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Holderness School In Need of Yet Another “C”: Clarity

Holderness School In Need of Yet Another “C”: Clarity

Cat McLaughlin '17, Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I think any Holderness student jaded with meetings blocks and school nights and sit-down lunches would tell you that the fourth “C” in our time at Holderness is “Consent.” In the immediate aftermath of the Owen Labrie incident (here’s an interesting article written by a St.Paul’s alum evaluating what that school did/didn’t do), the school made a...

Time to Throw College Board Overboard

Time to Throw College Board Overboard

Lolo Zabaleta '18, Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Maybe it’s because I am in the midst of APs and just took the SATs IIs but I have a bone to pick with the College Board. I detest most everything about that company and not just because the SATs are the worst thing in the world. For one, yes the SATs are one of the worst things about high school not ju...

Time Warp

Time Warp

Alexa Dannis '17, Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinions

I recently overheard a teacher telling a student to give 110%. This led me to use my recent completion of AP Statistics to analyze and reflect on how this could work out.   What is wrong with the following equation: 110% +110% + 110% + 110% +110% = 100% ? Statistically it does not ma...

Let Them Have Intervis!

Let Them Have Intervis!

Lolo Zabaleta '18, Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Holderness School is a place steeped in tradition and community. Often times the two work in tandem to create a caring, close-knit community yet other times the old-fashioned foundations of the school hold back progress and development within it. This year the student’s have found their already limite...

To The Rescue of Man’s Best Friend

To The Rescue of Man’s Best Friend

February 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” -Mahatma Gandhi   My dog’s name is Enzo Ricardo Gonzales, or just Enzo if you’re not feeling the full name. He’s a small, black dog with floppy little ears and a white ches...

Procrastination Station: Why It’s Better to Procrastinate

Procrastination Station: Why It’s Better to Procrastinate

Erica Ashby '18, Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Our alarms ring in the early morning and a list of daily tasks grows whether we like it or not: finish pantry before study hall, write a 1000 word paper by block three, tune skis, write a friend a birthday card, plan a presentation for assembly, write a friend a birthday card… and so on. For some of ...

The March to Equality

The March to Equality

Liesl Magnus '17, Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The day after Donald Trump placed his hand on the Bible on the capitol steps and was sworn in as America’s 45th president, millions of people of every ethnicity and identity gathered across the world to march for equality for all. What started as one march in Washington, DC, quickly exploded into a...

Why You Might be Allowed to Believe in the Celtics

Why You Might be Allowed to Believe in the Celtics

Spencer Bernard '17, Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

With their recent win over the Toronto Raptors, the Boston Celtics cemented their spot as the number two team in the Eastern Conference, and only two and a half games behind the current champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers. This second place spot has been claimed by Toronto for almost the entire NBA season,...

How I’ve Come to Support Affirmative Action in College Admissions

How I’ve Come to Support Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Chae Hahn '17, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

  As a senior who is finally done with college applications, I can confidently say that Affirmative Action is a concept that has influenced the decisions I made throughout the college admissions process. Being an Asian international student, I was constantly reminded that I was a part of the “Overrepresented...

MLK Didn’t Get a Break…So Why Should We?

MLK Didn’t Get a Break…So Why Should We?

Liz Casey '17 and Brooke Hayes '17

January 23, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On Monday, January 16th, the faculty and students of Holderness School observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day by participating in a Teach-In. Inspired by the lunch counter sit-in protests performed by African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement, teachers dedicated their class time to spreading a...

Proposing Proper Proposal Process

Proposing Proper Proposal Process

Erica Ashby '18, Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The Holderness campus is full of students with great ideas and suggestions that would better the community, just listen to conversations in the dorms, on the path, and at the dinner tables. The problem is that many students do not know the process of making their voices heard. In fact from a poll of 7...

What Would Bob Marley Do: Analyzing the Legalization of Marijuana

What Would Bob Marley Do: Analyzing the Legalization of Marijuana

Sarah Berube '18, Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” This quote by Bob Marley reveals the self discovery that he claims marijuana can make you have. Although this quote by the legend himself shows his personal love for the drug, Holderness students explained more ethical reasons for and against...