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

Therapy, while rough and very emotionally draining at times, has helped drastically. I look into the mirror, and I'm 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.
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.
Dustin Pedroia. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Dustin Pedroia Retires

Evan Michaeli, Writer February 23, 2021
After 14 years on the Red Sox, Pedroia recently announced his retirement.
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, Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2021
The pandemic has shifted the way we interact with others.
Illustration by Tyler Stephanon '24.

Op-Ed: Mental Health During COVID-19

Zoe Kaplan, Associate Editor February 16, 2021
It is incredibly important to make mental health a priority during the pandemic.
Papas uses sensitivity readers while editing her fiction writing. Photo illustration by Edan Zinn '23.

Op-Ed: Minority Representation Requires Accurate Portrayal

Grace Papas, Executive Editor February 9, 2021
Accurate representation is needed when writing minority characters in books, television shows, and movies.
Throughout the ages, Americans have loved to hate Russian villains on the silver screen.

Op-Ed: Hollywood, Stop Demonizing and Stereotyping Russians

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2021
I continue to feel frustrated by popular culture, which demonizes anything Russian.
Kamala Harris oath of office. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: A Historic Inauguration Ushers in Hope

Evan Michaeli, Writer February 3, 2021
Amid the raging twin pandemics, this inauguration is a beacon of light at the end of the tunnel.
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.
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.
Photo purchased from

Op-Ed: What Georgia’s Runoffs Mean for Change

Evan Michaeli, Writer January 19, 2021
This election made clear that if you care about something, standing up for it can make a difference
Grace Papas examines LBGTQ+ relationships. Photo purchased from

Op-Ed: Stop Romanticizing LGBTQ+ Relationships

Grace Papas, Executive Editor January 14, 2021
We need to build conversations around making queer people feel safe and confident—no matter their relationship status.
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