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LC Takes On the 2020 Election

November 3, 2020

Politicians, historians, and news outlets around the country have expressed how important the 2020 election is. Compared to the shock and highly contentious climate following the 2016 election, how...

Loomis Chaffee Grapples with its First COVID-19 Cases

Students in Katherine Brush Library wear masks and social distance to abide by the school's new protocols.
November 2, 2020

Since boarders have returned for Fall Term II, there have been three members of the in-person student body who have tested positive for COVID-19, none of whom were diagnosed during in-school testing. In...

Niche School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

Niche School Rankings: What Do They Mean?
November 2, 2020

Whether students are looking at middle schools or colleges, there are many websites online that offer interpretations of school rankings. is one popular site that measures independent schools...

Making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter at Loomis

October 8, 2020

The recent nationwide discussions on racism and inequality in America have placed focus on some of the injustices that African Americans face in our society. During this time of unrest, academic institutions...

LC Admissions During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Zoom Interviews and Tours

October 8, 2020

Loomis Chaffee has made myriads of changes to the LC Admissions Office in order to accommodate the new digital format of interviews, outreach, campus tours, and the application process as a whole. One...

Loomis Goes … Plastic?

October 8, 2020

Loomis Chaffee community members have noticed an increase in the volume of waste from single-use plastics in the dining hall due to new COVID-19 safety measures. While these protocols for the 2020-21 school...

Boarders to Return for Fall Term 2

October 8, 2020

After shutting down dormitories due to the pandemic, Loomis Chaffee has announced it plans to welcome back boarding students for the start of Fall Term Two. The letter sent to the LC community on September...

Student Activities and Clubs Adapt to COVID-19 Restrictions

October 8, 2020

The coronavirus has affected almost every aspect of the Loomis Chaffee community and continues to make its mark by impacting school clubs. Despite this, Student Activities is working hard to overcome added...

Virtual Arts Go Virtual

Mr. Zunino edits through photoshop to give feedback to his students.
October 8, 2020

During a pandemic, visual arts courses at Loomis Chaffee are much different than years past, especially for those that study remotely. Mr. Bob DeConinck, Associate Director of Studies, said “[In] this...

Student Council Plans for a Year Like No Other

October 8, 2020

Throughout the years, Student Council—one of the oldest student organizations on campus—has worked to make Loomis Chaffee a better place for the student body. Their projects vary from making grapes...

LC 2020 Hollywood Star: Hoax or Real?

The star that was featured in the original video was in fact a Photoshopped image of a star, not an actual addition to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
June 2, 2020

A surprise video featuring Loomis Chaffee’s pelican mascot and actor and director Jamie Widdoes ’72 getting a fictitious star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that said “Loomis Chaffee 2020” debuted...

Loomis Combats Financial Uncertainties for the Upcoming School Year

May 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted governments, businesses, and individuals hit by economic repercussions of the ongoing outbreak. Loomis Chaffee’s finances are no different. The school administration...

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