Before the Thacher community departed for their Fall Extra Day Trips this past August, many noticed a change in the Commons that caused a buzz among the student body: the signs reading “Men” and “Women” on the bathroom doors had been removed, new head-to-toe stalls were being installed, and urinals had been pulled out of … Continue reading Deconstructing Binaries: Thacher’s Shift Toward Gender Neutral Bathrooms
By Karina Andersen '21 Carved out amongst the cozy bungalows of the humdrum community of Mira Monte lies a patch of farmland, shared by orchards of juicy oranges and savory avocados, succulent vegetables and a medley of barn animals from pigs to goats to chickens. The vibrant Ojai sun warms our hair as our feet … Continue reading Comm Serve, Center Stage: Poco Farms
By Jackie Thacher '20 At Thacher, a close-knit community is integral to the overall school experience. While finding a place you feel safe is important for students, becoming too comfortable stifles the educational dialogue provided at an institute like Thacher. This stifling takes away the ability to engage with different viewpoints, to discuss challenging topics … Continue reading The Thacher Bubble
By Else Nye '20 Set the Scene: I was in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where I spent most of my life growing up. I had just started at a new school. It was a Quaker school called Abington Friends. I had gone to a huge public school for my entire life and then I … Continue reading When I was 17: Mr. Ali
As second of three brothers, Evan Glenn ‘19 always felt like the odd one out. Instead of pursuing art, poetry or history, Evan always knew he wanted to reach for the stars and become an astronaut. Growing up in the quiet Boston suburb of Westwood, MA, Evan describes a rather peaceful childhood in a town … Continue reading Evan Glenn ’19- Humans of Thacher
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