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Around the world in 18 years

Living abroad in South Korea for nine years and traveling to over 20 countries have been the most transformative experiences in my life. Promptly after I was born in Hawaii, I moved to South Korea, where I lived from ages 1-10 while attending Korean schools.

Are gap years a smart move?

I’m taking a gap year… by James Noh Whenever I tell other students “I’m taking a gap year,” it is often met with astonishment, confusion, and even the occasional “what’s a gap year?” Clearly, taking a gap year—deferring enrollment to college for one year after

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2017 Irvine Korean Culture Festival

Brimming with the tempting aroma of Korean BBQ and the exciting, electric rhythms of K-pop, the eighth annual Irvine Korean Cultural Festival celebrated Korean culture and heritage on May 13 at the Irvine Civic Center. Starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until 5:30 p.m., the

Taking (Intel)ligence to a New Height

One of approximately 1,800 internationally selected finalists, junior Nitya Parthasarathy participated in the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineer Fair (ISEF) from May 14-19 in Los Angeles, California. The Northwood Howler sat down with Parthasarathy to discuss her passion for science, her science project, and

Should you have beef with people who eat meat?

The Vegetarian Says by Michelle Politiski Let me start by saying that meat is not murder. Equating people who eat meat to murderers does not help anyone understand each other better, and the decision to either eat meat or avoid it is a dietary—and sometimes