Sporadic, artistic, yet grounded in her love of astronomy, Yao Yin breaks Thacher's norms, while holding them close.
From Jared Diamond to William Faulkner, the Thacher Faculty's taste in literature does not disappoint.
The Marvin Shagam Initiative for Ethics and Global Citizenship, piloted by Mr. Jacobsen and Mr. Shagam, hopes to educate students about global affairs and foreign cultures. The program has three elements: a speaker series, curricular development, and international student travel. The speaker series has already begun, with Dr. John Lenczowski CdeP 1967 coming to speak … Continue reading The Marvin Shagam Inititative for Ethics and Global Citizenship
I wanted the silver dollar— a keepsake of horseback riding for the year with my name printed in type among all the other names. I wanted the legacy and the triumph. They said it would take courage, skill, and luck. What they truly meant was that I needed persistence and the ability to listen and … Continue reading Just Our Luck
The dining hall juice machine has undergone a recent update. The door of the machine was replaced with a new door that has electronics that can switch the type of juice dispensed. With this update, the juice machine not only dispenses juice, but also transitions to “enhanced water” after breakfast. This change is controversial within … Continue reading Juice or Enhanced Water?
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
After a vacation in Ojai and a curiosity for the culture that is the American boarding school, Vibhuti Patel took a childless admissions tour of the Thacher campus. As her tour concluded, she struck up a conversation with Mr. Mulligan, who suggested she come teach as an Anacapa Scholar. Ms. Patel accepted the offer during … Continue reading Anacapa Scholar Talks Books and Gandhi