IB transition brings tension

Starting the 2019 academic year, the Class of 2021 entered the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), discontinuing the Advanced Placement curriculum, with mixed reception. The preparation for the transition started in September 2018: every week, students attended extensive sessions about the courses offered, the grading format, and more. In addition, teachers attended workshops throughout the […]

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Barred from saying it in the name of justice

One might ask, “What is so offensive and immoral about racial slurs?” Or rather, one does not ask. The answer is obvious. My first conscious encounter with racism was in seventh grade in Nepal. My friends and I were helping a local farm as a part of our community service program. We were planting seeds […]

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Parlez-vous Español en Happy Valley?

Twenty-one students taking French or Spanish classes visited tourist attractions around Mussoorie in the month of March, creating videos – or “vlogs” – as tourist guides for future French or Spanish tourists. This was one of the programs offered in the annual Outdoor Learning Weekend. Starting at the school main gate, the students walked through Tehri Road […]

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Kitchen demographics reveal local gender bias

The school has had a completely male kitchen staff for several years. The last female staff was a supervisor six years ago, showing the current global trend of gender discrepancy in the culinary workplace. Mr. Ketan Swami, kitchen director, talked about his experience over the years. “Since the kitchen opened up”, he said, “they used […]

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