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Trump Cabinet

December 20, 2016

Since November eighth, many people from around the world have been left wondering where and how the Trump administration will lead the United States. The unknowable ramifications of the election of the nation’s first billionaire president will reach many parts of the country and the world. The ...

South Korea’s Political Scandal

December 20, 2016

On December 19, 2012, the 18th South Korean Presidential Election was held under the first-past-the-post system, a system of direct plurality voting as opposed to the electoral college system used in the United States. This hotly contested election led to the narrow victory of Park Geun-hye of Saenur...

Ohio State Stabbing

December 20, 2016

On Monday, November 28th, 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan launched a brutal attack against students at Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Driving alone into campus, Artan began his assault by crashing a car into a group of pedestrians on a busy campus sidewalk. Immediately following the collision, Ar...

Students March Around the Quad, Calling for “Unity and Solidarity”

Photo Credit: Fred Kuo

November 16, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AQXHOjidls&feature=youtu.be On November 14, 2016, starting at 9:40 a.m., a group of roughly 25 students congregated at the amphitheater and marched around the Grubbs and Rockefeller Quads. As the group chanted various messages out loud, around 15 some students gradually...

After the Island: An Interview with Rebecca Pacheco ’97

Photo Credit: Loomis Chaffee Communications

November 14, 2016

ML: What prompted you to start down this career path? RP: It’s been an evolution. I began practicing yoga at the age of 16 because I was curious about it. My career aspirations weren’t a factor. I have wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. My parents will tell you I was the kid...

Death of Thai King

Graphic Credit: BenBen Singhasaneh '18

November 14, 2016

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej died peacefully at age 88 on Thursday, October 13, sending a wave of sorrow throughout his country. Having ascended the throne 70 years ago in 1950, he was the world’s longest reigning monarch. On the day of the king’s death, thousands of people assembled outside o...

Naturalization Ceremony Welcomes New U.S. Immigrants

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November 14, 2016

“Only three percent of the world population live in a different country than the one they were born in,” Professor R. Wright said on Tuesday during the Naturalization ceremony. Being qualified to become a citizen of a new country is difficult, even without factoring in the trying journeys that man...

Political Tension Reaches a “Fiery” Climax

Graphic Credit: Tracy Kuo '18

November 14, 2016

Politics have always been a controversial topic sparking discussion and rivalries throughout America. From the election in 1796 between Jefferson and Adams to the hectic election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a clear divide between policies is evident. Whether the topic is tax cuts or foreig...

Loomis Students Welcome Thompsonia to the Island

Photo Credit: Lily Liu'17

November 13, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X8rRqJFbtA&feature=youtu.be (Video Courtesy of Lily Liu ’17) On November 7, 2016, Thompsonia, a mother-father-daughter music ensemble, performed at Hubbard. What’s special about this ensemble is that two of its members, Suzy Thompson ’72 and Allegra Thompso...

Social Justice and Music: Heshima Moja Works With Students On the Island

Photo Courtesy by Duncan Reed '18

October 30, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVvf269bAX8&feature=youtu.be (Video Courtesy by Duncan Reed '18) Three weeks ago, musician and social justice educator Heshima Moja visited the Island as a residential artist. On Tuesday, October 4, Heshima launched his workshop series with an enlightening talk to th...

Interviews for Head RA Election

October 21, 2016

RACHEL SHIN  What do you believe your job/duty is as Head RAs? Our job is to overlook the prefects and the RAs. We will act as the student's voice as we sit through dorm life meetings. I think it is our job to understand the needs and concerns of the boarding student body in order to help...

Mercy Art Gallery Fall Opening: A Celebration of Writing and Art

Photo Courtesy of Duncan Reed '18

October 2, 2016

On Tuesday, September 20, the Mercy Art Gallery featured street photographer Hank Paper’s photography collection, “Cuba on the Brink: Arrested Development,” as well as some students’ work from the Emerging Artists and Writers programs. Originally from Connecticut, Mr. Paper has traveled around the w...

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