Students conquer the Mountain Festival

“Some people just trap themselves by looking into their phones or listening to music,” Rohan Menezes, Class of 2019, the founder of the student committee of the Mussoorie Mountain Festival, said. That statement stays true to many of us. Winter or summer, on the walk up to school, music has accompanied us through shivers and […]

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Tales that lurk in the shadows of Midlands

Ever since its establishment in the mid 20th century, Midlands, the senior girls’ dorm, has been plagued with paranormal rumors. Many believe that the dorm was built on the remains of a mental asylum. Others believe that the attic in the Midlands’ tower is exceptionally eerie and allegedly possessed by a lady ghost. In order […]

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Senior Spotlight: Anvi Lohia

Right from the start, Anvi Lohia, Class of 2019, has been known as one of the most dedicated and hard-working students in her class. With less than 50 days left for graduation, Lohia is trying to make most of her last few days in high school. Accepted into University of Chicago’s prestigious undergraduate program with […]

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‘Making life real’ with Mr. Crider

Long-term resident reflects on life in the hills Mr. Dana Crider, to this day, remembered the story of a brother and sister, both of Indian descent, sent from Southern California to study at the school “to experience India.” “I was walking around the dorm one night and I could hear somebody crying in the dorm,” […]

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Students forced to weather the weather

The months of February and March saw unprecedented cold weather for the first time in the past few years. Normally, students experience wind and rustling leaves at the bottom of their boots. However, this trimester we were greeted with a winter wonderland and heavy snowfall which was a somewhat refreshing change from the usual routine. […]

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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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Happy Valley’s eternal flame

Sixty years on, Tibetans continue struggle Lhamo Tsering was only eight years old when she and her four cousins escaped Tibet on foot. The only help they received was from four Nepali boys, paid and instructed by her mother to help them flee Chinese-annexed Tibet. Almost twelve years after the journey, Tsering recalls memories in […]

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Sandstone and marble create Indian history

On Feb. 14, 2019. 9:00 p.m, the Advanced Art and Indian History students rushed towards the buses with their hands full of luggage, heading to the Dehradun train station. Until Feb. 17, the Art trip was going to merge with the Indian history trip to observe the grand architecture of Agra. At about 11:00 p.m, […]

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Technician reveals importance of silent strength

While the science department experiences frequent change, with teachers coming and leaving annually, one face remains a constant. Vinod Tonk, or Vinod-ji, has been a part of Woodstock for 24 years and currently works as a lab assistant. He is loved among all students. “He always answers my questions, and he doesn’t judge me even […]

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