Dress Code at Woodstock

One of the key features of the Woodstock student life is the freedom we are entrusted with. A major part of that freedom is the fluidity of the dress code. The absence of a uniform enables students to express themselves through their choice of clothes and feel comfortable in their own skin in a large […]

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The Pursuit of Happiness

When the early people first appeared on the earth, they were purely driven by the primal instinct to survive. All activities and tasks – for example hunting – that were performed by them were in order to fulfill the fundamental needs and survive. However, in the modern era, students and people in communities like Woodstock […]

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Can Woodstock implement renewable energy?

Imagine a world where the existence of fossil fuels is redefined. A place where instead of struggling to work with renewable energy, we’re thriving in it, similar to how a few countries explained in the recent COP26. Where there are more advanced climate action goals summits are trying to reach. It would certainly be a […]

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DaBaby’s lip slip

About a month ago, rapper- DaBaby came under fire for homophobic remarks he made while on stage at the Rolling Loud Miami music festival over the weekend. “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly gay sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two or three weeks, put your […]

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Online learning: ups and downs

Since the beginning of COVID-19, many lives have been disrupted. Our generation has been missing out on treasured memories like in-person school or college life, and many teenagers are going through the fear of missing out. Regardless of the drawbacks it brought, for once, the entire population has come together to fight against “one” virus. […]

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India: a paradox

India is a paradox. It’s a country that is still developing in both the public sector and the economic sector. Although the Indian constitution recognizes equal rights for both men and women, gender disparities between the two remain. But what makes the country so strange is that on one level, every other politician is a […]

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Mr. Akshay Shah: Bettering Our Future From the Hillside

“I’m very passionate about my mountains,” says Mr. Akshay Shah, director of the Hanifl Centre for Outdoor Education and Environmental Study. When you speak with him, that passion, and how it has manifested in his actions, is unquestionably evident. From environmentalist projects with NGO Lok Chetna Manch to advocacy for wilderness medicine and first aid […]

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Mental Health Awareness with Peer Support

Woodstock is a place which aims for the overall well-being of its community whether that’s physical or mental health. To make it more accessible and available to Middle Year and Upper Year kids, the counselling cell of the school has started a programme called peer support. According to research, peer support is an important and […]

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Class of ’81 Return to Campus

“Coming back to the place where we spent some exciting yet crucial years of our lives brings back memories that our hearts will cherish forever” I’ve always wondered what it would be like to enter the grounds where I graduated after maybe 20-30 years. will I have memories that I will cherish forever? Will I […]

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Waste Management: A Problem Faced by All

Whether you choose to believe it or not, approximately 5 trillion polythene bags are sold globally per year; meaning that 160,000 bags are sold by the second. This is not the only concerning issue at hand because, if we were to take all the mass produced poly bags manufactured in an hour, they would be […]

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College Fairs: A Chance to Know

It’s a proud tradition of Woodstock to host a college fair every year to guide the students through a crucial part of their academic journey: college applications. Over 60 universities from across the globe participated this year in the fair offered to grades 10 to 12 on the 29th of August. With 12th graders in […]

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2022 Presidential Candidates

With the presidential debate today and elections taking place on Monday, The Woodstocker thought it would be a good idea to speak to the candidates for school president and get an idea of what their goals are as well as give a recap of some of their answers. Your two candidates for school president are […]

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Blackout by Arya Karwa

Arya Karwa (class of 2022) recently published his book “Blackout” with the help of Blue Rose Publishers, a self-publishing house in India. His book was published at the beginning of November 2021 and is available on Amazon, Flipkart, and Blue Rose. The Woodstocker interviewed Arya Karwa on his journey and process in the making of […]

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Who are the Taliban?

In 1989, after the Soviet troops left, a civil war broke out in the southwest and Pakistani border areas, with U.S. assistance. They promised to fight corruption and improve security while also practicing a radical Islam. Following the 9/11 attacks, US-led forces drove the Taliban out of power in Afghanistan. These days, the group is […]

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College fair goes virtual

Woodstock hosted its second annual virtual college fair this year which consisted of ​​a series of 5 fairs between Aug. 18 and Sept. 22. Various representatives from Canada, United Kingdom, United States, India, and Spain joined us through zoom with plenty of enthused students, marking a successful event.  The fair commenced as around 15 university […]

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The Revival of Goal-a-thon 2022

After a long wait, the tenth edition of Goal-a-thon is finally here. The Woodstocker has decided to forecast this season for all the football geeks at school.   Boys: Pool 1 Game Winners Afrojacks vs Bouncy Bouncy Afrojacks  Afrojacks vs Grade 6 United Afrojacks Afrojacks vs How’s the Josh Afrojacks Bouncy Bouncy vs Grade 6 United […]

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Win Mumby 2019 highlights

Due to distance learning, Win Mumby was cancelled this academic year. However, since it is the tournament week, The Woodstocker decided to create a video highlighting the achievements of both the girls and boys team from last year. Victor Pashuk is a staff reporter.

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Troll teams play a friendly match to make it on court

On Friday, Feb. 14, two teams from the Class of 2021 ‘Bonzu’ and ‘Swish-hub’ engaged in a 4 on 4 Basketball match, which would determine their fate in representing their grade at the Swish-a-thon tournament.  The results had the entirety of those assembled in surprise, with Bonzu securing the win with a two-point difference.  The […]

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Swish-a-thon 2020: Predicting for PINK

The sixth Swish-a-thon tournament, scheduled to start on Friday, Feb 21, will be dedicated to raising money for PINK, a foundation that helps and supports women with breast cancer. The Woodstocker presents its statistical predictions on who will dominate this season, and help raise the most money. Will it be the Win Mumby Tigers or the […]

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Tigers in action: 5-a-side 2019

Last Tuesday, September 10, the Woodstock Girls Senior team won gold and the Boys team ended runners up in the 5-a-side football tournament that took place in the Win Mumby Gym. The annual tournament lasted three days, and several schools around Uttarakhand took part. The Woodstock girls’ senior football team was held victorious in the […]

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The Goal-a-thon team that shall dominate them all

As the tenth Goal-a-thon season approaches, in approximately 19 hours, The Woodstocker decided to expertly predict outcomes. Girls Group A Scores Group B Scores 0% Risk vs Fanxy 1-3 Baba Balani vs Dhinchak Divas 3-0 Fanxy vs LesBeHonest 2-0 Matcha vs Baba Balani 1-4 LesBeHonest vs Milo 1-3 Baba Balani vs Too Holy 2-0 Milo vs 0% […]

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Transitioning Between IB Curriculums

Change. What is change? Every human being undergoes a change in their life as a result of taking risks, or a leap of faith. It’s a personal preference to acquire that change for yourself, as well as move onto the next chapter of your life since it’s often considered an abnormality to many. Residing in […]

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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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Better by Atul Gawande: A Surgeon’s Notes on Humanity

In a stunning collage of metaphor and medicine, seemingly unrelated vignettes of consultations, treatments, and surgeries are woven together to create conclusions that reflect upon human nature and the state of medicine. Atul Gawande’s breathtaking sophomore work, Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance, is infused with countless insightful lessons on improvement, shaped by his personal […]

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Movie Review: Moneyball

Today, in most sports more money equals more wins. So I was immensely amazed to find out that in the 2002 season of American baseball, the nation’s lowest-salaried Major League Baseball (MLB) team put together a 20-game winning streak, despite beginning the season with 11 consecutive losses. I believe ‘Moneyball’ is a movie nobody should […]

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Spooky Season Recommendations: Halloween Edition

As exams have finally ended and students have a week off to unwind, The Woodstocker discovered 10 spooky recommendations for the best books and movies to get into the Halloween spirit.  Movies recommended: It  It, a 2017 supernatural horror, is a movie about a group of seven friends (The Loser’s Club) who are tormented by […]

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Review: Fahrenheit 451

“If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you’ll never learn.”  A few years ago we had a new English teacher in the school and for introductions, she asked us to tell her our names and our favorite books. Some people named really good YA books, while others named childhood favorites. But […]

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