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How are different countries handling COVID-19? The Vietnam Perspective

Hazel Le '22, Social Media Manager

April 20, 2020

By taking proactive and comprehensive measures, the Vietnamese government has managed to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 with only 268 infected cases and no fatalities as of April 16, 2020. Compared to Italy, a country relatively equal in size to Vietnam, which recorded 165,155 cases and 21,645 deaths,...

How are different countries handling COVID-19? The U.S. Perspective

Cooper Raposo '21, Contributor

April 20, 2020

The world we are living in now is profoundly different from the one we were in two months ago. Throughout the winter, the “coronavirus” was an abstraction for many at Loomis\; reading the news doesn’t usually take priority over the night’s physics homework, and another version of the flu wouldn’t...

Loomis Chaffee Upholds Its Values in Timely Coronavirus Response

Lily Potter '21, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, Loomis Chaffee has continued to prioritize the health and safety of LC community members and the larger community by recognizing the potential long-term effects of the pandemic. Making choices for the benefit of the common good is encouraged on campus, and Loomis’...

Central China Television and the New York Times: The Importance of Journalistic Integrity During a Pandemic

Victoria Che '20, Opinions Editor

April 20, 2020

In about three months, the COVID-19 outbreak has spread to more than two hundred countries globally. As global infection cases soar beyond 2.2 million, fear and anxiety arise among both citizens and politicians. In the midst of this turmoil, I noticed the increasingly different pictures that the US media...

Being a Tour Guide

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Mercy Olagunju '22, Contributor

February 23, 2020

Being a Loomis Chaffee tour guide might require you to wake up in time for a tour at 8:30 am when you could have had a sleep-in, or wake up at 9 am to give a tour – on a Saturday! But being the first official contact with prospective families; seeing the nervous smiles on their faces, to me, makes everything worth it.  Being a tour guide is more...

Opinions on Pelican Day

Lily Potter '21, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

After five consecutive days of 8am wake ups to attend seven-hour class days, the junior class arrived early on Saturday to compete in an exhilarating competition. For our most recent Pelican Day, we took part in the intellectually stimulating yet athletically challenging egg drop contest. These m...

Opinion: At Last! Family Style Is Dead

Lily Potter '21, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

The following is a student opinion about the recently abolished tradition of family-style, where boarding students spend their Tuesday evenings having a formal meal with their peers. Loomis Chaffee has finally liberated its students of the time consuming, day-student excluding, overly fo...

A Reflection on the LC Mascot by our Departing Editor-In-Chief

A Reflection on the LC Mascot by our Departing Editor-In-Chief

May 26, 2019

“The pelican, ready to wound itself to feed its young,...peers down at us from the pediments above doorways mutely saying, ‘How far will you go in giving of yourself?’” former headmaster John Ratté wrote in “Symbol, Tradition, and Myth in the Life of the School.” The myth goe...

How stressful was Senior Fall?

Monica Kim '19

December 7, 2018

Senior fall, as notorious as it is, is known for being as stressful as or even more stressful than Junior spring. Some students, as juniors, even remember some seniors advising the age-old sentiment, "I would go through Junior spring twice than even step into Senior fall again". As a Senior w...

How to Deal with Senior Fall

Jocelyn Chen '19

September 28, 2018

The big thing: This school and the next school. Remember back in freshman year when we had just made it past application season? It’s coming back and dragging us along for the next few months. Hang in there, friends. The workload may look impossible now, but the past seniors have t...

Laptops in Class: Disruptive or Productive?

Photo Credit: Stephanie Zhang

March 22, 2018

Laptops have become so integrated into school systems and education, that not using them seems impossible. However, the infinite distractions marketed to teenagers seems just as hard to avoid. This brings up the pressing question, should teachers allow laptops in class? How would they ensure the attention...

The Dreaded Proficiency Test

Photo Credit: Rachel Ramenda

February 19, 2018

Written by: Joe Berger '20 (Web Staff Writer) Every year near the end of the Winter term, sophomores sit down for 50 minutes to take the English Department’s notorious proficiency test. The exam, also known as the PT, is actually composed of two separate tests. On February 16th, every sophomore...

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