The Loomis Chaffee Log

Earth Week on The Island!

Photo Credit: Stephanie Zhang'21

April 11, 2018

As the seasons slowly morph from winter to spring, flowers buds pop through the snow, seeking the slightly warmer weather. Spring is almost here, and Earth Week has dawned upon us!! The E-Proctors, Ag-Proctors, and Project Green Leaders have worked hard and planned a week filled with exciting and eco-friendly...

NBA Trade Magic

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February 25, 2018

The 2017-2018 NBA season–or at least the Eastern Conference– has started to become very interesting after the trade deadline on February 8th. To the surprise of most, the Cleveland Cavaliers stand at the center of this NBA trade hurricane. Their most recent ventures have redefined how competitive ...

Falcon Heavy: World’s Most Powerful Rocket

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February 25, 2018

Saturn V moon rocket was last launched in 1973. Known as the biggest,  most powerful rocket for decades, Saturn V’s purpose had always been a simple one: to launch Apollo missions. But now, no longer operational, it is paving the way for the Falcon Heavy to take the spot as the most powerful rocke...

Appreciating the Diversity of Loomis

February 25, 2018

I am very fortunate to have attended a high school with a diverse student body, as the unique experiences I have had at Loomis have truly impacted my life. I grew up in a homogenous town of a 98% white American population, where nearly everyone I went to school with shared similar experiences from simila...


Freya Rich'20

February 20, 2018

Written by Freya Rich '20 (Web Staff Writer) With snowflakes adorning small tree branches, twinkle lights sparkling, and a silver backdrop for photos, the decorations at the Winterfest dance created an elegant, winter-wonderland feel. The dance was located in the SNIF, rather than the old dining ha...

LC Boy’s Varsity Soccer NE Champs

December 14, 2017

The Loomis Chaffee Varsity Boys Soccer Team started off its long season with 5 days of preseason training in the meadows, concluding with a hard-fought victory in the Preseason Olympics against the football team. The first scrimmage of the year was much-anticipated, with a match against Berkshire Schoo...

Sei Whale

Sei Whale

December 10, 2017

Scientific name: Balaenoptera borealis Status: Endangered Hi! Let me introduce myself. I am the Sei Whale and you can find me in all parts of the ocean except for the tropical and polar regions. With a body weight of up to 20 tons and 45 to 66 ft in length, I dominate the marine food chain. Bu...

Bracing the Cold

Photo Credit: Freya Rich '20

December 5, 2017

Below-freezing temperatures, frost-covered grass, and bone-chilling wind all accompany the winter season. Although New England winters can be cold and seemingly neverending, there are some simple solutions to stay warm and cozy during this season. You must be prepared for the cold and take all necessa...

Fall Dance Revue

Fall Dance Revue

November 11, 2017

From the influential beat of hip hop to the elegant flow of ballet dances, the fall dance showcase once again amazes its audience. As Sydney Anderson '19 perfectly puts it, “each piece had a different personality;” indeed, this showcase had an exciting array of styles. Personally, I was mesmerize...

In Memoriam – The Old Dining Hall

Photo Credit: Freya Rich'20

November 2, 2017

There’s no question, LC misses the old dining hall. With its multitude of forks and cups, it couldn’t really go wrong, not to mention the paper cups and bowls, making food-to-go an easy, undisputed reality. Choices, choices, choices, they definitely had a variety of options during meals. We ...

Pelicans Take Flight – Peru

Pelicans Take Flight - Peru

October 9, 2017

Accompanied by Mr. Shure, a history teacher, and Mrs. Wiesel, Health Center Director, a flock of students flew to the mountainous Peru and immersed themselves in the local dynamics and culture. The trip lasted for about one week and a half, and the group engaged in various activities, including hiking, s...

Pelicans Take Flight – Iceland

Pelicans Take Flight - Iceland

October 9, 2017

A group of students flew to Iceland this summer, led by Director of International Education Programs, Mrs. Matlack, and Director of Sustainability, Mr. Dyreson, on a mission to learn about sustainability and Icelandic culture. Iceland, with its unique geographical placement, runs almost entirely on geother...

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