The Picador

Elections in France and South Korea: What do they tell us?

Chae Hahn '17, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2017

On Sunday, May 7th, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron handily defeated far-right Marine Le-Pen in the French presidential election. Two days later, in another decisive victory, Jae-In Moon, a former human rights lawyer, won...

Asking Why About 13 Reasons Why

Brooke Hayes '17, Editor

May 16, 2017

13 Reasons Why is taking Netflix by storm. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it’s a series of 13 episodes that tell the story of the life and death of 17 year old girl Hannah Baker. Based off the 2007 publication of...

Roommate Goals

Sarah Berube '18, Editor

May 15, 2017

I will never forget my freshman year at my old boarding school when I had my first roommate disaster. After taking a weekend and returning on Sunday I was horrified to find my room infested with fruit flies. My roommate had sp...

Time to Throw College Board Overboard

Lolo Zabaleta '18, Editor

May 15, 2017

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 worl...

The End of the World as We Know It?

Liz Casey '17, Editor

May 15, 2017

Renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking recently theorized that the earth will face certain disaster within the next 1,000-10,000 years. In order to survive, he determined that humans have 100 years to colonize spac...

It’s Not Just The Women: The Hidden Victims of Relationship Violence

Liesl Magnus '17, Editor

May 15, 2017

A few weeks ago, all of the seniors participated in a workshop run by the One Love Foundation called Escalation. We watched a movie about relationship violence, how it develops, and some of the warning signs. It also showed h...

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:...

Guilty As Charged: What is Being Charged to Your Student Account?

Carter Bourassa '17, Editor

May 8, 2017

Student accounts are very useful. High schools and colleges throughout the country use student accounts as an easy way for students to make payments for clothes, supplies, food, and other charges. At Holderness, the student account...