Club of the Week: Spectrum

As one of the many budding clubs at Thacher, Spectrum will be showing more of itself this year. Led by Peter Ammons, Elsabet Jones, and Hayden Howard, Spectrum focuses on the gay-straight alliance as well as the flourishing gay community both inside and outside of the school. Why did you get involved in Spectrum? Hayden:…

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Thacher Hacks: Dorm Life

Boarding school – a school where students reside during the semester   -Merriam-Webster Dictionary Contrary to Webster’s simple definition for the path we have all chosen, students at Thacher do not reside—we survive. Though riding a half-ton animal at blazing speeds can be seen like a challenge, one of the biggest adjustments can be living in…

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Thanks For The Advice

Truman Hanks CdeP 2014 writes to us from Stanford just in time for the crunch of finals and end-of-year assessments. Every morning at Stanford University, almost all of the seven thousand undergraduates are woken up by one means or another, whether it’s an alarm clock, snoring roommate, or seemingly incessant construction. But as the year…

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Just Our Luck

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…

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