Pressure builds momentum towards future

The golden-colored numbers hanging on the railing above Parker Hall flickers in front of my eyes, reminding me of the number of days until my graduation. The number takes me back to the time when this moment was all a future to be awaited. A time when I was intimidated by the horrifying stress resulting […]

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CFI builds programs as renovation​ looms

With every new trimester at school, there sprouts a new series of events and opportunities at the Centre for Imagination for the community to share and enjoy. Ms. Amy Seefeldt, Director of CFI shared her hopes and excitements regarding what lies forward at the CFI for the coming trimester. Ms. Seefeldt said, “The CFI has […]

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Passport renewal a minor step for a new major

“Major or minor?” asked the man at the counter. “Uhh … uh … minor.  Oh, sorry, major. Now,”  I replied hesitantly, with an answer that left me fumbling with the identification papers in my hand. Left in shock, I could not comprehend the papers in my hand as I started handing out random sheets to […]

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Humans of Activity Week: ​Cycling with Raj

As I took refuge under a puny tree from the light but chilling snowflakes, I could see the dark gray spots where the snow had dampened my gloves and track pants. Getting off from my squeaky mountain bike I quickly put on a waterproof jacket as one of our guides zoomed his bike past me. […]

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Review: Restrepo

The sudden explosion on the movie screen, broadcasting the film Restrepo, was responded by a long, deafening siren and a bunch of profanity; meanwhile, the go-pro filming resembled the images and events depicted to many only in violent video games, like Call of Duty. The difference was that this time, it was real. Soldiers were being […]

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Eid-ul-Adha means much more than a day off

Are you looking for a break from the seemingly insurmountable stress that steps in the way of every new academic year? Well, how about taking a day off to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha? Eid-ul-Adha is one of the two major Eids that Muslims, both Sunni and Shi’a alike, celebrate all around the world. Fortunately, Eid-ul-Adha falls about […]

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Unplanned trip upends expectations

How much money would you ask for to wake up at 5 a.m. on a summer vacation morning?  I wouldn’t even consider the deal. Especially when I know I’ve woken up super-early only to go on a short-planned trip, with driving — from the hill station of Mussoorie to another named Manali — hogging the […]

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Monsoon relief proves to be too strong

The beginning of July unites the masses of India to patiently await the relieving monsoon season. Rains from the southwest slowly sweep the scorching summer away, targeting the western side, to begin with, and providing nourishment to crops.   However, the rains suddenly start causing havoc by flooding cities down in the plains. Furthermore, up […]

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Into the Wild: Ms. Singh

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. Coming to Mussoorie from the hot city of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Ms. Amita Singh, said that […]

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