Published on May 7, 2013 by Pim Senanarong in News
Held in the Snug on April 12th from 7pm to 11pm, Cultural Outburst serves as an opportunity for the Loomis community to get a taste and feel of the different cultures represented in our student body. Students from thirty-one countries come together to represent their country to their peers and faculty. The list of countries represented range from Italy to Thailand, giving LC students a truly comprehensive global experience as well as a lot of good food! The event marks Cultural Outburst’s third year on campus as a much-anticipated Loomis tradition.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Hannah McCarthy-Potter in News
With incoming spring weather comes, singing birds, study halls on the quad, and a returning season of Ultimate Frisbee. Unlike typical Frisbee played in the late afternoon amongst Seniors enjoying the perks of Springtime, Ultimate Frisbee consists of two coed teams: a club team and a competitive club team.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Penelope Shao in News
Are you looking for someone to talk to? Looking for peers who listen, care, and understand? Welcome to the Oyster Club. Inspired by the convocation of Dr. Mykee Fallon, Gabby Roncone ‘15 and Olivia Shin ‘15 decided to use his idea and create a place where people can take off their masks and openly discuss the obstacles they face.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Erika Purdy in News
If you’ve been anywhere near the track or the gym in the past week, you’ve either seen the new lights or heard of their installation. The installation, started less than a week ago. Four of them now stand around the outside of Pratt field, imposing and vertigo-inducing. They’re a great addition to the campus, but what prompted the school to install permanent lights instead of renting them when needed?
Published on May 7, 2013 by Reinaldo Maristani in News
President Obama visited the University of Hartford on Monday April 8, 2013. This article details the various topics and themes of President Obama's speech.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Administrator in News
Renowned Poet Billy Collins Visits Campus and the 2013-2014 Student Council Officers Have Been Elected.
Published on May 7, 2013 by John Macdonald in News
Every year, the Green Schools Alliance sponsors a nationwide competition: The Green Cup Challenge. This challenge promotes energy reduction in a fun manner.Entered schools are required to submit a baseline energy usage before the competition begins, followed by a total energy usage for each subsequent week. At the end of the month, the school with the highest percent reduction is awarded the first place prize.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Pim Senanarong in News
Ambitious and resourceful freshmen Hannah Mccarthy Potter and Ellen O’Brien are in the progress of initiating and constructing their very own benefit to be held next year in the winter term. If all goes according to plan, the two entrepreneurs are going to be holding “Beautiful Lengths,” a benefit that will donate hair to cancer patients for natural wigs, from February to March 2013 at Loomis.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Michael Horowicz in News
The nation stood still on Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013. Bombs that went off along the final stretch of the Boston Marathon stunned the nation, and the international running community as a whole.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Kenny Kim in News
The College Series is a three part series. This part is a reflection on the process as a whole.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Paul Lee in Features
Any time you have free time on a Wednesday, venture down to the basement of the Katherine Brush Library and peer into the Archives. If you are lucky enough, you might be able to meet an old, wizardly man with a silver beard, sparkling blue eyes, and an air of experience and wisdom. Thinking of a certain Hogwarts headmaster?
Published on May 7, 2013 by Annie Ferreira in Features
A capella is having a moment right now. Some people might credit the sleeper hit Pitch Perfect that came out last fall. Starring Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, and Brittany Snow, the movie features a struggling college a capella group that sing and dance their way to the top.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Karen Cha in Features
I love the fact that I was asked to write this article, because probably no one on this forsaken island, let alone earth, is more biased when it comes to these “cutest roomies”. Literally, I chuckle at the thought.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Aurelie Liu in Features
Cultural diversity has always been essential to the Loomis Chaffee community. Students from multiple different backgrounds can be found in every one of our classrooms. Being an international student myself, I understand the challenges and excitement of setting foot into a whole new country soon to be called home.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Esmeralda Mejia in Features
An Evening of Restaurant Dining, a new program from the Loomis Chaffee Dining Services, is not your average Family Style. Although the experience is held in none other than our very own dining hall, the decorative glasses, neatly arranged napkins and overall grandeur go above and beyond an everyday meal. The event, held in the Parton Room every other week of winter term, has captured the special attention of the Loomis community.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Elizabeth Lee in Features
Fifteen years after its opening in 1914, Loomis Chaffee welcomed its first international student, a young man hailing from Scotland. Now, almost a century after LC’s establishment, students hailing from an astounding thirty-one different countries make up approximately fifteen percent of the student body. From Canada to Bermuda, Australia to Nigeria, the United Kingdom to Vietnam, LC students represent nearly every continent on the planet (with the exception of Antarctica, but we don’t seem to be too far off from there). Find out about the International Student Ambassador program and discover what it's all about.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Felicia Woron in Opinion
I was in an hour’s proximity of Boston on a college visit, sitting in a study abroad info session when my fingers lazily traced the “slide to unlock” on my phone and I began to routinely tap the different apps in an attempt to keep my exhausted mind occupied: Facebook, and then a barely-used Twitter, and then- As soon as I hit the home screen button, I immediately pulled up Twitter once more to read the lone tweet. Prayers for Boston bombings.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Caleb Rudnicki in Opinion
The Nest System: a second look at the proposal discourages eager onlookers
Published on May 7, 2013 by Eliana Zhou in Opinion
Last week, the Rules committee offered a new proposal on a topic brought to awareness two years ago by Fred McNulty (Class of 2011), a new system that would take advisory steps to prevent students from having sexual intercourse. Instead of being placed on Level II status, students participating in sexual intercourse would be placed on Level I under the knowledge of their parents or guardians, dorm heads, and advisers. The students will also have to take sex education classes with a counselor for a minimum of three weeks. Additionally, both students’ interdorm rights would be suspended for the rest of the year.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Felicia Woron in Opinion
An inside look at the motivations and philosophy of vegan, Laura Paddock, contrasted with omnivore Felicia Woron's wonders and worries of the recently popularized diet.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Sara Gershman in Opinion
Having spent months in a wheelchair and crutches, Sara Gershman '14 offers her advice for friendly campus change
Published on May 7, 2013 by Nick Sailor in Sports
With all the hype and media attention centered on the NCAA Men’s Tournament, the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament provided just as many, if not more, intriguing story lines. Going into the tournament, Big East teams UConn and Notre Dame looked to seriously contend for the national title. However, no team looked more intimidating than the Bears of Baylor University.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Alexandra Smith in Sports
Every high school athlete dreams of sitting down on National Signing Day and signing their National Letter of Intent to play for the college of their dreams. “National Signing Day” refers to the first day that any high school senior can sign his or her National Letter of Intent, a letter that will allow them to compete for any school that is a part of the NCAA.
Published on May 7, 2013 by John Furlong in Sports
After 65 Years, the "Spoon Game" comes to an abrupt end. Since 1947, Loomis Chaffee and Kent have competed against each other for glorious possession of “The Spoon”; this enlarged utensil (which a Kent player allegedly stole from the residence of LC’s headmaster in the 1920s) serves as the trophy for the annual football game between the two schools.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Sarah Horowitz in Writer's Melange
The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and spring has finally sprung! After all of the chilling nights, heavy jackets, sour throats, and frozen toes, the world has awoken from its wintery hibernation, and embraced us with a verdant hug. Everything now beams with lushness and vitality, no branch without blooms and no cloud without a silver lining. The world flourishes with possibility again, and chefs throughout the nation sharpen their knifes and tie their aprons more firmly around their waists in preparation for this year’s delicious potential.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Stephanie Yiu in Writer's Melange
It’s spring term, and you all know what that means: time to try something new. Courage is just seven letters, and yet it is not easy to have. How can we be courageous?
Published on May 7, 2013 by Alyssa Reamy in Writer's Melange
I feel like I’m cursed when it comes to guys. It seems that there aren’t many guys here at school looking for serious relationships, and if they are, they certainly aren’t interested in me. Should I just give up on finding my prince now and save myself the embarrassment?
Published on May 7, 2013 by Michael Horowicz in Writer's Melange
Hello! Welcome back to Runners’ High. After a brief hiatus, I’m glad to be back and answering any and all of your questions.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Alexandra Smith in Writer's Melange
With the coming of each spring comes a boatload of new styles in clothes, hair, makeup, and even nails. Stars ranging from Beyoncé to Katy Perry are more willing to go out on a limb with their nails than they ever were before, and they rock these new fresh new mani’s. While your classic black, pink, and red nails will always be in style, these exciting new trends have a fresh twist that will spice up your average manicure.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Purven Parikh in Writer's Melange
President Barack Obama, who took office during a recession and two failing wars, has done a credible job trying to fix the problems that plague our nation. His most notable achievement during his first term was health-care reform, which may yet help millions of Americans. But, according to The Economist’s article, “How will History See Me?,” in order for Mr. Obama to “earn the mantle of greatness,” he must focus upon three things: the budget, China, and the Middle East.
Published on May 7, 2013 by John Furlong in Writer's Melange
During an interview with Sports Illustrated last June, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell noted his desire to emulate the atmosphere found in European soccer, an environment famous for instances of fans spontaneously breaking out into choreographed song and dance, among other things. Goodell wished to bring this vibe to the United States, and specifically, to pro football. His statement was certainly a bold one.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Kenny Kim in Writer's Melange
On Sunday mornings I am often rudely awakened from the art of recovering hours of sleep lost during the week. My blinds can do nothing to stop the pale yet penetrating rays of the New England sun, which are considerably weaker than the sunlight of my native California but still sufficiently piercing to rouse me from my sleep.
Published on May 7, 2013 by Jack Bradley in Writer's Melange
Uh oh! What’s that sound? Could it be? YUP! ALERT! ALERT! Looks like it’s gonna be a ***GIIIIIRRRLLLS NIIIGHT!!!!****
Published on May 7, 2013 by Pim Senanarong in Writer's Melange
Editor’s Note: This one’s for all you juniors out there...
Afternoons were often spent in much the same fashion; essentially, the days blurred and melted into a huge glop of pallid, forgettable autumn. My constant companion, as predictable and monotonous as the days, was not always a delightful one. But in his own thick-framed, cobalt blue jacketed ways, he managed to occupy most of my tedious October afternoons and nights.