Reflections from a Mountain Run

“Asha, the alarm’s just gone.” The voice of my roommate, still heavy with sleep, woke me at 5:30 on Tuesday morning. At the moment, I couldn’t help but wonder why I decided to sign up for running passage: an entire semester of early morning chill through the open window seemed far from inviting. But, upon […]

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A Strong Support System – The Therapy You Need

To what extent does a support system influence your life? Is this influence positive or negative? These are the questions that I would like to answer. Let us start with an activity. On a scale of 1-10, how stressed or anxious do you feel, one being the lowest and ten being the highest? Many teenagers […]

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Why is music therapeutic?

Jean Sibelius once said, “Music begins where the possibilities of language end.” This quote makes it evident that music is nothing but a universal form of communication that extends beyond literary scripts and tools. Although, have you ever wondered why music has the effect on us it does, and how it’s related to psychology? I […]

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It still matters

This week, last year was historic because it marked the first Black Lives Matter protest on May 26th, 2020. The protests were in regards to the unjust killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, and against the countless police brutality acts on African American people in the country. Several countries including Denmark, the […]

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Looking back…

My senior year started and ended within three weeks. Literally.  No senior skip day. (Well, distance learning did make every other day skip day, so I might leave this one out.) No bazaar days on weekdays. No JSB. No cutting into the lunch line. NO SENOR PRIVILEGES. Let’s end it there! (Although we did have […]

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Frenemies with the IBDP

Am I stressed with my work and assignments? Absolutely, but is it enough to make me feel dejected? No. When I joined Woodstock in August 2020, I had no experience with the IBDP. It was an overwhelming transition to be in the IB after being under the Cambridge curriculum for seven years, but a relative […]

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My experience with COVID-19

Coronavirus is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus that has affected millions of people in India and world-wide. On Aug. 28, I returned from one of the best trips I had taken this year to my friend’s house in Chandigarh only to be found bed ridden for the next two weeks. After […]

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New beginnings…on zoom?

Covid-19 has taken us all by surprise, and left the entire world at a standstill. I remember the day when I walked out of my school in Miami, FL for the last time as a sophomore. Little did I know that life for me would change drastically in two ways. I would become a junior […]

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Waiting at home, away from family and friends

On March 16, after the school’s decision to shut down temporarily,  I arrived home in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our usually unmanageable and crowded airport was almost eerily quiet, and I got out of the airport with my baggage much faster than ever before. Outside the airport, Kathmandu seemed to be its usual bustling self. Street vendors […]

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It’s not just my struggle, it’s ours

As one of the many Indian students at the school, I was able to go back home for the spring break, quite excited at the thought of having a stress free week, away from all the academic pressure. Little did I know that my junior year was about to hit rock bottom.  There is no […]

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