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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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Clubs raise awareness for health issues

ClubMed, a Northwood club for promoting interest in the field of medicine, hosted the second annual Health Awareness Week from May 22 to May 26. Different clubs hosted different activities each day of the week focusing on a specific health issue. “I think it’s important

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Jazz at the Oak

Trumpets and saxophones swung and sang under the stars at Northwood’s annual Jazz at the Oak on May 12.  The event consisted of performances from Sierra Vista Middle School’s Jazz Band and Northwood’s three Jazz Bands and two combos, along with raffles and food trucks.

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Why Orange County needs sanctuary cities

Sanctuary cities offer a refuge to illegal immigrants. Even though the term “sanctuary city” isn’t legally defined, it generally means a city where police stations do less to deport illegal immigrants than the federal government wants. Because counties—not cities—usually run jails, and jails are where

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Boys swimming dominate as CIF

Northwood’s boys swimming team capped off its season with an undefeated record in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and a 3rd place finish in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) playoffs. In total, nine members of the squad qualified CIF standards at the venue. After individual