The Loomis Chaffee Log

How Loomis Chaffee is Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ryan Fortani '22, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

On March 11, the Loomis Chaffee community received an email from Head of School Dr. Sheila Culbert regarding a delayed start to Spring Term due to the escalating Covid-19 pandemic in the United States. However, this two-week delay quickly turned into an entire spring term of off-campus virtual learning...

LC Changes Plans for Graduation

Ryan Fortani '22, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

On April 8, Head of School Dr. Sheila Culbert sent to the class of 2020 a letter addressing the fate of this year’s graduation. This letter also formally announced the cancellation of the graduation ceremony on Founders Circle that was originally scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend. In her letter,...

Conservative Speaker David French Comes to Loomis Chaffee

David French, speaking about the time he said he received, “death aspirations” for his conservative political views. 

Lauren Volkodav '22, Web Content Editor

March 4, 2020

Over the past year, the divides between conservatism and liberalism - and political extremism more broadly- have grown through extremist opinions and lack of discussion as well as a lack of compromise between the two distinct parties.   In an effort to diversify the political views shared...

The Addams Family Comes to Loomis Chaffee

The cast of The Addams Family Musical

Kate Shymkiv '22, Contributor

February 21, 2020

This winter term, the Norris Ely Orchard Theatre presented a spooky, creepy, yet hilarious and lively show – The Addams Family. Starting with an open dress rehearsal on Tuesday, March 18, the show runs until Saturday. All actors, technicians, and professional crew members worked on this produ...

All-Gender Housing Initiative on Campus

Stacey Zhang '22, Contributor

February 13, 2020

After the establishment of all-gender dorms at many peer boarding schools, including Andover, Exeter, and Choate, a similar housing option is on the horizon at Loomis Chaffee. Possibilities of an all-gender housing have been discussed by the school administration and faculty for over two years, and will h...

Yale Model United Nations Conference Cut Short

Yale Model United Nations Conference Cut Short

January 29, 2020

Through freezing rain, sunshine, and snow, Loomis Chaffee brought a delegation of 28 students to the 46th Yale University's Model United Nations Conference, or YMUN, over the weekend of January 23-26.  After three successful days at the conference, delegates were surprised to learn that the confer...

LC Students Attend Diversity Leadership Conference

Jordan Korn '22, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Once Thanksgiving Break ended, most students and faculty return to their routine back at Loomis Chaffee. This year, however, thirteen different members of the Loomis community instead went to Seattle, Washington. While there, members of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) engaged ...

Earlier AP Registration Date This Year

Ryan Fortani '22, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

November 1st is a date in which any Loomis Chaffee student who is planning to take an AP exam will want to have engraved on their calendar.  Approximately 300 students at Loomis take CL level classes, meaning that Loomis administers between 500 to 600 AP exams each year for students tak...

New Interim Head of School: Mr. Webster Trenchard

October 19, 2019

By Eliza Nelson There are very few Pelicans that would trade our warm fall weather for the freezing New England winter, but Mr. Trenchard, the Assistant Head of School and our new interim Head of School, disagrees. He shared this, and other interesting insights, in a recent interview about his ...

Our Time: Students Standing in Solidarity for the Environment

Our Time: Students Standing in Solidarity for the Environment

October 18, 2019

Grab your bullhorns! Along with hundreds of thousands of students around the world from 150 countries, Loomis joined the National Youth Climate Strike on September 18, 2019.  The strike, coming a day before the UN Climate Action Summit brought awareness towards the ever-growing issue of clima...

2019 Commencement Address by Shlok Sharma ’19

2019 Commencement Address by Shlok Sharma '19

Shlok Sharma '19, Web Director

June 22, 2019

Below are the transcript and audio file of Shlok Sharma's graduation speech for the Class of 2019. Shlok served as the web director for The Log. Somehow I finally managed to show up when they called my name. Before I start, I am so honored to be up here, and a little surprised. I want to thank Dr. Culbert for being a wonderful Head of School, the Board of ...

2019-2020 All-School Theme: Belonging

Jenny Pan '22, Graphics Manager

May 23, 2019

The all-school theme for the 2019-2020 school year will be ‘Belonging.’ Dr. Culbert, the head of school, collaborated with the Student Council to choose this theme. She hopes this mantra encourages students to realize their role and purpose in the Loomis Chaffee community. “Belong...

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