The Loomis Chaffee Log

Peer Counseling at Loomis

Photo Credit: Rachel Ramenda

February 15, 2018

Written by: Freya Rich '20 (Web Staff Writer) Peer counseling groups are a prominent part of freshman year at Loomis. Students are put into a group of other freshman led by usually two peer counselors. These counselors are upperclassman, often seniors, who have taken on the responsibility of being an older ...

Class Meetings: Waste of time or valuable community experience?

Photo Credit: Monica Kim

February 9, 2018

Written by: Monica Kim '19 (Web Staff Writer) Class meetings are a way to get together with your class and stay updated on the school events and happenings. As a mandatory meeting, all students in each classes get together to listen to announcements and sometimes, Hubbard Talks. There are pros and...

Boarders Face Head’s Holiday

Photo Credit: Monica Kim

January 31, 2018

Written by: Monica Kim '19 (Web Staff Writer) At Loomis, Head’s Holiday has been a tradition when our students could take a break from the cold, seemingly long winter term. With so many assignments and after school requirements, students look forward to the five day long break. Many students stay...

The Grill is (kind of) Back

Photo Credit: Rachel Ramenda

January 24, 2018

Written by: Joe Berger '20 (Web Staff Writer) Without a quad, walking from class to class has become more difficult. However, without the Snug or its delicious food, staying satisfied has become hard and has filled students with hunger. As we can all agree, the bookstore’s food is nothing compare...

Benefits Within Detriments

Photo Credit: Angel Song'18

October 9, 2017

Upon the arrival to Loomis, the thrills of making friends and beginning another school year linger among campus. In past years, students would gather in the renowned SNUG and Grubbs Quad to welcome new faces and chat with old ones. The space, located at the center of the Loop, portrayed the perfect sce...

An Unpopular All-School Read Choice: Exit West Review

Photo Credit: Rachel Ramenda

October 9, 2017

Everyone must to some extent still remember the all-school summer reading book, Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid. I’ve heard two common reactions to this story: “I loved this book!” or “Why did Loomis decide to make us read this?” In most cases the latter was more common. There are a couple of re...

Reflection on the Sophomore Retreat

Photo Credit: Angel Song'18

October 4, 2017

This past week, the Class of 2020 had the opportunity to venture up to Camp Becket in Massachusetts and spend two days bonding with peers. From high ropes to canoeing to square dancing, the current sophomores connected in ways they had never before. I, personally, had the chance to interact with peo...

Group Advisor Meetings: Effective or Excessive?

Are Group Meetings Effective?

September 22, 2017

This year, Loomis has decided to make monthly group advisor meetings a reality and by doing so has created a lot of controversy over the matter. Advisors are a great resource for students who are thinking about dropping a class, wondering what after-school activity to choose, or need guidance on how...

Is the Library the New Snug?

Photo credit to Rachel Ramenda '18

September 22, 2017

After construction went underway this Summer, the infamous Snug was closed and taken down. The Snug offered great food and a lot of competitive games of ping pong, however, the replacement, called the Snif, has not been as popular. Meanwhile, the library has surprisingly risen in popularity, and some...

Are Field Trips Worth It?

Photo Credit: Louisa Gao '18

June 1, 2017

Field trips enrich your knowledge on your subjects. Instead of just having a pen- to-paper education in the classroom, field trips allow us to experience 3D real world applications of the things we’ve learned in our plain 2d textbooks. A student would not be likely to remember the millions of facts...

Commencement

Angel Song '18

May 27, 2017

As the end of the year approaches, students at Loomis Chaffee, most of them which are seniors, are busy preparing for the commencement. Commencement takes place on May 28th, a Sunday two weeks before students leave for summer vacation. To the seniors, it marks the end of  of their high school career on...

The Special Olympic Experience

Photo Credit: Angel Song '18

May 15, 2017

Waking up at 6:30 AM on a Sunday morning usually would not appeal to me; however, on this particular Sunday, I would be having my first Special Olympics experience. In the few weeks before the event, the campus was buzzing with hype about it, so when I woke up in the early hours of Sunday, May 7th, I...

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