The Loomis Chaffee Log

Honors Teas Promote Unnecessary Competition

Lily Potter '21, Staff Writer

June 2, 2020

Although honors teas recognize many students for their hard work in classes, the distribution of the awards is flawed, and they promote unnecessary competition among students. In a typical year, each May, every academic department hosts an honors tea in which every teacher in the department selects...

Faculty Parents on the Burden of a Disrupted Term

Mercy Olagunju '22, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2020

Although some countries around the world are starting to ease lockdown restrictions, and people are beginning to return to a sense of normalcy, it is safe to say that summer this year will be different from what we know, and many people will have to adjust their summer plans accordingly. Parents especially,...

Quarantine Horoscopes

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Cooper Raposo, Contributor

June 2, 2020

As the Loomis Chaffee community finds itself in quarantine, we must look to our astrological signs to incite self-reflection while in our isolated state. I have consulted with the moons, the stars, (and whatever else dictates astrological stuff) and compiled a list of how each horoscope has been handling...

Being “Homeful” for the Homeless in Hartford

Viraj Dcunha '22, Contributor

June 2, 2020

“Homeless, need help,” the sign read. The sign written on brown cardboard cut from a banana box became clear as he walked towards our stopped car. On my way to see my grandmother he was always there, it seemed. At first, I barely noticed him. He could not be more than 25 years old, and he wore patched...

LC 2020 Hollywood Star: Hoax or Real?

The star that was featured in the original video was in fact a Photoshopped image of a star, not an actual addition to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Mercy Olagunju '22 and Lily Potter '21

June 2, 2020

A surprise video featuring Loomis Chaffee’s pelican mascot and actor and director Jamie Widdoes ’72 getting a fictitious star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that said “Loomis Chaffee 2020” debuted on the LC Instagram and the Class of 2020 Celebration page before the May 24 online graduation. Many...

An Interview with Departing Counselor Mr. Chris Weed

An Interview with Departing Counselor Mr. Chris Weed

Anna Li '21, Staff Writer

June 2, 2020

An Interview with Departing Faculty Member Ms. Molly Strabley ’13

An Interview with Departing Faculty Member Ms. Molly Strabley '13

Stephanie Zhang, Editor in Chief

June 2, 2020

Loomis Combats Financial Uncertainties for the Upcoming School Year

Jenny Pan '22, Graphics Manager

May 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted governments, businesses, and individuals hit by economic repercussions of the ongoing outbreak. Loomis Chaffee’s finances are no different. The school administration expects a negative return for the endowment and less revenue from the summer program than...

LC Community Happily Dons Masks Despite Controversy

LC Community Happily Dons Masks Despite Controversy

Emily Khym '23, Staff Writer

May 25, 2020

Within the United States, there has been controversy over policies that enforce wearing masks in public. Although the federal government urges people to wear masks, policies vary in different states. The CDC recommends civilians cover their faces with homemade masks. Many stores, such as Costco, require...

How Will Schools Adapt to Reopenings?

Edward Park '23, Contributor

May 25, 2020

When is the ideal time to reopen the economy without potentially triggering a second Coronavirus wave? This question has been debated among politicians, economists, and public health experts. Nevertheless, in an effort to revive the American economy, states have been easing lockdowns and reopening businesses....

LC Athletes Reflect on The Last Dance: Episodes 7 and 8

Kariuki Massio '21, Contributor

May 25, 2020

Episode seven of The Last Dance begins with an exhausted Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls winning game one of the first round of the Eastern Conference versus the New Jersey Nets. Then the scene flashes back five years to 1993, touching on Jordan’s relationship with his late father. Coming off...

Living Under the “New Normal” in China

Stacey Zhang '22, Staff Writer

May 25, 2020

Masks, alcohol wipes, and constant hand-washing have become the elements of many people’s lives amidst the global pandemic. Flying back to China, where the lockdown has lifted, I feel compelled to share my sentiment living in the “new normal.” In the city I live in, Zhengzhou, the number of new...

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