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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Prisoners Review

Prisoners: a Straightforward Thriller Elevated by Incredible Cinematography and Great Performances Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano carry and elevate a film that would be otherwise middling. It’s a clichéd concept executed remarkably well. The dreariness and reality of the situation and the central themes in correlation make the simple premise something more. The…

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Arts Weekend Surprises Many

The 2013 Arts Weekend: The Power of Story, ran from Thursday November 14  to Sunday November 17. It all began with Malika Ndlovu’s performance of Turning and Re-Turning at the outdoor theatre. Lexie Kirkwood ‘14 said the performance was, “an awesome piece that synthesized demonstrations of cultural practice and her own poetry.” Other students also…

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A Board Game of Thrones

It is discussed in the dining hall. People study it on computer screens. Tempers flare in heated arguments over strategy about it. Students stay up all part of the night revising their plans. This stress isn’t due to the college process, a research project or even for a test. No, this is serious. This is…

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Fall Sports Wrap-Up

We already covered football and cross country, but how did the other half fare? Varsity Girls Tennis played a strong season finishing 11-4 and making it to the third round of the CIF championships. Captained by Shelley Vohr ’14 and Auden Ehringer ’14, the team elected Grace Bingham ’15 the Most Valuable Player, Olivia Simonson…

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