The Picador

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

Carter Bourassa '17, Editor

May 8, 2017

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...

Honor Code: The Morality of Lying

Jullia Tran '18, Writer

February 28, 2017

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 Hon...

Should TGIF Be a Thing at Holderness?

Sarah Berube '18, Editor

February 27, 2017

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...

Is the Leadership System The Best it Can Be?

Katie Campbell '17, Editor

February 27, 2017

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 rep...

Hatters Gonna Hat: Contemplating Caps

Sarah Berube '18, Editor

February 2, 2017

“Sarah.” I hear behind me from a familiar voice. “Hat please.” I am often a culprit of wearing hats indoors, which is implemented heavily at our school. The rule is pretty black and white for everyone at school: don’t...

Flipper: How Upgrading to a Flip Phone Reveals the Scary Truths of Technology Addiction

Erica Ashby '18, Editor

February 2, 2017

It was a dark and stormy night when I ducked into the Verizon store with intentions of upgrading to the latest iPhone 7. People flooded the aisles lined with a rows of lite demo smartphones. The mob of people pushed me into th...

Annual Dorm Reports

Liz Casey '17, Editor

January 23, 2017

We have just surpassed our halfway point in the school year! After a crazy, eventful first semester, it only seems fitting that we check in with the dorms to see how everyone’s doing.   Pichette: Pichette Dorm, commonly known a...

Faculty “Roaming” on Saturday Nights Promotes Unhealthy Relationships

Sarah Berube '18, Editor

January 23, 2017

Any teacher on weekend duty knows that “roaming duty” is the worst job to be stuck with. Strolling around the paths on a cold Saturday night on campus isn’t very fun. Throw in trying to catch students doing things they aren...