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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Constant complaints of food overlook privilege

“School food is pretty good, but I’m supposed to say it’s horrible,” is a common, and of course baseless statement on the tongues of many returning and new Woodstock students every year.   Woodstock, an international boarding school, is kind enough to serve students, and even its staff, with three meals and three snack-times every […]

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Over the hills and far away: Ms. Koester

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. One such teacher is the friendly and energetic music teacher, Ms. Anna Koester. A Minnesotan who grew up in a family of musicians, Ms. […]

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A day of adventure: Pedaling to Yamuna Bridge

One Friday after school, right before quarter break, I was ready to head home; before I got to the quad, I saw a couple of teachers and students assembling mountain bikes fresh out of cardboard boxes.  That’s when the thrill of cycling 84 kilometers on early Tuesday morning overcame my Friday-evening exhaustion. “Yes!  I won’t […]

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Concert celebrates high scores

March 7 was a special Wednesday at Woodstock; throughout the day there were many guests visiting different parts of the campus. Chairs were lined up in the Media Center Auditorium and shiny trophies and certificates were laid out neatly on the stage. Students walking outside the Auditorium couldn’t help but glance at the golden trophies […]

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Juniors begin hunt for college in seminar

“Oh no! Junior Seminar took the only study hall I have per week” was a typical reaction as advisors handed out new schedules to juniors entering Parker Hall after winter break.  The many frustrations hit hard as students have to worry about the pressure of another credit, choosing a major, and constant worry about what […]

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Photo exhibition highlights Activity Week

Every fall, in the third week of October, students go on Activity Week, a chance to explore India, resulting in jaw-dropping experiences and amazing sights.    And, hopefully, they photograph the experiences. The annual Activity Week photo exhibition provides an opportunity to display all the thrills and challenges that students go through on Activity Week. […]

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Sports stars aspire for national success

Woodstock is known for its diversity, and with all sorts of talent running around the corridors, it’s easy to ignore and forget the value of some special Woodstockers such as the national level sports stars.  These special students go to classes, walk around with earphones plugged in, and chill at Cozy Corner. However, they have […]

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IGCSE or IDP, that is the question

At the end of grade ten, every student has to make a big decision on whether to sit the external exams in the month of May. However, some students, not applying to India, the UK etc. or not wanting to take the exams are required to work on individual projects called IDP (Inter-Disciplinary Projects). For […]

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