Derf Nameloc: Viking Warrior

Years ago, Mr. Fred Coleman was sitting with a group of students in the Thacher Dining Hall on a dreary Sunday afternoon. The students were going around the table figuring out what their names sounded like backwards.  When it was his turn, Mr. Coleman stood up and proudly announced, “DERF NAMELOC: VIKING WARRIOR.” So what…

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“I Really Love Adventure”

A young boy sits watching television at his grandparents house. Suddenly, a commercial appears of majestic burros shaking their heads free from desert dust. “Are you interested in adopting one of these burros?” the voice asks. “Yeah, I’ll take a free donkey!” the young boy exclaims. He scrawls down the phone number displayed on the…

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Colorblind

On May 27, 2013 Nu Xiong CdeP 2013 led a discussion among faculty on a number of issues regarding her perceptions of diversity at the school. Over her years at Thacher, she constantly examined and reflected on diversity and multiculturalism on campus, specifically focusing on students of color. Her initial personal reflection began as a…

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Fire Away

Thacher Students Take Sides in the Gun Control Debate In a disagreement this fall about guns and gun control on the Pergola, contentious sentiments were thrown around by several Thacher seniors. Although in the Thacher bubble, the issues and contentious ideas around guns, the Second Amendment, and gun control permeate the boundaries of Perimeter Road.…

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