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Are Loomis Students Getting Enough Sleep?

Are Loomis Students Getting Enough Sleep?

December 20, 2016

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the Loomis Chaffee community welcomed renowned sleep specialist, Dr. James Maas, to the island. Dr. Maas, a professor of psychology at Cornell University, opened the all-school convocation by conducting a poll of the audience to determine the approximate number of hours...

Parents Weekend Recap

Loomis Chaffee Communications

November 14, 2016

The Loomis Chaffee community welcomed parents and friends to the Island this past Parents’ Weekend, taking place starting Friday, October 22nd. Guests were invited to participate in classes, meet with teachers, and join the Loomis community. Meanwhile, students and faculty members had an unusual experien...

Presidential Election Salon

Photo Credit: Lily Liu

November 14, 2016

As the presidential election becomes more and more heated with accusations and slander, Loomis has addressed these current events through “Presidential Election Salons.” The last of these meetings took place in the Nee Room in Founders on October 18th. While the previous discussion have focused on the ...

Fall Dance Showcase

Photo Credit: Anh Nyugen '17

November 14, 2016

Audiences in the Norris Ely Orchard Theater were spellbound by the aesthetics of the 50 dancers in Fall Dance Showcase. Fall Dance Showcase is a presentation of the hard work of the LC dance companies during the first two months of the year and a preview  to the Spring Dance Revue, the main show of t...

Spirit Week 2016!

Photo Credit: Lily Liu '17

November 14, 2016

Over the past few years, students have complained about the strict dress code regulation that discouraged them from participating in spirit week. From the three spirit weeks we had in the past two years, 9 out of 15 days’ total are students required to be in dress code. While other boarding schools su...

Harvest Fest 2016

Photo Credit: Lily Liu'17

November 14, 2016

On October 14th, the annual Harvest Fest took place, filling the upperclassmen quad with students, activities, and snacks. Throughout the years, Harvest Fest has been an opportunity for new and returning clubs to showcase what they are all about. For two hours on a brisk autumnal evening, student club...

Sophomore Retreat

October 21, 2016

Just over two weeks ago, the sophomore class of ‘19 travelled to Camp Becket in the Berkshire mountains for the annual Sophomore Retreat. The class left The Island early Sunday morning on the 26th and returned the following evening. Upon arrival, the sophomores were greeted by Camp Becket staff a...

Sick of Creepy Clowns? Take a Shot at Witches Instead

October 21, 2016

A Review of The NEO’s the Crucible October is the month for falling leaves, pumpkin spice, horror movies… and witches. This October, The NEO’s production of Arthur Miller’s classic, “The Crucible” will surely leave audience members hanging on the edge of their seat with chills up thei...

When Someone Types “Loomis Chaffee” into Google

Courtesy of Olivia McCaughey '16

September 26, 2016

When someone types “Loomis Chaffee” into Google, the following words show up: “Loomis Chaffee is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9-12 located in Windsor, Connecticut.” Many consider boarding school to be an “additional 4 years of college righ...

Settling on the Island

Photo Courtesy of Anna Meyer '17

September 26, 2016

After a week of jet-lagged nerves in New York, I arrived at Loomis for the first time as a new member of the community, trying in vain to find a parking spot in the humid crest of a late August heat wave. My move-in was relatively brief, thanks to the kind assistance of my new roommate and his family,...

Pelican Day Preview

Pelican Day Preview

September 17, 2016

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyLzHpuUtwk Finally, those infamous Saturday classes are history. But what's the deal with Pelican Day? Check out Sports Editor Sam Goldfarb's exclusive interviews with Dean Donegan and young pelicans who share their thoughts on LC's new Saturday activities.

Some Words of Wisdom from a Prom Veteran: How to Get Ready for the Most Unforgettable Night of Your Life

Photo Courtesy of Anh Nguyen '17

May 22, 2016

Prom is fast approaching, and for all you young lovers out there who need a hand getting the hang of it, here are some prom tips from a prom veteran. 1) If you are getting a simple hairstyle, do not pay a salon. I repeat, DO NOT. There are so many people who can do just as well at your school, for w...

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