The Loomis Chaffee Log

Spectrum Off Campus: Talk at Ethel Walker

BenBen Singhasaneh '18

October 30, 2015

On October 9th, six Loomis Chaffee students, along with 30 students from other schools, joined a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) meeting at Ethel Walker School. Students gathered and watched a PBS documentary, “Growing Up Trans,” and had an open discussion regarding the life of transgender people. Mallory...

China’s Economic Slowdown and the Summer Stock Market Crash

AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

October 30, 2015

On October 23rd, China cut interest rates and freed its banks to lend more. That makes it the sixth interest cut in less than a year as China attempts to address its worrying economic slowdown and persistently weak inflation. In the third quarter (Q3) from July to September, China’s economy according...

Sophomores Visit Camp Beckett

Alex Gordienko '17

October 23, 2015

The annual sophomore retreat took place on the last weekend of September. Members of the sophomore class traveled to Camp Becket in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, accompanied by 26 senior leaders. Sophomore retreat is an annual trip designed to foster stronger bonds between the sophomore...

Hard Choices on the Border of Life: A Brief Account of the Refugee Crisis in Europe

AP Photo/ Lefteris Pitarakis

Lily Liu, Web Editor

October 2, 2015

For Loomis Chaffee cross-country runners, passing the finish line of a race means a long-awaited victory. For seniors, passing the high stakes of college admission means a promised future. For more than 442,440 refugees who are betting their lives on a passage to Europe, crossing a razor-wired border...

Student Council’s Goals for the Year

Rachel Shin '17

October 2, 2015

Student Council (StuCo) Officers of 2015-16, President Samantha Roy, Boys’ Vice President Eagle Wang, Girls’ Vice President Hannah McCarthy Potter, and Secretary-Treasurer Colin Phelan have big plans for this year. Every Tuesday night, the members gather in Founders Lounge to talk about recent problems...

An Interview with Alumni Journalist Brian Rooney ‘70

An Interview with Alumni Journalist Brian Rooney ‘70

October 2, 2015

On September 17, Brian Rooney ‘70, a two-time winner of the Emmy award and a veteran of print and television news, returned to the Island as our first convocation speaker of the year. Having worked as a correspondent for ABC News, CBS News, Al Jazeera English, and Al Jazeera America, Mr. Rooney is...

A Mess in the Midwest: Indiana Under Fire

May 24, 2015

Because of the diverse and welcome society we live in here on the Island, it is hard to imagine communities with prevalent discrimination against sexual orientation. Many of us are accustomed to liberal decisions and outlooks regarding legislation on sexual orientation, but this new Indiana Law is certainly...

Iran Nuclear Deal: Boom or Bust

May 24, 2015

On April 2nd, 2015, President Obama offered Iran an unprecedented deal promising to lift various economic sanctions in Iran in exchange for a 10-year freeze of Iran’s current nuclear programs. Nonetheless, just as this explosive deal struck the world with a blast of excitement, fear, and surprise,...

Hope Shattering Earthquakes

May 24, 2015

High in the Himalayas, at an altitude of four thousand six hundred feet, thousands of people lie in absolute desperation and devastation. Hungry for hope, food, and craving the strength to rebuild the debris, citizens of Nepal cling with immense might to any chance of survival. On April 25, 2015, a catastrophe...

PSO: Overview of this year’s events

May 24, 2015

The Pelican Service Organization (PSO) has been very successful this past year. As the central base of our service mindset as a school, PSO dreams up new events and continues on traditions from year to year. 1.) Rachel’s Table Running through the aisle, looking for the greatest deals, participa...

After the Island: Frank Bruni

May 24, 2015

Frank Bruni ’82, former member of the Loomis Chaffee Log, is a Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist whose work has appeared in the Detroit Free Press, The New York Post, and The New York Times. At The Times Bruni is currently an Op-Ed columnist, and previously served as its Chief Restaurant Critic....

California Water Crisis

May 24, 2015

On April 1, Jerry Brown, the governor of California, stood on a patch of dry brown grass, instead of the usual five feet of snow, in the Sierra Nevada mountains and declared, “This historic drought demands unprecedented action.” Droughts have always been a recurring feature in California, but the...

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