Dorm parents in an empty Midlands

A thin breeze flows in the window. Footsteps echo through Midlands hall. Soft drops of water leak from the taps splashing on the ground, contrasting to the harsh rain falling from the monsoon sky. It’s been eight months since school has shifted to distance learning. Eight months since dorms went from a place full of […]

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New beginnings…on zoom?

Covid-19 has taken us all by surprise, and left the entire world at a standstill. I remember the day when I walked out of my school in Miami, FL for the last time as a sophomore. Little did I know that life for me would change drastically in two ways. I would become a junior […]

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Little Shop of Horrors brings staff together

Upon their arrival in school, students were surprised to see posters of a staff musical around high school. Before the end of last year, Broadway’s sci-fi classic Little Shop of Horrors was set to be performed in Parker Hall after the break. Students were excited to celebrate an evening with loud laughter and enthusiastic applause. But […]

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Far, far away: reaching Baiyan Top

“I am feeling so tired right now” were the first words I wrote in my sketchbook which would detail my journey to Baiyan Top. It was 6:00 a.m. as we boarded the bus for an 8-hour journey to our campsite. I was pretty excited and wanted to keep an open mind. Otherwise, I knew I […]

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The case of the missing girl

Editor’s note: Riya Gupta writes the first ever fictional short story to be published on The Woodstocker. Her writing is inspired by several works from the collection The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami.   Sitting on top of the hospital bed, I told my wife to get me my trunk. This trunk had all the important case […]

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Once on this mountain: Mr. Sam

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 am originally from California. I lived there for 25 years. My first job was to sell ice cream cones in […]

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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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Principal Search: Mr. Draper questions the insurmountable

As the term for the current principal, Dr. Jonathan Long, comes to a close, the new principal candidates, artfully chosen by the Search Committee, have briefly visited the school. In this series, we introduce the candidates and their educational philosophies: Mr. Chris Draper, the sole British candidate amongst three American candidates, obtained his education at […]

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First IBDP verification visit seems optimistic

The school had its very first IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) verification visit on Feb. 25 and 26. The school was examined by two IB trained educators, Mr. Sarewal and Mr. Nandan. Mr. Sarewal works for IB Career-related Programme, which is one of the four programmes that IB offers. He is also the associate DP […]

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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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