The Loomis Chaffee Log

New Interim Head of School: Mr. Webster Trenchard

October 19, 2019

By Eliza Nelson There are very few Pelicans that would trade our warm fall weather for the freezing New England winter, but Mr. Trenchard, the Assistant Head of School and our new interim Head of School, disagrees. He shared this, and other interesting insights, in a recent interview about his ...

Loomis Chaffee Students Travel to Iceland

Loomis Chaffee Students Travel to Iceland

October 18, 2019

Drinking from pools of clear water to ten-hour hikes, the students of Loomis Chaffee had the opportunity to travel this summer and experience the beauty of a nation known for their environmental friendliness. Iceland offered a grand, unique splendor that emerged in its incredible landscape, generous peo...

Our Time: Students Standing in Solidarity for the Environment

Our Time: Students Standing in Solidarity for the Environment

October 18, 2019

Grab your bullhorns! Along with hundreds of thousands of students around the world from 150 countries, Loomis joined the National Youth Climate Strike on September 18, 2019.  The strike, coming a day before the UN Climate Action Summit brought awareness towards the ever-growing issue of clima...

Melange: The Return of Snow

Photo Credit: Shlok Sharma '19

January 23, 2019

By Shlok Sharma '19 At last, Loomis Chaffee has snow! Winter, for better or for worse, has always been characterized by a few notable things. The colors red and green, for example, which signal the holiday season and the influx of Mariah Carey and Wham! songs that will play on repeat. Warm cook...

(Satire): A Defense of the Flat Earth Postulate

October 20, 2018

By Monica Kim '19 *Disclaimer: This article and its writer has no intention to be informative nor has any opinion on the theory’s validity.  The Earth is flat. This idea has been available in public for years, and the number of its believers has not quite increased but still stayed stabl...

Are Movies Getting Worse?

October 14, 2018

By Natalie Halsey '20 Though many Loomis students enjoy popular blockbusters, I disagree with the endless line of “okay” adaptations, “nice but forgettable” sequels, and new stories and voices lost to the golden cash cow of safe investments.  While popular and family-friendly franchise...

“A Quiet Place” Review

April 24, 2018

  In about three days, the Walt Disney Company is going to release “The Avengers: Infinity War” film, which is projected to have a near half-billion dollar opening weekend. “The Avengers: Infinity War” is a decade in the making, spawning from narrative efforts put in motion since the 2...

Earth Week on The Island!

Photo Credit: Stephanie Zhang'21

April 11, 2018

As the seasons slowly morph from winter to spring, flowers buds pop through the snow, seeking the slightly warmer weather. Spring is almost here, and Earth Week has dawned upon us!! The E-Proctors, Ag-Proctors, and Project Green Leaders have worked hard and planned a week filled with exciting and eco-friendly...

The Big Switch

Photo Credit: Monica Kim

April 6, 2018

Loomis Chaffee has experienced a big change regarding the dining service in the last year. Our conversion into Flik Dining Service caused some controversy in the overall satisfaction and such compared to the one from last year. In our community, we hear some students complaining about the dining service:...

Carbon Monoxide Crisis

Photo Credit: Grace Lawrence

April 2, 2018

On the fateful evening of Monday, the 26th of February, residents of Cutler Hall detected the smell of gas around 6 p.m. on the first floor. Mrs. Donegan, the dorm head of Cutler also smelled gas and immediately took action. Reflecting on her experience, she mentioned, “When I stepped into the hallway...

The Winter Sports Banquet

Photo Credit: Athletic Department

April 2, 2018

On Sunday March 25, 2018, the Winter Sports Banquet was held in Hubbard Auditorium. The event started with Sue Cabot giving opening remarks about how the winter went overall, especially with a new strengthening program fully implemented and used by varsity athletes. Then a slideshow was presented in...

The Famous U.S. History Research Paper: Student update

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March 22, 2018

Since the beginning of the winter term, most juniors have started their United States history research project. Students are encouraged to explore the topics they are interested in with the help of their history teachers and our skillful librarians. Lucy Shao ’19 shares her experience when writing...

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