The Loomis Chaffee Log

LC Discusses the Kavanaugh Nomination

Priya Rajaram '21

October 4, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and he is known well for being President Trump’s nominee to fill in the vacancy that has opened at the Supreme Court due to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.  However, ever since being...

The Pros and Cons of the REACH Boarding System

Priya Rajaram '21

September 24, 2018

As we start the new year, one of the most immediately noticeable changes is our new sign in/sign out permission system, REACH boarding, implemented for both boarding and day students.  REACH allows students to use their electronic appliances, such as a computer or phone to leave and arrive ba...

2018-2019 School Theme: Mental Well-Being (Feature Article)

May 18, 2018

Written By: Minna Gao '19 (Managing Editor) “Next year’s school theme is mental wellbeing? That’s interesting.” This was my reaction when I first heard of the Student Council’s decision. I thought about all the things that could go wrong by selecting this theme, and about the underlying ...

Earth Week on The Island!

Photo Credit: Stephanie Zhang'21

April 11, 2018

As the seasons slowly morph from winter to spring, flowers buds pop through the snow, seeking the slightly warmer weather. Spring is almost here, and Earth Week has dawned upon us!! The E-Proctors, Ag-Proctors, and Project Green Leaders have worked hard and planned a week filled with exciting and eco-friendly...

Appreciating the Diversity of Loomis

February 25, 2018

I am very fortunate to have attended a high school with a diverse student body, as the unique experiences I have had at Loomis have truly impacted my life. I grew up in a homogenous town of a 98% white American population, where nearly everyone I went to school with shared similar experiences from simila...


Freya Rich'20

February 20, 2018

Written by Freya Rich '20 (Web Staff Writer) With snowflakes adorning small tree branches, twinkle lights sparkling, and a silver backdrop for photos, the decorations at the Winterfest dance created an elegant, winter-wonderland feel. The dance was located in the SNIF, rather than the old dining ha...

The Norton Center for the Common Good Open Dialogue: Sexual Assault

The Norton Center for the Common Good Open Dialogue: Sexual Assault

December 13, 2017

Throughout the past month or so, the number of sexual assault allegations has been climbing higher and higher, exposing the horrifying acts of male Hollywood stars, TV reporters, and politicians. The social media movement, #MeToo, gave voice and power to the hundreds of thousands of survivors of sexua...

Bracing the Cold

Photo Credit: Freya Rich '20

December 5, 2017

Below-freezing temperatures, frost-covered grass, and bone-chilling wind all accompany the winter season. Although New England winters can be cold and seemingly neverending, there are some simple solutions to stay warm and cozy during this season. You must be prepared for the cold and take all necessa...

Students feel Alarmingly Stressed, Survey Reveals

Graphic Credit: Monica Kim

October 13, 2017

A part of the student body of Loomis Chaffee has responded to the survey based on the question, “Are you stressed?” Though the results were expected, the result of the survey was astonishing. With 313 of the students responding, the responses were full of worries and urgent suggestions for the system...

Pelicans Take Flight – Peru

Pelicans Take Flight - Peru

October 9, 2017

Accompanied by Mr. Shure, a history teacher, and Mrs. Wiesel, Health Center Director, a flock of students flew to the mountainous Peru and immersed themselves in the local dynamics and culture. The trip lasted for about one week and a half, and the group engaged in various activities, including hiking, s...

Pelicans Take Flight – Iceland

Pelicans Take Flight - Iceland

October 9, 2017

A group of students flew to Iceland this summer, led by Director of International Education Programs, Mrs. Matlack, and Director of Sustainability, Mr. Dyreson, on a mission to learn about sustainability and Icelandic culture. Iceland, with its unique geographical placement, runs almost entirely on geother...

Day of Silence: Students Show Solidarity with the LGBTQ+ Community

Photo Credit: Sharon Zhou '19

May 3, 2017

Esther silently waved at us on her way to class. “Hi Esther,” we greeted back. She solemnly laid her index finger over her lips. Later that day, she explained to us, “It’s so hard to be quiet for the whole day!” she spoke as she tossed her backpack on to the floor, “But I know that it is...

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