About

The Woodstocker is a news site created by the after-school journalism team. The goal is to publish recent news and opinions about the school and anything that relates to students. Readers are encouraged to engage with the content of this site by either commenting on specific pieces or submitting feedback through the “contact” link above.

The 2019-20 team consists of the following students:


Editors-in-chief

Dhrubhagat Singh, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2011, and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2017. He is greatly interested in saving water and increasing academic support and integrity on campus. In his free time, you can find him cutting Midlands’ hot water timings or cringing at “Save the Water.”

 

 

 

Aarti Malhotra, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2016, and has been a member of The Woodstocker since fall 2017. She is also part of the Sanathandharam Auditorium Project, the Short Fiction Writing Club, and is working on starting a podcast with a close friend. She’s only afraid of her four-year-old sister.

 

 


Managing editor

Janvi Poddar, Class of 2021, joined Woodstock in 2017 and has been a part of The Woodstocker ever since. She is also an intern for the Community Engagement department. She loves writing, and can often be found reading or spending time with friends. Janvi is very passionate about the environment.

 

 

 


News editor

Archita Aggarwal, Class of 2021, joined Woodstock in 2015 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2018. She enjoys reading and playing the violin. She also likes exploring new places around India, as well as outside. During her free time, she usually socializes about the most random things.

 

 


 

Features editor

Nupur Agrawal, Class of 2021, joined Woodstock in 2017, and has been a member of The Woodstocker since the spring of 2018. She loves to watch movies, spend time with her friends, and listen to rock music. In the rare event that she is free, she’ll be doing one of the above.

 


Arts and Entertainment editor

Jinho Yoon, Class of 2021


Sports editor

Shivaansh Garg, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2014, and has been a member of The Woodstocker since Spring 2018. He is the captain of the Senior Cricket Team and is a part of the business and design team for the Yearbook. He also plays the Clarinet in Advanced Band. In his free time, you would find him spending time with his friends and family.

 

 


Opinions editor

Nalin Mahajan, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2014 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2017. His interests include politics and history. You can find him in his rooms watching rom-coms.

 

 

 

 


First Person editor

Navya Sethi, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in Fall 2014, and has been a member of The Woodstocker since Spring 2018. She loves being involved in Community Engagement Projects, MUN and Yearbook. She has also been a part of the UY Cross country team. In her free time, you can find her studying or reading a book in the library.

 

 


Media editor

Knema Gardner, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2015 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2018. Knema is Thai and English and mostly lives in Bangkok. She is part of the football team and some other activities which depend on her mood that semester. She enjoys art, writing, photography, sports (sometimes), and eating (always). In her free time, she is probably sleeping,  stressed, eating, or stress eating.

 

 


Cartoonist

Raymond Chirwa, Class of 2022

 

 

 

 

 


Staff

Ira Ahuja, Cass of 2022, joined Woodstock in 2014. She joined The Woodstocker in Fall 2019 and is excited to write for her school. She likes traveling and hanging out with her friends.

 

 

 

 

Shoaib Ansari, Class of 2021, joined Woodstock in 2010 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2019. He enjoys watching football, talking to friends, and listening to music. In his free time he usually watches random youtube videos, however, he prefers to do nothing and just chill.

Aadya Maya Aryal, Class of 2021, joined Woodstock in 2012, and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2019. She plays basketball on the Sr. Team, and loves reading and writing. In her free time, you can find her talking, laughing or watching TV shows with her friends.

 

 

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Ryan Bajaj, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2011 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since the fall of 2017. He is also a member of the Nasa Space Settlement PASSAGE. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, listening to music, and playing squash. On weekends, he can be found in the gym playing basketball with his friends, or at a hike.

 

Aditi Deswal, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2016, and has been a member of The Woodstocker since Fall 2018. She is passionate about art and enjoys discussing current affairs with people. In her free time, she likes to elicit greatness, tread lightly, seek well-being, value compassion, and pursue wholeness.

Tanvi Garg, Class of 2023, joined Woodstock in 2016 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since Fall 2019. She loves to sketch and watch movies and TV shows. She is a part of the Yearbook business team and plays the violin. In her free time, you can find her spending time with her friends and family.

Riya Gupta, Class of 2022, joined Woodstock in 2016, and has been a member of The Woodstocker since fall 2019. She likes to play basketball and travel. In her free time, you can find her hanging out with her friends, eating, or sleeping.

Arnav Kumar, Class of 2023, joined Woodstock in 2015, and has been a member of The Woodstocker since summer 2018. He likes to play video games and binge The Office. He is politically moderate, but leans towards the right. In his free time, you can find him gaming in his room and begging Mr. Suman to give him his laptop back.

Sanaya Mehta, Class of 2023, joined Woodstock in 2016 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since fall 2019. She is also a part of the yearbook business team and DOST- Not Just a Piece of Cloth (a women’s hygiene project). She loves listening to rap music and hanging out with her friends. In her free time, you can find her eating or binging Brooklyn 99.

Youngseo Noh, Class of 2021, joined Woodstock in Fall 2018 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since Fall 2019. Youngseo is passionate about English and ballet. She loves Korean food and also likes cooking the cuisine. She spends her free time reading Internet novels or watching a movie.

Rushita Paladugu, Class of 2023, joined Woodstock in 2018 and this is her first year working for The Woodstocker. She loves playing basketball and badminton along with her friends, she loves reading non-fiction books and she is also a part of the community engagement project. During her free time, she is found in the gym either playing basketball or hanging out with her friends in the quad.

 

 

Victor Pashuk, Class of 2021, joined Woodstock in 2013 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2019. People tell him that nothing is impossible, but he does absolutely nothing every day. When people ask him if he has free time, he answers by saying that he types “you” instead of ”u”.

 

 

Ruhani Verma, Class of 2023, joined Woodstock in 2016 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since Fall 2019. She plays the violin and is in the intermediate orchestra. She is also involved in a community engagement project. In her free time she likes to hang out with her friends.


Advisers

Ms. Leaf Elhai taught high school English for five years in Boston before joining Woodstock School in fall 2018 and has assisted with The Woodstocker ever since. She is an avid consumer of long-form journalistic writing and investigative podcasts, and she enjoys creative writing.

Kailash Mani joined Woodstock in 2018, and has advised The Woodstocker since 2019. He enjoys helping students write organized, coherent and imaginative works, and he likes reading investigative journalism. In his free time, he likes to create art, listen to loud music and lift weights.