Concept inspired by: (

Op-Ed: Pandemic Changes Family Dynamics

Karly Hamilton February 18, 2021
The pandemic has shifted the way we interact with others.
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