India’s Self Inflicted Crisis

Two things took place in India in the month of April that should not have happened given that the world was in the midst of a pandemic. On the 1st of April, the government permitted lakhs of devotees of Hinduism to gather at the river Ganga in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, for a dip as part of […]

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Has India distributed the vaccine well?

On January 16th, 2021, almost nine months after the pandemic was declared – India like many countries began its battle against the COVID-19 virus that had taken a toll on its population. To begin with, India began with those most at risk : healthcare sector workers and frontline staff. Official data shows that at least […]

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Vaccine Hesitancy- Why people must take it.

It may be a shock for most of the world but not for all. Many in the healthcare sector and a few outside of it had predicted that the world may face a pandemic sometime in the future. Almost everyone agreed that a health disaster was more likely than say a world war. After SARs […]

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My experience with COVID-19

Coronavirus is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus that has affected millions of people in India and world-wide. On Aug. 28, I returned from one of the best trips I had taken this year to my friend’s house in Chandigarh only to be found bed ridden for the next two weeks. After […]

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Students get crafty during pandemic #3

The Students Get Crafty During Pandemic series aims to share the various artworks individuals have been working on during these unprecedented times.  Puttarkasa Sripoongtanakul, Class of 2022, is an expert artist and loves doing art both digitally and in person. “Nostalgia” is the word Sripoongtanakul uses to describe this artwork. She was commissioned to draw […]

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Students get crafty during pandemic #2

The Students Get Crafty During Pandemic series aims to share the various artworks individuals have been working on during these unprecedented times.  Nysa Bhatia, Class of 2022, is a skilled and brilliant artist and has been painting since she came to Woodstock, 8 years ago. The theme for her artwork is traveling to different countries […]

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Students get crafty during pandemic #1

The Students Get Crafty During Pandemic series aims to share the various artworks individuals have been working on during these unprecedented times. Pritha Anand, Class of 2022, has always been interested in art and her talent never fails to impress. Here are some pieces she worked on over the summer: If Anand had to describe […]

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11 movies you don’t want to miss out on

Following the list of recommended TV shows, we have also come up with a list of old but gold movies if you are looking for something shorter and less time consuming. Forrest Gump Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, is a 1994 comedy about a man with a low IQ which causes him to get bullied. […]

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Summer recommendations to binge watch

As we conclude the 2019-2020 academic year, The Woodstocker decided to recommend a list of the best and worst TV shows, mainly on Netflix, to all students and staff during quarantine to keep you busy while resting at home.  Shows recommended: Money Heist Money Heist is a spanish TV series in which a criminal mastermind […]

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Distance learning signals disadvantages

On March 23, Zoom online classes officially began. This popular online platform is being used worldwide due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Although a great way to communicate during this pandemic, distance learning via Zoom has its disadvantages. For one, many can agree that it is harder to concentrate during classes from the comfort of […]

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