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Gearing up for kickoff

Northwood’s Varsity Football team has spent the last two months arduously conditioning, running plays and scrimmaging in preparation for its season opener this Friday against Costa Mesa High School. With the kickoff set at 7 p.m. at the Irvine High School stadium, the players are

School 101: Starting School Another New Year

At the beginning of a new school year, it’s understandable to feel little nervous. Here are some tips to help you get off with a great start.            It’s a good idea to ease into the school year slowly. Don’t rush into things. For example, you

Preparing for the long run

After placing third and first, respectively, in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) last season, the Northwood Boys and Girls Cross Country teams are hoping to expand upon last year’s success. Both teams, under the guidance of Varsity head coach Charles Gates, have worked tirelessly over

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CSSSA: It’s pronounced “see-sah”

Taking in over 500 high-schoolers, the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) is an annual intensive created to give young artists a chance to explore their skills and styles in a pre-professional environment. Located at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), the

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The SAT: New test, new tricks

Pro: Essay is now optional and is NOT factored into the composite score Does not test obscure vocabulary anymore Has no penalty for guessing On average, there is more time for each question Could be better for students who are strong in reading because of