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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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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India’s Self Inflicted Crisis

Two things took place in India in the month of April that should not have happened given that the world was in the midst of a pandemic. On the 1st of April, the government permitted lakhs of devotees of Hinduism to gather at the river Ganga in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, for a dip as part of […]

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Wokeism: The role it plays in society.

The concept of Wokeism first originated in the 1860s and has since reappeared in instances through the 1960s and again in 2008, all for similar matters, social and political injustices, primarily in relation to the african-american communities. In today’s world, ‘woke’ refers to the idea of being politically aware and engaged in social matters, many […]

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2021 Presidential candidates battle online

With the 2021 fall, STUCO elections around the corner, The Woodstocker interviewed the 4 candidates for presidency. The female candidates are Kalsang Yangchen and Taruna Kakkar. The Male candidates are Darsh Aggarwal and Vir Kanwar.  What is your vision for the school? Kalsang: When we come back to school there will be a huge transition […]

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COVID-19 on Autism

Autism is a neurological disability that affects millions of families each year. By definition, “Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication.” Common questions for children with autism are: Will they ever have a normal social life? […]

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Review: Shutter Island

Shutter Island is a murder mystery film made in 2010 that is sure to keep you entertained. Shutter Island is the name of an eerie island located off Boston, where a civil war fort has been converted into a prison for the mentally insane who have committed crimes such as killing their own family members. This […]

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Potential return of WS 22 & 24

It’s been a year since we were last on campus. Because of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Woodstock had to go online for over a year, and while online learning has been tough for some and pretty good for others, many do actually want to return back to campus. The school is happy to announce that they […]

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