The Loomis Chaffee Log

Sports Traditions on The Island

Walker Craig '21, Contributor

May 11, 2020

Since its founding in 1914, Loomis Chaffee has had many rich athletics traditions. These traditions range from the senior-only path all the way to the school’s annual spirit week. Athletically, Loomis’ traditions have been an excellent way to promote school spirit and also encourage a deep love...

How does Loomis choose the All-School Theme?

Lily Potter '21, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Each year, Loomis Chaffee must decide on its all-school theme, the profound topic that will serve as the inspirational focus of its mission throughout the next year and will be featured in all-school convocations and the all-school read. Or rather, the most vague yet progressive sounding abstract noun...

A Day in the Life of a Zoom Art Student

Brett Donshik '21, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

*Warning: This article is for satirical purposes only. These scenarios do not represent how Loomis Chaffee art teachers are approaching online classes. They are doing a wonderful job. As a very talented and dedicated art student, you had managed to gain exclusive special permission from the Academic...

Kombucha: The Bestest Drink of Them All

Lily Potter '21, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Kombucha is undoubtedly “The Bestest Drink of Them All” because it is a living companion that provides health benefits, friendship, and suspense. It is a tea fermented with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, (SCOBY) which makes the carbonated beverage contain probiotic cultures. If you choose...

Community Work Program Shifts to Common Application

Jordan Korn '22, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

During the 2018-2019 academic year, a faculty committee was created to evaluate and improve the Community Work Program (CWP). As a result of the changes the committee implemented, last spring for the first time, returning students were able to rank work-jobs in the order they preferred. The faculty committee...

AP Tests Become Even More Useless and Irrelevant

Lily Potter '21, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

AP tests have gone from mostly worthless and a College Board money grab to almost entirely worthless and even more of a College Board money grab. Students have gone from cramming their knowledge of an entire year’s coursework into a 3 hour exam to cramming it into a 45 minute exam. Yet, students still...

Asynchronous Classes Present Unexpected Perils

John Howley '21, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

The maroon banner of the Loomis Chaffee Portal login screen loads onto your laptop\; it’s an image you have grown increasingly familiar with over the past few weeks. You enter your username, password, and you click your math class resources page, ultimately landing on a folder titled “asynchronous...

Student Clubs Lack Participation

Stacey Zhang '22, Contributor

May 11, 2020

Browsing many interesting clubs while eating various pastries, I had an absolute blast at Harvest Fest. I, a curious new student, who signed up for a staggering twelve clubs, was excited to engage in extracurricular life on the Island. However, since then, I have only heard from three clubs regularly....

There’s No Dorm Like Longman

Mercy Olagunju '22, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Longman Hall, commonly sighted on the walk to town, houses eight sophomore girls and two prefects. It is marked by a sculpture and is often confused with a house or an office. Being in Longman comes with the opportunity of being a member of the Longman Leadership Institute (LLI). LLI gives Longman...

Tour Guide Application Process Stays Separate from Common Application

Emily Khym '23, Contributor

May 11, 2020

Every May, new tour guides are selected to welcome prospective students for the following school year. However, with the current pandemic, selection processes and the function of tour guides next year is still uncertain. While applications were available, events are constantly changing with the coronavirus...

Question of the Issue: How has your or your family’s life changed this term?

Michael Zhou '22 shows off his healthy snacks.

Jordan Korn '22, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Michael Zhou ’22 Beijing, China Michael Zhou ‘22 lives in Beijing but has not been able to return since China cut down on flights entering the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Michael and his sister, both being American born, have been staying at their friends’ houses. Michael...

Community Service Continues During Quarantine

Maeve Dowd '23, Contributor

May 4, 2020

Even during this coronavirus pandemic, Loomis Chaffee students are still able to do their part for the common good. The Community Service Program offers many opportunities for students to help their local hometowns as well as the LC community. Both virtually and in-person, Loomis students are putting...

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