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GO-PHER IT: a groundhog rises from its burrow to determine the coming season

Unveiling the Truth About Groundhog Day: Myths, Folklore and Tales

Anna Cho, Staff Writer
February 1, 2023

Groundhog Day is an annual public observance that is celebrated on Feb. 2 mostly in North America, but contrary to most people’s beliefs, Groundhog Day is more than just celebrating furry rodents coming...

Tteokguk is a Korean soup with thinly sliced rice cakes submerged in a beef broth. It’s typically topped with egg, seaweed and meat.

Exploring the cultural holiday dishes of Northwood students

Elena Higuchi, Staff Writer
December 16, 2022

During the holiday season, Northwood students often celebrate by cooking and eating with their families. Let’s take a look at the dishes that students from different cultures eat during the holidays!...

A COLORFUL CHALLENGE: The bright Aesthetic Climbing Gym may appear calm, but don’t be fooled until you face the challenge of climbing their walls.

From skating to solving: Recreational activities in OC

Kaylie Wang, Staff Writer
December 15, 2022

While staying at home is a go-to choice for students during break, leaving your comfort zone (and your house) to find exhilarating adventures make the best experiences. Not only are you left with an unforgettable...

Profiles in Science: Northwood science teachers dish on how they discovered their passion for science and their journey to Northwood

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
December 13, 2022

In this episode of the Northwood Howler podcast, staff writer Shreya Aithal talks to science teachers Jordan Tyo, Nellie Tsai and Gabrielle Camacho about their journey through STEM and their passion for...

COMMITTING TO KNITTING: During one of Knit-Work Club’s lunch meetings, sophomore Saya Ryu guides junior David Grannis-Vu in creating his first row of knit stiches.

Darn! Don’t miss unraveling these yarn adventures

Olivia Cai, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

As the chill of winter approaches, students keep warm and unwind by knitting. The hobby is picking up popularity around campus for being inexpensive and providing a mental health boost, despite some stigma...

BEVERAGES TO BEST YOUR AVERAGES: While sipping on these cozy drinks, remain cautious of your time management and then be sure to enjoy your well deserved winter break. (Sophia Ho)

Cram for exams with this ‘gram-worthy drink programme

Ally Venezia, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

If you’re stressed about finals coming up then you’re in good company. But look no further for a fool-proof way to destress and focus on your exams. These beverages are sure to clear your mind to make...

‘TIS THE SEASON: Christmas tree farms across Orange County have welcomed holiday business following Thanksgiving weekend.

‘Tis the season to support local tree farms

Jaycee Hendrickson, Staff Writer
December 8, 2022

The age-old tradition of hand-selecting the perfect Christmas tree has become one of the most beloved aspects of the holiday season, with families dedicating entire weekends to visiting different farms...

STAY INFORMED: Knowing what to do in dangerous situations can save lives.

How to stay safe in a crowd rush

Lucy Kim, Staff Writer
December 7, 2022

Nov. 5 marked the one year anniversary of the Astroworld tragedy—a Travis Scott concert where 10 people were choked to death and around 300 were injured. On Oct. 29, a day originally filled with Halloween...

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 in with the intent to decorate their houses and feel...

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 goals. This is clearest in the various culture and...

UNPACKING ALZHEIMERs: Illuminating statistics and facts about the prevalence of the disease in America

An interview with Eugenia Welch for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Annabel Tiong, Junk Editor
November 23, 2022

A national proclamation that November would be National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month was issued in 1983 by Ronald Reagan in honor of over 6 million Americans suffering from it. AD is frequently...

“Freshly brewed espresso, milk and cinnamon syrup topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar served over ice.”

The Howling Reviews: Pump(k)in’ up the spice

Elena Higuchi and Annabel Tiong
November 21, 2022

Although the inexplicably warm California weather may beg to differ, fall is in full swing, and that means familiar nutmeg-tinged, rich, pumpkin flavors are returning to your Starbucks order. This month...

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