Remembering Woodstock’s beloved Deepa-ji

When I first arrived at Woodstock in 2011 for the start of fourth grade, I moved to Edgehill, the elementary dorm at the time, where I was surrounded by weeping classmates, attentive dorm parents, and an especially caring staff member, who everyone called Deepa-ji. Whenever I saw Deepa-ji sweep the hallways of our dorm, she […]

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Some balloons, candy wrappers, and kids fill the gym

Every year, the National Honor Society (NHS) organizes an event called “Big-Brother Big-Sister Day.” During this time, older students, from grades 9-12, partner with a younger student, from kindergarten to grade 6, and engage in numerous, fun activities. The Woodstocker caught up with the event, capturing Candy Land in the gym. Photos by Dhrubhagat Singh […]

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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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