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…

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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…

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Madonna’s Candy Corn, Tent Sales, and Crying on the Floor: Peggy Orenstein Weighs In

Recently, Thacher had the privilege of hosting celebrated author and journalist Peggy Orenstein as a visiting educator. Ms. Orenstein is the author of critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Girls and Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, and Waiting for Daisy, and is also a contributor to various publications such as Time, the Atlantic, the LA…

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Thacher’s Best Kept Secret: Condoms on Campus

“They will never make condoms available.” “The school isn’t allowed to distribute condoms.” “That would contradict Thacher’s Intimacy Policy.” “Thacher should provide the necessary protection on campus to protect us from STD’s.” “There needs to be a way for Thacher students to shamelessly pick up condoms on campus.” “What kind of message do we send…

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Stressed? New Programs Hope to Help

It’s no secret that Thacher is one of the most demanding schools in the country, so it should come as no surprise that Thacher students can experience mental and emotional distress when feeling anxious or overwhelmed. When left unaddressed, these feelings of stress and anxiety can lead to negative results for students’ overall well-being. Mental…

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“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…

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