The Picador

I Don’t Care About Your Walkbacks

Sarah Berube '18 and Darielle Matthews '18

November 4, 2016

Walkback [wawk-bak]: The art of two students accompanying themselves back to one of their dorms in order to express fondness for each other. It seems simple enough, getting walked back after study hall should be one of the l...

Behind Locked Doors: The Culture of Trust at Holderness

Liz Casey '17 and Ben Antonucci '17

October 13, 2016

Senior year is arguably the most anticipated year at Holderness, in part because of the privileges that come with it; later check-in, longer snack bar hours, and the option to use Schoolhouse as a study space. However, as I excitedly...

Not Just “Stressed Out” – Understanding Anxiety at Holderness

Lolo Zabaleta '18, Editor

September 30, 2016

Anxiety is the single most common mental illness in the United States in adults and even more so in teenagers with around 25% affected to some degree[1]. Everybody experiences “anxiety” at some point in their lives, but perhaps a bet...

Do You Really Want to be Part of Our “Clapping” Culture?

Katie Campbell '17, Editor

September 16, 2016

Guess what this article is going to be about based on the title. Besides school assembly or Joe and Sven’s rapping at the Head's House. What do students at this school clap and cheer for on a regular basis? Think about walk...

The Extrovert Ideal at Holderness

Liesl Magnus '17, Editor

September 14, 2016

I firmly identify  as an introvert, and this has been an issue almost my entire life. I’ve always been the quiet kid, the one who sits in class without talking, the one who has gotten scolded for reading in social situation...