Far, far away: rapidly rafting in Rishikesh

Two pairs of white eyes illuminated in the darkness merely 20 meters away from our campsite. Its eyes prompted horrified faces and shrieks of fear from some of my friends and I. We began to hear growling noises, but it didn’t come from the side of the beach where we saw the white eyes. Eventually, […]

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Worst flu season in years strikes campus

A terrible flu season has hit the Woodstock community. Since the start of the semester, the health center has been flooded with patients with flu-like symptoms⁠—including cough, cold, fever, and sore throat. The first week of school, however, was when the flu was most prevalent. Mrs. Alice Singh, a nurse at the health center, said, […]

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The perfect self-reproach

My parents have supported me for my entire life. They supported me when I wanted to be a football player, when I wanted to be a journalist, and now they support my dreams to become a lawyer. Then why do I feel like such a disappointment to my Dad? It all started only a few […]

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The troll team that reached the finals

“Most of our players still do not know how to play zone defense,” Siddharth Bhandari, Class of 2020, a starting player on one of the Swish-A-Thon finalist teams: Bhandari Bois, said. Bhandari Bois comprised of a member of the Win Mumby team, three players in the senior team, and four players who have never played […]

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Space cadets soar above competition

“I had six Red Bulls in one day just to stay awake and do my work. I was in operations,” Anirudh Aggarwal, Class of 2020 and co-founder of the NASA PASSAGE, said as he was reflecting on his team’s recent runner-up award at the Asian National Space Settlement competition in Delhi Feb. 10-14. In this […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Netflix themed talent show nets applause and admiration

Lights off, and I’m cozy in my pajamas, lying back with a pillow under my head. Just another night settling into bed? No! This was the 2018 student talent show, spilling over with good times and great performances, a memorable experience for everyone who was there. For days before the event, the Class of 2020 […]

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