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ASBESTOS IN THE AIR: The historic North Hangar continues to smolder as authorities plan for its destruction.

Ongoing air quality concerns following Tustin Hangar fire

Riya Gupta, Staff Writer
November 20, 2023

Tustin schools moved online amid air quality concerns after the west wall of the burned Tustin Hangar reignited on Nov. 11. The blaze has prompted a state of emergency in Tustin and Orange County as...

THE BIG PICTURE: Even though it’s a fun game-like simulation, it helps students take a moment to seriously think about how they should spend and save their money. They have to think not only about themselves, but also their spouses and children. — parent volunteer Jim Leung

A “Bite of Reality” into our financial lives after high school

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
November 9, 2023

Northwood seniors gathered in the gym on Oct. 25 to engage in “Bite of Reality,” an interactive budgeting simulation designed to mimic various financial scenarios that participants may encounter...

HISTORY HEATED UP: As of yesterday evening, parts of the Tustin hangar were still ablaze as the OCFA stopped active work for firefighters’ safety.

Tustin Landmark Up in Flames: The loss of WW2 hanger

Shreya Aithal and Riya Gupta
November 8, 2023

The historic blimp hangar in Tustin caught on fire on Tuesday morning, taking with it 80 years of history as a Marine Corps base in Orange County. Discovered at 1 a.m., the blaze led to the evacuation...

PREPARING A PATHWAY: Freshmen Alex Li and Anderson Lay discuss with the Yale college representative about extracurricular activities to pursue.

IUSD’s College and Career Readiness Fair

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
November 6, 2023

Irvine Unified School District hosted the annual College, Career and Life Readiness Fair at Northwood on Oct. 23, bringing post-high school guidance to students and parents. The fair featured over 75...

GOING DIGITAL: Junior Ayesha Siddiqui downloads the Bluebook app to prepare for the digital PSAT.

Preparing for the new digital SAT with the digital SAT

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
October 31, 2023

The College Board has pivoted from the paper PSAT to a fully digital version, which all Northwood juniors took on Oct. 25.  The digital PSAT is an adaptive exam that evaluates student performance in...

GEARING UP FOR SUCCESS: Christina Banagas, senior Kristen Lew, Marina Alburger and sophomore Lauryn Chew pose for a photo after their presentation on student well-being and engagement. (Photo courtesy of Archana Gima)

Challenge Succeeded: Setting goals for Northwood

Aishwarya Ramasubramanian, Staff Writer
October 31, 2023

Students, faculty and parents represented Northwood at Stanford University’s Challenge Success Conference from Sept. 29 to 30 where they discussed how to promote student well-being on campus.  Among...

A STEP TOWARDS EQUALITY: California public schools have begun implementing gender-neutral bathrooms with the introduction of Bill 760.

Gender-neutral bathrooms mandated in public schools

Lauryn Chew, Staff Writer
October 31, 2023

A new state law requires every K-12 school district to provide at least one gender-neutral bathroom on campus by July 2026. This law, signed last month by governor Gavin Newsom, is one of many laws...

HOWLER INVESTIGATES: Bee problem on campus

HOWLER INVESTIGATES: Bee problem on campus

Alyssa Quintana, Staff Writer
October 31, 2023

In the last few months, the bee population at Northwood has noticeably increased. Many students may have wondered where these pollinators could have come from. Swarms of bees can be found most prominently...

CULTIVATING CONNECTIONS: Sophomore Reisa Iwai shares Japanese culture through temporary tattoos. (Photo provided by Renee Li)

Irvine Global Village Festival

Sienna Hidalgo, Staff Writer
October 31, 2023

Enriching one’s self in the vibrant cultures of a surrounding community is an opportunity like no other. On Oct. 14, students, families and community members celebrated the 22nd annual Irvine Global...

MARKET PLACE MAKEOVER: Irvine Company announces and displays their future plans for The Market Place outside the construction site.

Marketplace Redevelopment: Irvine’s upcoming hub for affordable housing

Anthony Park, Staff Writer
October 27, 2023

The Irvine Company is currently redeveloping a 79-acre plot of land in the Irvine Marketplace into a mixed-use housing community, with the last tenant of the site, 24 Hour Fitness, having relocated to...

 LAW-A-RIDING: Freshman Max Haymes gets ready to bike home safely by putting his helmet on properly.

Efforts to improve bike safety in response to recent accidents

Kaylie Wang, Accent Editor
October 18, 2023

Irvine Unified School District and the Irvine Police Department have begun to require attendance at SafeSmart presentations for students using e-vehicles and have issued more tickets after a recent increase...

COUNTING THE COST: Senior Matthew Morikawa reviews last years FAFSA to prepare for this years new application opening.

Upcoming changes to FAFSA

Jaycee Hendrickson, Sports Editor
October 17, 2023

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be facing major changes for the 2024-25 aid year, as the FSA has changed eligibility requirements and shortened the application process. Current seniors...

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