Students forced to weather the weather

The months of February and March saw unprecedented cold weather for the first time in the past few years. Normally, students experience wind and rustling leaves at the bottom of their boots. However, this trimester we were greeted with a winter wonderland and heavy snowfall which was a somewhat refreshing change from the usual routine. […]

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New science teachers discover gravity of the hillside

With the departure of a few members of staff from the science department, this trimester, the school welcomed three new teachers: Ms. Louise Du Toit, Mr. Anthony Hyde, and Dr. Mayukh Banik. With many decades of experience in teaching, the new teachers are all looking forward to their Woodstock experience. Mr. Hyde discovered Woodstock “way […]

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Harvard lawsuit seeks to harm, not help, Asians

“I Am Asian-American. I Have Dreams Too,” read a sign that was carried during a protest against Harvard’s allegedly biased admissions process. The sign refers to the ongoing lawsuit in federal court against Harvard University in which Asian-American students are accusing the university of having an unfair bias towards other races in their admissions process. […]

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Racial profiling achieves nothing but fear

“Excuse me, sir, could you please step aside?” the airport security officer said as I was “randomly selected.” I simply followed, worried and confused as to why I was picked out, while the officer casually walked in front of me. I was on my annual summer trip to the United States with a layover in […]

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Some musicians and magicians fill up Parker Hall

Top 5 performances The talent show was full of breathtaking performances that left the audience in awe. This year The Woodstocker reported this showcase of talent and we ranked the top 5 performances.   The Staff Band a.k.a. Middle-aged guys with guitars MORE COWBELL!!!   The iconically named band, ‘Nameless’ The band electrified the audience […]

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Review: The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson

“There’s a massive number of trans women who have been murdered, and their cases have just gone cold. They’re yelling out from their graves for justice.” ~Victoria Cruz On September 11, Woodstock had a documentary film festival which showcased diverse genres of documentary films, one of the many films was dedicated to Marsha P. Johnson. […]

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Ms. Chander gives talk on minorities in India

“I am Christian and I am a minority in India,” said Ms. Shonila Chander, who taught religion and economics at Woodstock for 34 years before she retired last year. On Thursday, August 4, she gave a talk at the Center for Imagination on minorities in India. Ms. Chander gave her thoughts on religion, the quota […]

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Goodbye, Nicki; hello, misery

It was the Fourth of July, 2013. My twelve-year-old self was eating a tasteless hot dog; my older, irritating, American cousin kept texting away on her brand new iPhone that she kept bragging about. My sibling had gone to get a beer because she was sick of our complaining. We were in the middle of […]

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Into the Wild: Mr. Alex

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. Mr Alex Heetland has begun his term as a choir and music theory teacher at Woodstock this […]

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Coffee Bar attracts large and enthusiastic crowd

The Hostel Commons was filled with chairs and couches to accommodate a crowd for the Coffee Bar on Sunday, August 5. Within the first hour, it was full of students collecting their orders of food and sitting down, while many took to the mic to sing songs. A new vibe was felt during this Coffee […]

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