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Free Speech, or Political Correctness?

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

December 16, 2015

Racial discrimination and inequality have been perpetuated in American history since the nation was first founded in the eighteenth century. Although defenders of cultural diversity have come a long way in promoting respect and cultural acceptance in the United States, various social injustices and micro-aggressions...

Protest on Campus

Xana Pierone '16

October 30, 2015

Loomis Chaffee students and faculty entering the Island, along with passersby in Windsor, were greeted by a shocking sight late this September. Members of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) hoisted signs with bold, black letters reading, “SHAME ON LOOMIS CHAFFEE.” Those...

Obama’s Policy on Gun Control

AP Photo/ Charles Dharapak

October 30, 2015

There have already been 294 mass shootings in America in 2015 thus far. These shootings have claimed the lives of 380 people and injured many more. Unfortunately, in America, mass shootings of this magnitude occur almost every other month. On October 1st, 2015, a student gunman at Umpqua Community...

Volkswagen’s Demise

AP Photo

October 30, 2015

“Diesel is no longer a dirty word,” Audi proclaimed. “95% fewer sooty emissions,” said another Volkswagen ad. The ad campaign was witty, humorous, and convincing. So convincing, in fact, that Volkswagen claimed they had “sold more diesel cars in the U.S. than every other company combined.”...

Nobel Prize 2015: Eleven New Laureates Whose Contributions Brighten the World

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October 30, 2015

The Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies will be held on December 10, 2015 by the Nobel Prize Committee with the attendance of King Harald V of Norway. The world’s attention will turn to Oslo where lectures from these eleven new laureates will aim to inform and inspire: distinguished researchers, inventors,...

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...

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