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

Student working in the Maker Space. Gator file photo.

Diploma Programs Adapt to COVID-19 Restrictions

Brian Gamble, Senior Writer March 11, 2021
As the pandemic continues to impact School, signature programs have been forced to get creative while abiding by safety restrictions.
Poster by Michelle Xu '21.

The Show Must Go On(Line)

Marlie Kass, Writer March 2, 2021
After the success of the virtual fall play, the School is venturing into digital theater yet again.
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.
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.
Photo courtesy of

CEO of Talks 2020 Election, Voter Suppression

Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2021
In the latest speech for the Bissell Grogan Humanities Symposium, Andrea Hailey spoke about the yearlong school-wide theme of Building an Equitable Community.
Students socialize outside while waiting for lunch.

Students Find Safe Ways to Socialize

Kate Hirschen, Writer February 9, 2021
Students here are doing their best to stay connected.
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.
Video conference. Men at monitor holds collective virtual meeting, remote work online chat, teleconference on screen vector concept. Education online on computer from home workplace

Outside Speakers Address Community Virtually

Zoe Kaplan, Associate Editor February 1, 2021
This year, events that were previously held in-person are being hosted virtually over Zoom.
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.
Photo Illustration by Edan Zinn '23.

New Semester Brings Proposed Schedule Update

Karly Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2021
Upper School students will have the choice to be on-campus four days a week, with all students learning remotely on Wednesdays.
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As Pandemic Rages, AP Classes Face Challenges

Brian Gamble, Senior Writer January 13, 2021
Teachers are adjusting instruction to cope with new way of learning.
Illustration by Edan Zinn '23.

Q&A: Teachers Write Original Upper School Musical

Kate Hirschen, Writer December 17, 2020
This year's musical is written by Creative Arts Department Chair Bill Jacob and music teacher Max Holman, as well as other community members.
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