India adds to Tibet’s woes by appeasing China

The Tibetan Government In-Exile in India launched year-long “Thank You India” celebrations in March to mark the 60th year of Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama’s arrival in India. Two main events, originally scheduled to be held in New Delhi, were cancelled and instead shifted to Dharamsala, in Himachal Pradesh. Out of all the Indian ministers that […]

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Leaders leave lasting mark on school

In mid-2009, Aditya Todi, class of 2010, started his term as the first full-term president of the Honour Council. This was the first year of the Honour Council at Woodstock, having been created by Todi and some of his peers and teachers. “The purpose of the organization was to increase awareness about integrity and put […]

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This year’s tournament goal: help Kerala

In response to the flooding in Kerala, this year’s Goal-A-Thon charity money will go to fund the Emmanuel Health Association’s work in the affected region. Students learned about the initiative at the Friday, Aug. 24, assembly during which Dr. George Clarence, a doctor at Landour Community Hospital, a part of the Emmanuel Hospital Association, spoke […]

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The Goalathon team that shall trump them all

As the ninth edition of Goal-a-thon approaches in a couple of days, The Woodstocker has decided to forecast this season for all the football geeks at school.   Girls- Group A Scores Group B Scores Fanxy vs Kung Fu Fighters 2-0 Seniors got Messi vs F.R.I.E.N.D.S 3-0 Fanxy vs Thotimus Prime 2-1 Seniors got Messi vs Karate Kids […]

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Goodbye, Nicki; hello, misery

It was the Fourth of July, 2013. My twelve-year-old self was eating a tasteless hot dog; my older, irritating, American cousin kept texting away on her brand new iPhone that she kept bragging about. My sibling had gone to get a beer because she was sick of our complaining. We were in the middle of […]

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Neighbor’s wedding brings me no joy

As I look out my bedroom window into the neighbor’s garden, I see a young, beautiful girl getting henna put on her hand. It is the day before her wedding, and tomorrow she will move into a new family with a different lifestyle and expectations. She is 19 — only one year older than the […]

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Cheers turn into solemn reflection

For a brief moment during the chapel service honoring Indian independence and the death of former prime minister Atal Vajpayee, on Friday, August 17, a majority of students rejoiced. Dr. Jonathan Long, principal, had just announced that classes would be suspended for the day in solidarity with schools across the country that were closed to […]

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College in site: Kalamazoo

A relatively small higher education institution of 1,400 students, situated in Michigan, Kalamazoo College boasts of a liberal arts education that prepares students for virtually anything. One of the college’s professors of Anthropology, Kiran Cunningham, is a Woodstock alumna and was present on campus to talk about her experience earlier this week. “The smallness of […]

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Students tread lightly on the Guiding Principles

As the new academic year began, Woodstock focused in on shaping its students to become better world citizens. One way to achieve this has been through the school’s Guiding Principles, an integral part of the school’s educational philosophy. Even though the principles are not new, it is this year that the school started truly emphasizing […]

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Stare right back

I was terrified and scared, but there was no one to reach out nor cry out for help. Yet, this experience gave me an enlightenment that I can only rely on these three people when I’m in need – me, myself, and I. It is the first day of my new school. I enter the […]

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