Remembering Woodstock’s beloved Deepa-ji

When I first arrived at Woodstock in 2011 for the start of fourth grade, I moved to Edgehill, the elementary dorm at the time, where I was surrounded by weeping classmates, attentive dorm parents, and an especially caring staff member, who everyone called Deepa-ji. Whenever I saw Deepa-ji sweep the hallways of our dorm, she […]

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I failed my test

I have always loved science. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science – you name it! So, at the end of Grade 10, when we had to narrow down the number of classes and put a limit to the amount of AP’s we would take in grade 11, I was in a dilemma. I was absolutely confused […]

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Echoes from English Class: When Breath Becomes Air

A medium for students to pour out their vivid thoughts on the books assigned in their respective English classes, whether it be completely trashing it or applauding it, or something in between. “What makes life worth living in the face of death?” “What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your […]

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Ms. Chander tells her story

Anyone reading a story about Ms. Shonila Chander, former economics teacher, must follow her most important rule: no gum chewing allowed. According to her, chewing gum is “the biggest way of showing disrespect.” Not only that, it violates the top rule of economics on a poster on display in her classroom: “Refrain from chewing gum: […]

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He said, She said, He said: Giju, Minjae, and Sunggon

Giju and Minjae are a couple, and Sunggon is Giju’s best friend. Minjae and Sunggon were asked specific questions related to Giju, to figure out who knows him better. Please note: No answers were discussed. What are Giju’s opinions on being vegetarian? Which vegetarian does he dislike the most? Giju: Vegetarians are killing more plants […]

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Who do you look up to?

As youngsters, it is common to find ourselves being fascinated by superheroes and animated character on televisions. As a kid myself, I was awed by a robot cat and its magic pocket in the TV series: Doraemon. Inspired and pulped up by this character, I was determined to make a magic pocket once I grow […]

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Review: Restrepo

The sudden explosion on the movie screen, broadcasting the film Restrepo, was responded by a long, deafening siren and a bunch of profanity; meanwhile, the go-pro filming resembled the images and events depicted to many only in violent video games, like Call of Duty. The difference was that this time, it was real. Soldiers were being […]

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Racial profiling achieves nothing but fear

“Excuse me, sir, could you please step aside?” the airport security officer said as I was “randomly selected.” I simply followed, worried and confused as to why I was picked out, while the officer casually walked in front of me. I was on a summer trip to the United States with a layover in Germany […]

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