Nelson Mandela

One of history’s most radical and influential leaders, Nelson Mandela, died on December 5th, 2013, leaving behind a legacy of fighting against forces of oppression and deprivation. On July 18th, 1918 Nelson Mandela was born to Chief Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla and Nonqaphi Nosekeni in Mvezo, Transkei. Born into a royal family of the Xhosa-speaking Thembu…

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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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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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