Kid vs. Adult: Mr. L and Aleksia

Mr. Luukkonen and his daughter (Aleksia) What is your greatest achievement? Aleksia: I eat a lot of chocolate Mr. L:  Having Aleksia and running the Boston marathon Who’s your best friend? Aleksia: Rihanna probably Mr. L:  Joely Joely Joely What do you like to do for fun? Aleksia: Eat chocolate Mr. L:  Tell ghost stories […]

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CFI builds programs as renovation​ looms

With every new trimester at school, there sprouts a new series of events and opportunities at the Centre for Imagination for the community to share and enjoy. Ms. Amy Seefeldt, Director of CFI shared her hopes and excitements regarding what lies forward at the CFI for the coming trimester. Ms. Seefeldt said, “The CFI has […]

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She said, He said, She Said: Riya, Perm, and Jiwon

Jiwon Chun and Phasin Laplamool, Class of 2020, have been a couple since Sept. 21, 2018.  Riya Kohli has been Jiwon’s best friend ever since she came to Woodstock in July 2016. Kohli and Laplamool were separately asked questions about Jiwon to test who knows her better: What’s the name of Jiwon’s baby cousin? Riya: […]

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New Korean-Naga cafe serves higher purpose

Situated on the ascending road beside the Buddhist Monastery, Kairos Cafe is almost imperceptible at Mullingar, save for a sign pointing its way. Once you follow the path, however, it is hard to miss the cutesy purple entrance.  The first thing to greet you as you enter is the warm, friendly staff. The second thing, […]

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Extensive search for new principal gets underway

After receiving the news of Dr. Jonathon Long’s departure, The Board of Directors embarked on the process of finding a new principal, setting up a committee that is hoping to find the new leader before the end of the school year. Out of a pool of more than 600 applicants, the committee shortlisted 25. After […]

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The Swishathon team that shall reject them all

As the 5th annual Swishathon approaches, The Woodstocker has decided to forecast this tournament for all the basketball fans in our community. Disclaimer: These predicted scores are purely for entertainment   Girls Pool Group A Scores Group B Scores LesBeHonest vs F.R.I.E.N.D.S 6-4 Ice Cream vs ADIDAB 14-12 LesBeHonest vs Sunnyside Up 7-2 Ice Cream […]

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Screens are not just for teens anymore

Today, it’s not just teenagers and adults who are struggling to find a balance between the virtual world and the real world. Even little children are often found glued to screens. Most parents in the world today are concerned about what screen time may be doing to their kids’ mental and physical wellbeing. One of […]

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Action needed to end menstruation huts

It’s a taboo. A woman bleeding for 5 days a month for almost 37 years of her life is a taboo. The stains meant to be never visible, sanitary napkins and tampons hidden away in newspapers because, oh my, they’re sinful, atrocious objects not meant for decent human eyes, a topic to be whispered about. […]

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Friendships blossom on Valentine’s Day

Each year on February 14, many exchange flowers, chocolates, candy and declarations of love. This day, dedicated to love and romance, is named after Saint Valentine and dates back to the late 5th century. At school, STUCO members did their utmost to facilitate the festival of romance by acting as a middle man to buy […]

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Saying ‘I do’ to arranged marriage

For half of my life, I have studied at Woodstock, an international boarding school. When I first arrived, I was completely shocked: students could speak against those older than them, they could stay up late talking to each other, and most importantly, they could date each other. In other words, everything that my parents disagreed […]

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