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What It’s Like to be Injured at Holderness

Thalia Anastos '19, Reporter

February 23, 2018

Before coming to Holderness the most intense injury I ever had was a broken nose. Last year, towards the end of January, I tore my ACL and meniscus while participating in a Lakes Region School Freestyle competition. Initially, it wasn...

What It’s Like to Be Gluten-Free

Ali Ferri, Editor

February 9, 2018

The gluten-free diet has recently become a popular solution for weight loss and bad health. The lifestyle carries negative connotations causing those who practice it to be ridiculed for doing so, including myself, and four othe...

What It’s Like to be Gender Non-Binary

January 17, 2018

I wake up every morning and stare at the body of someone I’m not. The way my chest is too big or how my hair is too long. I am confused and lost in this female body.   If you saw me as a child, you would probably...

What It’s Like to be a Conservative, Moderate at Holderness

Will Harker '18 and Peter Reynolds

January 17, 2018

Holderness School, while academically and intellectually impressive, is flooded with very similar minded thinkers. Ms. Sparkman has created a program called Courageous Conversation that urges the community to discuss all topics...

What It’s Like to Have a Friend Struggle with Depression

Bryn Donovan, Reporter

November 16, 2017

Last year I got a text from my friend. “Did you hear what happened?” It was one of those moments where I just knew something was wrong. “No. What happened?” She told me that one of our friends had attempted to commit...

What It’s Like to Have Anxiety at Holderness

Sarah Berube, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017

Last week, my roommate asked me what it’s like to have an anxiety attack. It took me a minute to come up with the right words to say. “Imagine crying for hours, losing all control of your emotions, and not knowing why.” Thinkin...

What It’s Like to be Bisexual at Holderness

September 21, 2017

To start, I would like to tell you why this article is being posted anonymously. It’s only been about a year since I fully accepted that I wasn’t straight and the first time I came out to someone was only in March. If you ask m...

What It’s Like to be an International Student at Holderness

Ly Cao, Reporter

September 20, 2017

You walk into campus when everything is new and “Boom!” someone greets you with a language you’re not yet familiar with. It took awhile until you realized that you should respond in English.   One of the most overwhelming things I bumped...

What It’s Like to be a Non-Athlete at Holderness

Linh Nguyen, Reporter

September 20, 2017

I'm from a remote country in Southeast Asia where parents don’t promote their children to participate in any activities other than studying. While being lucky enough not to be born in that type of family, I have a 9-year-exp...