The Student News Site of Northwood High School

The Northwood Howler

The Student News Site of Northwood High School

The Northwood Howler

The Student News Site of Northwood High School

The Northwood Howler

DO THE SAT AND ACT(ually) MATTER? While test scores are no longer considered in many college applications, they still prove to be useful for students.
Are the SAT and ACTs important anymore?
Kaylie Wang, Staff Writer
November 21, 2022
TALK TO ME: An extra pair of hands means more students’ academic needs are met during tutorial.
Student tutors can help us make the best of every tutorial
Rachel Yokota, Sports Editor
November 21, 2022
Khan, the current mayor of Irvine, hopes to continue current programs to advance progress towards carbon-neutrality, diversity, tackling food insecurity and more. Khan also strives to advance transportation availability in Irvine, improving the microtransit program and reducing traffic congestion.
“We will continue to make sure that Irvine is the best place to live, work and play,” Khan said. (Aya Takase-Songui)
Meet The Candidates: 2022 Irvine mayoral elections
October 31, 2022

The first city-organized mayoral debate of the 2022 election...

Heart of the Park: The pictured FivePoint Amphitheatre will be replaced with a permanent 14,000-seat venue by 2025.
New Irvine amphitheater seeks to rival Hollywood Bowl
October 31, 2022

The Irvine City Council voted 5-1 on Sept. 27 to move forward...

Enough is enough: Sophomore Eleanor Wu calls on President Biden to act on recent Iranian injustices.
Student activists stand with Iran through protest
October 31, 2022

Northwood students protested the recent Iranian human rights...

ENGAGED IN EXPLANATION: Instrumental arts teacher Whitney Tavlarides details Northwood’s extracurriculars to WASC representatives.
Reforming the Pack: Northwood’s efforts in WASC visit
October 31, 2022

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, WASC, visited...

VISION FOR THE FUTURE: Sophomore Michaela Nazareno rides the Laguna Beach trolley, a neighborhood transit system that may similarly be implemented in Irvine.
A look into the future of public transportation in Irvine
October 16, 2022

The City of Irvine’s 2022 Transit Vision study, now in its...

Home for the Holidays: Decorating with poinsettias and fresh trees may not point in the most sustainable direction.
The dangers of over planting for the holidays
Noelle Escalante, A&E Editor
December 1, 2022

Every year, stores fill up with Christmas goods, with Home Depots covered with red and green plants, scented to perfection. Though most customers come...

Members of Namaste Northwood and Muslim Student Association draw intricate henna designs in a collaboration with Art Club.
Connecting with Culture at Northwood: A student speak
Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
November 30, 2022

Northwood’s clubs are a true reflection of student values, with many clubs uniting students with shared religions, cultures, ideologies, interests or...

ART IN ITS ARCHITECTURE: The exterior of Orange County Museum of Art is a sweeping display of undulating walls that ebbs and flows. (Karen Bruce)
Orange County Museum of Art: Exhibiting the fluidity of time, life and art
Karen Bruce, Copy Editor
November 16, 2022

Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. The unsettling can feel vaguely comforting. The seemingly meaningless can be profound. Strangeness can...

Treats for Timby (Annabel Wang, 12)
Timby Tober: Northwood's spin on the "Inktober" Drawing Contest
Various Artists
October 31, 2022

During the month of October, The Northwood Howler held a drawing contest on Instagram for Northwood students to submit drawings for a chance to be featured...

PREPARATION GOES A LONG WAY: Athletic trainer Andy Sepulveda tapes up a football senior’s ankle for his game against Laguna Hills High School.
‘We Want Andy!’: Athletic trainer Andy Sepulveda
Jaycee Hendrickson, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022

Andy Sepulveda. If the name rings a bell, it’s likely because almost every athlete at Northwood has either visited her office or knows a teammate that...

REFUSE TO LOSE: Sophomore Keerthana Venkateswaran passes a football with freshman Yasmine Anan before tennis practice.
CIF Southern Section opens doors for girls flag football
Olivia Cai, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022

The CIF Southern Section passed a proposal allowing girls flag football to become a sanctioned sport on Sept. 29. The proposal will be voted for approval...

NEVER TOO SICK FOR MUSIC: A fortunate choir member has the opportunity to showcase his seasonally acquired skills, admittedly to the chagrin of his fellow performers.
Top 5 reasons to come to school sick
Rita Lai, Accent Editor
November 16, 2022
Winter has come again, and along with it, a flurry of new illnesses. (Nevermind that Thanksgiving has yet to come and go.)
NO REST FOR THE TICKET: Taylor Swift’s Eras tour concert tickets go on sale Wednesday at 7 a.m. PST. Will you be one of the lucky few to snag the most coveted ticket of the month?
How to ensure tickets to Taylor Swift’s Eras tour
Ally Venezia, Staff Writer
November 14, 2022
Attention Swifties! If you’re looking to attend T-Swizzle’s concert of “the Era,” look no further than a few scrolls