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The Northwood Howler

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The Northwood Howler

The Student News Site of Northwood High School

The Northwood Howler

EXPRESSING THROUGH DANCING AND SINGING: The Viva Cantar groups’ expressive movements flow in sync with Adele’s “Easy on Me” at the bittersweet Pops concert.

Parting ways through a profound Pops concert

Annie Lee, Viewpoint Editor
May 28, 2023

Encore! Encore! Encore! As the dimming lights signaled the end of the Vocal Pops concert on May 16, the crowd’s voices filled in the silence with wishes of prolonging the breathtaking experience. Although...

IN BLOOM: Junior Riya Roy closes the show out with an emotional rendition of “Man in the Mirror.”

Northwood’s Coffeehouse brews up a blooming night of performances

Sohum Sarwate, Staff Writer
May 24, 2023

In the midst of twinkling lights, colorful decorations and a cool breeze, the Northwood Performing Arts Courtyard was transformed into a dazzling, calm environment for Northwood Theatre’s annual Coffeehouse...

BHARATANATYAM TAKES THE STAGE: Senior Ananya Badari and Woodbridge Junior Shrinidhi Sriram perform a Dhanashree Thilana.

“Any Body Can Dance”: OC SASA takes the stage

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
May 23, 2023

As the crowd made their way into the auditorium of Chinmaya Mission, a local temple in Tustin, anticipation and excitement for the long-awaited show echoed from its walls, with the muted tunes of Bollywood...

LITERATURE COMES TO LIFE: Senior Tanvi Garneni attests to the importance of including Asian American literature within Northwood curriculum.

Setting the stage for Asian American representation at Northwood

Aishwarya Ramasubramanian, Staff Writer
May 12, 2023

A myriad of glowing voices echoed within the walls of the Northwood Media Center, shining light on the often untold Asian American stories through combining disciplines of music, poetry and writing. The...

SASS & PIZZAZZ: Dance theatre junior Marisa Chacon (left) and Senior Catie Jamieson stare at each other intently as they recreate the interesting tension of La La Land’s iconic bench scene.

Dance BTS and show

Rita Lai and Karen Wang
May 10, 2023

Dancers in feather cloche hats and white pearls reminiscent of the Roaring 20s fan-kick and leap across the stage, entrancing audience members with the all familiar “City of Stars” La La Land soundtrack...

DANCING WITH A STRANGER: Junior Jessie Peng’s experience with dance performances was clear through her effortlessly executed dance moves.

Spectacular acts from Northwood’s Got Talent

Kaylie Wang, Staff Writer
May 8, 2023

One night, 20 students stepped onto the stage to perform under bright lights. For some, this was their first time onstage, and for others it was just another show—regardless, the night was magical because...

FIGHT OR FIGHT: Luz and her friends from Boiling Isles keep their guards up in a seemingly unwelcome forest.

Goodbye, Owl House

Jihoo Yoon, Staff Writer
May 2, 2023

It’s always bittersweet when a show ends after you spend months and years rooting for characters as they learn and grow. Fans are faced with a sense of emptiness after the show’s story becomes a thing...

THEORY IS KEY: Music Production Club founders seniors Satwik Bondelepati and Howard Wu explain functional harmonies and their uses in music.

De-Compressing Northwood’s first Music Production Club

Noelle Escalante, A&E Editor
April 18, 2023

Avid music listeners may be in tune to the vibrating bass line of an R&B song, or the electronic waves that spike through an EDM. However, many may not be aware of the work that production entails...

ACA-PERFECT: Northwood’s acapella group Unaccompanied Minors rehearse for Night of the Arts.

Night of the Arts: VAPA electives will capture your he(arts)

Anna Cho, Staff Writer
April 12, 2023

For one night only, anyone can stand in front of the Philharmonic Orchestra and conduct them with no experience or screen print their own custom T-shirt to get a sense of the possibilities of fine arts...

THE GOLDEN IDEAL: The Oscars statuette is a symbol that celebrates the capabilities of people belonging to all ethnic backgrounds and gender identities.

Diversity in the Oscars

Eugenie Chang, Managing Editor
March 28, 2023

As the 95th Oscars came to a close on March 12, the stand-out of the night was undoubtedly “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” which ended the ceremony with a total of seven award wins out of the...

LIGHT IT UP: Lighting technicians like Adalynn Duchene are some of many to thank for illuminating a night of witchcraft and wizardry.

NHS Puffs Production

Alyssa Quintana, Staff Writer
March 22, 2023

The team behind Northwood’s “Puffs” hustle through a stage alive with the sound of pulsing drills and paintbrushes gliding over wood to create vivid scenes. For long hours, the crew works to transform...

HARMONIC HEALING:  Music therapy  can help to calm nerves through non-traditional therapy practices.

World Music Therapy Day: The musical social science

Jaycee Hendrickson, Staff Writer
March 12, 2023

It’s Sunday night and the mountains of assignments that await your attention feel endless. French presentations, calculus midterms and annotating five chapters of “Pride and Prejudice” is just the...

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