“I’ve grown so much”: An Interview with the School Chair

The Thacher School Chair, chosen annually, is a senior who has been selected by his or her peers as the student leader of the school. Eric Anthony Oregel is the senior elected to this position for the academic year of 2017.  Eric runs assemblies, acts as a member of the Judicial Council, heads the Community … Continue reading “I’ve grown so much”: An Interview with the School Chair

When I Was 17: Mr. Okpalugo

When I Was Seventeen: Mr. Okpalugo At the ripe age of seventeen, the widely-loved Mr. Okpalugo: current history teacher, basketball coach, Black Student Union advisor, among other things, was a junior at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. He was an international boarding student at Deerfield, with his family living in the United Kingdom at the time. … Continue reading When I Was 17: Mr. Okpalugo

A Tool for the Obsolete?

It began in casual conversation. Senior Peter Schmidt ‘17 was discussing a recent EAC survey with a friend when the two landed on the topic of Facebook. A nearby freshman overheard and interjected, “Wait, you have a Facebook?” She was astonished at the possibility of an 18-year-old high school student using Facebook. Peter made little … Continue reading A Tool for the Obsolete?

TEDxThacherSchool: A Resounding Success Thanks to Two Passionate Thacher Students

On the evening of October 7th, students from Thacher and all across the Ojai Valley - Nordhoff High School, Ojai Valley School, Villanova, and Oak Grove - came on campus and congregated in the Milligan Center to witness the spreading of new ideas. Behind this spectacular event were two ambitious and dedicated students working since … Continue reading TEDxThacherSchool: A Resounding Success Thanks to Two Passionate Thacher Students

“What California does, the country follows.”— Interview with the EAC

The Environmental Action Committee is a student organization which aims to improve Thacher’s overall sustainability through a variety of environmental initiatives. The EAC is one of the largest and most wide-reaching clubs, and actively works to protect and improve Thacher’s environment. Headed by Liam Kirkpatrick ‘17 and Peter Schmidt ‘17, the EAC will undoubtedly be … Continue reading “What California does, the country follows.”— Interview with the EAC

In Memory of Marvin H. Shagam

Written By Mary Yan '18 and Griffin Somaratne '18 Generation after generation of Thacher students have seen the tilted cap and the thick vibrant scarves. We have heard the worldly and aware assembly announcements and have basked in the glow of Marvin H. Shagam. Formal dinners at his iconic table by the southeast corner window … Continue reading In Memory of Marvin H. Shagam