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Northwood Philharmonic Orchestra cellists prepare to perform “Overture to Marriage of Figaro” under the guidance of director Ben Case.

Northwood Performers take the stage at the annual Northwood Area Concert

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
January 23, 2023

The buzz of excited parents, hum of instruments being tuned and glistening clothes of the performers filled the Northwood theater on Jan. 5 as students prepared to perform at the annual Northwood Area...

TOT(all)Y AMAZING: Northwood music director Ben Case (center) is among five recipients of 2023 California Teacher of the Year. Hes pictured here at the Orange County TOTY banquet in October.

An educator’s true purpose: A look into Ben Case’s journey as a music director

Anna Cho, Novice staff writer
December 13, 2022

Northwood’s instrumental music director Ben Case added to his numerous recognitions as a distinguished educator this past October when he was acknowledged as one of the six California Teacher of the...

CASE COUNTS: California Teacher of the Year Ben Case describes the different types of cadences to his class.

The analysis of intervals: Music theory with Ben Case

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

Behind any beautiful work of literature or art, there lies a layer of complexity with a deeper meaning. Music is no exception. Understanding and learning the intricacies of music allows musicians to better...

PASSION AND GROWTH: “I’ve been drawing for a really long time but when I’m looking back at my old drawings, even from just one or two years ago, I can see the growth,” Hall said. “When you’re in it, you don’t realize how much you’re growing.”

Oceane Hall: A Northwood senior makes big waves in the art scene

Kaylie Wang, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

Even on a rainy day, Oceane Hall can be seen walking around campus with half-completed paintings in her hand. As this AP Studio Art senior focuses on painting intricate details, a story unfolds from each...

WELCOME TO THE NIGHT: Junior Ashlee Brannens Lost in the Night dance draws the audience into the show with a stunning center formation.

“Fall”ing for dance’s “Fallout”

Karen Bruce, Copy Editor
November 27, 2022

Sitting in the theatre for the duration of the hour-and-a-half “Fallout” show, I watched every silhouetted formation unravel before me, wowing at every gorgeous leg extension and every flawless fouette....

MAJESTICALLY UNDER A SPELL: Queen of Fairies (Areesha Suhail) along with her fairies in service tend to an animal.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream review

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
November 17, 2022

For all Shakespeare lovers or anyone looking for a good laugh (or even Honors Euro students looking to brush up their skills on interpreting Shakespeare), Northwood’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s...

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 be masterfully beautiful, just as inherent beauty...

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 in our issue. All drawings below revolve around...

SAVE IT FOR THE RAIN: The movie-watching ambience is best paired with trickling rain in the background.

Cozy autumnal movies to manifest the fall vibes

Noelle Escalante, A&E Editor
October 31, 2022

Californians across the south are entering the weird inter-season: the colors of the leaves change as we continue to reach 80 degree weather, even as the days are shorter and the nights become colder. To...

“EARTH” WITHOUT “ART” IS JUST “EH”:  Northwood’s Interdisciplinary Arts Council strives to bring an appreciation to the art communities and classes available on campus.

The Arts in Action: Northwood’s Interdisciplinary Arts Council

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022

The Interdisciplinary Arts Council at Northwood has just been chosen for the 2022-23 school year on Oct. 5, marking the start of art-centric events during the school year. In selecting representatives...

MELODIES LEFT AND RIGHT: Music fills the empty space.

The Masterminds of October: Recently dropped albums

Megha Kishore, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022

Music is in all parts of life, and songs from our beloved artists always seem to work in improving any mood, whether it’s excitement, comfort or a feeling of support. As October marks the beginning of...

Disney Su-paw-star: the Snow White costume enhances the dogs cute charms

Fun Halloween Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating

Annie Lee, Viewpoint Editor
October 23, 2022

Occasionally erupting into high-pitched shrieks and excited giggles, the crowds of costumed kids roaming from door-to-door and begging for candy are a tell-tale sign of Halloween. While trick-or-treating...

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