Toad Trends: A Brief Account of Fashion

By Daisy Lawrence '20 Thacher students are not only intelligent and diverse but are also notorious for their wardrobes. When students enter our school, their idea of clothing expands to fit all aspects of the Thacher schedule. Starting in freshman year, students go from pajamas to mucking clothes, day clothes to riding clothes/sports clothes, and … Continue reading Toad Trends: A Brief Account of Fashion

Part III: The Unspoken View: Conservatism at Thacher

Several conservative students expressed frustration with the fact that President Donald Trump has become emblematic of all conservatives, contributing to the false perception of conservatives. Preston Brailer, a conservative sophomore, remarked in an interview with me that, “At Thacher, having expressed our views as being different from the mainstream liberal opinion, people have assumed that … Continue reading Part III: The Unspoken View: Conservatism at Thacher

Part II: The Unspoken View: Conservatism at Thacher

Faculty and staff members at Thacher had a few theories when asked about what causes conservatives to be cast in the role of the “antagonistic other.” Assistant Director of Admissions Christopher Thomas stated that, “The “Thacher Bubble” serves as a liberal echo chamber at times, which only further alienates conservative students.” Mr. Okpalugo also seemed … Continue reading Part II: The Unspoken View: Conservatism at Thacher

Part I: The Unspoken View: Conservatism at Thacher

“Silenced.” “Hushed.” “Isolated.” “Marginalized.” These are just a few of the words Thacher faculty and students alike used to describe one population of Thacher’s community. Who are these supposedly downtrodden people? These people are your team captains, your lab partners, your teachers, your roommates, perhaps even your best friends. If these students appear to be … Continue reading Part I: The Unspoken View: Conservatism at Thacher