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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

Junior Isabella Hulbert skims through her captivating novel during lunch, kept company by the exciting words of an undercover spy.

BookTok Student Speak

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
September 27, 2022

The echoes of ruffling paper, the smell of rain on pavement drifting through the open windows, the warmth of the mug of coffee on the cherry wood table and, most importantly, the cozy feeling of home....

PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS: The clarinet section spread out during morning practice to warm-up with scales and learn the new notes for their set.

Behind the Plumes and Podium: Who’s in charge?

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
September 26, 2022

First, walk into registration. Then, morning check-in, dot and drill sheets. Fittings, rehearsals and then all of a sudden—the first football game. Northwood wouldn’t be the same without its marching...

The Freshman Forte: How they stand out in the stands

The Freshman Forte: How they stand out in the stands

Megha Kishore, Staff Writer
September 26, 2022

"I heard it would be a really good way to make connections because it’s the biggest student body at Northwood. The community is diverse, with different people from all over the school joining together...

COORDINATING THE CROCODILE ROCK: (Left to right): drum majors June Lee, Brendan Birozy and Bhargavi Deshpande prep for the 2022 field show on a Monday morning.

Friday Night’s Alright for Marching: How Drum Majors delegate the Wall of Sound throughout the football season

Noelle Escalante, Staff Writer
September 26, 2022

Overseeing a sea of white and blue uniforms, the drum majors roll their feet onto the podium for their 2022 show “Elton John.” Seniors Bhargavi Deshpande, June Lee and Brendan Birozy were chosen as...

NORTHWOOD’S TRUE COLORS: Northwood’s school spirit shines through in the athletic director’s office.

A Marvelous Mural Masterpiece

Noelle Escalante, Staff Writer
August 21, 2022

Northwood has recently reached a new height, with a group of students coming together over the summer to paint the first and only mural on campus. The creative minds behind the new swatches of color on...

CREATIVITY AT ITS CORE: Senior Kate Hudson mixes three pieces—River by Leon Bridges, Twilight by Elliot Smith and The Greatest by Cat Power—to express her emotions of graduating and starting a new life.

Sharing “My Storybook” at Coffee House

Ashley Lee, A&E Editor
May 30, 2022

Northwood students celebrated the value of creativity through the form of spoken word, music and speeches in the annual Coffee House on May 27 at 6 p.m.  Hosted by seniors Sofia Partridge and Abby...

THROUGH THE CAMERA: Freshman Zaira Ulmer shoots for her first release “Wannabe” in the fall of last year.

Freshman Zaira Ulmer finds her voice through music

Karen Wang, Staff Writer
May 23, 2022

Notebook in one hand and pen in the other, there isn’t a moment in freshman Zaira Ulmer’s day where she’s not turning her thoughts or epiphanies into music. Songwriting since childhood, Ulmer, who...

NOT YOUR NORMAL SUPERHERO: Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) fights with her multiversal martial arts skills.

Everything Everywhere All At Once: A Multiverse Masterpiece

Olivia Cai, Staff Writer
May 22, 2022

In a time where so many possibilities lay at our fingertips yet still seem out of reach, directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s “Everything Everywhere All At Once” reminds us in a brilliant...

My panda, my choice:  13-year-old Meilin reveals her secret identity to her unsuspecting friend group.

Pixar’s new look through “Turning Red”

Karen Wang, Staff Writer
April 18, 2022

“My panda, my choice,” 13-year-old Meilin Lee said following an argument with her mother regarding the fate of her red panda spirit. Marking an important shift away from formulaic Pixar stories, director...

VAPA Student Speak

Erin Tsai, Staff Writer
April 14, 2022

Northwood boasts a variety of Visual and Performing Arts classes, with everything from drama to screenprinting. In these classes, you’ll get the opportunity to learn from the best and form lasting friendships...

STANDING UP WITH COURAGE: Fairy in the Mirror junior Catie Jamieson (right) lifts Ashgirl senior Sofia Partridge (left) from the ground, encouraging her to believe in herself instead of looking to magic.

The Ash Girl: A fairytale for the times

Ashley Lee, A&E Editor
April 11, 2022

“The Ash Girl,” a darker rendition of the classic Cinderella story by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed by Rey Shankar at Northwood from March 22-25, told a story of Ashgirl (Sofie Partridge) who...

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