Privilege at Thacher: Part IV

Lessons As Thacher students agree that responsibility comes with privilege, many were excited to discuss what they should do to help the underprivileged. Many agreed they should not pity. One survey respondent declared that pity “is not equal and fair,” and Dr. Pharr, a principal who has worked at many of the poorest Title I…

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Privilege at Thacher: Part I

  What is privilege?   Thacher students defined privilege as “having abundant opportunities that few have easy access to,” “when one person has more opportunities than another,” and “the ability to seek opportunities otherwise denied to the less fortunate.” The community’s consensus was clear: privilege is opportunity. This opportunity manifests itself in several ways. One…

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Anacapa Scholar: Bruce Danzer

By Malena Solin ’20 Bruce Danzer, an architect who visited Thacher in early December, specializes in interior finishing and has been helping libraries to reorganize their spaces to serve many uses for a variety of people. He came to Thacher to see our library and give suggestions on how to improve its organization and design.…

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When I Was 17: Ms. Merlini

When I was 17: Ms. Merlini Set the scene: I was living in Gilford, New Hampshire and going to Gilford High School. It was a pretty small high school, but bigger than this. There were about 150 to 160 kids in my graduating class. This was 1979. Sports and extracurricular activities: I played field hockey…

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All is Quiet on the Free Throw Line

By Annie Langan ’18 The scoreboard blinked an agonizing 52-52 with 52 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter. Thacher had been winning the game by a ten point margin the first three quarters but in the final minutes Malibu caught up and beat Thacher in a devastating 53-56 loss. How did this happen? One partial explanation…

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费爱平

there once was an apple named 费爱平 she was tall and cool and loved to sing she wore jean jackets and pretty earrings she had many friends and drank sparkling water the perfect sister and the perfect daughter the apple of my eye who won’t eat a chicken thigh she only eats plants, she’s vegetarian…

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