Dr. Long hands over the baton to Dr. Cook

After four months of vigorous and thorough search for a new principal, the Woodstock Community was informed on April 12, 2019 about the appointment of Dr. Craig Cook as principal designate of Woodstock. The board of directors unanimously chose Dr. Cook as the principal, with the belief that he would be an outstanding educational leader. […]

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Principal Search: Dr. Engstrom imagines leading the school

As the term for the current principal, Dr. Jonathan Long, comes to a close, the new principal candidates, artfully chosen by the Search Committee, have briefly visited the school. In this series, we introduce the candidates and their educational philosophies: Dr. John Engstrom was educated at Wheaton College (B.Sc.), State University of New York at […]

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Principal Search: Dr. Cook leads through the lens of a sociologist

As the term for the current principal, Dr. Jonathan Long, comes to a close, the new principal candidates, artfully chosen by the Search Committee, have briefly visited the school. In this series, we introduce the candidates and their educational philosophies: Dr. Craig Cook attended Biola University to get his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and Manila […]

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Trump impacts students’ college choices

Donald Trump lives approximately 12,000 kilometers away from the well-guarded gates of Woodstock, but the 45th president of the United States of America has managed to affect and influence the lives of students here nonetheless. The current incumbent at the White House in Washington DC is renowned for his Islamophobic rhetoric and abusive disdain for […]

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Swish-A-Thon 2019 exhibited exemplary sportsmanship

Feb. 21, 2019. The highlights of the 5th Annual Swish-A-Thon were the sportsmanship and mutual respect depicted by several teams. This year, the money collected will be donated to Project Burans, an initiative part of the Emmanuel Health Association that promotes mental health in rural parts of Northern India. The organization is currently working in […]

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Parker Hall transformed into ‘Island’ of songs

The globe lights dim and the crowd simmers down. Everyone’s eyes reach out to the stage, eagerly waiting for the play to start. As a response to their yearning, gods, peasants, and city dwellers creep out one by one, to present the opening night of Once On This Island. A musical, set on a Caribbean […]

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Accepting Mr. Hubbard

Art teacher’s life goes beyond tolerance “Hey, how’re you doing?” That voice, usually so friendly, sounded like a threat: “How’s the article coming together?”   Man, I really need to find another way to get to the Media Center. “Great,” I replied, before shuffling away hurriedly. I didn’t have the heart to tell Mr. Hubbard […]

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The chaos of coronavirus

A series of short stories dedicated to keep you informed on the latest updates on the Woodstock coronavirus situation. Extensive preparation for reopening is underway: students not required to return to school until February. “There was no summer holiday for most teachers,” Mr. Doerfler said in an exclusive interview with The Woodstocker. With the pandemic […]

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My experience with COVID-19

Coronavirus is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus that has affected millions of people in India and world-wide. On Aug. 28, I returned from one of the best trips I had taken this year to my friend’s house in Chandigarh only to be found bed ridden for the next two weeks. After […]

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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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Dorm parents in an empty Midlands

A thin breeze flows in the window. Footsteps echo through Midlands hall. Soft drops of water leak from the taps splashing on the ground, contrasting to the harsh rain falling from the monsoon sky. It’s been eight months since school has shifted to distance learning. Eight months since dorms went from a place full of […]

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Students get crafty during pandemic #3

The Students Get Crafty During Pandemic series aims to share the various artworks individuals have been working on during these unprecedented times.  Puttarkasa Sripoongtanakul, Class of 2022, is an expert artist and loves doing art both digitally and in person. “Nostalgia” is the word Sripoongtanakul uses to describe this artwork. She was commissioned to draw […]

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Students get crafty during pandemic #2

The Students Get Crafty During Pandemic series aims to share the various artworks individuals have been working on during these unprecedented times.  Nysa Bhatia, Class of 2022, is a skilled and brilliant artist and has been painting since she came to Woodstock, 8 years ago. The theme for her artwork is traveling to different countries […]

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A whole new world: children and COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic and all that comes with it, from national lockdowns to social distancing, has its fair share of stress, complete boredom and fear for all of us. But imagine living in today’s new normal with a limited understanding of global pandemics and hardly any idea why you can’t go to your best friend’s […]

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Students get crafty during pandemic #1

The Students Get Crafty During Pandemic series aims to share the various artworks individuals have been working on during these unprecedented times. Pritha Anand, Class of 2022, has always been interested in art and her talent never fails to impress. Here are some pieces she worked on over the summer: If Anand had to describe […]

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COVID-19: what’s happening to teenagers?

For some, COVID-19 has brought new opportunities to work from home, spend time with family, and to invest in themselves. However, for others, the onset of the pandemic was more than just a wake-up call. Covid-19 has had a lasting effect on all families, and with so much happening simultaneously, it is important to step […]

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New beginnings…on zoom?

Covid-19 has taken us all by surprise, and left the entire world at a standstill. I remember the day when I walked out of my school in Miami, FL for the last time as a sophomore. Little did I know that life for me would change drastically in two ways. I would become a junior […]

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