The Loomis Chaffee Log

The Big Switch

Photo Credit: Monica Kim

April 6, 2018

Loomis Chaffee has experienced a big change regarding the dining service in the last year. Our conversion into Flik Dining Service caused some controversy in the overall satisfaction and such compared to the one from last year. In our community, we hear some students complaining about the dining service:...

Carbon Monoxide Crisis

Photo Credit: Grace Lawrence

April 2, 2018

On the fateful evening of Monday, the 26th of February, residents of Cutler Hall detected the smell of gas around 6 p.m. on the first floor. Mrs. Donegan, the dorm head of Cutler also smelled gas and immediately took action. Reflecting on her experience, she mentioned, “When I stepped into the hallway...

The Winter Sports Banquet

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April 2, 2018

On Sunday March 25, 2018, the Winter Sports Banquet was held in Hubbard Auditorium. The event started with Sue Cabot giving opening remarks about how the winter went overall, especially with a new strengthening program fully implemented and used by varsity athletes. Then a slideshow was presented in...

The Famous U.S. History Research Paper: Student update

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March 22, 2018

Since the beginning of the winter term, most juniors have started their United States history research project. Students are encouraged to explore the topics they are interested in with the help of their history teachers and our skillful librarians. Lucy Shao ’19 shares her experience when writing...

Inconceivable! Club Basketball Lost to Faculty

Photo Credit: Ms. Hsieh

March 22, 2018

On a warm February evening, there was a lukewarm clash in the Olcott Gymnasium between the Club Basketball Team and a ragtag team of faculties. The students may have the fire of youth, but the teachers have quizzes, lectures, homework, problem sets, exams, grades and various other academic torture tools...

Laptops in Class: Disruptive or Productive?

Photo Credit: Stephanie Zhang

March 22, 2018

Laptops have become so integrated into school systems and education, that not using them seems impossible. However, the infinite distractions marketed to teenagers seems just as hard to avoid. This brings up the pressing question, should teachers allow laptops in class? How would they ensure the attention...

The Compelling Journey of A Syrian Refugee

Photo Credit: Christine Coyle

February 22, 2018

Written by Freya Rich '20 (Web Staff Writer) The LC community welcomed Sari Samakie to Gilcrest Auditorium on Thursday, January 18th. As part of the Senior Seminar series put on by the Alvord Center for Global and Environmental Studies, Sari spoke about his experiences living in Aleppo during the Syri...

All About Senior Kiss Day

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February 21, 2018

Written by: Grace Lawrence '19 (Web Staff Writer) The day where dreams come true is a common description from Loomis Chaffee students on Senior Kiss Day. Once a year, around Valentine’s Day, students can buy a kiss on the cheek for a dollar, and all the proceeds go to the Senior Prom. All week leading...

The Dreaded Proficiency Test

Photo Credit: Rachel Ramenda

February 19, 2018

Written by: Joe Berger '20 (Web Staff Writer) Every year near the end of the Winter term, sophomores sit down for 50 minutes to take the English Department’s notorious proficiency test. The exam, also known as the PT, is actually composed of two separate tests. On February 16th, every sophomore...

Peer Counseling at Loomis

Photo Credit: Rachel Ramenda

February 15, 2018

Written by: Freya Rich '20 (Web Staff Writer) Peer counseling groups are a prominent part of freshman year at Loomis. Students are put into a group of other freshman led by usually two peer counselors. These counselors are upperclassman, often seniors, who have taken on the responsibility of being an older ...

Tasteful Ambitions

Photo Credit: Rachel Ramenda

February 14, 2018

Written by: Portia Inzone '20 (Social Media Manager) How much longer must we complain about the dining service? Instead, let us ask ourselves this: What has improved, and what else can? Through my research to answer this question, I stumbled upon a new and unknown initiative focusing primarily on...

Class Meetings: Waste of time or valuable community experience?

Photo Credit: Monica Kim

February 9, 2018

Written by: Monica Kim '19 (Web Staff Writer) Class meetings are a way to get together with your class and stay updated on the school events and happenings. As a mandatory meeting, all students in each classes get together to listen to announcements and sometimes, Hubbard Talks. There are pros and...

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