India’s Self Inflicted Crisis

Two things took place in India in the month of April that should not have happened given that the world was in the midst of a pandemic. On the 1st of April, the government permitted lakhs of devotees of Hinduism to gather at the river Ganga in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, for a dip as part of […]

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2021 Presidential candidates battle online

With the 2021 fall, STUCO elections around the corner, The Woodstocker interviewed the 4 candidates for presidency. The female candidates are Kalsang Yangchen and Taruna Kakkar. The Male candidates are Darsh Aggarwal and Vir Kanwar.  What is your vision for the school? Kalsang: When we come back to school there will be a huge transition […]

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COVID-19 on Autism

Autism is a neurological disability that affects millions of families each year. By definition, “Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication.” Common questions for children with autism are: Will they ever have a normal social life? […]

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Has India distributed the vaccine well?

On January 16th, 2021, almost nine months after the pandemic was declared – India like many countries began its battle against the COVID-19 virus that had taken a toll on its population. To begin with, India began with those most at risk : healthcare sector workers and frontline staff. Official data shows that at least […]

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TedX Woodstock goes virtual

Last year’s TEDx Woodstockschool event occurred in the Hanifl Centre in Mussoorie, India, with a live audience of 85 people. With the theme “Weathering the Storm,” there were six accomplished, vibrant, and thought-provoking speakers like Devika Cariapa, a children’s author, and Priya Prakash, a healthcare entrepreneur. They shared their thoughts and experiences on how they […]

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Frenemies with the IBDP

Am I stressed with my work and assignments? Absolutely, but is it enough to make me feel dejected? No. When I joined Woodstock in August 2020, I had no experience with the IBDP. It was an overwhelming transition to be in the IB after being under the Cambridge curriculum for seven years, but a relative […]

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Vaccine Hesitancy- Why people must take it.

It may be a shock for most of the world but not for all. Many in the healthcare sector and a few outside of it had predicted that the world may face a pandemic sometime in the future. Almost everyone agreed that a health disaster was more likely than say a world war. After SARs […]

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My experience with COVID-19

Coronavirus is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus that has affected millions of people in India and world-wide. On Aug. 28, I returned from one of the best trips I had taken this year to my friend’s house in Chandigarh only to be found bed ridden for the next two weeks. After […]

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Students get crafty during pandemic #3

The Students Get Crafty During Pandemic series aims to share the various artworks individuals have been working on during these unprecedented times.  Puttarkasa Sripoongtanakul, Class of 2022, is an expert artist and loves doing art both digitally and in person. “Nostalgia” is the word Sripoongtanakul uses to describe this artwork. She was commissioned to draw […]

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Students get crafty during pandemic #2

The Students Get Crafty During Pandemic series aims to share the various artworks individuals have been working on during these unprecedented times.  Nysa Bhatia, Class of 2022, is a skilled and brilliant artist and has been painting since she came to Woodstock, 8 years ago. The theme for her artwork is traveling to different countries […]

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