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Picador Announces 2017-18 Staff

Picador Announces 2017-18 Staff

May 16, 2017


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

The Picador is proud to present the staff for the 2017-18 academic year!   Senior Editors Erica Ashby '18 Sarah Berube '18   Creative Editor Jullia Tran '18   Foreign Correspondent Lolo Zabaleta '18   Associate Editors Om Acharya '19 Ali Ferri '19 Bridgit Potter '19 Emily Pel...

Roommate Goals

Roommate Goals

Sarah Berube '18, Editor

May 15, 2017


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I will never forget my freshman year at my old boarding school when I had my first roommate disaster. After taking a weekend and returning on Sunday I was horrified to find my room infested with fruit flies. My roommate had spilled apple juice on her desk and didn’t clean it up. The tiny flies fle...

What’s Beneath Our Feet: The Investigation of the 1970’s Holderness School Forts

What’s Beneath Our Feet: The Investigation of the 1970’s Holderness School Forts

Erica Ashby '18, Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

When walking, running, or skiing the Holderness School trails students may see an old ski hut, an A-frame shack, and a random dug out hole. Once a half mile into the woods there's an eerie, mysterious feeling. Deep in the forest, though, lies an underground system of forts constructed by Holderness stude...

It’s Not Just The Women: The Hidden Victims of Relationship Violence

It’s Not Just The Women: The Hidden Victims of Relationship Violence

Liesl Magnus '17, Editor

May 15, 2017


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A few weeks ago, all of the seniors participated in a workshop run by the One Love Foundation called Escalation. We watched a movie about relationship violence, how it develops, and some of the warning signs. It also showed how love and violence can exist in the same space while at the same time being co...

Guilty As Charged: What is Being Charged to Your Student Account?

Guilty As Charged: What is Being Charged to Your Student Account?

Carter Bourassa '17, Editor

May 8, 2017


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Student accounts are very useful. High schools and colleges throughout the country use student accounts as an easy way for students to make payments for clothes, supplies, food, and other charges. At Holderness, the student account can be used in place of cash in many situations. Whether buying Tabor...

Honor Code: The Morality of Lying

Honor Code: The Morality of Lying

Jullia Tran '18, Writer

February 28, 2017


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From listening to bedtime stories to the teachings in religions, in some way or another, we are introduced to the negative consequences of lying. And here at Holderness School, we have our own reminder of the tale Pinocchio - the Honor Code. On Monday, February 27, 2017 the entire student body and sta...

State of the School: President Hayes’ Third Quarter Review

State of the School: President Hayes’ Third Quarter Review

Carter Bourassa '17, Editor

February 27, 2017


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With the third quarter coming to an end this past Saturday, we were left with only one quarter left in the school year. This means one quarter left for school president, Brooke Hayes. To get Brooke's review of the year so far and her hopes for the last quarter, I caught up with her for a brief interview.   CB:...

Should TGIF Be a Thing at Holderness?

Should TGIF Be a Thing at Holderness?

Sarah Berube '18, Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

When was the last time you said Thank God it’s Friday? If you attend Holderness School, then it might have been years ago during a time with no Saturday classes. Even with the sleep-in until 9 a.m., teachers and students know that it’s not easy to get into dress code and walk to classes on the ...

Is the Leadership System The Best it Can Be?

Is the Leadership System The Best it Can Be?

Katie Campbell '17, Editor

February 27, 2017


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The leadership system has been in place since the 1950s at Holderness. Overall, there has been little change. We added the Leadership Council this year, and in years past there were other changes that did not stick -- class representatives, leaders sitting in on faculty meetings. The few structures th...

The Epic Tale of Outback Told by Two Little People

The Epic Tale of Outback Told by Two Little People

Liz Casey '17 and Chae Hahn '17

February 3, 2017


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 Even the most experienced OB-goers will agree that Outback is hard, like really hard. It is definitely this challenging aspect of Outback that makes the 11 day journey in the woods so rewarding, perhaps life changing. The strongest of athletes, the most enthusiastic of nature lovers unexceptionall...

An Explanation for the Month of March at Holderness

An Explanation for the Month of March at Holderness

Brooke Hayes '17, Editor

February 3, 2017


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Project Outreach - Freshman Year PO comes at a time when we as a student body are in need of reminding, just how lucky we are at Holderness. As the majority of freshman year had wrapped up, PO pushes us out of the Holderness bubble, and opens our eyes to the lives of others. More importantly, it cul...

Dartmouth Athletic Director DRIVES His Point Home

Dartmouth Athletic Director DRIVES His Point Home

Lolo Zabaleta '18, Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

This past weekend Harry Sheehy, Holderness School Trustee and Director of Athletics and Recreation at Dartmouth, gave a presentation to a group of trustees, faculty and administrators in regards to what college coaches, specifically Dartmouth, look for in an athlete and the importance of athletics to...