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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

Bel Canto entertains the audience with an upbeat and humorous choralography of “Mister Santa” in pajama-themed costumes.

Northwood’s musicians shine bright at Winter Gala concert

Mihir Kulkarni, News Editor
December 15, 2021

From captivating solos to performances that filled the theater with laughter, Northwood’s Winter Gala on Dec. 10 was a night to remember. At the first collective indoor concert since the pandemic began,...

Encore! VAPA’s festive Finter Concert

Encore! VAPA’s festive Finter Concert

Yejin Heo, Staff Writer
December 8, 2021

At the cue of their director, members of Viva Cantar choir took a deep breath before performing the concert’s title song during the first day of the Finter Concerts. A rush of sound filled the stage...

TAKING THE STAGE BY STORM: Even while fully masked, Northwood’s dancers captured the hearts of many through their expressive movements during Fallout.

A Journey through Dance

Eugenie Chang, Viewpoint Editor
December 2, 2021

Dancers twirled and leaped with grace across the stage, capturing a wide range of emotions from jubilation to sorrow with their movements as they showcased their hard work in a series of  student-choreographed...

Diving Into New Worlds: The Best Upcoming Video Games

Diving Into New Worlds: The Best Upcoming Video Games

Arya Bhattacharjee, Staff Writer
November 17, 2021

Sometimes, the immense load of work handed to you can seem a little daunting, and the best option is to escape reality altogether. With a new generation of graphics, stories and gameplay, some of the biggest...

CHAMBER TAKES THE STAGE: The Chamber Singers perform on Concordia’s grand stage as part of the Concordia festival.

Northwood choir performs at Concordia festival

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
November 12, 2021

Soft, angelic voices fill the air, forming a lovely melody sung by Northwood’s Viva Cantar and Chamber Singers at Concordia University on Nov. 2 and 3 respectively. This collegiate choir festival is...

MOMENT OF FRIENDSHIP: In one of the only hopeful scenes of the series “Squid Game,” players Sae-byeok and Ji-yeong play a round of marbles after spending time sharing their life stories.

Analyzing Squid Game: A down-to-earth reflection of human nature and capitalism

Ashley Lee, A&E Editor
November 2, 2021

A black and white, slow-motion video of kids running on the dirt floor fills the screen as the voice of Seung Gi-Hun (Lee Jung-Jae) explains how they played the squid game as children. Behind the violence...

Spooktacular Halloween themed Google Doodles

Spooktacular Halloween themed Google Doodles

Annie Lee, Staff Writer
October 29, 2021

While anxiously anticipating for Oct. 31 to finally arrive, this curated list of the best Halloween themed Google Doodle games can definitely help spice up your day. 2015 Global Candy Cup At the...

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Okamoto leans towards an arabesque
at the Gila River, Arizona, where her grandmother had been interned.

Dancer Emily Okamoto finds beauty within brokenness

Noelle Escalante, Staff Writer
October 27, 2021

In the past year, Asian empowerment has integrated itself into different mediums and platforms, including art, music, speeches and more. As a recent recipient of the Kintsugi Spirit Grant, senior Emily...

SISTERHOOD: Seniors Aditi Sreenivas (left) and Sofia Partridge (right) portray sisters Jo and Beth from the musical “Little Women” as they sing “Some Things Are Meant To Be,” a final duet before Beth’s death.

The world’s a stage for theater

Rita Lai and Karen Wang
October 27, 2021

Talented musical duets, soloists and production designers from high schools around Orange County engaged in a day of competitive performance at the Roleabout Theater Festival on Oct. 16. Senior Rey...

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