The Picador

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...

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...

An Open Letter to the Juniors: Don’t be Afraid

Katie Campbell '17, Editor

January 23, 2017

How many juniors right now are scared about applying to college? It is an extremely stressful time when many of you may find yourselves obsessing over your GPA, AP classes and SAT or ACT scores. The stress is understandable: you...

Change: Sometimes It Does Turn Out Fine

Cat McLaughlin '17, Editor

January 23, 2017

Our traditions are a sacred part of our identity as a school and as individuals. When people from home ask us about Holderness, most of us probably mention Out Back, Tabor Day, morning classes in the winter,  3 sport requireme...

Attendance Report: Should There be Penalties for Tardy Teachers?

Carter Bourassa '17, Editor

January 23, 2017

You wake up and look at your phone, and there’s only 5 minutes until class. You throw clothes on and speed walk to your class, but you're three minutes late. It happens to all of us at some point. Maybe you don't wake up, and mi...