Review: Life is beautiful, humanity shines through

Roberto Benigni’s 1997 comedy-drama Life is Beautiful is a cinematic masterpiece in all its glory.  It takes place in the Kingdom of Italy in 1939, following the story of Guido Orefice, an exceptionally witty and lovable Jewish bookstore owner. Guido runs into and falls in love with an upper-class woman, Dora, played by Nicoletta Braschi, […]

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Little Shop of Horrors brings staff together

Upon their arrival in school, students were surprised to see posters of a staff musical around high school. Before the end of last year, Broadway’s sci-fi classic Little Shop of Horrors was set to be performed in Parker Hall after the break. Students were excited to celebrate an evening with loud laughter and enthusiastic applause. But […]

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Backstage with “The Addams Family”

The Addams Family, directed by Rhea Ali and Veer Arya of Class of 2020, was presented on three nights from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 as a culmination of several months of effort, earning a standing ovation on opening night. A steady anxiety and apprehension grew in the play production members from the beginning of […]

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Review: Lotte’s Homebaked Goods and Landour Coffee

On the Mullingar slope, Lotte’s Homebaked Goods, a quaint Dutch café, has recently opened much to the delight of the students and staff.  The ambiance in the café is beautiful and cozy, closely resembling that of a café in the Netherlands, where Lotte Kapur is originally from. There are eye-catching paintings of tulips, the clock, […]

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The case of the missing girl

Editor’s note: Riya Gupta writes the first ever fictional short story to be published on The Woodstocker. Her writing is inspired by several works from the collection The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami.   Sitting on top of the hospital bed, I told my wife to get me my trunk. This trunk had all the important case […]

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Superheroes, icons run rampant around campus

If Friendship Day is defined as “an annual celebration of the significance of friendship around the world,” then certainly for Woodstock, this definition does not do justice. Although the event occurred more than a month after the International Friendship Day, it surely cannot be given any other name. The community celebrates its own version of […]

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Review: “​Sharp Objects”, packed with murder, foul, and fun

Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn’s debut feature is an agonizingly unsettling book. It forays deep into the nature of inherited trauma and derisive family dynamics. The aural dreamlike undercurrent of desolation running through this arresting psychological-thriller builds up an ever-festering sense of dread that pervades all your extremities. Camille Preaker, the protagonist of the story, is […]

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