Loomis Chaffee Log http://www.lclog.org Loomis Chaffee's Student Newspaper en Copyright 2014, Loomis Chaffee Log Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:21:57 +0100 60 Newscoop http://www.lclog.org/templates/images/logo-rss.gif Loomis Chaffee Log http://www.lclog.org 147 49 Movie Review: Pathos and Passion Fall Flat as Iron Man Comes to a Close http://www.lclog.org/en/30/opinion/533 <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:51 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/opinion/533 A Limited Oligarchy http://www.lclog.org/en/30/opinion/532 <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:51 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/opinion/532 Overview of the Junior Year: Myth Busting the Fire Truck http://www.lclog.org/en/30/opinion/531 <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:51 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/opinion/531 The Notorious Senior Slide: Junior vs. Senior http://www.lclog.org/en/30/opinion/530 <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:51 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/opinion/530 An Indomitable Chinese Soul http://www.lclog.org/en/30/opinion/529 <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:51 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/opinion/529 LC's Teacher of the Year http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/528 <img src="http://www.lclog.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000000341.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> From the very first moment I walked into Mr. Pukstas’ Latin II classroom, I immediately sensed something different. Latin, commonly referred to as a so-called ‘dead’ language, began to jump off the page. Mr. Pukstas resurrected Latin for me, and in doing so, opened my eyes to the hidden beauty intrinsic to the works of Vergil and other poets.  <br clear="all"> Features Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:37 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/528 Prom Committee: Behind the Scenes http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/527 It’s that time of the year again. Spring term hurtles past with summer on its heels. As you may have noticed from the abundance of delighted couples in post-promposal pictures flooding our Facebook pages, the biggest dance of the year is nearing. Prom night, supposedly the most memorable night of one’s high school career, again appears on the radar. <br clear="all"> Features Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:37 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/527 "Promposal" 101 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/526 <img src="http://www.lclog.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000000340.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Spring time has rolled around and now it’s time for Prom. Someone once said that her favorite season is spring because of all the prom proposals, or as I like to call them, promposals. Although this is usually a great time to show off that creativity that has been building up for four years, some people still have trouble figuring out how to ask their special someone. Here’s an A-Z guide with examples from your senior class this year. <br clear="all"> Features Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:37 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/526 The Life and Times of Paul Lee '15 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/525 I asked Paul how his view of the school changed since freshman year. Nostalgically reminiscing, he recalled, “When I first came to this school I knew there would be very talented people here.” His initial perception of Loomis reminded me how much my life has changed since first stepping on campus last September. <br clear="all"> Features Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:37 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/525 Loomistory: Comparing the 20th Century to the 21st http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/524 Travel back in time and imagine yourself on the Island about thirty years from now.  <br clear="all"> Features Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:37 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/524 "A Night at the Theater" http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/523 <img src="http://www.lclog.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000000338.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Each spring we return to the humble seats of our little red barn, eagerly awaiting to see the theatrical works of the many, many students enrolled dedicated to scriptwriting. And by “many”, I mean two to three students enrolled in Loomis Chaffee’s Playwriting and Directing course. Although “One Acts Playwriting Festival” no longer adorns the event’s playbills, the redesigned, reimagined, and revamped Loomis Chaffee Playwriting and Directing Studio retains the true spirit of the NEO’s annual Spring show.  <br clear="all"> Features Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:37 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/523 Dance Review: A Review http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/522 <img src="http://www.lclog.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000000336.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Loomis Chaffee's Dance Company Performs For Sell-Out Crowds! With its artistic choreography, colorful costumes, and, of course, expressive dancing, Loomis Chaffee's Dance Revue left audiences stunned thanks to its epic array of artistic expression. <br clear="all"> Features Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:37 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/features/522 Reaching The Finish Line: A Reflection on The College Process http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/521 Arriving at the end of a race is a different experience for everyone. For some of us, the delightful disbelief of victory courses through our veins as we exuberantly greet the finish line swollen with pride.  For others, the numbness weighs down on our limbs, accentuating the weariness we’ve felt throughout the entire process: junior year, summer internships, the leadership positions, senior fall, the early decision showdowns, and ultimately, the results: the wake up call, the dust kicked in our faces by those that finished before us.  <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:27 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/521 PSO's "Canstruction" Brings Hunger Awareness http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/520 <img src="http://www.lclog.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000000334.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> On the Sunday of May 19th, as a cloud of smoke and music encompassed the quad, five students completed their can-sculpted masterpiece in the SNUG. The grilled burgers of the dorms’ barbecue cookouts were recreated using cans, bread loaves, boxes, and --under the permission of a librarian-- old library books. With some help from some SNUG denizens, they brought to Loomis Chaffee hunger awareness in the mere span of an hour. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:27 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/520 Contrary to Popular Belief... http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/519 Senior Spring was the term that I was going to be that cool, super relaxed, carefree kid. You know the ones that slowly stride down the hallway to Founders when you have to be somewhere. The kids whose slim backpacks silently mock the corpulence of your own 25-pound back-breaker. Well, I was going to become one.  <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:27 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/519 "Richmond Hall" To Become LC's Eleventh Dormitory http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/518 In he fall of Loomis’s centennial year, a new dorm will stand on the Island.  The hill behind Kravis Hall, in what is now adjacent to the Admissions parking lot, will soon become a construction site, with the groundbreaking beginning on Saturday, May 25. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:27 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/518 Senior Projects Display Students' Passions http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/517 <img src="http://www.lclog.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000000330.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Every year, the senior projects are a popular catalyst for discussion throughout the school. Started by Mr. Merrill and Mr. Neary in 1992, the senior projects that we know and love today were started to allow seniors with a minimum grade point average of a 3.33 to receive exemptions from their classes and exams two weeks before graduation. Some examples of past projects include studying the religious and psychological causes of lucid dreaming, turning Tea-winning essays into poems, and creating a comparative study of two middle schools within differing socio-economic neighborhoods. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:27 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/517 Student Recitals Provide Spring Term Entertainment http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/516 <img src="http://www.lclog.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000000329.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> What better is there to do than listen to some classical music on a spring evening? At 7:26, I strolled to the Hubbard from my dorm for a recital that was to start at 7:30. (the perks of living in Harman!) I admired the sunset as the warm spring breeze caressed my arms and face. On Monday, May 20th and Wednesday, May 22nd the Hubbard Performance Hall held recitals of most professional players, some performances serving as finales to their Loomis musical career. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:27 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/516 The Year That Was at Loomis Chaffee http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/515 From the chickens to the new lights on the football field, from the Founders fire to the controversial sex rule, from performances in the NEO and Hubbard to excellence on the athletic fields, the students epitomized Loomis’s school motto during the year of 2012-2013. Upperclassmen and underclassmen alike found new challenges—some big, some small—and undertook them all with perseverance and determination. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:27 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/515 Marchetti, Baxter, and Kosanovich Among Eighteen Departing Faculty and Staff http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/514 As the 2012-13 academic year draws to a close, the Loomis Chaffee community bids farewell to seventeen departing faculty and staff members, whose years of service to the school range from one to forty-three.  The LC community will certainly miss them, and all of us here at the Log wish them  well in their future endeavors.  <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:27 +0100 http://www.lclog.org/en/30/news/514