Mrs. Bowling settles into new role

“When school started and the staff retreat happened, I was really excited,” Mrs. Renee Bowling said, on starting her new role as the Head of Upper Years. One of the biggest reasons that Mrs. Bowling was happy to get the role was to have the “opportunity to bring stability to the Upper Years.” It has […]

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Keeping up with Saira, part 1: ‘A long story’

Editor’s note: This is the first segment of a two-part sports feature on Saira Mehra. However proud Saira Mehra, Class of 2020, is of her athletic accomplishments, when she initially joined the cross country team, she never reckoned that fate would get her this far. “I didn’t know that this would be something that I […]

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CIS team evaluation seems optimistic

A few weeks ago, the Council of International Schools (CIS) team visited Woodstock school. The team examined the school for a week and documented the information in the form of a report which was sent to the CIS Board of Directors. Woodstock is currently accredited with the Middle States Association (MSA), but the accreditation gets […]

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Humans of Activity Week: Stories of struggle and success

Known as the “charming corn village of India,” Sainji is not just a village but a unique way of life. As we wandered from one house to another, we met people from different walks of life, and discovered passed-down secret stories of the village, making this trip more than just a required activity-week outing. When […]

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I failed my test

I have always loved science. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science – you name it! So, at the end of Grade 10, when we had to narrow down the number of classes and put a limit to the amount of AP’s we would take in grade 11, I was in a dilemma. I was absolutely confused […]

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Echoes from English Class: When Breath Becomes Air

A medium for students to pour out their vivid thoughts on the books assigned in their respective English classes, whether it be completely trashing it or applauding it, or something in between. “What makes life worth living in the face of death?” “What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your […]

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Ms. Chander tells her story

Anyone reading a story about Ms. Shonila Chander, former economics teacher, must follow her most important rule: no gum chewing allowed. According to her, chewing gum is “the biggest way of showing disrespect.” Not only that, it violates the top rule of economics on a poster on display in her classroom: “Refrain from chewing gum: […]

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Neighbor’s wedding brings me no joy

As I look out my bedroom window into the neighbor’s garden, I see a young, beautiful girl getting henna put on her hand. It is the day before her wedding, and tomorrow she will move into a new family with a different lifestyle and expectations. She is 19 — only one year older than the […]

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My struggle buying a chocolate

And there I was, left in the middle of the streets, in New York City, upset and trying my best to hold on to the tears inside me. In the Summer of 2017, My family and I decided to visit the United States. I have always dreamed of visiting America. Sometimes, I daydream about roaming […]

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