A Deficit of Diversity

With 41% of its student body made up of people of color and students coming from 24 states and 12 countries, Thacher boasts an impressive record when it comes to student racial diversity. However, the statistics are a little less glamorous for its faculty. Only 19.5% of teaching staff (of which only three are full time)…

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Dorm Room Personality Quiz

By Daisy Lawrence ’20 Dorm Room Personality Quiz Before formal room inspection, you are most likely seen: a) Doing whatever your heart desires because your room is always clean. b) Straightening up c) Employing your friends to help you make your room look presentable. d) Putting away clean laundry. You clean your sheets:  a) Every two weeks.…

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Madonna’s Candy Corn, Tent Sales, and Crying on the Floor: Peggy Orenstein Weighs In

Recently, Thacher had the privilege of hosting celebrated author and journalist Peggy Orenstein as a visiting educator. Ms. Orenstein is the author of critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Girls and Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, and Waiting for Daisy, and is also a contributor to various publications such as Time, the Atlantic, the LA…

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Why Don’t I Have Any Time?

By Julien Luebbers ’19 As the first few weeks back at school come and go, almost every student has been facing an extreme shift towards a more regimented schedule.  In my recent weeks, I have more specifically noticed the school’s apparent inability to give students free time. From breakfast check-in to classes to sports to…

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