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The Picador Volume 7, Issue 11


April 20, 2012

Holderness Hosts Relay for Life By Steph Symecko ’12 and Haley Mahar ’12 As the night of April 21st draws closer, Holderness School is on the home stretch preparing for the 2012 Relay for Life. So far, the school community has far surpassed its initial goal of $10,000 and is instead working towards $25,000. Relay for Life is a national event sponsored by the American Cancer Society, drawing millions of participants nationwide every year. This is the first Relay for Life put on by Holderness, and the campus is buzzing with excitement.

In preparation for the Relay, the campus split into teams by dorm. Each dorm set a goal for how much money they wanted to raise; students set personal goals as well. Each dorm then came up with a team name, a team theme, and a team color. Additionally, each team is responsible for educating the school about a specific type of cancer that their team color represents. Other members of the community, such as the female faculty (AKA The Venerable Vixens), have created teams for the event as well. The Relay starts at 9PM on Saturday evening with the (Continued on page 2)

White Mountain Art on Display By KJ Sanger ’13 There has been quite a bit of hustle and bustle in the art department in preparation for the biggest art show Holderness has ever held. All of the art, collected by a family friend of our very own Franz Nicolay, is from the White Mountain School. The White Mountain School was a landscape painting school, much like a handful of schools that popped up during the 19th century. There will be 33 pieces in total, two sketches, one watercolor, and 31 oil paintings; the collection is a mix of styles and artists. Some of the paintings are huge, stretching over five feet wide and four feet tall;

others are as small as three inches by eight inches. The dates of these pieces range from 1857-1895. Although that is over 100 years ago, some of the paintings look like they could have been painted within the last year. In incredible condition and impeccably preserved, the art is spectacular. The pieces in the exhibit are only a fraction of the entire collection that Andy and Linda McLane have obtained over the last ten to fifteen years. They are of the Pemigewasset Valley, Lakes Region, Franconia Notch, and North Country. Historically, art from these areas of New (Continued on page 2)

The Picador Relay for Life (Continued from page 1)

opening ceremonies and the survivor walk. The national anthem, sung by Claire Caputi, will be followed by a welcome from Sam Lee and a talk by her father, Tom Lee. Candles inside bags decorated by the community will be lit one by one before the walking begins. The candles will commemorate both survivors and those who have died.

comes “CURE.”


Once the walking begins, there will also be activities going on throughout the night. There will be a scavenger hunt, a Home Depot contest, volleyball, karaoke and a DJ, movies, games and Frisbee on the turf; Twister, yoga, Tug-ofWar, and a Back-to-Back Relay. There has even been talk of a giant bouncy house!

For the Relay, each hour will have a different theme: a team color lap, a crazy hair lap, a fun socks lap, a freaky hat lap, a cancer challenge lap, and a hippie lap.

are creating an Exam Bakestyle table of goodies for Relay participants. The school will also have a giant movie screen and speakers, donated and worked by Mark Stearns Sound Systems.

And if that is not enough, there will be plenty of food available for everyone; Holderness has been generously sponsored for the event. Beidermans and the Common Man are supplying the majority of the food; Beiderman's has contributed chips while the Common Man has has contributed dinner food and ice cream. Holderness parents have also risen admirably to the occasion and

The Relay for Life is sure to be twelve hours filled with entertainment, food, friendship, and fun. But most of all, the Relay for Life will give the Holderness community a chance to raise money for a great cause: fighting cancer. As this weekend draws nearer, we hope that everyone is getting excited and ready for a night to remember. Don’t forget to make your donations!

The opening reception will take place tonight at 6:30PM The paintings done by the Hampshire during the 19th in the newly decked-out EdWhite Mountain School have century are very rare due to wards Art Gallery. A brand been enormously influential in the limited transportation in new security system has been the history of New Hampshire central New Hampshire at that installed over the course of the as they attracted many tourists past few weeks in preparation time. to the beauty of rural New for the opening. New equipAndy McLane, one of the col- Hampshire, quickly stimulatment includes two security lectors, grew up in New ing the economy. The art that cameras, a motion detector, Hampshire and attended Dart- came out of the White Mounand a glass breakage alarm mouth, so he has been in and tain School also helped the system. The pieces will be around the White Mountains area become the first national watched by a security guard at his entire life. Throughout his forest. all times. Do not, and I repeat, life, he has attempted to redo not throw anything through So for all of you history and trace the steps of many of the New Hampshire buffs, this is those windows! painters, pinpointing exact the show to go to. You can spots where paintings were Opening night for the White even ask Franz about what the originally sketched and where Mountain School show will paintings would look like now the artists may have stayed also be opening night for a if done from the same spot!

new student show as well. The student exhibit will contain collaborative pieces created by Ms. Dahl’s Creative Writing students and Mr. Nicolay’s Advanced Photography students. Come check out the work of your classmates as well!

Different Holderness students will MC the event at different While these luminaries will be hours and during different decorating the walking path, events throughout the night. they will also be used to spell The Charlie Williams Band out “HOPE” on the hill by will be making a special apBartsch. During the night, pearance at 11 pm before givthese luminaries will be ing way to an Open Mic at changed so that “HOPE” be-

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while working.

The White Mountain School pieces will be up until May 27th, so if you cannot make it to opening night, there will be plenty of time to walk through and check them out during the next couple of weeks! See you all there!

Volume 7, Issue 11 A Photo Essay: Fishing on the Pemi By Charlie Williams ’13

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The Picador World News 4,000 Defer Entries for Boston Marathon Until Next Year Fabian Stocek ’13 While students on campus enjoyed the heat during the Head’s Holiday, marathoners down in Boston were struggling. The 116th Boston Marathon presented some unexpected challenges for the runners as the temperature soared all the way to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. There were 120 racers who had to be hospitalized because of heat exhaustion. The strategy was to take it really easy according to the winners.

smile, “It's hot. Too hot. In case you don't know that.” Concerns about the 80-degree temperatures led to more than 4,000 runners deferring their entries until next year. There were 26,716 entrants this year, but just 22,426 started the race. Jason Hartmann of Boulder, CO, was the top US finisher, coming in fourth at 2:14:31. American Ryan Hall, who finished fourth last year, did

not run Boston this year. He did, however, make the US Olympic team at the marathon trials in January.

Marathon came down to a duel on Boylston Street. And for the seventh straight year, there was a different winner.

“Today was a survival race,” Hartmann said. “You just battle and try to get through it. The conditions weren't good and you line up with your goal to have the best performance possible and put yourself in that position.”

Kenya’s Sharon Cherop and countrywoman Jemima Jelagat Sumgong went stride for stride over the last several miles of Monday's race. But Cherop made her move with 600 meters remaining, and a last gasp sprint by Sumgong could only bring her to within two seconds of the eventual winner.

For the fifth straight year, the women's race at the Boston

Cherop said her fast finish was partly the result of taking a conservative approach at the beginning of the race.

“It was very important to me to take water, to take fluids, to hydrate as often as possible, even if it led to falling off the pace at times,” said Wesley Korir after winning the 116th Boston Marathon with a time of 2 hours 12 minutes and 40 seconds.

Cherop, who finished in 2 hours 31 minutes and 50 seconds, is the seventh different winner since Catherine Ndereba won back-to-back races in 2004-05. Cherop won a first-place prize of $150,000, the same as men's winner Wesley Korir.

Then, the affable Kenyan and graduate of the University of Louisville added with a

Scientists Double Previous Estimates of Emperor Penguin Population By Zihan Guo ’14 UK, US, and Australian scientists used satellite technology to count animals in Antarctica. The technique locates individual colonies, which is done by looking for big brown patches of guano (penguin poo) on the white ice. This new technique enables scientist nowadays to monitor the long-term health Page 4

of the emperor penguin population. The results from the satellite readings are surprising because the population of emperor penguins is twice as many as scientists expected. By now, they have already identified 44 key penguin colonies on the White Continent. Around 595,000 emperor penguins are identified,

which is almost double the previous estimates of 27,000350,000. “The emperor penguin has evolved into a very narrow ecological niche; it's an animal that breeds in the coldest environment in the world,” explained Peter Fretwell. “It currently has an advantage in that environment because there are no predators and no

competition for food. “If Antarctica warms so that predators and competitors can move in, then their ecological niche no longer exists; and that spells bad news for the emperor penguin.” Source: BBC News

Volume 7, Issue 11 Where di d Earth Day Come From? What Can You Do? offices, and public parks to celebrate and learn about how Where did Earth Day come to help the Earth. With such from? Did some man just one support from the people, the day decide he didn’t like the government recognized that way the environment looked The biggest event that motienvironmental protection was and organize a national event? vated Nelson was the oil spill a real issue that many people in Santa Barbara, CA in 1969. cared about deeply, which was Well, in a way, yes. Gaylord With 80,000 to 100,000 barNelson's ultimate goal. To this Nelson, a U.S. Senator from rels of oil spilled, marine life day, the push for environWisconsin started grassroots was devastated, and for the mental awareness increases; efforts through thousands of first time many people raised now up to 500 million people colleges and universities; he an eye to what was occurring. and 175 countries participate organized teach-ins at each school about environmental Initially Nelson was looking to in Earth Day celebrations. problems. A huge part of these gain support for water and air There are many ways to get protests/rallies was the fact clean-up; however, when all involved in Earth Day. On that many college students was said and done, Nelson April 22, 1970, the first Earth were already energized and realized he had brought toDay, New York City closed protesting the war in Vietnam. gether many more people and 5th Avenue to all vehicle trafNelson realized that students organizations. For example, fic to support the event. people protesting freeway Granted, here at Holderness smog and factory emissions such a grand event may be would have never before hard to pull off, but little merged together for a similar things like Ms. Mumford mencause. Everyone realized tioned are great ways to get through Nelson's efforts that involved. Helping out at Kirkthey shared concerns. wood Gardens, the Plymouth The first Earth Day was a huge Skatepark, or in the woods success; at the end of the day around campus will make a bigger contribution than you more than 20 million Americans came together in schools, may realize. By Jeff Hauser ’13

will protest for just about anything and it was the perfect way for him to gain public support.

If working with plants is not your forte, come out for the 350-meter cross-country ski event in honor of Climate Dots on May 5th. Climate Dots refers to a project designed by and their partner organizations that will shine a spotlight on the extreme weather that has been affecting people world-wide. Come join the ski race and do your part to show the world how climate change is affecting New England and the ski industry. Students, I challenge you not to drive alone on Earth Day; carpool with a friend. Even better, if viable, stay on campus, completely eliminating excess use of gasoline. For students here on campus, recycle one more piece of paper or plastic bottle. This is an extremely easy way to help; be conscientious about your food waste.

Earth Day Fun Facts • The garbage in a landfill stays there for approximately 30 years. • Each person throws away approximately 4.6 pounds of garbage every day. • 84% of all household waste can be recycled. • 14 billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year. • Most families throw away about 88 pounds of plastic every year. • Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees. • Recycled paper requires 64% less energy than making paper from virgin wood pulp. • The amount of wood and paper we throw away is enough to heat 50 million homes for 20 years. • It takes 90% less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to make new ones. • The energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a traditional light bulb for four hours. • We each use about 12,000 gallons of water every year. • Only 11% of the earth's surface is used to grow food. • If every newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year. Unfortunately only 27% of all American newspapers are recycled.

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The Picador School Sports Boys Varsity Lacrosse The boys varsity lacrosse team is hanging in there, after the loss of TJ Ajello to JV baseball. Despite this devastating loss, we continue to march on as players like Max Sturges continue to steal the show from the face-off dot. After losing to a talented Taft squad, our club has bounced back and made great strides toward success with wins over Berwick and Hebron and a close melee with Pomfret. Much of this success is due to Coach Weymouth who runs a tight defensive package and is never afraid to bark out constructive commands. Be excited for the wooden sticks to come out tomorrow as we lay some lumber on our arch-rivals from Brewster. - Matt Kinney ’12 Boys Varsity Tennis: This year’s squad has proven to be fun, talented, and most of all, attractive. With a large foreign contingent from the countries of Spain, China, and even from Idaho, the team has experienced some success early in the season. At practice nothing says team bonding more than a couple headbands and bro-tanks. When asked what the key to the team’s success is Luke Randle responded, “I would have to say it’s Coach P. He really knows how to push us, keep us from getting injured, and explain to us what we should do in doubles matches.” Captains Jesse Ross and Miguel Arias are not yet satisfied with this young team; they want this team to see more aces on the court and no faults off the court. Good luck to these racketeers, and let's hope we do not have any racket-smashing incidences like Johnny Mac. - Chris Nalen ’13

New England Sports By Keith Bohlin ’12 Boston Bruins: The Bruins are in the playoffs (unlike other popular teams on campus such as the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens)! In the first round of four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Bruins are taking on the Washington Capitals. In the best-of-seven series, the Bruins took games one and three, and the Caps took game two, an interesting setup for the rest of the series. Tempers flared in game three at various points with multiple fights breaking out, and neither offense woke up until after the first two games were completed; they went into OT with only four goals scored in the two games combined. That being said, both Thomas and the Capitals’ third string goalie, Holtby, have played well thus far and will need to play just as well if not better if they want a chance at winning the series. The winner of the series will likely take on the Philadelphia Flyers. Look out Knuckles. Boston Red Sox: The Sox are once again off to a rough start and are currently the owners of a 4-7 record, three games behind first place…Orioles. Nonetheless, the Sox also got off to a terrible start last year and at the end of the year… tanked. The Red Sox woes point directly towards pitching and injuries. While the bats have been going well (top 5 in runs, batting average, and slugging percentage), the pitching has been atrocious, as the team is dead last in earned run average (ERA) and batting average against. Meanwhile, Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury, two of the starting outfielders, are currently on the disabled list. Another hiccup in the start of the season was when Bobby Valentine accused Kevin Youkilis, the heart of the Sox team, of not being completely committed to the team. This resulted in many players and fans alike shunning Valentine rather than Youkilis as the statements seems to be far from true. In the end, Valentine apologized and the season wears on. Team Bohlin Fantasy Hockey: Team Bohlin won the Webster Fantasy Hockey League over Team Moptop. Congratulations go out to co-owners Bohlin and Lamson for a tremendous season. Knuckles finished last, just behind Munsy. Page 6

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The Picador 1:280 Hockey’s Season’s Over: What’s Next for Andrew Munroe? By Andy Munroe ’12 When asked to write an article for The Picador about my plans for the future I was a bit confused. I said, “I’m not really leading a confusing year, I’m just planning on working and playing hockey.” Then after a while when I really started to think about what I am going to do, I realized it’s not as simple as it seems in my head. You see, it MCL in late November and all has to do with hockey and wasn’t healthy again until the NCAA. January. Those months off But in order to explain what I were months that OHL scouts am doing next year, I need to couldn’t see me play, but I was go back to when I was 16. back into the net for playoffs In Ontario there are many dif- and our team made a great run. We won the Ontario Minor ferent junior hockey leagues. The highest of these leagues is Hockey Association (OMHA) title for the 4th year in a row the Ontario Hockey League and bought ourselves a ticket (OHL) which is in the Canato the OHL cup. The OHL dian Hockey League (CHL). The CHL consists of the OHL, Cup is the tournament that occurs at the end of the Minor the Western Hockey League (WHL), and the Quebec Major Midget year; it is the last chance for scouts to see all the Junior Hockey League players from the best teams. (QMJHL). The three leagues compete for their own champi- Our team made it to the semionship and then for the Memo- finals where we lost to the Toronto Marlies 2-1. I was rial Cup. MVP for my team that game I was drafted into the OHL in and I had a good tournament 2010 to the Peterborough in general. So on May 1st, Petes in the 7th round of the 2010, I was drafted to PeterOHL draft. I had a little bit of borough. a rough Minor Midget AAA It is important as a 16-year-old year with the York Simcoe to play in as many games as Express because I tore my possible as a goalie. So being Page 8

the third goalie on an OHL roster wasn’t really an option. There is a Junior A team in Peterborough, and the Petes were hoping for me to play there. However, I needed to be careful. The OHL will pay for Canadian University for as many years as you play in the league if you strike a good deal. The catch is if you roster for a game in the OHL, your NCAA eligibility is gone. Also if you are in their camps for over 48 hours then you also lose your eligibility. At 16, I didn't want to make that choice, so I needed to find somewhere to play that would allow me to play as many games as possible.

teed games; play Major Midget AAA (a lower level of hockey) for York Simcoe and split the games; or play on a small prep school team where a man named Allie Skelley guaranteed me 30 starts. Holderness seemed like my best option, but I knew nothing about prep school hockey. I had heard about Holderness from Jeff Wasson '10 and he highly recommended the school, so based on his advice and my trust in Skelley, I made the decision to attend Holderness for the 2010-2011 season.

When I interviewed with Greg McConnell, he sold Holderness to me. But when Greg asked me, “Are you planning on going here for two years or three?” I was caught off guard. I was planning on coming to Holderness for one year to play hockey; the three-sport idea wasn’t appealing either. However, my views on Holderness did a 180 after my first few months here. I led all goalies in New England in saves after my junior year season, and as Skelley had promJunior hockey is for players ised me, I started every game. between 16 and 21 years of I couldn’t have been more age, so these were my options. pleased with my own play and Play Jr. A in Peterborough was excited to improve the with only a guaranteed 15 next season. I came to Holdergames; play Jr. A somewhere (Continued on page 9) else with even fewer guaran-

Volume 7, Issue 11 Holderness and PRHS Students Collaborate at Flying Monkey By Emily Magnus ’88 and Liesl Magnus

stance abuse through environmental prevention strategies and evidence-based programming.

their opening speech Aidan and Hannah took turns saying each word. It was a great way to begin the collaborative performance!

beautiful, lyrical grace.

NCAA hockey programs, but I also sent out my own emails and hoped the coaches would pay attention to me. However, Holderness isn’t well known for its hockey program so it has been tough to get noticed. Instead, next season I will be playing Jr. A hockey in Ontario in hopes of becoming a better hockey player for whatever university I attend.

Hurricanes, and Lindsay Muskies. I will be attending more Jr. A camps, but Holderness will have to approve these tryouts. In my mind at this point, hockey for me next year is like college for many of you. All I will be doing next year is working and playing hockey. These camps in spring are similar to college applications. I need to put my best effort out there to show that I am capable of playing at the next level. I want to play well because I’m not only repre-

senting myself, but I am representing the Holderness community in everything I do. I will hopefully be a bigger, stronger, and better hockey player by the end of next season, well prepared to play NCAA hockey. I will keep Holderness updated on my stats and decisions and wish all my other classmates the best of luck next year!

Next to take the stage were several more Holderness students including Youngjae Cha, During the silent auction, Shihao Yu, Maggie Peake, and PRHS students also served Holderness School students Emily Soderberg. They were performed first with two dance followed by two additional delicious snacks and drinks. numbers. In the first perform- solo performances by PRHS Later in the evening, performance Carson Holmes, Christina students Andrew Buttolph and ing art students from both Raichle, Emily Clifford, and Brittany Irish. Their musical The collaborative event began schools took to the Flying Tess O'Brien performed to a talent was fresh and expressed with an art exhibit in the lobby Monkey stage. Hosting the song titled “Somebody that I the individual personalities of the Flying Monkey Theater. evening were Holderness stuUsed to Know.” Emily Clifand passions of each artist. Spectacular photographs, bold dent Aidan Kendall and PRHS ford and Tess O'Brien pergraphic designs, and stunning student Hannah Crowell. In The evening ended with sevformed a second piece with paintings hung from every eral performances by the available vertical surface and PRHS choral ensemble. Their covered the tables in back of voices and music filled the hall the theater. There were also and left the audience wishing several fantastic, colorful for more. cakes that were created by Thank you to art teachers PRHS students. Lynn Sanborn (PRHS) and Why so many pieces? The Franz Nicolay (Holderness artwork was all part of a silent School) for organizing the auction on which guests of the event. Also a special thanks to show could bid. The proceedsAlex Ray and the Common benefited CADY (Community Man family for all their help in for Alcohol and Drug-Free making this event happen! Youth), a local organization which works to prevent subOn Wednesday evening, Plymouth Regional High School and Holderness School, as well as the general community, gathered at the Flying Monkey for the second annual “Convergence” art event.

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ness as a hockey player, and I am leaving Holderness as a hockey player. That being said, I also leave Holderness a better person with a greater knowledge of the world around me. So given that explanation of everything that led me to Holderness, I am now looking for a place to play hockey next season. In my two years at Holderness I have been approached by a few Division I

My three best options for next year are with the Pembroke Lumber Kings, Newmarket

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The Picador The Wedding Singer Takes Audience Back to the Eighties By Monique Devine It's 1985 and Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer! If you've seen the movie, you know the story! The Wedding Singer was originally a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. Adam Sandler starred as a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore as a waitress with whom he falls in love. The film was later adapted into a stage musical with the same title. It debuted on Broadway in April 2006 and closed on New Year's Eve of that same year. This weekend Holderness students will perform the musical version of this funny but sweet love story of Robbie Hart and Julia Sullivan! The show boasts music that plays homage to the pop songs of the 1980's and dance numbers, choreographed by Ms. McDonough. The Wedding Singer will take you back to the days when hair was big, greed was good, collars were popped, and fashion included parachute pants! In Holderness School's own version of this show, Connor Smith, So Hee Park, Josh Nungesser, Salamarie Frazier, Brian Tierney, Axi Berman and a host of other actors take the stage to bring this off-beat romantic comedy to life. Get your 80's attitude on and join us at the Touch-of-Class Wedding Hall on Friday night at 8:00PM. Enjoy the show!

Senior Editors Nate Lamson Haley Mahar James Robbins Junior Editors Jake Barton Jeff Hauser Charlie Williams Faculty Advisors Ms. Magnus Mr. Solberg Mr. Carey Contributing Writers Justin Simpkins Brandon Marcus Fabian Stocek Vincent Guo Keith Bohlin

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Kristina Micalizzi Chris Nalen Steph Symecko KJ Sanger Matt Kinney Andrew Munroe Liesl Magnus Monique Devine Sara Mogollon Contact Information Holderness School Chapel Lane P.O. Box 1789 Plymouth, NH 03245 Phone Number: 603.536.1257 Fax: 603.536.1267 Email:

Shout Outs DT & JS : j u s t perfect EC & SC: Looks like this boy cashed in for a dancing queen NB & WT: Rollerbladin' walkbacks keep them going quick FM & PB: Miles and miles apart, but close at heart AL: DJ Livestrong LF & OL & GVL: Now you know you're beautiful RS: Come watch her speedy serve on the tennis courts AB: His apartment smells of rich mahogany Day Dorm: No shirts and a slip-n-slide are the keys to getting the ladies! Mrs. Lin: Absolutely killing the slack line! PF: Happy Head's Day to the new Solberg -Kristina Miccalizi ‘12

Volume 7, Issue 11 Horoscopes By Sara Mogollon ’12 plexity and someone's need for simplicity, especially as it impacts a current relationship. Even if you can't resolve these opposite approaches now, your recognition of both extremes will make interacting less of a struggle.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): You might not want to give up your independence, so keep in mind that no one can solve your conflicts better than you. No drastic action is required now as long as you stay in touch with your feelings. Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Establishing reliable channels of communication is a high priority this week because your thinking is all over the map. It's not that you're slacking; it's just that you need to find a way to energize yourself. You also need to be more practical in your everyday interactions; don't miss the opportunity to stabilize your life in the days ahead.

It's easy to bury important tasks and forget about them completely, especially when the sun is shining. Complete your to-do list now, even if it involves future tasks. Also Aries (March 21 - April 19): remember to take care of the needs of others now so your Sometimes it seems as if the world is requiring you to stand schedule will be clear to begin still even when you're itching new projects next month. to start something new. WhatCancer (June 21 - July 22): ever you decide to do, build on Make time over the next few what you have now, instead of weeks to think about your futrying to start over. Also, don't ture, rather than just concenwork so hard; take some time trating on the present. This for yourself before getting isn't about the routine work involved with another project. you must do today or about Taurus (April 20 - May 20): weekend activities; instead, It takes a lot to get you to blow open your imagination to real long-term goals. In the long up; you rarely jump to angry run, it's more satisfying to conclusions. However, if watch your visions take lasting you're not happy, you could shape than to see them bloom become very angry and turn into a raging bull. Fortunately, quickly and then fade. you're a lover and not a Leo (July 23 - August 22): fighter, so go out and enjoy Arguments can bring stress one of the best times of the this week as you respond to a year. Remind yourself why it's display of emotions that doessilly to dwell on the negative. n't support your current acGemini (May 21 - June 20): tions. Your personal needs

appear to be out of step with what's happening in your life. Manage your affairs with a positive attitude and do the absolute best you can. Virgo (August 23 - September 22): You're intensely focused on the minute details of everything you do this week which is frustrating others. Keep an open mind. Expand your heart and widen your vision so you can make the most of good fortune when it knocks on your door.

Sagittarius (November 22 December 21): This week has felt like a lifetime. Try to fully invest in every activity so that you don't dwell on the fact that summer vacation is a light year away. You would prefer to be embarking on a great adventure, but first you must put your work and sports first. Don't be overly concerned; there will be plenty of time to play on Saturday. Currently, however, the real emphasis should be on doing the small things that truly matter.

Capricorn (December 22 January 19): You have done a good job of making this week about fun and games. However, don't overload on activities; the school has you running around enough as it is. Put some zip back into your Libra (September 23 - Octo- life, but don't go crazy and ber 22): You have been far book yourself with so many too curious this week. You are diversions that you don't have over-thinking things, hoping to time to relax. find hidden meaning...but it Source: doesn't exist. Being aware may be a good thing but not all the time. Let things come to you and take things for what they are. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): You are stuck between two opposites. There is an irreconcilable gulf between your attraction to comPage 11

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Nate Lamson’s Top Ten List On Monday with temperatures in the high 80s, perhaps it was more like summer than spring on the Holderness campus. But whatever the season, it is time to hang up your skates, put your skis in the closet, and enjoy all the activities that don’t require down jackets and wool hats. So what is there to do? Senior Editor Nate Lamson has all the answers. Here is his list of the top ten things to do at Holderness in the spring: 1. Play Kan Jam and Washers on the Quad – Jeans shorts required. 2. Use the swing set between Connell and Day Dorm – Can we get some oil? 3. Play tennis by the New Dorms after dinner – Beware of the Carrigan/Pettitt doubles squad 4. Take campus laps on rollerblades - Formally known as Tyquan’s Roller Strip 5. Attend varsity baseball games on the quad and varsity lacrosse games on the turf - Watch out for Harbor Shots and Dingers 6. Swim and fish in the Pemigewasset River – See Jeffrey Nadeau, MD for a fishing license 7. Initiate senior pranks – If someone goes missing, call Michael Gassman 8. Slip ’n’ Slide on South Side – The kitchen staff has generously donated all leftover cooking grease 9. Tan under the scorching rays of Plymouth, NH – Remember ladies: if you get off your towel, be sure to cover yourselves in full Out Back attire, burqa optional 10. Listen from afar to mainstream rappers kill it at Plymouth State University’s Spring Fling - Who are we booking this year?

Overheards By Justin Simpkins ’12 and Brandon Marcus ’12 You know those moments when you are walking down the path past Niles and Webster or walking through the Dining Hall, and you overhear a snippet of conversation? Sometimes, without knowing the context of the conversation, what you overhear is just plain funny. Below are a collection of quotes overheard throughout campus and compiled by the Picador editors. Enjoy! 

Yo, I don't think I'm ready for this gym leader.

I sometimes feel like there is a little part of me that is always changing pants.

Is it too chilly out for a tank?

Yeah, all the prom asks were done early, so sorry, mom, I might not have a date again.

We have to become people to do this.

I've got shwaggy dress code on today.

The Picador: Volume 7, Issue 11  
The Picador: Volume 7, Issue 11  

The Picador is the student newspaper for Holderness School. It is published every two weeks while school is in session.