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Catch up on Catch-up Day

Catch Up On Catch-Up Day

April 23, 2017

The spring term flies by, and midterm approaches quietly.  After a long week of numerous tests and papers, the Spring Catch-up Day finally comes right on time for us to catch our breath. In case you don't have a plan for the blessed Spring Catch-up Day, here are some advice for you: Have a picni...

Pelicans fly to the Dominican Republic

Pelicans fly to the Dominican Republic

April 14, 2017

Leaving the cold, chilly weather of New England, a strong group of students were eager to dive into the hot sun of the Dominican Republic (DR). The group along with faculty members, Ms. Parada and Mr. McCandless, arrived at approximately 2 A.M in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Instead of becoming m...

Elizabeth Chang & Alissa Leiser

April 14, 2017

On the morning of Monday, March 27, Loomis Chaffee welcomed violinist Elizabeth Chang and pianist Alissa Leiser to the island to perform a recital in Hubbard Auditorium. Elizabeth Chang, parent of senior Ilya Yudkovsky, studied in the pre-college division of the Juilliard School of Music. From there, sh...

Get Out and See “Get Out”

Photo Credit: AP Images

April 14, 2017

“Get Out,” director Jordan Peele’s first movie, is destined for classic status. Already well known for his comedy sketch “Key and Peele,” Peele combines suspense, thrill, and humor while providing powerful allegory on race in this extraordinary film. This may seem like a lot to accomplish o...

Do Not Fret, Juniors

April 14, 2017

To be absolutely blunt, junior spring is hellish. At this point in time, many of you stand knee deep in books about prairie life or something about FDR for your research paper, while also attempting to make a decent dent in your college visits before summer, and, additionally, still attempting to unsuccessfu...

Cultural Outburst 2017: Take A Journey Around The World

Photo courtesy of Lucy Shao '19

April 13, 2017

Last Saturday, April 8th, 2017, Loomis students and faculty celebrated the the annual Cultural Outburst, a tradition where students with different backgrounds dress up in their native outfits and set up tables that represent the food and traditions of their hometowns. Delicious food, amazing music, c...

Student Spotlight: My Summer In Spain

Photo Credit: James Doar '17

April 10, 2017

During the summer of 2015, I embarked on a trans-Atlantic adventure to explore the rich history and culture of Spain. The trip would last four weeks, and would aim for complete Spanish immersion, an intimidating notion for someone who had just struggled through Spanish III. We spent most of the tr...

Peer Health Educators Host Workshops on Substance Use

Photo Courtesy of Lily Liu '17

February 8, 2017

Last week, in Gilchrist, the a group of the Senior Peer Health Educators: Emma Trenchard, Helen Williams, Grace Dubay, Bailey Duffy, and Ms. Guerra talked to different dorms about drugs and alcohol. Drugs and alcohol have always been a prevalent problem and this talk brought up some of the countles...

Tamila Azadaliyeva and Peter Dzialo: Recital Sampler Highlight

Tamila Azadaliyeva and Peter Dzialo: Recital Sampler Highlight

February 8, 2017

On Tuesday, January 10, the Loomis Chaffee community enjoyed a performance featuring an assortment of compositions for cello and piano played by guest musician Peter Dzialo and faculty member Tamila Azadaliyeva. The performance began with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata in G Minor. Originally composed...

Lie Witness

Photo courtesy of Anna Meyer '17

February 8, 2017

Alert! News has recently been leaked from the Deans of Student Restrictions that after years of controversy, late night weekend check-ins have been revoked, allowing boarding students to go back to the dorm at any hour of the night. Believe it? Don’t. Generations of people, specifically high school students, are e...

The Island after the Election

December 20, 2016

Weeks after the night of November 8th, the responses to this election have been in some cases loud and honest, in some cases brilliant and thoughtful, and in others silent and passive. The days immediately following the election witnessed protests throughout both the country and on social media. Celebr...

Peer Counselors: What Do They Do?

Photo Credit: Anh Nguyen '17

December 20, 2016

The pungent scent of smoke from the grill wafts through the air from across the lawn, clinging to our Class of 2019 t-shirts. Upperclassmen swim in a sea of freshmen, hands held high in hopes of attracting the attention of their counselees. Groups of students cluster awkwardly on Longman’s front yard, seat...

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