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COVID Regulations Increase Day Student Divide

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

October 8, 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

October 8, 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...

Fall Schedule Makes the Most Out of the Pandemic

October 8, 2020

Too much screen time, too little class hours, not enough sleep, not enough challenge – this is a peek into the chaotic conundrums that students, teachers, and the administration had to navigate through...

Zoom Workouts Help Pelicans Stay Healthy

October 8, 2020

What it took for people to start working out consistently was a global pandemic that locked us all inside of our homes for half a year. Now, with plenty of Loomis Chaffee students who took up working out...

Loomis Chaffee’s Anti-Racist Response Proves Semi-Adequate

October 8, 2020

With civil unrest peaking during this summer, Loomis Chaffee launched anti-racism initiatives that are adequate in some aspects and lacking in others. These initiatives will successfully address a wide...

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