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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

School Nurse Beth Escobar takes care of students and adults alike here. She hands a COVID-19 test to second grade teacher Angela Park.

Q&A: “All Things COVID” With School Nurse Beth Escobar

Marlie Kass, Arts Editor January 28, 2022
In the midst of the Omicron variant's surge, Director of Health Services Beth Escobar is dedicated to keeping the community safe.
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Head of School Judith Guild supervises a science class.

With Omicron Surge, ‘All-Hands-On-Deck’ For Teacher Absences

Kate Hirschen, Culture Editor January 21, 2022
After testing positive for COVID-19, several teachers are back to Zoom. Uncommon substitute teachers are stepping in to supervise classrooms.
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Upper School students are required to take rapid tests twice each week.
Photo illustration by Edan Zinn

Quarantined Students Face Make-Up Work

Kate Hirschen, Culture Editor January 20, 2022
Without concurrent learning, some students here report worrying that a positive COVID-19 test could affect their academics. 
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COVID Response Team Chair Addresses Omicron Variant

Sophia Spring and Brian Gamble January 14, 2022
“I feel really good about the mitigation strategies that we have in place,” Chair Carl Rapisarda-Vallely said.
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How can we travel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic? Photo illustration courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Anti-Maskers Make Traveling During COVID-19 Stressful

Talia Hammer, Journalist January 14, 2022
My Winter Break trip to Florida presented unexpected challenges thanks to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, conflicting public health guidelines, and anti-maskers.
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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

Zakkai Mares-Van Praag, Journalist 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.
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Basketball players Raymond Baez 24, Jackson Ostrowski 22, Theo Johnson 22, and David Kaplansky 22, huddle with their coaches during timeout.

Mask Mandate, Gym Closures Impact Winter Sports

Cathy Wu, Journalist January 7, 2022
Student-athletes here are adapting to new COVID-19 guidelines for winter sports. "We will do what we have to do to stay safe," Jarrel Okorougo '22 said.
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