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 Fall 2018 team consists of the following students:

Editor-in-chief

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Hyenjin Cho, Class of 2019, joined Woodstock in 2014, and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2017. She is Korean, however, has lived in India for over 12 years. She is a dreamer and a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to things that get her heart beating, such as art and literature. In her free time, you would find her staring off into the distance, reading something, or sketching a future masterpiece.

Managing editors

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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.

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Dhrubhagat Singh, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2011, and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2017. He likes to talk to his friends and loves the Chicago Bulls. In his free time, you can find him having meals at Alteridge or in the school dining hall.

News editor

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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.

Features editor

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Janvi Poddar, Class of 2021, joined Woodstock in the year 2017 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since then. Janvi is very passionate about writing. She also loves watching movies, TV shows, and spending time with friends.

Arts and Entertainment editor

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Nalin Mahajan, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2014 and has been a part of The Woodstocker since 2017. He is a pessimistic nincompoop who enjoys doing absolutely nothing.

Sports editor

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Shivaansh Garg, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2014, and has been a member of The Woodstocker since February 2018. He is a part of the cricket team and is a designer at the Yearbook team. He also plays the clarinet and is in Advanced Band. In his free time, you would find him spending time with his friends and family.

Opinions editor

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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.

First Person editor

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Victoria Lee, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2015 (8th grade) and has been the member of The Woodstocker since the year 2018. Victoria is mainly passionate about getting “smarter.” Though this may seem a little odd to quite a lot of people, she thinks that getting smarter is part of becoming a better self. She enjoys reading books and thinking in her free time.

Photo editor

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Mikko Aoki Liu, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2018 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2018. Mikko is Japanese, Chinese, and American. Mikko sees beauty in the world.

Media editor

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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

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Sanjana Singh, Class of 2019, joined Woodstock in 2016 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2018. She enjoys games (whether it be video games, Catan/Risk, or Dungeons and Dragons), books (but is biased towards comics, fantasy, and history), and attempting to draw or write.

Staff

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Abdul Malik Ansari, Class of 2019, joined Woodstock in 2010 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2017. His passions are to follow his dreams and to watch and play football. He prefers not to have any free time.  

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Abiral Lamsal, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2016 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2017. He is an avid Liverpool supporter, singer, and enthusiast; always in that order. He has always been lazy but wants to do more for The Woodstocker.

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Anirudh Aggarwal, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2016 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since the fall of 2018. He loves to read about history and space, and he is the leader of the NASA Space Settlement passage. He also enjoys playing table tennis and hiking, because it gives him a chance to step out of the Woodstock bubble. In his free time, he can be found making schedules for himself and watching Young Sheldon.

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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.

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Chittish Pasbola, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2014 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since 2018. He is from India and lives in Kanpur. He enjoys running and loves football (supports Arsenal). In his free time he can be found playing football or reading.

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Markhamsan Lyndem, Class of 2020, joined The Woodstocker in the academic year of 2018. This is his fourth year at Woodstock. He enjoys reading books and is a member of the NASA Space Settlement Passage. During his free time, he likes to play basketball and have conversations with his friends.

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Nupur Agrawal, Class of 2021, joined Woodstock School in the Fall of 2017. She became a part of The Woodstocker in the February 2018. She loves to read, write, and travel.

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Priyansha Agarwal, Class of 2020, joined Woodstock School in fall 2015 and this is her first year working for The Woodstocker. She enjoys working backstage for drama productions, along with playing badminton and squash whenever possible. She really loves dancing and can be seen going crazy during dance parties. In her free time, she is generally found with her friend Veer Arya who makes jokes about her being a vegetarian.

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Rohan Mathias, class of 2020, joined Woodstock in 2010 and has been a member of The Woodstocker since July 2018. He is a New Zealander/Indian who likes to play music and sports. He is also a part of the NASA Space Settlement passage. In his free time, he likes to mountain bike and play sports.

Adviser

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Mr. Andrew Plonka has taught high school English in five countries; this is his seventh year at Woodstock. Prior to teaching, he worked as a professional journalist for three years and on his university’s daily newspaper for four years.

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