The Loomis Chaffee Log

How Much is Too Much?

Illustration by Claudia Liu '17

May 15, 2016

As springtime rolls around and students slowly wake up from winter, everyone, with the exception of the seniors, are scrambling to join clubs and fill leadership positions. The length of the Daily Bulletin just seems to get longer as applications for Head Alumni Ambassador, Tour Guide, Peer Counselor...

Editorial: The Doomed “Cruzification”

AP Photo/Darron Cummings

May 12, 2016

The opinions represented in this article do not represent those of the Log or of Loomis Chaffee. One can contact the Log Staff and submit letters or articles via the official Log email, [email protected] “With a heavy heart but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign,” sai...

Opinion: Is Donald Trump Really the Most Dangerous Candidate?

Photo Courtesy of Anh Nguyen '17

May 9, 2016

The opinions represented in this article do not represent those of the Log or of Loomis Chaffee. One can contact the Log Staff and submit letters or articles via the official Log email, [email protected] From “they’re criminals; they’re rapists” to “Islam hates us,” Donald Trump has really tested the bounds of what is con...

Privacy: Beyond the Four-Digit Passcode

Joey Mink demonstrates outside the Apple store on Fifth Avenue, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in New York. Protesters assembled in more than 30 cities around the world to lash out at the FBI for obtaining a court order that requires Apple to make it easier to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a gunman in December's mass murders in California. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

April 14, 2016

December 2, 2015 marked the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11. The attackers, married couple Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people and wounded 22 in a shooting spree that took place in the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, effectively catalyzing ...

Ye’ or Nay

Image courtesy of Anh Nguyen

March 2, 2016

An apologist is one who defends a controversial topic. Now, hesitatntly, I am willing to admit to subscribing to Kanye West apologism. I think that Yeezy Boosts are overpriced, that there are definitely more Kanye West songs that I have never heard than I actually know, and that ‘Ye and I probably wouldn...

Activism on Campus: What’s in a Name?

Photo courtesy of Olivia Mccaughey

March 2, 2016

My most vivid memory from freshman year undoubtedly was standing outside of Mason Hall during Mr. Henderson’s World History class. At the time, World History students were in the midst of our “Windsor History” unit, in which we learned about the different Native American tribes in the Connecticut...

Replying All: The Senior Email Controversy

Photo Courtesy of Internet Explorer

March 2, 2016

As a four-year senior at Loomis I’ve had the privilege of meeting people who are extremely different than I. As a white, blonde, female student from the middle class, I found this to be quite an easy task. Growing up in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, I was engulfed in cultural homogeneity; every home...

The Dreaded Research Paper

March 2, 2016

Honestly, I never knew much about the infamous junior research paper until this year. Whether it was just a cruel myth sponsored by the senior class, or actually the debacle of every junior’s year, I didn’t have a reason to care too much as an underclassman. Now, as a junior, I do. There are way...

Mental Health Stats Show Need for Progress

Mental Health Stats Show Need for Progress

January 29, 2016

My Junior year at LC, deans and teachers alike continually encouraged us to give a talk in the common good and become a leader in the community. So, shaking violently behind the podium in Hubbard, I stood in front of my class and expressed concern over the school’s disregard for mental health. At Loomis, s...

The Nation’s Response to Violence

President Barack Obama listens to a question during a Tumblr forum from the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 10, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

January 29, 2016

The ironic reality lies within the idea that the weapons we use to ensure our safety are now being used to threaten it. Guns, a controversy in America for decades, have finally revealed the true extent of their power in 2015. The mass shootings in both San Bernardino Starting from the mass shootings in San Bern...

Common Journalistic Gripes: A Listicle

January 29, 2016

Two schools of thought used to dominate the journalism world: 1) the old school, with strict adherence to fact checking, copy editing, and proof reading, making sure that journalists knew as much as they could before releasing their information to their readers in official, style-guided, publications, and...

Mad Max Reception

January 29, 2016

Soon after the release of Mad Max: Fury Road, the internet was flooded with reviews that bashed George Miller for turning the beloved series into “feminist propaganda.” The film was also praised for a refreshing story told through brilliant imagery and cinematography. As Presidents of the Loomis Cha...

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