Victory does not always bring joy

The two winners, Mama’s Misfits and Cuddle Crew, looked forward to this year’s Goal-a-Thon’s award ceremony. However, there were many other awards given to teams and individuals for their outstanding contributions during the tournament, which ended on Sept. 2. The sportsmanship award, given to the team with the best behaviour on court, was given to […]

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Newcomers share views of school

Woodstock grows every year as new students from around the world join with new hopes and dreams.   The first few weeks of climbing up to school (especially with the monsoon downpours), getting used to the grading system and the food have given the newcomers a great deal of experience and opinions about the school. […]

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Girls badminton meets competition

  The senior girls team struggled to seize control as they placed third in their division at the recent badminton tournament held in the gym. Many players struggled against Wynberg Allen in particular, Woodstock’s major rival. “I think Wynberg is the most nerve-wracking opponent,” said Chhani Bungsut, Class of 2018. Wynberg was one of the top […]

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Badminton boys put up a fight

On August 18, the senior boys badminton team placed third in their division at the tournament, in a pool of six schools. “Quite a few kids won their games, but then as a team, we didn’t do too well,” said Mr. Ajay Mark, Head of the Sports Department and badminton team coach. The winning teams […]

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Students explore exchange options

The fall exchange and Global Alliance for Innovative Learning (GAIL) fair was held on August 18 in the Quad during lunch. Interested students asked questions and talked to students with previous exchange/GAIL experience. The stalls were of exchange programs in schools across the world, including countries like France, the United States, Australia, South Africa and […]

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Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and the Wild West

Why is everyone wearing checked shirts and bandanas? On August 19 at 10 a.m, the gym, decorated and themed as “The Wild West,” starts to fill up with students, both young and old. Soon, they are going to be paired up for three hours of complete chaos. The pairing begins, and not long after, almost […]

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Chapel changes challenge all to unite

Several changes have occurred since the start of a new academic year. One of them includes the new Chapel system. Shifting from a Christian-focused chapel service, the school has incorporated different cultures and religions but most importantly — different perspectives on ideas. Mr. Simon Paul, the new school chaplain, held an all-school chapel celebrating the […]

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Changing privileges is such a waste

“Time to keep your gadgets!” It’s a phrase Grade 9, 10, and 11 students hear every night. With increasing homework and decreasing privileges, students are frustrated with the current rules; they are unsure of the reasons that have altered their privileges. Mr. Jeffrey Doerfler, the director of student life, said that when the students had […]

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Independence Day celebrates diversity

Woodstock just observed one of the year’s most exciting events —Aug. 15, the Indian Independence Day, which is also the Korean National Liberation Day. How often do you see an American student dressed in an Indian traditional dress or an Indian student dressed in a Korean traditional dress? Well, it happens here at Woodstock. “The […]

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Going from moss-covered walls to ivy-covered walls isn’t easy

Getting into college has never been as hard as it is now. Acceptance rates have been decreasing by the year, setting almost unachievable expectations that only the select few can surpass. Because of the holistic admissions process, colleges don’t just look at grades, but extra-curricular activities and recommendations. This coerces students to pursue humanitarian causes […]

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