The Picador

Time Warp

Alexa Dannis '17, Editor

May 15, 2017

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:...

Let Them Have Intervis!

Let Them Have Intervis!

February 27, 2017

To The Rescue of Man’s Best Friend

February 27, 2017

“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 fu...

Procrastination Station: Why It’s Better to Procrastinate

Erica Ashby '18, Editor

February 27, 2017

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 present...

The March to Equality

Liesl Magnus '17, Editor

February 3, 2017

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 f...

Why You Might be Allowed to Believe in the Celtics

Spencer Bernard '17, Editor

February 3, 2017

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...

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

Chae Hahn '17, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2017

  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...

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

Liz Casey '17 and Brooke Hayes '17

January 23, 2017

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...

What Would Bob Marley Do: Analyzing the Legalization of Marijuana

Sarah Berube '18, Editor

December 12, 2016

“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...

Make America Love Again | Post-Election Thoughts

Sarah Berube '18, Editor

November 19, 2016

November 8th was an uneasy day for a majority of the United States, including myself. I would first like to acknowledge my bias in this election and how someone like myself might not be the biggest fan of some of the changes that...

What This Election Means for Our Girls | Post-Election Thoughts

Kitt Urdang '19

November 19, 2016

I am a feminist. This doesn’t make me crazy or overly aggressive. It simply means that I believe that men and women are equal and should be treated like they are. I grew up with a working mother and a feminist father and atten...