The Picador

Quebec Uncovers: Veils, Conspicuous Religious Symbols Banned

Rebecca Feist, Editor

October 31, 2017

Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

Last Wednesday, a controversial bill passed by the Quebec National Assembly caused conflicting opinions to arise among many residents of the Canadian province of Quebec. Bill 62 is a disputed bill that falls under religious neut...

“Just Another Mass Shooting” – The Mentality Surrounding the Las Vegas Shooting

Kai Parlett, Reporter

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I was sitting at a table in Weld on the morning of October 2nd, reviewing for a test with Rev. Hill when his phone buzzed. He glanced at it, shook his head, mentioned something about a mass shooting, and then we went back to our re...

Wildfires Rage in California

Lilly Magnus, Reporter

October 31, 2017

Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

California has recently been swept by the worst forest fires in history. So far 7,000 homes and offices have been destroyed. Forty-two people are dead, and hundreds more are still missing. Around 15,000 people have been forced ...

Holderness on Guns and Gun Control

Bryn Donovan, Reporter

October 30, 2017

Filed under On Campus, Showcase

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, the subject of gun control has arisen around the country. The hope for many is that this will bring a change to limit the number and type of guns that can be owned by citizens. ...

Is Holderness Ready for a Transgender Student?

Sarah Berube, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2017

Filed under On Campus, Showcase

In the spring of 2016, I watched the entire senior class at my old high school come together to support one of their classmates. Instead of having all of the males wear red cap and gown and females wear white cap and gown, everyo...

What It’s Like to Have Anxiety at Holderness

Sarah Berube, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017

Filed under Showcase, What It's Like...

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...

Advanced Placement or Additional Pressure: The Culture Surrounding AP Classes at Holderness

Kai Parlett, Reporter

October 6, 2017

Filed under On Campus, Showcase

Imagine this: you’re nearing the end of your Freshman year at Holderness sitting with your advisor planning out what classes you want to take for the next three years. You feel like in order to be “good enough” for the hi...

Kneeling as a Protest

Colin Hoeffner, Guest Writer

October 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

If you check your social media, read the newspaper, or listen to the news, chances are you have definitely heard about the controversy surrounding athletes kneeling during the national anthem. This act of protest, if seen through...

Relay for Life: Walking to Save Lives

Linh Nguyen, Reporter

October 5, 2017

Filed under On Campus, Showcase

I choose to relay because I lost my loved ones to the evil hands of cancer.   About twelve years ago, my mother was first diagnosed with stomach cancer. As a 5-year-old who did not have a clue about what came after ...