The Loomis Chaffee Log

Breaks from Year-Long Classes are a Scheduling Change for the Better

Michelle Liu '23, Contributor January 17, 2021

If the new school year in a pandemic couldn’t have brought enough unprecedented changes, the new terms which have four blocks per term and 70-minute classes are certainly changing the academic life of...

Administration Makes the Right Call to Reopen Campus

Nicholas Ji '22, Staff Writer January 17, 2021

As the Loomis Chaffee administration begins to communicate the plans for students to return to campus for Winter Term 2, Connecticut’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise, with the recent positivity rate...

Three-Course Terms Reign Supreme Over Two-Course Terms

Nathan Ko '23, Contributor January 17, 2021

Since we started learning with the new course schedule, most people have demonstrated their preference for two-course terms over the three-course terms. And their reasons are not unfounded: two-course...

COVID Regulations Increase Day Student Divide

Samantha Tishler '23, Contributor November 3, 2020

Now that the boarding students have returned to the Loomis Chaffee campus and new COVID-19 protocols are in place, the day students are being challenged to stay connected with their boarding friends and...

Cut Down on Plastic: Bring Your Own Utensils and Water Bottles

Lillian Clark '24, Contributor November 3, 2020

Excessive waste is a current problem at Loomis Chaffee, as the school has turned to plastic single-use utensils and cups for safety reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, Loomis Chaffee’s environmental...

Legacy Admissions: Only One of Many Issues with the College Process

Matthew Weng '21, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

Since the moment I stepped onto the Island, college applications have been an unwelcome yet persistent factor behind many decisions, from some classes I took to several clubs I joined. “It will look...

Pandemic Prefect: Still an Essential Role

Justin Wu '22, Contributor November 3, 2020

Prefect and residential assistant (RA) are two of the most coveted leadership positions at the Loomis Chaffee School. However, while these roles are certainly affiliated with prestige and garner school-wide...

COVID Snitch Hotlines: Why Bother?

Nicholas Ji '22, Contributor November 3, 2020

As sports leagues, schools, and companies begin to reopen, many executives and local leaders have begun to introduce “snitch hotlines,” or mechanisms where people can anonymously report violations...

How the schedule promotes excessive screen time and what Loomis can do to fix it.

Nathan Ko '23, Contributor November 3, 2020

Many of this year’s new circumstances brought a dreary, eternal cycle for students: endlessly staring at a screen. At one level, the sudden shifts in how Loomis Chaffee conducts education, such as...

U.S. Healthcare Reform: For or Against?

November 3, 2020

Should the US implement a single-payer healthcare system? YES Zack Davis ‘21 Staff Writer One of the biggest issues in modern American politics is healthcare. Common political discourse surrounding...

Test-Optional Leads to Fewer Tests and More Stress

Justin Wu '22, Contributor October 9, 2020

“Look at all of these colleges going test-optional! Doesn’t that reduce some stress toward your upcoming ACT?” asked my grandfather as he viewed the local newspaper’s captivating headline: “US...

More Work with Less Workspace

Zoe Santilli '23, Contributor October 9, 2020

Loomis Chaffee’s decision to close boarding for Fall Term I combined with increased amounts of asynchronous work has resulted in a dilemma for many on-campus students. With dorms closed, extremely slow...

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