Far, far away: Memories of Mukteshwar

At 6 a.m. on a Sunday morning, while most students were lying in their cozy beds, dreaming or even having nightmares, Faadumo Adam, Aliciah Serbastian, and I (all from Class of 2021), the only students on the trip, along with Mr. Mark, Mrs. Mark, and Gracy, our three chaperones, were shivering in the cold waiting […]

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Theft robs students of comfort

There have been multiple reports of repeated acts of theft in Midlands since the start of the academic year.  Although several announcements and sessions have been held, the girls continue to experience loss of expensive personal belongings including large sums of money.  “Most of us have a really busy week. We do not stay in […]

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We must overcome menstruation stigma

Many in the Woodstock community might find it shocking that some women around India use cow feces as a substitute for a sanitary pad, but many of these women do not have a choice. As hard as it might be to accept this fact, especially after seeing young activists constantly trying to break taboos about […]

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Superheroes, icons run rampant around campus

If Friendship Day is defined as “an annual celebration of the significance of friendship around the world,” then certainly for Woodstock, this definition does not do justice. Although the event occurred more than a month after the International Friendship Day, it surely cannot be given any other name. The community celebrates its own version of […]

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Desi GAILers Take Over China

“GAIL is a fun experience. I got to meet new people, open up to people and while doing all of this, I learned so much,” Maanasa Muppala, Class of 2022 said.  Global Alliance for Innovative Learning (GAIL), is an annually held conference which was hosted by Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) this year. The […]

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Define yourself by character, not grades

People often use the example of Bill Gates being a Harvard dropout to define success as a result of hard work and not the outcome of receiving a world-class education with the highest grades.   However, when the grade 10 AP World History preliminary results were released a few days ago, it suddenly occurred to […]

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First IBDP verification visit seems optimistic

The school had its very first IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) verification visit on Feb. 25 and 26. The school was examined by two IB trained educators, Mr. Sarewal and Mr. Nandan. Mr. Sarewal works for IB Career-related Programme, which is one of the four programmes that IB offers. He is also the associate DP […]

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Review: Gully Boy

The first movie to break the 1 billion rupees box office record this year is Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, which managed to do this within a week after the initial release.   Inspired by the story of two Indian rappers, Vivian Fernandes and Naved Shaikh, the movie sets the stage for Indian youth to become […]

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Unconsciously crossing the road

Everything froze for a minute. No movement. No sound. My mother had already gone inside the house, while I was still wandering around, looking at the balcony. She was there a couple of seconds ago, talking to me, but now it was just me crossing the road with my brother on the other side, waiting. […]

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