Life as a freshman

I spent a short amount of time in Middle Years as I joined in 8th grade, but I loved every moment of it. Thus, the transition to Upper Years was filled with mixed emotions.  The first few weeks of high school went relatively well, however, the classrooms and schedule confused me. Many people told me […]

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Indian Cultural Week conveys Gandhi’s virtues

When the word Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or the various monikers associated with him, such as the likes of ‘Bapu’ and  ‘Mahatma’, are first heard, minds often swirl around the tapestry of many shades in which he painted the world.  People think of India’s impassioned struggle with the British or maybe, the Salt Satyagraha and the […]

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Once on this mountain: Ms. Larissa

As we begin our new academic year, we welcome many new staff members. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures. Where are you coming from? I spent most of my life growing up in Seattle.  What subject do you teach? Music.   Why did you come to Woodstock? Woodstock […]

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Once on this mountain: Mr. Bajaj

As we begin our new academic year, we welcome many new staff members. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures.   Where are you coming from?I’m from India and I used to teach in an international school in Dehradun.     What subject do you teach?I was always […]

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Dengue outbreak strikes Doon

A sudden outbreak of dengue fever has struck Dehradun valley, putting a halt to several school trips to Dehradun over the next week. On Sep. 26, the school received an email from Mr. Ethan vanDrunen, Vice Principal, regarding the immediate cancellation of events such as the district basketball tournaments, the climate strike, and the Activity […]

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Seniors and SAT stress

I am never getting into colleges! I have heard this phrase from various different classmates in the last one month, more frequently in the past week. Classmates who prepare for SAT endlessly, for hours, with shaky hands and droopy eyes — all because of the lack of sleep and excessive caffeine intake.  With SAT looming […]

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Theft robs students of comfort

There have been multiple reports of repeated acts of theft in Midlands since the start of the academic year.  Although several announcements and sessions have been held, the girls continue to experience loss of expensive personal belongings including large sums of money.  “Most of us have a really busy week. We do not stay in […]

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A Convenient Lie

As I observed dying turtles and choking marine animals painted all over my Instagram feed, I wondered if these images actually motivate people to make a change. After encountering numerous occasions of my peers bleating about minor inconveniences like the food for lunch, or the walk up to school, – despite the fact that we […]

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Tigers in action: 5-a-side 2019

Last Tuesday, September 10, the Woodstock Girls Senior team won gold and the Boys team ended runners up in the 5-a-side football tournament that took place in the Win Mumby Gym. The annual tournament lasted three days, and several schools around Uttarakhand took part. The Woodstock girls’ senior football team was held victorious in the […]

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