Journalism with Consequences

In light of the murder of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s Turkey consulate, questions regarding the journalist’s death and its impacts on US-Saudi relations have captured the headlines of nearly every major news source. What has grabbed my attention the most, however, has been a question that I find profoundly relevant … Continue reading Journalism with Consequences

Alumna Response to ‘Why Don’t I Have Any Time?’

by Meredith (Bressie) Herrenbruck CdeP 1994 I want to thank you for this article and it is a great question. In asking the question you more likely to find the answer. The current information I am reading that you received from the teachers perspective is: give opportunities to experience, think and grow but not too … Continue reading Alumna Response to ‘Why Don’t I Have Any Time?’

A Guide to Staying Politically Active in Thacher’s Isolated Community

by Malena Solin With today’s headlines highlighting the changes to the United States since the presidential election, the motivation of people to stand up for their beliefs is increasing all over the country. At Thacher, in our isolated community, many students face the struggle of how to make their voices heard to the outside world. Thacher … Continue reading A Guide to Staying Politically Active in Thacher’s Isolated Community

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

Ethical Issues Students Research on California Propositions

This last Sunday, Honors Contemporary Ethical Issues students headed down to the Farmers' Market with handpainted signs and a huge stack of packets summarizing propositions to educate the Ojai public on the California Propositions. They spent the last three weeks researching and debating the propositions, and the Farmers' Market trip was a culmination of the … Continue reading Ethical Issues Students Research on California Propositions

Students Visit MINERVA Observatory in Arizona

During the weekend of September 18th, five students and three faculty went on a trip to visit the MINERVA project in Arizona. MINERVA (MINiature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array) is an array of four telescopes located at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory. “The purpose of the trip,” Dr. Swift remarked, “was to explore the possibility of … Continue reading Students Visit MINERVA Observatory in Arizona