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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

Seniors Ethan Chen, Liam Condy, and Luke Garcia joyfully perform as a part of Jazz 1 during the annual Jazz at the Oak event on May 13.

Northwood’s musicians jazz up the night

Mihir Kulkarni, News Editor
May 28, 2022

Soft notes floated through the air on a peaceful Friday afternoon, providing a musical escape for Northwood students and parents alike. The jazz program starred at their annual Jazz at the Oak on May 13,...

HSYAT’s 28th annual Teen Summit event was put together by the hardworking subcommittee comprising YAT staff and high school volunteers.

HSYAT Teen Summit Event

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
May 20, 2022

With each room decked out in Marvel decorations showcasing favorite superheroes from Hulk to Captain America at Lakeview Senior Center, High School Youth Action Team’s 28th annual Teen Summit was held...

 Boys Athletics commissioner, Aditya Hari gets the crowd hyped up before a football game.

Changes to appointed positions within Northwood’s ASB

Annabel Tiong, Staff Writer
May 4, 2022

Northwood’s ASB will be undergoing changes to both its appointed and elected positions next year, including reducing members from 32 to 28.  In particular, two faculty liaisons and two community...

Welcome to NHS Letter

Erin Tsai, Staff Writer
April 12, 2022

Hi future Timberwolves! Welcome to Northwood, the happiest place on Earth.   Just kidding, this isn’t Disneyland. But just because we aren’t the happiest place on Earth doesn’t mean that...

Irvine Talks

Parashar Bharadwaj, Staff Writer
April 11, 2022

Silently huddled on the grass patch surrounding a dimmed high school amphitheater, students and parents intently listened to the thoughtful, genuine stories of high school students from all across Irvine....

UCI stands poised to lead the way after a donation added to its high-tech facilities, like its Facility for Imaging and Brain Research (FIBRE) dedicated towards cutting-edge MRI scans.

Hope for the lost: UCI depression research receives massive donation

Kevin Sohn, News Editor
March 29, 2022

UCI received $57 million to create a research center for depression on Feb. 7, which will be used towards bringing in faculty from around the globe and funding multiple projects across disciplines to study...

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE: Seniors Albert Gao and Brooke Guan review their Honor Chorus music backstage before the performance.

Honors Concert celebrates IUSD’s 50th anniversary

Erin Tsai, Staff Writer
March 22, 2022

The elementary school students were herded onto the stage, fidgeting as they stood next to double basses several feet taller than themselves while the orchestra quickly tuned before the combined number...

Dream it, build it, do it: Junior Shayan Halder and freshman Hunter Welch work together to make a gravity vehicle, a vehicle powered solely by gravitational potential energy and sheer willpower.

Scioly places top 4 in OC

Annabel Tiong, Staff Writer
March 16, 2022

Distinct sighs of relief echoed from the Northwood gym as the Science Olympiad team’s carefully crafted airplane took off, swirling gracefully in the air. Since 2014, Northwood has placed within the...

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Junior Calista Nguyen (left) and freshman Caleigh Nystrom (right) dance to lively K-pop.

Outstanding at The Oak: Northwood’s talent takes center stage

Karen Wang, Staff Writer
March 14, 2022

The crowd circling The Oak cheered excitedly following dynamic K-pop dances and pop song covers of Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish, welcoming the next student performer under an ambient winter sunset....

Embracing creativity through writing

Embracing creativity through writing

Parashar Bharadwaj, Staff Writer
March 13, 2022

Artists and writers at Northwood received recognition in the 2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, demonstrating their writing talents that often go unnoticed during the school year.  The Scholastic...

Case wins Teacher of the Year

Case wins Teacher of the Year

Helena Zhou, Staff Writer
March 12, 2022

A swarm of students at The Oak, pep tunes performed by Jazz 1, an atmosphere of anticipation intrigued by the promise of an unrevealed, “important announcement”—all culminated with Northwood Instrumental...

RIDE OR DIE: Students enjoy the DJ, dance floor, dinner, refreshments  and more at the Knott’s Berry Farm Park Pavilion, dancing their hearts out to hit songs like “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira and “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson.

Winter Formal rides into the night at Knott’s

Parashar Bharadwaj and Olivia Cai
March 11, 2022

Palm trees billowed near the dance floor and the rumble of coasters rang in the background as students rocked to the beat of the DJ at Northwood’s “Ride or Die” Winter Formal, held at Knott’s Berry...

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