The Loomis Chaffee Log

Question of the Issue: How do freshmen feel about reading The Odyssey?

Emily Khym '23, Contributor

May 21, 2020

Freshman English teacher Ms. Kathryn Saxton: “The Odyssey has been a part of the English curriculum since well before I came to Loomis, so I cannot speak to the initial decision to include it. It is a great adventure narrative, a rich poem, and a foundational text in Western literature, so it gives...

Keeping Up with Kangaroos: A Quarantine Survival Guide

Nicholas Ji '22, Contributor

May 21, 2020

It’s 3 a.m. on a Saturday night. I am surrounded by piles of papers, books, candy wrappers, and a week-old pizza box. What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Did genies used to exist until someone wished that they didn’t? Minutes seem to blend into hours, hours to days, days to weeks, weeks...

15 Ways to Keep Yourself Focused During Zoom Class

The Zoom Expert

Lana Sheng '22, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

It seems like Zoom classes have been being held forever. Since initial excitement and concerns have long faded away, it’s easy to find ourselves losing focus in class. Here are some incredibly helpful tips to ensure that you stay focused and maximize your education as we come into the final stretch...

My Favorite Quarantine Takeout

My Favorite Quarantine Takeout

Madison Hua '23, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, or Dunkin’—the options are endless! In quarantine, ordering takeout is the new normal, with a myriad of options for places to deliver. The only question one must ask is: do I want something sweet or savory? If you’re in the mood for something sugary, I would recommend...

Musical Revue Takes on Remote Singing

Mariapaula Gonzalez '22, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Every spring term for the past 20 years, Musical Revue, also known as MRev, has performed a grand show in the Hubbard Auditorium after practicing for an entire year. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, they are unable to showcase their talents on campus this year. Brett Donshik ’21, one of the club’s...

Schultz Fellows Discuss Politics via Zoom

Jordan Korn '22, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

The Schultz Fellowship is a bi-partisan, political discussion group on campus. Every Thursday night, the club meets to discuss the topic appointed by the presidents Maral Asik ’20 and Aidan Gillies ’21. This spring term they have relocated their meetings from the Norton Center to a Zoom meeting room. From...

The 103rd LC Student Council Passes the Gavel

Outgoing Student Council leaders Margarita Demkina '20, Megan Lam '20, Min Jun Jung '20, and Maral Asik '20 reflected on their successes and failures this past year.

Ryan Fortani '22, News Editor

May 21, 2020

On Wednesday, May 6, the 103rd Student Council passed the virtual gavel to the newly elected officers for the 2020-2021 school year. After a two-hour Zoom conference, four new officers were elected: Student Council President Aidan Gillies ’21, Girls Vice President Stephanie Zhang ’21, Boys Vice President...

Mr. Lance Hall Keeps Physical Plant Running During COVID

Harry Knight '21, News Editor

May 21, 2020

While students have been sent home due to social distancing protocols, Loomis Chaffee’s essential workers have remained on campus. Some workers such as Mr. Lance Hall, director of the Physical Plant, still drive to Loomis every day to keep up with their work. “Currently I spend about 25 hours a...

Post COVID-19 Reopening Requires More Caution

Zachary Davis '21, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Since Loomis closed campus for the spring term, the coronavirus has vastly affected the entire country, forcing the vast majority of states to close schools through the end of this year. Public gatherings are prohibited, stores have been shut down, and people are restricted largely to their own homes....

How Students Feel About Being Locked Up With Their Families

Madison Hua '23, Contributor

May 21, 2020

After a lengthy month of online school, students are tired of constantly staring at their computer screen for long periods of time. Not only are we straining our eyes, but we have shifted from being independent at a boarding school to being around our families every second of every day. The stay-at-home...

Parting Words of Thanks, From the Seniors and To the Seniors

Chloe Chen '22, Contributor

May 21, 2020

FROM SENIORS “I would like to thank Mr. Percy, the funniest, honest, thoughtful, and wisest college counselor I could have asked for. Thank you so much for believing in me and guiding me throughout this college process and to my dream school” - Ambrozine Daring ’20 “Thank you, Tiffany Lin,...

The Quarantine Cookbook: Recipe For Disaster

John Howley ’21, Mélange Editor

May 21, 2020

The Quarantine Cookbook: Recipe For Disaster Right now, you’re hungry. How do I know that? Well, I don’t. But I can make a pretty educated guess considering that we are all stuck in the house with only ourselves to talk to and a pantry to consume in its entirety. I mean, what else do you have to...

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