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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

FIGHT ON: Mark Grayson charges into battle on the planet Mars.

“Invincible”: A Refreshing Twist

Matthew Dimaandal, Staff Writer June 3, 2021

I never thought watching a high school junior getting beaten mercilessly by reanimated corpses, alien beasts and his own dad would get me this excited. Adapted from Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker's original...

Instrumental Music: Performing with the Pandemic

Rachel Gima, Staff Writer May 30, 2021

The Instrumental Music program had its first and final live concert on May 15, featuring students from each of the nine instrumental musical classes offered on campus.  “I’m so happy that we were...

ELEGANCE: Senior Anessa Davies Pier begins a bent-legged lunge with a back arch outside of the dance room.

Anessa Pier’s drive to pursuing dance

Hari Sreeramagiri, Staff Writer May 30, 2021

In a highly competitive environment like Northwood’s where many students are burdened by fears of judgment and failure, senior Anessa Davies Pier’s story comes as a breath of fresh air. It’s not...

TUNE IN: Sophomores Alison Abravanel and Anna Lieggi listen to the melody of  Panic! At The Disco’s “But It’s Better If You Do”.

Northwood’s 2021 in songs

Diego Moreno, Staff Writer May 30, 2021

Every year, Spotify and other music streaming services debrief listeners on their top songs to recap the year. While Northwood may not be a music streaming service, that doesn’t mean that we can’t...

“Stardew Valley,” playable solo and co-op, indulges in life’s simplicities upon a pleasant farm.

Solidarity in Escape: Stardew Valley Review

William Baik, Staff Writer May 29, 2021

As one of the most critically acclaimed indie games of the last decade, “Stardew Valley,” solo-produced by developer ConcernedApe, is a quaint reflection upon the depressed sentiments of modern-day...

“You and I are going to change the world”: Alina meets the Darkling (played by Ben Barnes) for the first time.

Illuminating “Shadow and Bone”: Sitting down with Co-Executive Producer Shelley Meals

Abigail Fang and Hari Sreeramagiri May 26, 2021

As one of Netflix’s most popular new releases, “Shadow and Bone” is a fantasy show adapted from Leigh Bardugo’s “Six of Crows” and “Shadow and Bone” book series. Both are set in the same...

Astronaut in the Ocean’s dive into the Top 100

Astronaut in the Ocean’s dive into the Top 100

Noelle Escalante, Writing Apprentice May 24, 2021

While Masked Wolf’s song “Astronaut in the Ocean” is treated like a meme on TikTok, the app ultimately let the song reach the Billboard Top 100 in the United States through constant reposts and remixes...

The 1984 reskin of Verdansk contains much brighter and vibrant colors, as well as significant changes to in-map locations.

A promising future for Call of Duty

Parashar Bharadwaj, Writing Apprentice May 23, 2021

Activision’s “Call Of Duty” has been a strong contender in the first-person shooter gaming scene since 2003, making it one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. In recent years,...

Yoon Yeo-jeong (left) and Kim Taer-ri (right) at the 2016 Women-In-Film Korea Festival.

Youn Yuh-Jung wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

Kevin Sohn, Staff Writer May 22, 2021

Nobody seems to have told actress Youn Yuh-Jung that when you’re an Oscar winner for best supporting actress, you can afford to be more arrogant. A veteran actress of South Korea, Youn continues to dazzle...

Dance 2 students end the Wednesday night show with “Come Alive” from “The Greatest Showman.”

Showcasing Northwood’s dancers after a hard year

Rhea Gupta, Writing Apprentice May 13, 2021

The lights dimmed in the Northwood theater for the first time in months as colorful Bollywood skirts danced across the stage. Applause welcomed the dancers as they twirled to the beat of a lively Bollywood...

BEAUTIFULLY CHAOTIC: Intricate CGI and gorgeous sceneries make the fights between the two titans that much more exciting.

“Godzilla vs. Kong”: An action movie through and through

Parashar Bharadwaj, Writing Apprentice May 1, 2021

Enormous ape fights giant lizard monster. What more could you ask for? Director Adam Wingard’s “Godzilla vs. Kong” sounded fantastic on paper and translated just as well on the big screen with a...

BRINGING HARMONY: Wind Symphony performs their piece “Courage” in windy weather, six feet apart.

Northwood Spring Music Showcase

Annie Lee, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

Amidst COVID-19 and its safety protocols, the Philharmonic Orchestra and Wind Symphony successfully presented their virtual Spring Showcase on Mar. 25. An alternative to live concerts, the performance...

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