The Picador

Students Sound Off on Political Identity, Expression

Ali Ferri '19, Editor

May 17, 2018

Recent affairs at Holderness, like the recent student involvement in an anti-gun march, a photo of it on the school’s Instagram account, and student’s reactions to the matter have made politics a prevailing discussion topic. ...

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Kitt Urdang '19, Editor

April 26, 2018

“I want to know what you as a Senator are doing to discourage blind partisanship. Do you have any specific examples of other bills you sponsored or votes you cast where you crossed the aisle based on what you think is right? ...

Juuling: A Student’s Perspective

Sarah Berube '18, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018

Inhaling nicotine through Juuls and various other types of vapes has become a prevalent problem on campuses across the country.  On April 17th, Holderness was lucky enough to have Dr. Bassi from St. Paul’s School give a tal...

School Safety: Communication, Drills, and Vapes

Bryn Donovan, Reporter

April 26, 2018

Holderness School prides itself on being a safe place for students. The school takes extra care to ensure that everyone knows all the safety procedures for different situations.   In a recent interview, Mr. Barney noted t...

The Role of Music in Day-to-Day Life

Kai Parlett '20, Reporter

April 26, 2018

If anyone were to go into my Spotify account, they would find seven or eight strangely titled playlists with various types of music. There’s my workout playlist, my game day playlist, my studying playlist, my Artward Bound play...

Holderness School Hosts 2nd Annual All-School Student-Led Conference

February 23, 2018

Holderness School explores an equity and inclusion theme each year. This year the community has focused their attention on the topic of disability, ability, and access and is encouraged to develop a better understanding of how t...

Outside Speakers, Faculty Host Conferences

February 23, 2018

Holderness School students will lead an un-conference on Monday, February 26 to bring awareness to disabilities, abilities, and access. While twenty-five conferences will be lead by students there will be five presentations by o...

Across the Aisle: An Analysis of Holderness Politics

Kitt Urdang and Will Harker

February 12, 2018

In today’s America, political division is omnipresent and growing deeper by the day. Gone are the days of bipartisan agreements, of Americans switching parties, of cooperation between Democrats and Republicans. This growing p...

Winter Carnival Poll Hijacked by Bots

Sam Walzak, Reporter

February 12, 2018

The Picador hosted a competition that would earn the winning dorm 50 extra Winter Carnival points, but what was intended to be a light and friendly contest, ended up snowballing into an all out war of bots.  But how?   The average st...

A Good Night’s Sleep is Easier Said than Done

Emily Peltier, Editor

February 9, 2018

Parents Weekend has come and gone, and the sleep that most of us were promised to catch up on never crossed our minds over break. Many students stayed up too late and seem more tired arriving back to school than when they left. ...