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The Bog Turtle

The Bog Turtle

October 21, 2016

Followers: 2,500-10,000 Mutual Friends: Wood Turtle Status: Endangered Location: Connecticut, East Coast of United States You might find me cute because of the orange spots located around my neck, or my petite size of three to four inches. I’m the Bog Turtle, or as scientists call me, Glyptemys Muhle...

How to Cope With Homesickness

Photo Courtesy of Mary Anne Porto '16

September 30, 2016

It is no surprise that homesickness pecks at our heartstrings for many of the pelican community here at Loomis Chaffee. One might say that this instinct stems from the myth of the pelican, when in times of desperate hunger the mother pelican would feed her young from her own heart... Just kidding! ...

Log Rhythms

Log Rhythms

September 26, 2016

A playlist to get you through the sweater weather! Sweet Dreams, TN- The Last Shadow Puppets Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak)- Mac Miller She's the Prettiest Girl at the Party... -frankiero and the cellabration Caroline- Animé Projection- PWR BTTM Self Control- Frank Ocean Limbo District...

Wishful Knot

Photo Courtesy of Louisa Gao '18

September 26, 2016

Mrs. Li stared at her husband with a soft gaze reflecting the 9-a.m. sunlight beaming through the window. I pressed the shutter and recorded that heartfelt moment. Ever since my grandfather stretched out the black and white films under the sun and pointed at the miniatures of myself when I was 6 ye...

APUSH Survival Guide

May 20, 2016

Almost every Loomis student has heard horror stories about APUSH. AP U.S. History is one of the most challenging courses that Loomis offers. During course selections last year, a few rising juniors approached me and nervously asked, “Is APUSH that hard?” The answer is, “YES, it is that hard...

Six Secret Dining Hall Food Combos

May 15, 2016

(Ideas by Alex Lawson ’16 and Allen Park ’18) Tired of the same old dining hall food every day? Here are some creative combinations to mix it up!   Cinnamon Sugar Waffle: Melt butter in a paper cup Mix evenly with cinnamon and sugar (near the bagels) Spray waffle iron with a lo...

Rejected Senior Project Ideas

May 15, 2016

“Botany Study in Colorado Prospectus”: As an avid collector of shrubbery, I look forward to studying the abundant green available in Colorado. Cultivating and caring for plants has been a great passion of mine and consumes almost all of my free time, aside from my Bob Marley cover band, of course....

Log Rhythms: Spring Break

Log Rhythms: Spring Break

March 2, 2016

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Nostalgia

January 29, 2016

When Winter rears its head, and the cold sweeps in, the stillness in the air leaves space for thought. I am more than willing to take time to reflect during these days. Nostalgia remains a concept that dominates my thoughts. To this day, I feel a strong pull towards my eighth grade year, during which...

Black Friday 2015: Madness or Genius?

January 29, 2016

  It is 3 o’clock on Thanksgiving and like every Thanksgiving, it is time to eat. Thanksgiving Thursday, being a holiday of family, being a symbol of grace, centers around family and the very idea of being together. The lives lived apart every other day in the year come and join as one on this...

To my dearest love, Oscar

To my dearest love, Oscar

January 29, 2016

To my dearest love, Oscar   I can’t stop thinking of your golden touch Could not my countless years of toil win me much?   I’ve placed you on a platform in my mind That I’ll know where to keep you when you’re mine.   We’re star-crossed lovers- best case s...

Best Movies of 2015: See Them Before They’re Gone

January 29, 2016

In 2015, hundreds of movies on the big screen made us laugh, cry, fear, and celebrate, from the closure of the Hunger Games, to the exciting continuation of the Jurassic Park series, to eye-opening films such as Spotlight and influential animations like Inside Out. New heroes were born, such as Paul ...

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