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YAT’s wizardly wisdom shines

Irvine’s High School Youth Action Team (HSYAT) recently organized its 23rd annual Teen Summit, a free conference intended to encourage high school students to live positive and proactive lives. Held at the Lakeview Senior Center on Mar. 4, Teen Summit gave students from across the


Northwood’s Visual and Performing Arts department (VAPA) hosted its first annual VAPA 8K fundraiser on March 20, National Arts Advocacy Day. The department insists that there is no correlation between their fundraiser and the Timberwolf 5K. “Our VAPA 8K, which is definitely not at all

IUSD 2017 Teacher of the Year

Talented, compassionate, intelligent, committed, funny, enthusiastic. These are just some of the words that students and Northwood staff alike have used to describe English teacher Christina Banagas-Engelerdt, the 2016-2017 IUSD High School Teacher of the Year. Having taught here since Northwood High opened in 1999,

Iraqi refugee shares story

Students gathered in Mary DeLuca’s room at lunch on Feb. 3 to hear a first-hand account of the Iraqi refugee crisis. Northwood Amnesty International invited Ahmed, an Iraqi refugee currently residing in Turkey, to share his experiences with the students in a Skype call. “It

Northwood attends National MUN event

Northwood students competed in this year’s North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) conference from Feb. 16-19, joined by over 3,300 delegates from around the world. The NAIMUN conference, which was held at the Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C., is one of the oldest high