The Loomis Chaffee Log

The New Freshman Experience

Anuva Kolli '24 and Jamnia Ai '24 January 17, 2021

From friendships, to clubs, to dances, to sports games, the first year of high school is supposed to be a year full of firsts. With this year’s COVID-19 restrictions, “first” is an understatement...

Mattie will be returning as a day student in February.

Question of the Issue: Will you be returning to campus for Winter Term 2?

Emily Khym '23, Staff Writer January 17, 2021

Mattie McCann ’23 “For my family and I, we made the decision to have me go back to in person classes as a day student. There weren’t specific reasons why we made this decision, except we discussed...

Meet the New Faculty

Meet the New Faculty

November 3, 2020

Mr. Jesús Cobo Nick Dalessio '23 During this abnormal time, new Spanish teacher Mr. Jesus Cobo is adapting to life at Loomis Chaffee. However, he is already familiar with the prep school environment. “I...

Retirement Update from Mrs. Moos

Sofia Preuss '23, Contributor November 3, 2020

Loomis Chaffee said goodbye to several beloved teachers who retired early in June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Retired English teacher Mrs. Berrie Moos was among these retirees, as she sent in her...

Retirement Update from Ms. Grinspan

Pynn Harinsuit '23, Contributor November 3, 2020

Although retired English faculty member Ms. Phyllis Grinspan decided to leave Loomis Chaffee in June 2020 after 23 years of teaching, she still keeps in touch with her Loomis faculty friends and cherishes...

Many typical school gatherings such as advisee groups and club meetings are meeting virtually this year.

LC Faculty Adapt to Online Learning

Jamie Zou '23, Contributor November 3, 2020

With the escalation of COVID-19 cases in the country, the future of education proceedings has essentially become unchartered territory. While Loomis Chaffee has responded to the pandemic by developing...

Students painting pumpkins at an event hosted by Project Green, one of four environmental groups on campus.

E-Proctors, LCCA, Project Green, ESG: What’s the Difference?

Dora Lin '23, Contributor November 3, 2020

From pumpkin painting on a casual Sunday to lobbying representatives, environmental groups on campus have organized to help alleviate the climate crisis and raise awareness. However, distinguishing between...

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, two recent additions to the English curriculum at Loomis Chaffee.

English Department Revamps Reading Lists

Chloe Chen ‘22, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

This summer, the Loomis Chaffee English Department changed up numerous syllabi and added multiple books that diverged from past typical works. Replacing classics with new, relevant readings, the English...

Chaffee Leadership Institute: From The Island to Vietnam

Maeve Dowd '23, Contributor October 9, 2020

The Chaffee Leadership Institute at Longman (CLI) is an inclusive space for sophomore girls that helps them explore leadership through a different lens. Even during this pandemic, CLI will continue to...

PSO Walk for Hunger

Pelican Service Organization: Serving the Community Through the Decades

Edward Park '23, Contributor October 9, 2020

Whether it be a 3v3 soccer tournament, Color Run, Gingerbread House competition, or 3v3 basketball tournament, the Pelican Service Organization, or PSO, is always looking to help out in the Loomis Chaffee...

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

Mason Dormitory Renaming: 5 years later

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...

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...

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