The Loomis Chaffee Log

Tragedy in Lahore

AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary

April 14, 2016

On Sunday, March 27, 2016, a bomb exploded in a neighborhood park in Lahore, Pakistan, inevitably killing at least 69 people and leaving more than 341 others injured. Killing mostly women and children, the suicide bombing tore through the park, targeted at Christians by a splinter group of the Pakistan...

President Obama in the Nation of Cuba

April 14, 2016

The small island of Cuba has been in complete isolation from the United States for a period of over fifty years. Since President Eisenhower established a tight trade embargo that severed all diplomatic ties with Cuba in 1960, the United States has remained separate from any and all things Cuban. Another...

2016 Open Convention and Super Delegates

April 14, 2016

The marathon process of selecting a party nominee to square off in the general election has turned into a swift foot race to master the labyrinth process of the Republican and Democratic conventions. The primary voting process in each state is intended to allocate delegates to the candidate that either...

Policies at Our Peer Schools

Photo courtesy of Mary Anne Porto '16

March 2, 2016

Internet Policy As mentioned above, Williston has no internet shutoff. With such a privilege, students are given a greater role of responsibility to use their time judiciously. Freshman phones are taken away during study hall, but besides that, “if you want to stay up watching YouTube until 3 am, ...

Overview: The Student Council Conference

Photo courtesy of Mary Anne Porto '16

March 2, 2016

“That’s crazy!” “Wait, you have Internet shut off at your school?” These exclamations echoed in Chaffee hallways on a Sunday afternoon on January 31, 2016. In an effort to learn and share experiences with student leaders from other schools, the Loomis Chaffee Student Council hosted a historic...

After the Island: Laurie Perez ’89

Courtesy of Laurie Perez

March 2, 2016

Laurie Perez ’89 is a reporter and news anchor who has worked at CBS and FOX stations in Washington State, South Carolina, Connecticut, and California. Perez started out covering general news and court and crime, eventually moving into political reporting, anchoring an evening newscast, and hosting...

2016 Grammy Awards

March 2, 2016

The 58th annual Grammy Awards took place on February 15, 2016 and were hosted by LL Cool J. (Ladies Love Cool James). With electrifying performances, heartfelt tributes, big winners, and great acceptance speeches, the show turned out to be a great success. The Grammys began with Taylor Swift’s performance...

Presidential Debates

AP Photo/John Locher

March 2, 2016

In any presidential election year, the airwaves and news headlines are dominated by the campaign coverage of Democratic and Republican candidates angling to be their party's nominee. In this cacophony of negative advertisements, campaign speeches, and promises to fix any and all problems, the presidential...

Justice Antonin Scalia

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

March 2, 2016

Justice Antonin Scalia was nominated by Ronald Reagan in 1986 and served the Supreme Court for nearly thirty years before his death on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The most important legacy that Scalia leaves behind is his theory that the Supreme Court should interpret the Constitution according to how...

Interview with Convocation Speaker: Suki Kim

March 2, 2016

For over a decade, Suki Kim has traveled North Korea to report on the nation she believes remains an informational black hole to the international community. Kim is known for her extensive undercover documentation of the North Korean lifestyle. Sharing her experiences with the Loomis Chaffee community...

Korean Tensions

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

January 30, 2016

The Korean Peninsula has been rife with tension for several decades. Since the conclusion of the Korean War in 1953, several futile attempts have been made by several different parties to reconcile North and South Korea, and sporadic clashes continue between the democratic south and the communist north....

Let’s Talk About Sex, LC (Part 2)

Courtesy of LC Communications

January 30, 2016

Cindy Pierce is a social sexuality educator who goes around the country to colleges and high schools in order to educate students on how to journey through the complicated sexual culture that we are living in. Last week amid her very busy schedule, I was able to walk and talk with her on the way from...

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