Social media: Is something wrong?

Social Media has undoubtedly become a huge part of our lives over the past few years. Apps like Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Tik Tok, and many more have taken over so many aspects of our lives. Frankly, it’s hard to imagine our lives without them. But, does that mean we’re using it right? The answer isn’t as […]

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Can this pandemic help us fight a greater crisis?

When I first read about the World War, the Bubonic Plague, or the Great Depression, I took solace in the fact that these were the issues of a bygone era. I thought my only knowledge of such catastrophes would come from my history books or the occasional documentaries my teachers screened in class. I never […]

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A message to Adcresco

Dear Adcresco, I have known you since the day I stepped foot on campus in 2011. Now they are taking me away from you in a hazy chain of forwarded emails. Times have never been more unfair but that is our luck. We have always gotten the short end of the stick. Now it is […]

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Slut-shaming is not uncommon, even in 2020

In the age of #MeToo and woke culture, everyone is quick to say they respect women. Donald Trump, who famously bragged that he “grabbed a woman by the p***y,” claims that no one has more respect for women than him. If these are the standards of respect that the president of the United States holds, […]

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Departing teachers say goodbye

As the academic year comes to an end, several staff members prepare to leave or have already departed. Hence, The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to dig into their thoughts. This video is a compilation of their favorite moments at the school. Victor Pashuk is the sports editor for The Woodstocker

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Imagining, creating, and growing: Ms. Seefeldt’s journey

As the academic year comes to an end, several staff members prepare to leave or have already departed. Hence, The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to dig into their thoughts and future endeavors. Ms. Amy Seefeldt, ToK teacher and Director of the CFI, is a very familiar face in our community — one that most […]

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Tigers in Action: Are Sports Dying?

The Tigers in Action series aims to highlight the plethora of student activities and initiatives on campus. This video highlights the evolution of sports on campus, focusing on the decline in the number teams, however, rise in the quality of the ones that exist. Victor Pashuk is the Sports editor for The Woodstocker

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The Puris bid a grateful goodbye

As I walked into the Alumni and Development office after what had seemed like years, I did not know what to expect. I had not had a proper conversation with the Puri’s after the fall of my Sophomore year when I was class governor. But here I was sitting on a wooden sofa ready to […]

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Sophomores face disappointment due to school closure

The school has finished its sixth week of distance learning after the spread of COVID-19. Alongside spending time with family and face-timing friends, students are having classes every day to get the most out of this situation. However, many grades are greatly affected by this, with Grade 10 as no exception.  For starters, the IB […]

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Presidential candidates make their pitches

With StuCo elections around the corner, The Woodstocker interviewed the four presidential candidates. This is what we asked. Here is what you need to know. The female candidates are Aadya Aryal and Jigmet Angmo. The male candidates are Suryansh Singh and Mukhtar Mohamed. What is your vision for the school? Aadya: Building an environment of […]

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Distance learning signals disadvantages

On March 23, Zoom online classes officially began. This popular online platform is being used worldwide due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Although a great way to communicate during this pandemic, distance learning via Zoom has its disadvantages. For one, many can agree that it is harder to concentrate during classes from the comfort of […]

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Online classes create barriers in learning for many

As the world battles several different crises in the midst of a pandemic, millions of students around the globe are struggling to keep up with their education. Earlier this month, the school made the decision to remain closed for the rest of the academic year. However, to continue educating its students, the school formulated a plan […]

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School turns to technology due to Coronavirus outbreak

As students look forward to completing the last week of school before mid-term-break, teachers have started training with Ms. Vimmi Dang, executive assistant, for the upcoming parent-teacher conferences. Due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, parents will not be permitted to enter school premises as precautionary measures and will have to meet with their […]

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Troll teams play a friendly match to make it on court

On Friday, Feb. 14, two teams from the Class of 2021 ‘Bonzu’ and ‘Swish-hub’ engaged in a 4 on 4 Basketball match, which would determine their fate in representing their grade at the Swish-a-thon tournament.  The results had the entirety of those assembled in surprise, with Bonzu securing the win with a two-point difference.  The […]

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Swish-a-thon 2020: Predicting for PINK

The sixth Swish-a-thon tournament, scheduled to start on Friday, Feb 21, will be dedicated to raising money for PINK, a foundation that helps and supports women with breast cancer. The Woodstocker presents its statistical predictions on who will dominate this season, and help raise the most money. Will it be the Win Mumby Tigers or the […]

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Tigers in action: 5-a-side 2019

Last Tuesday, September 10, the Woodstock Girls Senior team won gold and the Boys team ended runners up in the 5-a-side football tournament that took place in the Win Mumby Gym. The annual tournament lasted three days, and several schools around Uttarakhand took part. The Woodstock girls’ senior football team was held victorious in the […]

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The Goal-a-thon team that shall dominate them all

As the tenth Goal-a-thon season approaches, in approximately 19 hours, The Woodstocker decided to expertly predict outcomes. Girls Group A Scores Group B Scores 0% Risk vs Fanxy 1-3 Baba Balani vs Dhinchak Divas 3-0 Fanxy vs LesBeHonest 2-0 Matcha vs Baba Balani 1-4 LesBeHonest vs Milo 1-3 Baba Balani vs Too Holy 2-0 Milo vs 0% […]

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Badminton​ season opens with a smash

School has just been in session for a month, and the Badminton team has already displayed their high-level skills through their achievements. In a recent tournament held at Wynberg Allen school, the senior girls’ team won gold, and the boys’ teams came second.  The senior girls’ team was represented by Kiara Reavan and Frizia Rounak, […]

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Tigers repeat as Doon Cup champs

“I’ll be surprised if we win, but I’ll also be surprised if we lose,” said Kuhu Singh, Class of 2021, said before heading off for this year’s Doon Cup. The senior girls football team has been with three coaches in the past two years: Mr. Francisco, Mr. Puri, and Mr. Hubbard. But they worked past […]

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Waiting at home, away from family and friends

On March 16, after the school’s decision to shut down temporarily,  I arrived home in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our usually unmanageable and crowded airport was almost eerily quiet, and I got out of the airport with my baggage much faster than ever before. Outside the airport, Kathmandu seemed to be its usual bustling self. Street vendors […]

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It’s not just my struggle, it’s ours

As one of the many Indian students at the school, I was able to go back home for the spring break, quite excited at the thought of having a stress free week, away from all the academic pressure. Little did I know that my junior year was about to hit rock bottom.  There is no […]

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Out of the frying pan, into the fire

On the morning of March 17, four Korean students and I entered the desolate Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, welcomed by the few that worked there with glances of suspicion and disgust. It was 10 a.m., a time usually busy for the airport with no empty chairs and long lines, but these days, rarely anyone wants […]

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Persevering in Ballet

A year ago, I was getting ready for the most important competition of my life. You’re probably thinking about a sporting event or something more on the educational side. Well, it was neither. It was a ballet competition. I had been training for over three years. Every day, I reluctantly got out of bed at […]

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Far, far away: watching the last sunset over the village

Photo by Stephan Eicher As we looked upon our last sunset over Chopdiyal Village, the vibrant hues of brilliant orange melted into each other. We thought back to the impact this trip made on us.  On the first day, we woke up to suffocating heat and the screams of village babies. “Aghhhh,” everyone groaned in […]

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Far, far away: rapidly rafting in Rishikesh

Two pairs of white eyes illuminated in the darkness merely 20 meters away from our campsite. Its eyes prompted horrified faces and shrieks of fear from some of my friends and I. We began to hear growling noises, but it didn’t come from the side of the beach where we saw the white eyes. Eventually, […]

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Review: Life is beautiful, humanity shines through

Roberto Benigni’s 1997 comedy-drama Life is Beautiful is a cinematic masterpiece in all its glory.  It takes place in the Kingdom of Italy in 1939, following the story of Guido Orefice, an exceptionally witty and lovable Jewish bookstore owner. Guido runs into and falls in love with an upper-class woman, Dora, played by Nicoletta Braschi, […]

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Little Shop of Horrors brings staff together

Upon their arrival in school, students were surprised to see posters of a staff musical around high school. Before the end of last year, Broadway’s sci-fi classic Little Shop of Horrors was set to be performed in Parker Hall after the break. Students were excited to celebrate an evening with loud laughter and enthusiastic applause. But […]

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Backstage with “The Addams Family”

The Addams Family, directed by Rhea Ali and Veer Arya of Class of 2020, was presented on three nights from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 as a culmination of several months of effort, earning a standing ovation on opening night. A steady anxiety and apprehension grew in the play production members from the beginning of […]

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Review: Lotte’s Homebaked Goods and Landour Coffee

On the Mullingar slope, Lotte’s Homebaked Goods, a quaint Dutch café, has recently opened much to the delight of the students and staff.  The ambiance in the café is beautiful and cozy, closely resembling that of a café in the Netherlands, where Lotte Kapur is originally from. There are eye-catching paintings of tulips, the clock, […]

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