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The Northwood Howler

The Student News Site of Northwood High School

The Northwood Howler

WHAT CANDLE WILL YOU LIGHT?: In the mural painting, each student drew a candle using the prompt, It is better to light a candle than to curse the dark to emphasize the importance of making progress in difficult times.

Human Rights Week fosters student activism

Kaylie Wang, Staff Writer
January 20, 2023

Amnesty International Club held its annual Human Rights Week from Jan. 3-6, hosting guest speaker events and opportunities for student activism. Activities involved reproductive justice, immigration,...

TWO-TIME CIF Champions: Running back senior Adam Harper clinches the championship plaque as the team excitedly rallies him on. (One in a Million Shot)

FIRST TIME EVER: Football to state finals

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

The Northwood varsity football  team claimed a 10-7 victory against Robert F. Kennedy High School on Dec. 2 in the CIF Southern California Regional Championships, achieving a record 14 wins this season...

WORK HARD, PLAY HARDER: Children get creative while climbing on a rope play structure, enjoying their youth at Sweet Shade.

Including all spectrums of ability in Irvine playground

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

Irvine was awarded a $2.8 million grant on Oct. 25 to develop a universally accessible playground in Sweet Shade Neighborhood Park by California Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris and will now undergo...

TREBLE MAKERS: Viva Cantar seniors Catie Jamieson and 
Aditi Kurup dance their hearts out to “Down, Down the Chimney.” (Ellie Chan)

Performing arts musicians shine at thaw-dropping winter concerts

Megha Kishore, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

The theater echoed with the magical sound of cheerful carols with a packed audience filling up every seat in the room, cherishing the festive music each band, orchestra and choir had prepared. Northwood’s...

RAISING THE ROOF:  Home construction begins on Fresco, completing the final neighborhood of Eastwood Village.

State-wide housing crisis affects residents close to home

Ally Venezia, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

California is currently experiencing a state-wide shortage of affordable housing due to a lack of land and exorbitant prices leading to an increase in homelessness and relocation to other U.S. states. The...

HEART OF THE PARK: The pictured FivePoint Amphitheatre will be replaced with a permanent 14,000-seat venue by 2025.

New Irvine amphitheater seeks to rival Hollywood Bowl

Karen Wang, News Editor
October 31, 2022

The Irvine City Council voted 5-1 on Sept. 27 to move forward with the construction of a permanent 14,000-seat outdoor amphitheater as a part of the city’s “Heart of the Park” Great Park Framework...

ANOTHER TERM?: Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan faces competitors in a debate held at UCI.

Meet the candidates: 2022 Irvine mayoral elections

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022

The first city-organized mayoral debate of the 2022 election season took place on Oct. 17 at the UCI Student Center, opening the local campaign season for the first time since the pandemic. The candidates...

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Sophomore Eleanor Wu calls on President Biden to act on recent Iranian injustices.

Student activists stand with Iran through protest

Rhea Gupta and Megha Kishore
October 31, 2022

Northwood students protested the recent Iranian human rights injustices on Oct. 17 following the death of Mahsa Amini, who died under police custody after being arrested for allegedly breaching Iran’s...

ENGAGED IN EXPLANATION: Instrumental arts teacher Whitney Tavlarides details Northwood’s extracurriculars to WASC representatives.

Reforming the pack: Northwood’s efforts in WASC visit

Megha Kishore, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, WASC, visited campus Oct. 16-19 to observe how students, staff and administrators operate during typical school days, which will help determine whether...

VISION FOR THE FUTURE: Sophomore Michaela Nazareno rides the Laguna Beach trolley, a neighborhood transit system that may similarly be implemented in Irvine.

A look into the future of public transportation in Irvine

Karen Bruce, Copy Editor
October 16, 2022

The City of Irvine’s 2022 Transit Vision study, now in its closing stages, will be finalizing its concept plans for improved local transportation options later this month, which includes newly-proposed...

RAIN OR SHINE: Chinese dancers execute fan movements with precision and style

Amplifying Asian culture at the Mid-Autumn Festival

Kaylie Wang, Staff Writer
September 26, 2022

The walls of Hangar 244 vibrate as traditional music bounces off its walls, while those wandering outside crowd under the vibrantly colored paper lanterns to escape the rain. Once inside, the audience...

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Seniors Nick Cortes and Destiny Crisantos enjoy a night of dancing, singing and pictures, all while red-carpet ready

Grammys at The Oak: Northwood takes on Homecoming

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
September 26, 2022

Gold and silver glimmers in the dark, heels click on brick and red satin carpets while lights shine through the faint drizzle across The Oak. With CDs hanging from branches and award-worthy music flowing...

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