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SCHOLARLY DISSONANCE: The raucous blasting in the speakers disorient wayward Northwood students on their way to class.

A Tardy Harmony: 5 tardy sweep music alternatives admin should REALLY consider

Anna Cho, News Editor
November 29, 2023

Starting April of last year, Northwood began the tardy sweeps as a way to encourage students to get to class on time. In unpredictable, random passing periods, the race begins to get to your next class...

QUESTS OF THE ANCHOR: Humanities students will need some pro gamer strategies to beat this final boss.

Game Guide: How to beat the Fall Anchor

Timothy Shin, Staff Writer
November 27, 2023

Northwood Humanities’ “Quests of the Anchor” has consistently been one of the most controversial games of the year, consistently receiving mixed reviews during every regular release. Both versions...

BAKING MONARCHY: British cuisine colonizes Netflix.

British shows take over Netflix

Sienna Hidalgo, Staff Writer
November 21, 2023

Before the dawn of British films on Netflix, Americans were cluelessly unaware that people in Great Britain lived real lives just like they did. However, this has stopped since the heads of Netflix decided...

DON’T MOVE, DON’T BREATHE, DON’T RELIEVE: Students panic in fear of accidentally airing out their business in the girls’ bathrooms.

A survival guide to keeping the bathroom doors locked

A “design flaw” by school architects (or perhaps a sinister plan to promote T-wolf bonding through shared bathroom experiences) is causing girls’ bathroom stall doors to wear out faster than students...

I SEE NO COLOR:  Is it  a beige flag, or are you just colorblind?

Beige flags, but make it Northwood edition

Sienna Hidalgo, Staff Writer
November 5, 2023

Most Northwood students are familiar with green flags and red flags: a golden retriever personality is peak green flag material, while choosing to take six AP classes but then complaining about them for...

WHEN IN ROME: Leveratt attempts to understand the hype.

History teachers’ Roman Empire

Vincent Yang, Staff Writer
November 5, 2023

Through investigative journalism and professional interviewing, we asked Northwood’s history teachers what their Roman Empire was: something that lives in their heads rent-free, 24/7. Q: How often do...

Mariah Carey begins defrosting

Mariah Carey begins defrosting

Alyssa Quintana, Staff Writer
November 5, 2023

The Irvine Police Department has confirmed that the Queen of Christmas, crowned in honor of her contributions to humankind, has begun her annual defrosting after an influx of tips and reported sightings. The...

HOMIE HOPPER BUSTER: Candid paparazzi shots reveal the dirty truth behind Buster and Vaqy’s picture perfect coupling...

Buster’s dirty affair with a surprising mascot

Courtney Lee, Staff Writer
November 5, 2023

Forget about AP Classroom drama and cafeteria mysteries, these furry lovebirds will send shockwaves throughout the spirit community. Our sources within the school mascot community have uncovered the juiciest...

DROP THE COUGH: Senior Ayesha Suhail soothes her throat with an original Ricola cough drop.

A Cure for Your Coughs: Evaluating the effectiveness of cough drops found in a CVS

Jihoo Yoon, Staff Writer
October 23, 2023

There are many ways to lose one’s voice, and none of them are quite pleasant. Some of you may be suffering from the season’s sickness while others may be recovering from a crazy night at homecoming....

OPERATION GET-ME-OUT: Constantly stressed and confused under loads of multiplication worksheets.

Kindergartener’s Universal Math Operation Notes: A trauma unleashing advice column

Anna Cho, News Editor
October 19, 2023

There is an ominous “cheer-y” circle on the crisply-cut edges of the four-by-seven paper, smiling lifelessly without a gleam of light in its eyes. Yes, it’s the PTSD-inducing psychological warfare...

GOODBYE HOT GIRL SUMMER: Irvine residents celebrate the arrival of autumn with unique, heavily altered local weather-adapted traditions.

Millenial Girl Autumn, the Northwood way

Amy Jeon, Staff Writer
October 4, 2023

The great scholar and poet Megan Thee Stallion once declared in what is widely considered the cornerstone of Western philosophy, “And when we say it’s Hot Girl Summer, we ain’t talkin’ ‘bout...

TIMBY’S ALMANAC 2023: Gear up and hunker down in preparation for this year’s  weather forecast.

Irvine, California: Accurate one-year weather forecast

Timothy Shin, Staff Writer
October 4, 2023

Asphalt-melting summer temperatures and a Category 4 hurricane are only the first and mildest of the wacky weather events predicted to happen over this school year.  Plan ahead for every possible crazy...

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