Rethinking College

With college acceptances trickling in for Thacher seniors, and juniors beginning to start the process, college related stress is skyrocketing among the upperclassmen. This stress is sparked by an increasing national competition and decreasing acceptance rates, that have now prompted students and parents alike to force themselves to find consolation in not reaching for that … Continue reading Rethinking College

“Earth is way bigger than, like, a sandwich.”

“The Earth is way bigger than, like, a sandwich.” - Jon Swift Indeed it is, and that’s why it’s amazing that the Thacher community has been fortunate enough to welcome Dr. Jon Swift into our community. Many students have met him; Dr. Swift has been a visiting Anacapa scholar in the past. However, the difference … Continue reading “Earth is way bigger than, like, a sandwich.”

The New Social Experiment: How Well Do Thacher Students Adjust to College Life?

It’s move-in day at George Washington University, and thousands of freshmen are gathered at orientation. The sun is beating down at them as their voices echo and overlap throughout all four corners of the quad. A sea of white name tags begin to peel off shirts, the corners of the “Hi, My Name Is:” stickers … Continue reading The New Social Experiment: How Well Do Thacher Students Adjust to College Life?

Thacher’s New Writing and Research Center

The founder of Thacher’s new Writing and Research Center, Ms. Sil Sohn, has dreamed of bringing a writing center to the school ever since she arrived. Having participated in her university’s peer tutoring center and taking note of the many writing centers in boarding schools across the country, she thought the program could bring Thacher … Continue reading Thacher’s New Writing and Research Center

MLK Day Celebrations Return to Thacher

Like most students in the United States, Thacher students will not be in classes on Monday, January 19. However, instead of sleeping in until noon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students will be watching performances by their peers, viewing a documentary, and attending workshops. The events begin tonight, Sunday, January 18 with a keynote … Continue reading MLK Day Celebrations Return to Thacher

Pull Out Your Yucca Cords, It’s Time for EDTs

Mr. Cam Spaulding’s announcement of weekend camping opportunities, as well as the up and coming winter camping trips has sparked renewed interest in faculty-advised weekend trips. These adventures are open to everyone, usually don’t go longer than three days, and very rarely return to campus later than six o’clock. The first of Mr. Spaulding’s trips … Continue reading Pull Out Your Yucca Cords, It’s Time for EDTs

Interview with J. Grace Alden CdeP 1987

With Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day approaching soon on January 19th, it is only fitting to turn our attention to one of the most vital civil rights issues of this generation: transgender rights. This fall, J. Grace Alden CdeP 1987 returned to Thacher and spoke to a packed Room 14 about rejecting her male-gender assignment … Continue reading Interview with J. Grace Alden CdeP 1987