Come for the Cookies, Stay for the Company

The warm aroma of fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies, passionate cheering for the fierce opponents of a ping-pong match, and the muffled chatter of friends are just a few things you are bound to find at Open Home. Governor’s Academy is the only other school in the country can boast the fact that the headmaster’s home…

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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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