The Loomis Chaffee Log

Are Students Coddled?

Photo by Jeff White/Invision for H&R Block/AP Images

December 17, 2015

In a speech at Morehouse College in 1948, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically”. Over the past several months, student movements on many school campuses across the country have been covered prominently by the media....

Loomis Goes Clubbing

Photo by Liz Jiang '16

December 17, 2015

As inquisitive students of Loomis Chaffee, we look to clubs to supplement our learning by exposing us to topics that we generally do not encounter in our daily education. Especially for those taking many classes, one can join clubs like Acapelicans, Musical Reuve, or Ballroom Dancing if they do not have...

Free to Disagree

Olivia McCaughey '16

December 17, 2015

For as long as they have existed, high school and college campuses have been places where intelligent students contemplate important issues that exist in the world around them. These often controversial topics are brought out for debate, discussion, and protest. In the 1960s, these issues included the...

Benefit for WHOM?

BenBen Singhasaneh '18

December 16, 2015

Constant grunting and complaints fill the atmosphere of the classroom. This inevitable phenomenon and can be witnessed especially during the two short week period from the beginning of the Thanksgiving break to the Winter Break or, as students call it, "Hell week". The last week of school before leaving...

History Field Trips: Beneficial or Useless?

Photo by Patricia Sasser

December 16, 2015

The History field trip program is one that most students are familiar with; the department’s attempt to create a more dynamic learning environment for their students. But are the trips actually effective? Many students question the merit of the trips, wondering whether they are beneficial to their...

Problematically Present at Prison

Persons Incarcerated in the US from 1980 - 2013| info from the Bureau of Justice Statistics| Graphic by Mary Anne Porto '16

October 30, 2015

Here’s a term from Social Psychology class: cognitive dissonance-- conflicting ideals or thoughts, such as my belief before the Social Psychology class trip to prison that what we were doing seemed sort of unethical, which contrasted with my belief that the trip would be worthwhile and...

Transitioning to Dorm Life: New Students Speak Out

BenBen Singhasaneh '18

October 30, 2015

Freshman, new sophomores, and post-graduates are the most common new students at Loomis Chaffee. Students come from an array of places ranging from domestic public/private schools in Connecticut and New York to international schools in countries like China and Russia. With such a variety of students,...

Controversy Engulfs Convocation: Students take advantage of hashtag

Anna Meyer '17

October 30, 2015

From a young age, we are taught to abide by the adage that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it. As a general rule of thumb, this maxim is one we should all follow, regardless of our personal opinions or feelings. While freedom of expression is legitimate, there are instances in which...

Let’s Talk About SEX, LC!

Photo Courtesy of Anna Meyer '17

October 30, 2015

Since the latter half of the twentieth century, sex education has been a vital part of growing up, a rite of passage of sorts. It is that moment in middle school when a teacher (or your parents) tells you about the bird and the bees, and students laugh in order to ease the awkward tension. Faculty,...

The Case Against Veracross

Mary Anne Porto '16

October 30, 2015

One would think that since midterms have passed, the stress level of the student population would have diminished somewhat, but such is not the case. Students still struggle with the constant dilemma brought on by grades and Veracross. This same dilemma can plague any educational institution, though...

Make America Great?

AP Photo/ LN Otero

October 2, 2015

Voting is an important cornerstone of every democracy and a right that needs to be cherished. This leads to the truest form of representation in the country’s government. Ironically, I believe that supporting Donald Trump as the future president of the United States does not offer benefits for our...

NYT: Just One Source?

October 2, 2015

Since 1851, 65 years before Loomis was founded, the New York Times has been bringing readers “all the news that’s fit to print.” This famous motto appears in the top corner of each one of the million print copies circulated every day. Everyone in the newspaper and media industry, including us here...

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