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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Prayers aid Mrs. Roberts’ battle with cancer

As of April. 8. 2019, Mrs. Monica Roberts, the Alumni Secretary and an advisor for the Class of 2019, has officially returned back to school after being away from the beginning of the semester due to her cancer treatment. When I visited her house this year with my advisory group, she seemed content to see […]

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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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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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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 the girls flee Chinese-annexed Tibet. Almost twelve years after the journey, Tsering recalls the […]

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