The Picador

Holderness School Hosts 2nd Annual All-School Student-Led Conference

February 23, 2018

Holderness School explores an equity and inclusion theme each year. This year the community has focused their attention on the topic of disability, ability, and access and is encouraged to develop a better understanding of how t...

Outside Speakers, Faculty Host Conferences

February 23, 2018

Holderness School students will lead an un-conference on Monday, February 26 to bring awareness to disabilities, abilities, and access. While twenty-five conferences will be lead by students there will be five presentations by o...

The Futuristic Society – Responding to Hugh Herr

Isabella Qian '21

February 23, 2018

Hugh Herr, scientist and adventurer, recently visited Holderness School, bringing new insights on how innovative biomechanics could revolutionize society. Herr’s work revolves around biomechanical inventions. His most recent pro...

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...

Across the Aisle: An Analysis of Holderness Politics

Kitt Urdang and Will Harker

February 12, 2018

In today’s America, political division is omnipresent and growing deeper by the day. Gone are the days of bipartisan agreements, of Americans switching parties, of cooperation between Democrats and Republicans. This growing p...

Winter Carnival Poll Hijacked by Bots

Sam Walzak, Reporter

February 12, 2018

The Picador hosted a competition that would earn the winning dorm 50 extra Winter Carnival points, but what was intended to be a light and friendly contest, ended up snowballing into an all out war of bots.  But how?   The average st...

A Good Night’s Sleep is Easier Said than Done

Emily Peltier, Editor

February 9, 2018

Parents Weekend has come and gone, and the sleep that most of us were promised to catch up on never crossed our minds over break. Many students stayed up too late and seem more tired arriving back to school than when they left. ...

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...