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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

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...

ALL OF US ARE DEAD: What would you do if faced with a zombie virus epidemic at your school?

A successful zombie twist in a high-school K-drama: “All of Us are Dead” review

Lana Hwang, Accent Editor
March 21, 2022

If you’re a fan of K-dramas, zombies, Netflix or all of the above, you’ve probably heard of the hit TV show “All of Us are Dead.” The combination of thriller, romance and snippets of well-placed...

Interlude inspires hearts

Erin Tsai, Staff Writer
March 12, 2022

The elementary student logs onto Zoom, anxiously glancing at their sheet music. Awaiting is a high school musician with warm-up scales and technique exercises at hand, ready to coach or play along with...

GRITO: Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer sing their hearts out in UCI’s Winifred Smith Hall.

Mariachi from past to present

Rachel Yokota, Staff Writer
March 12, 2022

Luis Zambrano’s white boot tapped on the theater floor, counting off the beats. At his cue, the room exploded into sound: a guitar, violins, trumpets, vihuelas and a Guitarrón mexicano singing together...

‘The Fallout’: Teen Coming-of-Age amidst tragic gun violence

‘The Fallout’: Teen Coming-of-Age amidst tragic gun violence

Karen Wang, Staff Writer
March 11, 2022

A lack of resolution in society is often more prominent than actual resolution, and writer and director of “The Fallout” Megan Park’s debut in the world of cinematography emulates this principle...

Dialing... VAPA Line

Dialing… VAPA Line

Rita Lai, Staff Writer
March 11, 2022

ENSEMBLES UNITE: Violinists freshman Lucas Nguyen (left) and senior Michelle Yoo (right) in Philharmonic Orchestra perform “Prelude from Carmen” with Wind Symphony for the first time since the pandemic.

March-ing to a novel melody

Karen Bruce, Staff Writer
March 10, 2022

Two hours sitting in the Northwood theater, you travel great distances—to Americana hoedowns, Arabian campfire dances, alien communities on Jupiter—unfamiliar scenes painted so palpably by vibrations...

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