Club of the Week: The Writing Center

The Writing Center is one of Thacher’s newer clubs that is bound to become an indispensable resource in the upcoming years. Led by Grace Callander, Katie Rauner, and Cole Anderson, the club has worked hard this year to be more accessible to students at Thacher in need of writing help. What do you have in … Continue reading Club of the Week: The Writing Center

“I chose a career where I learn every day.”

Jael Hernández-Vasquez, our new Latin and Spanish teacher, brings a unique perspective to campus. Mr. Hernández-Vasquez grew up in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to New York City at the age of 11.  Passionate about education, languages, and social equality, a few of his reflections and experiences follow. What was it like immigrating to New … Continue reading “I chose a career where I learn every day.”

“Inside, it’s yours forever.”

Helena Sadlak, our new part-time Spanish teacher at Thacher, grew up in Torun, Poland. She stayed in Poland for university and studied French Romance Philology before getting her master’s degree in the town of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. From there, her passion for traveling was born. Since then, she has traveled all around the world, … Continue reading “Inside, it’s yours forever.”

The Essence of Ojai

Serena Warren '16, a current senior, has spent the fall trimester capturing environmental portraits of various farmers and artists under the guidance of David Kepner. Environmental portraiture focuses on portraying an individual in their organic environment. By photographing these individuals, Serena has illuminated their unique stories and the influence of Ojai on their artistic visions … Continue reading The Essence of Ojai

Students Visit MINERVA Observatory in Arizona

During the weekend of September 18th, five students and three faculty went on a trip to visit the MINERVA project in Arizona. MINERVA (MINiature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array) is an array of four telescopes located at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory. “The purpose of the trip,” Dr. Swift remarked, “was to explore the possibility of … Continue reading Students Visit MINERVA Observatory in Arizona