The Loomis Chaffee Log

Loomis Goes … Plastic?

Sandro Mocciolo '23, Contributor

October 8, 2020

Loomis Chaffee community members have noticed an increase in the volume of waste from single-use plastics in the dining hall due to new COVID-19 safety measures. While these protocols for the 2020-21 school year are necessary to protect the health of dining hall users, initiatives that aim to mitigate...

Boarders to Return for Fall Term 2

Michelle Liu '23, Contributor

October 8, 2020

After shutting down dormitories due to the pandemic, Loomis Chaffee has announced it plans to welcome back boarding students for the start of Fall Term Two. The letter sent to the LC community on September 18th explained that the Board of Trustees met to approve the reopening plan. This decision was...

Student Activities and Clubs Adapt to COVID-19 Restrictions

Sofia Preuss '23, Contributor

October 8, 2020

The coronavirus has affected almost every aspect of the Loomis Chaffee community and continues to make its mark by impacting school clubs. Despite this, Student Activities is working hard to overcome added obstacles created by COVID-19 and to provide the community with a safe and fun way to participate...

Virtual Arts Go Virtual

Mr. Zunino edits through photoshop to give feedback to his students.

Dora Lin '23, Contributor

October 8, 2020

During a pandemic, visual arts courses at Loomis Chaffee are much different than years past, especially for those that study remotely. Mr. Bob DeConinck, Associate Director of Studies, said “[In] this term, of the five available sections of art classes, there are three sections of visual art courses...

Evening Classes Are Surprisingly Pleasant

Lana Sheng '22, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

3:20pm. In past years, these three holy numbers on clocks around campus signaled the end of the academic school day for all. However, the unparalleled start of the 2020-21 school year has led to some crazy schedules. For some students this year, ending school at 9:10 pm is an unexpected reality, but...

How to Fix the Homework Overload

Too much homework?

Alex Fuller '23, Contributor

October 8, 2020

Through the lens of a student, there is a large amount of homework being given at Loomis Chaffee currently. Reducing the amount of asynchronous work given will create a better balance and make students capable of finishing their work without being overwhelmed. It could also help students focus on processing...

Loomis Chaffee Athletes Respond to Social Justice Messages in Sports

Chloe Chen '22 and Mariapaula Gonzalez '22, Staff Writers

October 8, 2020

In the months after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis policemen in June, a familiar yet rejuvenated justice movement swept across the nation with emotions at a high. This movement occupied the thoughts of many across the country, including celebrities and pro athletes who demanded...

Student Council Plans for a Year Like No Other

Zoe Alford '23, Contributor

October 8, 2020

Throughout the years, Student Council—one of the oldest student organizations on campus—has worked to make Loomis Chaffee a better place for the student body. Their projects vary from making grapes available in the dining hall to creating and editing the Student Bill of Rights. Loomis has changed...

Mason Dormitory Renaming: 5 years later

John Mason Statue on the Palisado Green--slated for removal in the near future

Brett Donshik '21, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

This summer, the Windsor Town Council voted to remove the John Mason statue from the town green, harkening back to the time when five years ago, Loomis Chaffee renamed Mason Hall to Howe Hall. The 2020-2021 academic year marks the first year in which no current students attended the school at the same...

Seniors Win New York Times Podcast Award

Seniors Win New York Times Podcast Award

Jordan Korn '22, Features Editor

October 8, 2020

Rosalie Lyons ’21, John Howley ’21, and Lana Breheney ’21 submitted a podcast to a contest run by The New York Times’ The Learning Network. “We were three weeks into quarantine and we were kind of bummed out because we normally have One Acts, the student-directed performances, and I was going...

Cultural Diffusion

International Student Ambassadors

October 8, 2020

~Week 1~ Hello and welcome to the International Student Ambassadors’ new internationally-themed playlist: Cultural Diffusion. Together, the ISAs created this wonderful compilation of musical hits compiled from different countries and cultures. On this list, you can find casual international jams...


Log Rhythms

Zaylie Gore '24, Contributor

October 8, 2020

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