The Loomis Chaffee Log

“Be The Change That You Want To See In The World.” – Pete Dominick Convocation

Pete Dominick Convocation

May 3, 2017

The Earth week, as one of the most meaningful annual events at Loomis, advocates the sustainability on campus and reminds us of the importance of environmental friendliness. On Earth Day, April 26th, Loomis Chaffee invited Pete Dominick as a guest speaker for the convocation to talk about his opinions on e...

Lice on Campus!

Photo Courtesy of Anh Nguyen '17

April 26, 2017

A few weeks ago, the news that no boarder wants to hear was announced to the dorms of the school- cases of lice had been found campus. Following the horrified outcries of girls in the dorm and the thorough combing of hair, what happened to the lice outbreak? According to Olivia Malcolmson, a freshma...

Is prom overrated?

Is prom overrated?

April 14, 2017

As the pond starts flooding and the Seniors start sliding, prom is just around the corner. You can smell it in the air. Adorable promposals lurking in the bushes behind the RAC, enthusiastic discussions about prom dresses weaving into dining hall conversations, or rushed emails from the prom committee ...

Is a college education really necessary? Does where you go matter?

April 14, 2017

For over a quarter of the students attending Loomis Chaffee, their journey as a Pelican is approaching the end. From freshman orientation to sophomore retreat, it’s almost surreal how quickly time has passed for our seniors. With the final college decisions rolling in, the first chapter of their live...

Whining

Whining

April 14, 2017

Loomis students complain so much that it’s practically a second nature. Almost everyone, especially I, grumble so much that grumbling has become the norm. But I don’t think that it’s necessarily just a Loomis problem, I think that it’s a high-school-student problem. From what I’ve seen, high sch...

Get Out and See “Get Out”

Photo Credit: AP Images

April 14, 2017

“Get Out,” director Jordan Peele’s first movie, is destined for classic status. Already well known for his comedy sketch “Key and Peele,” Peele combines suspense, thrill, and humor while providing powerful allegory on race in this extraordinary film. This may seem like a lot to accomplish o...

Ne Cede Malis

February 16, 2017

"Inspiring, motivational and powerful." These are just some of the words to describe Michael "Mykee" Fowlin, who visited the campus on Saturday with his one-man act, "You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me" to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. His powerful display of four fictional chara...

Foreign Languages Are Really Really Cool

Photo Credit: Ahn Nguyen '17

February 8, 2017

It is simply a fact that being fluent in more than one language will help you in life. Before I dive into my very pro-language argument, I’ll recap my language education. As most kids did, I learned Spanish in elementary school. Then, I had a brief stint with Dutch in fifth grade. Eventually, I swit...

Chicago Beating: The Aftermath

Photo Courtesy of Mary Anne Porto '16

February 8, 2017

On January 5th, 2017, four African-American young adults in Chicago attacked and tortured an 18-year-old white man with mental health challenges for five hours, while live streaming the whole event to Facebook. The sickening video showed the attackers kicking and punching the victim, cutting at his c...

Democracy or BS?

Photo Credit: CLAUDIA

December 20, 2016

For the second time in five elections, a result in which a candidate lost the popular vote yet won the presidency has voters questioning, criticizing, and outright condemning the Electoral College. Any thorough analysis of the Electoral College not only justifies such reactions from the American peo...

James Maas

December 20, 2016

Over the course of the past six years, Dr. James Maas has been welcomed onto the Loomis Chaffee campus to speak to the student body on two separate occasions. The first time Dr. Maas spoke to the school, the administration was compelled enough by his words to push back Loomis’s morning start time i...

I-Term

December 20, 2016

It can probably be agreed upon by many that at Loomis we miss out on a lot of interesting activities because of our very busy schedules. BUT WAIT! The I-term might be a solution. So what is an I-term? An I-term is a period of time where students would have the opportunity to diverge from their n...

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