A Supportive Team

Four intense days with the Tigers at Win Mumby The final practice Nineteen girls huddled around the tiger logo in the center of the gym, all anxious. It was a ritual: to become a Tiger, one must devote herself to the eye of the logo, the eye of the tiger. As Mr. Steve Luukkonen, physical […]

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Gangotri hike in photos

Grade 11 went on a trip to Gangotri to learn about travel writing, hiking and the rich heritage of the area. Along the way, the group saw animals, beautiful sights, and they bonded with everyone on the trip, making everything generally more enjoyable. We left our hotel in the morning and walked up to an […]

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Wake up to online threats

A dimly lit dorm room housed a young teenager, tucked under the weight of his blanket, browsing all over the internet. The boy took a quick glance around his surroundings. He saw no one. All was quiet. He went back under the blanket. The boy opened up a virtual private network (VPN), allowing him to […]

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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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Corruption takes a toll on countries

When driving up to Woodstock School for the first time, I witnessed an event that bothered me, in spite of how trivial it appeared to be. When we reached the tollgate between Dehradun and Mussoorie, the gatekeeper saw that we were foreigners and asked the taxi driver for the tax imposed on tourists. When the […]

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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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