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Ballon d’Or: a ceremony for the ages

Sparkling champagne, crystal chandeliers and gold-plated trophies defined the 2014 Ballon d’Or ceremony that was held in Zurich on Jan. 12. Celebrating its fifth ceremony since 2010, the Ballon d’Or awards are FIFA’s accolades for the world’s top soccer players, coaches and teams of the

NBA: winners, losers and predictions

This past NBA season has been unforgettable, with jaw-dropping dunks, dazzling shots, dramatic stories and heartbreaking injuries. This 2014-2015 season has been everything but regular. Small, unknown teams have attracted the spotlight through their remarkable plays and victories, while large franchise teams have disappointed fans

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Northwood Science Olympiad competes at Troy Invitationals

Northwood Science Olympiad placed third overall at the Troy High School Invitational Tournament in Fullerton on Saturday, Feb.7. A total of 14 teams from 11 California high schools participated. Troy and Mira Loma placed first and second, respectively. In regards to specific events, Northwood placed

Celebrating Chinese new year with dumplings

As Valentine’s Day rolled on by, Feb. 19 dawned upon us: Chinese New Year. With the incoming year of the sheep, Asian markets and houses were aflood with oranges, red packets and upside-down “fortune” posters. But New Year traditions aside, the true highlight of the

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Valentine’s Day Cake Pops DIY

Valentine’s Day has passed but there’s still time to celebrate the month of love with DIY cake pops! Although the process is somewhat time-consuming, cake pops are relatively simple to make and are perfect to show your love and appreciation for your friends and family! INGREDIENTS: