A message to Adcresco

Dear Adcresco, I have known you since the day I stepped foot on campus in 2011. Now they are taking me away from you in a hazy chain of forwarded emails. Times have never been more unfair but that is our luck. We have always gotten the short end of the stick. Now it is […]

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Slut-shaming is not uncommon, even in 2020

In the age of #MeToo and woke culture, everyone is quick to say they respect women. Donald Trump, who famously bragged that he “grabbed a woman by the p***y,” claims that no one has more respect for women than him. If these are the standards of respect that the president of the United States holds, […]

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Best pathways to education are rugged and steep

As Woodstock students, we live in one of the most beautiful parts of India, the foothills of the Himalayas. This biodiverse location is what makes outdoor education such a valuable part of the curriculum. Woodstock seeks to educate each one of its pupils through the environment around us. However, I fear that the school’s outdoor […]

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Cash or compassion: which do we value?

Woodstock prides itself on the fact that it attracts students from all parts of the world, from different cultural, religious and social backgrounds.  But do we ever stop to consider the true implications of this? To consider the fact that Woodstock is home to a community of students from not only different ethnic backgrounds, but […]

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Get up and do something

Nobody should come to Woodstock just for a traditional “academic” experience. While academics at the school are supported by mostly strong faculty, the fact remains that simply utilizing only these resources, which many students fail to do, does not constitute education at the school. Woodstock was founded in perhaps one of the most isolated, beautiful […]

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Seniors and SAT stress

I am never getting into colleges! I have heard this phrase from various different classmates in the last one month, more frequently in the past week. Classmates who prepare for SAT endlessly, for hours, with shaky hands and droopy eyes — all because of the lack of sleep and excessive caffeine intake.  With SAT looming […]

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A Convenient Lie

As I observed dying turtles and choking marine animals painted all over my Instagram feed, I wondered if these images actually motivate people to make a change. After encountering numerous occasions of my peers bleating about minor inconveniences like the food for lunch, or the walk up to school, – despite the fact that we […]

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We must overcome menstruation stigma

Many in the Woodstock community might find it shocking that some women around India use cow feces as a substitute for a sanitary pad, but many of these women do not have a choice. As hard as it might be to accept this fact, especially after seeing young activists constantly trying to break taboos about […]

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