A Head Waiter’s Crucible

“I don’t get it,” the faculty at the table told me. What do you mean you don’t get it, I thought. That joke was pure gold. How could you not see its ingenuity? The others at the table traded uncomfortable glances, the same hesitant and worrisome faces one makes when their parents discuss the taboo.…

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A Complex Geopolitical Quagmire

Over the past four years, it has been an ‘unspoken law’ that each grade inhabits their own, specific spaces on campus. While freshmen riot on the knoll or in the commons, sophomores generally lock themselves in their dorm rooms. Meanwhile, juniors and seniors spend their entire year living within the heart of the Thacher campus:…

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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…

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In Search of the New Thacher Library

Home to over 20,000 books, 70 periodicals, and a host of online magazines, newspapers, and ebooks, the library is the academic heart of the Thacher campus. By day, the space offers a light social environment and by night, the library becomes a haven for upperclassmen looking to study. Often times, however, students struggle to find…

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