The Loomis Chaffee Log

New Writing Studio Opens in Early October

Graphic Courtesy of Anh Nguyen '17

September 26, 2016

Writing, the bane of many a Loomis student, is a fiery crucible that can either make or break a grade. For that exact reason, a new studio designed to help students with all forms of writing is in the works. The new Writing Studio, which will share a space with what is currently the Kravis Center for...

Where Did the Pelicans Flock Over Summer?

Photo Courtesy of Anh Nguyen '17

September 26, 2016

Sarah Gyurina This summer, Sarah Gyurina ‘18 travelled to South Africa, Mozambique, and Swaziland, through a company called Bold Earth. Visiting South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, she was thrilled to see a burgeoning diversity of animal populations that ranged from...

Saturday Classes Replaced By Pelican Day

Photo courtesy of Timothy Eng '17

September 26, 2016

The long and tedious weeks with Saturday classes are over. The infamous Saturday class has been replaced with Pelican Day. While the concept may still seem confusing to both returning and new students, Mr. Donegan, dean of sophomores and Pelican Day administrator assures that, “[the administration...

Students Commemorate 9/11 at Windsor Town Green

Photo courtesy of Anh Ngyuen '17

September 16, 2016

Fifteen years after three hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, three thousand paper bags surrounded the Windsor Town Green, mourning, glowing.  As darkness falls upon the mourning crowd with the dusk, the glowing sticks inside the paperbags joined to form a yell...

Tubman on the Twenty: Your Questions Answered

Tubman on the Twenty: Your Questions Answered

May 15, 2016

Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew announced on April 20, 2016, that for the first time in American history, an African-American woman will be featured on paper currency, specifically, the twenty-dollar bill. That woman? Harriet Tubman. Although the concept of honoring a woman on U.S. paper currency...

Student Co-Curated Art Exhibit Opens

Photo courtesy of Julia Zabinska '18

May 15, 2016

On April 26, the art show curated by senior Abby Wade ’16 finally opened. Abby had been working on this project since Mrs. Jennifer McCandless offered to teach a student how to curate during her junior year. Abby said, “The experience was presented to me and I jumped at the chance.” Throughout...

Conservative Speaker on Campus

Courtesy of Anh Nguyen '17

May 15, 2016

The Norton Family Center for the Common Good hosted conservative speaker Lauren Noble on April 11, 2016, for a discussion entitled, “Being Conservative at Loomis Chaffee.” As founder and executive director of the William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale University, Ms. Noble spoke about the difficulties...

Remembering Prince: His Life and Legacy

May 15, 2016

Music mogul Prince died in his home on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57, over 30 years after he first burst onto the scene. Coming on the scene in the late 1970’s, Prince revolutionized the music industry with his legendary vocal and instruments abilities, his eccentric clothing and makeup, and electrifying...

Paris Attacks Suspect Extradited to France

Paris Attacks Suspect Extradited to France

May 15, 2016

Salah Abdeslam was secretly extradited to France from a Belgian prison in Brussels on April 27, 2016. Abdeslam, 26, is a Belgian-born French national of Moroccan ancestry. He was allegedly involved in the attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015 that claimed 130 lives and left a significant amount of others...

Student Council Passes Sex Rule Proposal

Illustration courtesy of Anh Nguyen '17

May 15, 2016

To the overwhelming commendation of the Loomis Chaffee student body, faculty embraced sizable change on Monday by voting to amend Rule 5 of the Student Handbook. The rule, which previously deemed the engagement of “sexual intercourse and oral sex” a Level 2 violation for all students, has been downsized...

Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Panel Discussion

Photo Courtesy of Alex Gordienko'17

April 14, 2016

On March 29, 2016, Loomis welcomed a panel of guests to speak about the Syrian refugee crisis, a current issue that affects us all on a global scale. Co-sponsored by the Alford Center for Global and Environmental Studies and the Norton Center for the Common Good, the event was designed as a springboard...

Terrorist Attack in Brussels

AP Photo/Martin Meissner

April 14, 2016

On March 22, 2016, three explosions took place in Brussels. Two bombs went off in the departure hall of Brussels’ Zaventum Airport at around 8 AM local time. One bomb exploded at the Maalbeek Metro station, an hour after the ones in the airport. At least 31 people died in the attack, and more than...

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