The Loomis Chaffee Log

The Case Against Veracross

Mary Anne Porto '16

October 30, 2015

One would think that since midterms have passed, the stress level of the student population would have diminished somewhat, but such is not the case. Students still struggle with the constant dilemma brought on by grades and Veracross. This same dilemma can plague any educational institution, though...

Spectrum Off Campus: Talk at Ethel Walker

BenBen Singhasaneh '18

October 30, 2015

On October 9th, six Loomis Chaffee students, along with 30 students from other schools, joined a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) meeting at Ethel Walker School. Students gathered and watched a PBS documentary, “Growing Up Trans,” and had an open discussion regarding the life of transgender people. Mallory...

China’s Economic Slowdown and the Summer Stock Market Crash

AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

October 30, 2015

On October 23rd, China cut interest rates and freed its banks to lend more. That makes it the sixth interest cut in less than a year as China attempts to address its worrying economic slowdown and persistently weak inflation. In the third quarter (Q3) from July to September, China’s economy according...

NBA Preview

October 30, 2015

Eastern Conference Championship   Cavaliers — Lebron, Kyrie, and  Kevin Love combine to make a powerful team, enough to break some of the most invulnerable defenses. The Cavs have a solid starting lineup with quality subs, which should be enough to get quality playoff seeding. Coming o...

LCXC: Parents’ Weekend Triumph

Isabel Gorton '18

October 30, 2015

As the reigning Founder’s League champions, our cross country teams entered this season with a target on their backs and a considerable amount of confidence. Their determined head coaches, Rebecca Purdy of the girls’ team and Sally Knight of the boys’, are committed to the success of each individual...

The Utley Controversy

AP Photo/ Gregory Bull

October 30, 2015

The game of baseball is unlike any other sport in the sense that it is played in tiny pockets of time. The masters of the game have the most precise, accurate timing. Thus, the game of baseball is one of incredible speed. Players must master the methods of adjusting, reacting, and anticipating. Many...

LCGJVS: Undefeated and Undying Love

Photo Courtesy of Justine Baird '17

October 30, 2015

There are many reasons I love the Loomis Chaffee Girls JV Soccer team: the fun we have, the success we have had, and the closeness everyone has with each other to name a few. The undefeated record is just a simple bonus. Having been through a lot over the course of the first half of the season, this...

Reading Between the Lyons: A Book Review of Go Set a Watchman

October 30, 2015

Harper Lee is, undeniably, one of the most prominent authors of our time. This past summer, controversy surrounded the release of her new book, Go Set a Watchman. Due to the author’s old age, the question was raised of whether she truly approved of the book’s publication or was coerced into allowing...

Play 4 the Cure: Beyond the Field

Grace Utilson '17

October 30, 2015

On a chilly Friday night, the Loomis Chaffee varsity field hockey team took to a well-lit Pratt field, in hopes of not only beating their opponent, but also raising awareness for breast cancer. Although the team was defeated by Westminster 0-1, the $1,600 raised for cancer research was certainly something...

Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff: An Evaluation of Our Eeriest

Mary Anne Porto '16

October 30, 2015

Have you ever noticed the strange creaks, light noises and footsteps beneath the floor of the laundry room down in the basement? Have you ever heard laughters of little girls echoing by the tennis court? Have you ever been creeped out by the flickering lights on the third floor of Founders? ’Tis the...

Sophomores Visit Camp Beckett

Alex Gordienko '17

October 23, 2015

The annual sophomore retreat took place on the last weekend of September. Members of the sophomore class traveled to Camp Becket in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, accompanied by 26 senior leaders. Sophomore retreat is an annual trip designed to foster stronger bonds between the sophomore...

Emerging Artist Exhibition and Mercy Gallery Opening

Evan Manafort '16

October 19, 2015

The fall art exposition in the Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery of the Richmond Art Center presents the works of Avner Sher, an Israeli artist, from September 22 through October 21. Mr. Sher plans to visit the school in the near future, and to inspire student artists. Mr. Sher utilizes cork-boards in creating...

The Student Newspaper of The Loomis Chaffee School