The Loomis Chaffee Log

Uniting the Fandom: Harry Potter Alliance Promotes Education

Photo credit: Elizabeth Herman '17

April 16, 2017

The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) is an organization that uses the themes of Harry Potter and other works to host campaigns centered around issues such as bullying and climate change. The organization, which consists of many chapters located across the globe, works to circulate its message of equality t...

Cultural Outburst 2017: Take A Journey Around The World

Photo courtesy of Lucy Shao '19

April 13, 2017

Last Saturday, April 8th, 2017, Loomis students and faculty celebrated the the annual Cultural Outburst, a tradition where students with different backgrounds dress up in their native outfits and set up tables that represent the food and traditions of their hometowns. Delicious food, amazing music, c...

Student Spotlight: My Summer In Spain

Photo Credit: James Doar '17

April 10, 2017

During the summer of 2015, I embarked on a trans-Atlantic adventure to explore the rich history and culture of Spain. The trip would last four weeks, and would aim for complete Spanish immersion, an intimidating notion for someone who had just struggled through Spanish III. We spent most of the tr...

First Senior Meditation Inspires the Community

Photo Courtesy of Lucy Shao'19

March 16, 2017

(Video Courtesy: Lucy Shao '19) On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, the first wave of senior meditations captured the attention of the Loomis Chaffee community. Seniors Emily Favreau, Isaac Guzman, Derrick Garcia, Lily Liu, Shanelle Jones and Adriana Gonzalez shared with students and faculty stori...

Question of the Week: Patriots or Falcons?

Photo Credit: Sam Goldfarb/18

February 4, 2017

Super Bowl's one day away, but what do Pelicans think of the result? Check out our sports editor Sam Goldfarb's "Question of the Week: Patriots or Falcons?"!

End of Celebration, Beginning of Conversation — A Recap of LC’s 2017 MLK Week

Photo Credit: Angel Song '18

January 28, 2017

(Video Courtesy: Stacy Park '19) In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Loomis started a week-long celebration with an inspirational and moving convocation featuring psychologist, performer, and poet Dr. Michael “Mykee” Fowlin starting on Jan 16, 2017. Despite the early wake on a Saturday morn...

VLog: Loomis vs. Choate Varsity Football Game, Nov 4, 2016

VLog: Loomis vs. Choate Varsity Football Game, Nov 4, 2016

November 19, 2016 VLOG-in with Sam Goldfarb'18, our sport editor, and re-live the exciting Loomis-Choate football game on Nov 4, 2016!          

Students March Around the Quad, Calling for “Unity and Solidarity”

Photo Credit: Fred Kuo

November 16, 2016 On November 14, 2016, starting at 9:40 a.m., a group of roughly 25 students congregated at the amphitheater and marched around the Grubbs and Rockefeller Quads. As the group chanted various messages out loud, around 15 some students gradually...

Editorial: Renaming Mason Hall

Graphic Credit: Anh Nguyen '17

November 14, 2016

Names aren’t set in stone anymore. Decrying segregation and racism, students on college campuses have protested the namesake of Woodrow Wilson School of Policy at Princeton University; family crests with echoes of slavery at Harvard Law School; commemorating racist founder John Evans at Northwe...

Loomis Students Welcome Thompsonia to the Island

Photo Credit: Lily Liu'17

November 13, 2016 (Video Courtesy of Lily Liu ’17) On November 7, 2016, Thompsonia, a mother-father-daughter music ensemble, performed at Hubbard. What’s special about this ensemble is that two of its members, Suzy Thompson ’72 and Allegra Thompso...

Social Justice and Music: Heshima Moja Works With Students On the Island

Photo Courtesy by Duncan Reed '18

October 30, 2016 (Video Courtesy by Duncan Reed '18) Three weeks ago, musician and social justice educator Heshima Moja visited the Island as a residential artist. On Tuesday, October 4, Heshima launched his workshop series with an enlightening talk to th...

Mercy Art Gallery Fall Opening: A Celebration of Writing and Art

Photo Courtesy of Duncan Reed '18

October 2, 2016

On Tuesday, September 20, the Mercy Art Gallery featured street photographer Hank Paper’s photography collection, “Cuba on the Brink: Arrested Development,” as well as some students’ work from the Emerging Artists and Writers programs. Originally from Connecticut, Mr. Paper has traveled around the w...

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