Trump impacts students’ college choices

Donald Trump lives approximately 12,000 kilometers away from the well-guarded gates of Woodstock, but the 45th president of the United States of America has managed to affect and influence the lives of students here nonetheless. The current incumbent at the White House in Washington DC is renowned for his Islamophobic rhetoric and abusive disdain for […]

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Before moving on, Dr. Long reminisces

After seven years as Woodstock’s principal, the thoughtful and energetic Dr. Jonathan Long will move to new frontiers, effective at the end of the current academic year. Dr. Long originally joined as principal in 2011, coming from the United World College in Pune. He said, “While the UWC was a great school, students only came […]

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Humans of Activity Week: Guiding the guileless

“Come on guys, let’s go!” Sanjeev Rai, the White Magic company’s main guide for Woodstock’s Friendship Peak expedition, shouted. But even though he easily outclassed his clients in terms of fitness and experience, Mr. Rai never charged ahead. Instead, he took the rear, carrying roughly twice the load of his wards with ease while constantly […]

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Review: Human flow

“Being a refugee is the most pervasive kind of cruelty that can be exercised against a human being.” Shared with much feeling onscreen, this sentiment defines the award-winning 2017 documentary, Human Flow, which closely tracks the lives and experiences of refugees from around the world. Human Flow is an unusual work of art, which utilizes […]

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Netflix themed talent show nets applause and admiration

Lights off, and I’m cozy in my pajamas, lying back with a pillow under my head. Just another night settling into bed? No! This was the 2018 student talent show, spilling over with good times and great performances, a memorable experience for everyone who was there. For days before the event, the Class of 2020 […]

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Diving into a global issue

I breathe slowly, full of wonder. Behind me, my flippers paddle, each movement propelling me forward almost imperceptibly. Bubbles escape the regulator over my mouth when I exhale, trailing up slowly on their long journey to the ocean surface. Now I peer upwards, to see sunlight reflected into shards, growing ever fainter as it travels […]

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Over the hills and far away: Ms. Melanie

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 Ms. Melanie Reichwald, a long time fixture in the AP English classroom, is leaving after six years teaching at the school. Well known for […]

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Japan has a foothold in the foothills

In the diverse multicultural mix that is Woodstock, one country is barely represented in actual physical terms but still stands out for its cultural impact. This phenomenon isn’t restricted to school either. Japan has less than 2% of the world’s overall population, but its creative culture has a disproportionate impact worldwide, with hundreds of millions […]

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New school presidents start to take charge

The people have spoken, and Woodstock’s latest round of election results are now official. Kritin Garg and Khushi Agrawal, long time favorites in student government in the Class of 2019, have been selected by their peers to be student presidents for the 2018 to 2019 school term. These results came two days after the voting […]

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