The Loomis Chaffee Log

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...

2020 Norton Fellows Selected

Chloe Chen '22, Staff Writer

May 25, 2020

Every year, students are eligible to apply for a Norton Fellowship supported by the Norton Center for the Common Good. The fellowship provides students with a grant to create projects that match their interests while also bettering their local community. To apply, potential fellows send in an application...

Imaginary Student Opinions on Seniors Ending Classes Early

Janus Yuen '21, Columnist

May 25, 2020

Around this time of year, a debate emerges on the Loomis Chaffee campus about whether or not it’s fair that seniors get to conclude their school year early. To ascertain the nature of the debate, I interviewed a number of seniors, freshmen, and members of the LC Student Body in a single Zoom room to...

Summer Social Distancing

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Will Howley, Contributor

May 25, 2020

Summer Activities Amid Coronavirus With the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, this summer is certainly going to be unforgettable. But just because the world is on lockdown, doesn’t mean you can’t have that big summer blowout you were planning. Here are 10 summer celebrations...

Isolation Celebration: How Will You Celebrate Your Last Zoom Day?

Isolation Celebration: How Will You Celebrate Your Last Zoom Day?

Samantha Tishler '23, Contributor

May 25, 2020

You press the “Leave Meeting” button on Zoom and with one click of that red, Arial-font button, your school year has come to a close. What will you miss the most about “Zoomis Chaffee?” Maybe it could be the occasional Zoom-bombers or the feeling when your teacher assigns you to a stacked breakout...

LC’s Prestige Improves as Acceptance Rate Drops

Ryan Fortani '22, News Editor

May 25, 2020

This past admissions cycle, Loomis Chaffee’s acceptance rate dropped to 20 percent, which shows both our community and the outside world that Loomis is now more competitive than ever. The heightened competition in our application cycle directly correlates to Loomis’s increased prestige. While many...

Girls Lacrosse Team Stays Active During Virtual Spring

Mariapaula Gonzalez '22, Staff Writer

May 25, 2020

It’s not very typical to coach a new team over Zoom, but for varsity girls’ lacrosse coach Stephanie Bissett, there is nothing that is holding her back from staying close with the girls. Coach Bissett arranged virtual team meals, and games like icebreakers, bingo, or Kahoot. The team has used social...

22 LC Students Chosen for All-NEPSAC Pelicans 2020

Chloe Chen '22, Staff Writer

May 25, 2020

This past winter sports season, 22 Loomis athletes were selected for the 2019-20 New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) All-League teams for their individual sports, and two others were chosen for NEPSAC All-League honorable mentions. In one of Loomis’s most competitive and prestigious...

Varsity Basketball Players Claim Top Awards

Thierno Diallo '21, Contributor

May 21, 2020

In the past few weeks, through Zoom conferences, Loomis winter varsity teams have awarded their best players for their contribution and play during the season. Varsity basketball players claimed two of the top awards: boys’ guard Elliyas Delaire ’21 won the Captain’s Award and girls' guard Bry...

Malloy Named New Head Coach for Boys Varsity Soccer

David Malloy (in grey) will take over the varsity boys soccer team from departing faculty member Tim Helfrich '96. Coach and faculty member Sebastiaan Blickman (in red) will also be departing Loomis at the end of this year.

Mariapaula Gonzalez '22, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

David Malloy will serve as the new head coach for boys varsity soccer at Loomis Chaffee, starting this coming fall. Malloy, born in England, played professionally in the United Kingdom as well as in the United States before he started a family and began his coaching career. He has been an assistant...

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