Before moving on, Dr. Long reminisces

After seven years as Woodstock’s principal, the thoughtful and energetic Dr. Jonathan Long will move to new frontiers, effective at the end of the current academic year. Dr. Long originally joined as principal in 2011, coming from the United World College in Pune. He said, “While the UWC was a great school, students only came […]

Read More…

Keeping up with Saira, part 2: She got away

Editor’s Note: This is the second segment of a two-part sports feature on Saira Mehra. Her extra-curricular schedule alone speaks for herself; Monday: basketball, Tuesday: cross country, Wednesday: basketball, Thursday: cross country, Friday: basketball, Saturday: cross country, then basketball. There’s also music practice and Community Engagement. Still, Saira Mehra, Class of 2020, is best known […]

Read More…

Keeping up with Saira, part 1: ‘A long story’

Editor’s note: This is the first segment of a two-part sports feature on Saira Mehra. However proud Saira Mehra, Class of 2020, is of her athletic accomplishments, when she initially joined the cross country team, she never reckoned that fate would get her this far. “I didn’t know that this would be something that I […]

Read More…

Humans of Activity Week: Gratefully a teenager

A group of 25 students and staff members reached Camp Hornbill, situated in a village called Kyari in Uttarakhand on the morning of Oct. 8, 2018. We were at Nainital to visit the famous Jim Corbett National Park. We were told that it will be like a resort, however, in reality, it seemed more like […]

Read More…

Humans of Activity Week: Guiding the guileless

“Come on guys, let’s go!” Sanjeev Rai, the White Magic company’s main guide for Woodstock’s Friendship Peak expedition, shouted. But even though he easily outclassed his clients in terms of fitness and experience, Mr. Rai never charged ahead. Instead, he took the rear, carrying roughly twice the load of his wards with ease while constantly […]

Read More…

Someone’s suffering is sadder than my own

There is this one person I have come to admire the most. In the beginning, it was quite a challenge to understand her, since we basically spoke different languages. She spoke from the adult world, and I spoke from the short naive life that I lived. However, in the process of getting to know each […]

Read More…

Some models walked into the Quad

Woodstock’s first-ever fashion show was full of elegant, trendy, and snazzy outfits. The Woodstocker checked out the action to rank the top ten outfits, in no particular order. Mr. Kailash Mani Alicia Yugyel Mayar Jigya Mr. Peter Kvietok Jiwon Vikentiy Meher Amul

Read More…

Space cadets describe turbulent flight to victory

“We started this Passage a year ago, sitting on a bench in the Peace Garden … thinking of where we would be in a year,” Anirudh Aggarwal, Class of 2020 and co-founder of the NASA Passage at Woodstock, said. Recently, Aggarwal, along with co-founder Joshua Lyndem, Class of 2020, and eight other members, from the […]

Read More…