The Loomis Chaffee Log

Suki Kim: Undercover in North Korea

Courtesy of LC Communications

March 2, 2016

On February 2, 2016, reporter Suki Kim spoke at the Loomis convocation on her experience as an English teacher for the elite men in North Korea. While sharing her experiences during her time in one of the most isolated places in the world, she spoke about the students she had, and her frustration with...

Amnesty International Report: Guantanamo Bay

Mary Anne Porto '16

March 2, 2016

On January 11th, 2016, Guantanamo Bay’s detention camp (often referred to as GTMO) entered its fifteenth year of operation. The infamous military prison was established “to detain extraordinarily dangerous people, to interrogate detainees in an optimal setting, and to prosecute detainees for war...

Young Frankenstein: The Monsters in the Little Red Barn

Photo courtesy of  Anna Vdovenko

March 2, 2016

“Everyone who has seen the musical can’t resist its appeal!” And so goes Young Frankenstein, Loomis Chaffee’s most campy, raunchy musical to date. A parody of the eighteenth century novel Frankenstein by Mary W. Shelley, the Mel Brooks musical truly brought the island “back to life” this ...

Benefit Concert Preview + Review

Photo courtesy of Mary Anne Porto '16

March 2, 2016

Preview: The Benefit Concert, student council’s annual fundraiser to support and raise awareness for a  particular cause, has been a successful community favorite occasion in its past years. Students and faculty members have been invited to audition and perform with talents ranging across the spectrum....

Cameras on Campus: Is Big Brother Watching?

March 2, 2016

The decision to install ten new security surveillance cameras around campus has been met by students and faculty with some ambivalence, as well as a little bit of confusion.   Campus Security has been working with the Dean’s Office for the past year in an attempt to improve security efforts....

Celebrating the Dream: MLK Week

Tatiana Lovera '16

January 30, 2016

While students from other schools celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a widely celebrated “sleep in” day, Loomis pelicans honoured the legacy of the civil rights leader with a special celebration — a festival of student performances on the afternoon of January 18th. Mesmerised by the dances,...

Learning to Skate

Photo by Jia Yu Cheung '18

January 30, 2016

Every Sunday, Loomis hosts the Learn to Skate Clinic, where kids from town are invited to come learn some new skills on the ice. Little kids, ranging from five to ten years old, bundled up in their cozy mittens and tiny beanies, rush into the warmth of the waiting room at the beginning of each ice session....

Climate Change

January 29, 2016

For those that were on the Island last year, the brutal memories of a frigid winter have thankfully remained just that. A memory. For newer Pelicans from the tropics, (Louisiana, Bangkok, Texas, etc.) there’s no reminiscence to compare this lite chill to. Just as the irregular weather has caused us...

Baby Pelicans: LC Faculty

January 29, 2016

Name: Sophie Field Age: 6 Favorite Color: Changes by day Favorite Food: Mac & Cheese Least Favorite Food: Asparagus Favorite Hobbies: Loves arts & crafts, playing with legos, and swimming Favorite Book: The Odd Egg When I Grow Up I Want to be: A mechanical engineer or veterinarian F...

Loomis Chaffee’s Dodgeball Dreams

Photo by Somil Sanghvi ’16

January 29, 2016

When some people think of dodgeball, the image of Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn ducking and diving to win a dodgeball game, and save their local gym from going out of business, in the movie Dodgeball comes to mind. Dodging, ducking, dipping, diving, and dodging, they fought nobly for their cause, determined...

Winter Survival Tips: You Will Survive…Maybe

Mary Anne Porto '16

December 16, 2015

If you are a freshman, new sophomore, new junior or a new PG, you may have never experienced the toughest three weeks of the year on the Island, and you might not know how to handle these foreboding challenges ahead. Although newcomer Jeremy Conn’18 said that it is “impossible” to survive these...

Amnesty International Report: Syria – Eastern Ghuota

AP Photo/Nader Daoud

December 16, 2015

The Syrian civil war has grown to be one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 21st century. The initial fighting was detrimental, and the use of chemical weapons has made citizens suffer more than anyone. In this Amnesty Report, we will focus on the region of Eastern Ghuota on the outskirts of the...

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