The Loomis Chaffee Log

The AP Standard Does Not Hold

Maeve Dowd '23, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Nosy relatives and friends constantly ask Loomis Chaffee upperclassmen the same prying question at home: “How many AP classes are you taking this year?” Even though Loomis has switched from Advanced...

The Pelican Games: Restricting Student Autonomy?

Anna Lee Geoghan '24, Contributor November 12, 2021

Loomis Chaffee needs to understand that not every student wants to be a Pelican Games hero, swooping in to clinch first place for their team. When the inaugural games arrived on campus, they arrived with...

What Makes Pelican Day Successful?

Bryan Chung '25 and Katelyn Kim '25, Contributors November 12, 2021

Occurring five times a year, Pelican Day is an event designed to encourage student interaction amongst their respective classes through various collaborative activities. Taking a day off regular classes,...

Test for CL English Placement Remains Useful

Sandro Mocciolo '23, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

College level (CL) courses enhance and define the Loomis Chaffee learning experience by diversifying the curricula, style, structure of the class while increasing the depth of learning. CL courses provide...

The Broad Potential of All-School Meetings

CJ Bukowski '23, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

By now, we’ve all settled into our school year—having gone through our first cycle of tests (for both COVID-19 and classes), performances, advisor meetings, and class meetings. Yet, a new addition...

Loomis Seeks Positivity in Profanity

Justin Wu '22, Opinions Editor November 12, 2021

Swearing is not the perceived notion of barbarous, uneducated rhetoric, but rather, a tool in fostering the same culture of positivity and collaboration that the Loomis Chaffee School strives to achieve....

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...

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