IKEA captivates bewildered Indians

Crowded lines encapsulate the gigantic rectangular “shopping home” that puzzled my friends and me. We were visiting a strange new place in India, a place infamously known as “IKEA.” A new addition to Indian home furnishing, IKEA opened in Hyderabad on Aug. 9. On the first day itself, “40,000 shoppers” showed up, leading to extensive […]

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College in site: Kalamazoo

A relatively small higher education institution of 1,400 students, situated in Michigan, Kalamazoo College boasts of a liberal arts education that prepares students for virtually anything. One of the college’s professors of Anthropology, Kiran Cunningham, is a Woodstock alumna and was present on campus to talk about her experience earlier this week. “The smallness of […]

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Into the wild: Mr. Silvadiaz and Mrs. Rodriguez

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 “We feel very much welcomed,” said Mr. Agustin Silvadiaz, the new Middle Years Programme (MYP) Spanish teacher, […]

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Review: ‘Wing$,’ consuming the consumer

The fashion industry dictates the lives of the youth; look around you, in our school itself, I don’t see many kids not caring about the brand of their clothes, the price of their shoes, and the legitimacy of their gear. We keep moving forward with fashion because the industry is seducing us with a very […]

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The sweetness of ice cream

Fine silky texture atop an elegantly shaped cone on a summer day is the perfect remedy to alleviate the heat. In other words, stuff yourself with ice cream and you’ll be taken into another world where everything is white: where you can walk on the ground, slip, and fall into the sweet ecstasy, gobbling everything […]

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Over the hills and far away: Mr. Crider

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. As he prepares to return to the United States, Mr. Andrew Crider recently talked about things he’ll miss about Woodstock: the close-knit community, the […]

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Picture a leader: Is she a woman?

The New York Times recently posted an article investigating the connection between women and leadership positions; this was done by asking multiple people to list out the words they thought described a good leader; then, they were asked to draw that leader on a piece of paper. Inspired by the results, I did the same […]

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Class Of 2020 perplexed by IB shift

Controversies among students of the Class of 2020 emerged as the new International Baccalaureate (IB) program finally began to see action. Being the last class that is undertaking the Advanced Placement (AP) program at Woodstock, many students felt as if their education was being disregarded by the school. On March 8, Mr. Ethan Van Drunen, […]

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Sagan shares passion for law with students

“I was interested in the power of the law to change lives,” Mr. John Sagan, a retired corporate lawyer from Mayer-Brown (Chicago) who came to the Centre for Imagination to talk about law with students, said as he talked about why he went into law. Mr. Sagan pointed out that the law enables people to […]

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