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BIKES AWAY: Citizens of Irvine pick up their bikes and helmets at Woodbridge Town Center to begin cycling to UCI.

CicloIrvine: Celebrating community, connection and clean air

Lauryn Chew, Staff Writer
May 15, 2024

The City of Irvine held CicloIrvine, its first car-free Open Streets event on May 4, which featured live music, art, free food, information booths and other activities. Nearly two miles of Barranca...

TOGETHER TOWARDS EXCELLENCE: Freshmen Colin Harris and Doah Lee help each other with math homework in the Media Center.

Northwood recognized as California Distinguished School

Timothy Shin, Staff Writer
April 18, 2024

Northwood was the only IUSD high school to receive the California Distinguished School Award in 2024, as announced by State Superintendent Tony Thurmond on Feb. 29. Northwood previously won the title...

HAPPY UPON THE HILLS: Principal Leslie Roach and Northwood Teacher of the Year David Lee get ready and excited to welcome incoming freshmen to the next four years at high school.

Dear Future T-wolves: Welcome to Northwood

Riya Gupta, Sports Editor
April 18, 2024

Close your eyes and imagine. In the next couple of months, you will enter the halls of Northwood, a school of more than 2,000 students. How does it feel? Maybe nerve-wracking. Or exciting. Maybe somewhere...

HANDS-ON HUES: Junior Ashley Nguyen gets a spider painted on her hand during Night of the Arts.

Fine Arts Week: A blend of talent and creativity

Rhea Gupta, Viewpoint Editor
April 18, 2024

Fine Arts Week, hosted by ASB, featured showcases and performances from different visual and performing art classes at Northwood from April 8-12 to promote and expose students to the arts electives. Organized...

THANKS THAT THRILL: English teacher Sara Katlen lights up a student’s day with a T-wolf Thank You.

T-wolf Thank Yous have returned

Anna Cho, News Editor
April 18, 2024

The Northwood core values of compassion, mutual respect and integrity exist near students every day: they are stapled to the classroom walls, displayed on the official Northwood logo and even in the big...

ONE FOR THE HISTORY: Northwood NHD finalists are recognized for their county victory with NHD-OC coordinator Julie Hull.

Northwood NHD wins big

Zoe Yan, Staff Writer
April 18, 2024

Fifteen entries from Northwood’s National History Day team qualified for the California State Finals after a successful performance at the Orange County District Tournament on March 9. NHD is a historical...

CHEERY AT CHICK-FIL-A: Seniors Sahithi Allam and Cynthia Nakano work at Chick-Fil-A  after school.

Fast food worker minimum wages increase

Anthony Park, Staff Writer
April 16, 2024

The minimum wage for most California fast-food workers was raised to $20 effective April 1, $4 above the current $16 minimum wage for workers in the state. The increase in wages, which comes after the...

BEHIND THE SCENES: Sophomore Class Council members Emily Hill and Nicole Theodoreau discuss and plan the first ever movie night at Northwood.

Movie Night: Northwood’s newest event

Megha Kishore, Staff Writer
March 28, 2024

Northwood’s first ever Movie night, planned by the Sophomore Class Council, was held on March 22 at the upper grass field, featuring a showing of “Spiderman: No Way Home” and concessions hosted by...

 NEW TO IRVINE: Shoppers take a look at the new OluKai storefront at the Irvine Spectrum.

Grand Opening: OluKai’s Night of Aloha

Hannah Liu, Staff Writer
March 19, 2024

Live music and lively chatter intertwine on the Irvine Spectrum’s Giant Wheel Lawn. Despite the nighttime rain and the chill of shaved ice, a festive aloha warmth reverberates around the huge tent as...

FUN WITH FRIENDS: (From left to right) Juniors Stevens A., Dristi Goswami and Sailor Kensrue play with Jenga blocks provided by ASB and Thrive during lunch

Bringing campus joy as a “Part of the Pack”

Alyssa Quintana, Staff Writer
March 15, 2024

ASB and Thrive’s “Part of the Pack” campus activities began last week and will continue throughout the month of March, promising to deliver on a new “give, don’t ask” philosophy behind school-commissioned...

VOTING FOR A PURPOSE: Map 151 was chosen and approved as the official Irvine district map.

Measure D brings district elections

Luna Bouhairi, Staff Writer
March 15, 2024

The Measure D Charter Amendment to transition to district election was passed during the primary elections on March 5.  Measure D will expand the Irvine City Council from five to seven members by adjusting...

SHUTTLE SAFETY: The Irvine CONNECT shuttle goes for a test drive around all its shuttle stops before its official launch.

Irvine CONNECT: Free city shuttle service to be launched April 1

Lian Le, Staff Writer
March 15, 2024

The Irvine CONNECT shuttle service will officially launch on April 1, providing free transportation from Irvine Spectrum to Northwood Town Center.  With a total of 76 stops including points of interest...

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