Dr. Long hands over the baton to Dr. Cook

After four months of vigorous and thorough search for a new principal, the Woodstock Community was informed on April 12, 2019 about the appointment of Dr. Craig Cook as principal designate of Woodstock. The board of directors unanimously chose Dr. Cook as the principal, with the belief that he would be an outstanding educational leader. […]

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Learning beyond physical barriers

“The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” – Morrie Schwartz from Tuesdays With Morrie That is exactly what this book has to offer: a slow and steady journey between the realms of life and death; a dying old professor’s last words that sometimes ring so true that the […]

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Action needed to end menstruation huts

It’s a taboo. A woman bleeding for 5 days a month for almost 37 years of her life is a taboo. The stains meant to be never visible, sanitary napkins and tampons hidden away in newspapers because, oh my, they’re sinful, atrocious objects not meant for decent human eyes, a topic to be whispered about. […]

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Proving myself wrong about treks and trash

There was a reason why I signed up for the Gangotri Hike as my first choice the moment the Activity Week sign-up sheets came out. I was absolutely certain about two things: I lacked the capability of hiking in mountains for days in sub-zero temperatures. Or any temperature. I really, really wanted to prove myself […]

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Why death cannot do us apart

When the 1971 Liberation War was going on in Bangladesh, thousands of young and hot-headed men walked out of their homes. Rising up to fight for the sake of their motherland and their freedom, they were selfless. Amongst the rabble of those men, stood a person who never chased any glory or personal gain, just […]

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Have a breakdown, have a KitKat

The happiest event in my family took place a few years after I was born. The birth of my younger brother. With his toothless chuckles, big bright eyes, and small fingers that clutched my hair with superhuman strength, he was the new favorite in the house. While I was the victim to my mother’s frustration, […]

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Tourists need to learn to tread lightly

What’s the world’s unlikeliest place to experience traffic? The colossal Mount Everest. During summit season, what we picture as pristine, white and almost celestial, turns into something like the ramp above New Road at eight in the morning, but way worse. Annually, about 800 people attempt to climb Mount Everest for the glory of conquesting […]

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Echoes from English Class: Train to Pakistan

A medium for Highschool students pour out their vivid thoughts on the books assigned in their respective English classes, whether it be completely trashing it or applauding it, or something in between. Train to Pakistan is a highly acclaimed post-independence novel by Khushwant Singh. It is set in the summer of 1947, when millions migrated, […]

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Senior spotlight: Alisa Husain

Alisa Husain, Class of 2019, is the most recent recipient of the Book of Excellence which is a recognition given to any student at Woodstock with extraordinary achievements and contributions to the community. Husain’s name was added to the book during the end of the last academic year, among other capable students who have received […]

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