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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.

Mercy Olagunju '22 and Lily Potter '21

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 on the LC Instagram and the Class of 2020 Celebration page before the May 24 online graduation. Many...

Loomis Combats Financial Uncertainties for the Upcoming School Year

Jenny Pan '22, Graphics Manager

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 expects a negative return for the endowment and less revenue from the summer program than...

2020 Norton Fellows Selected

Chloe Chen '22, Staff Writer

May 25, 2020

Every year, students are eligible to apply for a Norton Fellowship supported by the Norton Center for the Common Good. The fellowship provides students with a grant to create projects that match their interests while also bettering their local community. To apply, potential fellows send in an application...

The 103rd LC Student Council Passes the Gavel

Outgoing Student Council leaders Margarita Demkina '20, Megan Lam '20, Min Jun Jung '20, and Maral Asik '20 reflected on their successes and failures this past year.

Ryan Fortani '22, News Editor

May 21, 2020

On Wednesday, May 6, the 103rd Student Council passed the virtual gavel to the newly elected officers for the 2020-2021 school year. After a two-hour Zoom conference, four new officers were elected: Student Council President Aidan Gillies ’21, Girls Vice President Stephanie Zhang ’21, Boys Vice President...

Community Work Program Shifts to Common Application

Jordan Korn '22, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

During the 2018-2019 academic year, a faculty committee was created to evaluate and improve the Community Work Program (CWP). As a result of the changes the committee implemented, last spring for the first time, returning students were able to rank work-jobs in the order they preferred. The faculty committee...

Tour Guide Application Process Stays Separate from Common Application

Emily Khym '23, Contributor

May 11, 2020

Every May, new tour guides are selected to welcome prospective students for the following school year. However, with the current pandemic, selection processes and the function of tour guides next year is still uncertain. While applications were available, events are constantly changing with the coronavirus...

LC Revisit Day Undergoes a COVID-19 Makeover

Stacey Zhang '22, Contributor

May 4, 2020

Every March and April, boarding school applicants are given the chance to visit campus and briefly become part of their potential future high schools. This year, however, in light of the COVID-19 situation, Loomis’ Admissions Office cancelled the on-campus Pelican Preview Days and instead offered an...

LC Facilitates Move-Out Process and Offers Summer Program Virtually

John Sihn '22, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

With the Loomis Chaffee campus still shut down due to the continued impacts of the Coronavirus, the administration has modified the move out process and upcoming summer program to accommodate the current situation. “We are working our way through seniors right now, and hope to have them all squared...

LC Will Still Hold Honors Tea Ceremonies and Department Awards

Lily Potter '21, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Although there will be no in-person award ceremonies this year, all awards that are normally given in the spring such as commencement prizes, departmental awards, and honors tea certificates will be given. “We’re going ahead with everything we typically do. It will just be in very virtual formats,”...

Loomis Chaffee Zoom Classes Bombed by Outsiders

Jenny Pan '22, Graphics Manager

April 27, 2020

Loomis Chaffee informed parents and students on March 17, 2020 that due to the growing COVID-19 outbreak, the school would be adapting to the online remote learning process for the rest of the school year. Although the transition to the online video conferencing platform, Zoom, was mostly smooth and...

Construction Continues on Howe and Batch, NEO Renovations Delayed

Ryan Fortani '22, Contributor

April 27, 2020

Due to national lockdown restrictions in response to the coronavirus, Loomis Chaffee was forced to reevaluate current and upcoming construction projects across the Island. In particular, four major projects were reassessed to determine if they could continue as originally planned: Howe Hall, Batchelder...

Debate Tournament on Zoom

Brett Donshik '21, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

Solid arguments and eloquent speaking do not stop for the coronavirus. Last weekend, four advanced Loomis Chaffee debaters took part in a virtual debate tournament hosted by Westfield Academy. The Loomis debate team put two teams together to compete in the varsity division of this two day, five-round...

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