Acute pollen season raises concerns about health, environment

The onset of spring in Mussoorie this year was accompanied by a particularly prolonged and severe pollen season. Thin blankets of pollen dust tinted the entire town a yellowish-green, raising concerns not only about its repercussions on allergies, but its reflection of climate change as well.   This seasonal anomaly appears to be a part […]

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Happy Valley’s eternal flame

Sixty years on, Tibetans continue struggle Lhamo Tsering was only eight years old when she and her four cousins escaped Tibet on foot. The only help they received was from four Nepali boys, paid and instructed by her mother to help the girls flee Chinese-annexed Tibet. Almost twelve years after the journey, Tsering recalls the […]

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New Korean-Naga cafe serves higher purpose

Situated on the ascending road beside the Buddhist Monastery, Kairos Cafe is almost imperceptible at Mullingar, save for a sign pointing its way. Once you follow the path, however, it is hard to miss the cutesy purple entrance.  The first thing to greet you as you enter is the warm, friendly staff. The second thing, […]

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Accepting Mr. Hubbard

Art teacher’s life goes beyond tolerance “Hey, how’re you doing?” That voice, usually so friendly, sounded like a threat: “How’s the article coming together?”   Man, I really need to find another way to get to the Media Center. “Great,” I replied, before shuffling away hurriedly. I didn’t have the heart to tell Mr. Hubbard […]

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India adds to Tibet’s woes by appeasing China

The Tibetan Government In-Exile in India launched year-long “Thank You India” celebrations in March to mark the 60th year of Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama’s arrival in India. Two main events, originally scheduled to be held in New Delhi, were cancelled and instead shifted to Dharamsala, in Himachal Pradesh. Out of all the Indian ministers that […]

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Cheers turn into solemn reflection

For a brief moment during the chapel service honoring Indian independence and the death of former prime minister Atal Vajpayee, on Friday, August 17, a majority of students rejoiced. Dr. Jonathan Long, principal, had just announced that classes would be suspended for the day in solidarity with schools across the country that were closed to […]

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Into the Wild: Ms. Leaf and Mr. Dinesh

Venturing into the literal wild, new staff leave the safety of their monkey-less roads and tackle the great unknown we call Woodstock. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures.  Before even considering working in India, Mr. Dinesh Ayyappan and Ms. Leaf Elhai visited the country in […]

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Over the hills and far away: Ms. Last

As the academic year comes to an end, several staff members prepare to leave.  Hence, The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to dig into their thoughts and future endeavors. Ms. Nicole Last is regarded by many students as one of the best teachers at Woodstock. Known for her great organizational skills, Ms. Last […]

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CFI hosts discussion in light of sexual harassment stories

The week that featured the International Women’s Day commenced with an assembly where anonymous sexual harassment experiences of the school community were shared. As a follow-up, the National Honor Society held a discussion session at the Center for Imagination on March 8 to discuss possible solutions for this issue. Around 40 people turned up, including […]

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