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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

Irvine in D.C.: U.S. Rep Katie Porter speaks with constituents at an anti-monopoly campaign stop introducing the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act on Feb. 7, 2019.

Irvine faces division in redistricting

Karen Wang, Staff Writer
January 11, 2022

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission released maps of new California Congress, state Senate and Assembly districts, reflecting federally mandated adjustments resulting from the 2020 census....

consistent care: Hearts Against Hate is now on their fifth cycle of creating care packages for Asian American elders.

Hearts Against Hate

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
December 9, 2021

Hearts Against Hate, a youth-led nonprofit that strives to fight against anti-Asian hate crimes, held a card drive in partnership with Northwood’s UNICEF club to create safety care packages from Nov....

Youth COVID vaccine

Chris Song, Staff Writer
December 9, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 through 11 on Oct. 29. The authorization was based on an extensive evaluation process undertaken...

Everyone’s a winger: Many families are hoping to make the OC Turkey Trot a yearly tradition, both for the exercise and the bonding experience

#FEASTMODE: Race the Cluck

Rita Lai, Staff Writer
December 9, 2021

Thanksgiving Day got off to an active and healthy start for runners participating in the Turkey Trot at Irvine Valley College on Nov. 25. With three different events available over two hours, from the...

Put in the work, put in the hours: Debaters dilligently refine their cases with research and new pieces of evidence.

Mind Games: Northwood’s academic teams rise to the occasion

Erin Tsai, Staff Writer
December 9, 2021

Part of Northwood’s intensive rigor comes not from just its academic curriculum, but also from the numerous extracurriculars that students partake in. Here are some of the distinctions that Northwood...

A NIGHT IN NORTHWOOD HISTORY: Rallied on by Pep Squad and an excited crowd, Northwood Football put on a dominant performance to claim its first-ever CIF title at Irvine Stadium, earning a ticket to the regional playoff game.

Northwood football crowned CIF champions for first time

Yejin Heo, Staff Writer
December 9, 2021

For the first time in school history, Northwood varsity football claimed victory at the CIF Div. 11 championship game winning 37-14 over Jordan High School on Nov. 26. Although Northwood’s football...

Ankle Biter” Mosquito Species bites Orange County

“Ankle Biter” Mosquito Species bites Orange County

Noelle Escalante, Staff Writer
November 16, 2021

In the midst of changing seasons, the aedes mosquito species, commonly known as ankle biters, are quickly spreading across all of Orange County’s cities.  Ankle biters popped up during the later...

The (baza)arty at 626 Night Market

The (baza)arty at 626 Night Market

Karen Wang, Staff Writer
October 27, 2021

Mouths water as a line of over 50 guests wait eagerly to indulge in Bang Bang Noodles, a local favorite for its tender shells tossed in decadent Sichuan sauce. Golf balls clink around the rims of glass...

OUTSIDE OR INSIDE, NO MATTER: Color Guard captain junior Sydney Huang performs in the rally confidently on her home turf.

Homecoming rally kicks off a week of nostalgia

Parashar Bharadwaj, Staff Writer
October 27, 2021

Northwood’s Homecoming Rally, the first since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020, was held on Oct. 22 in preparation for the Homecoming Dance on Oct. 31. Spearheaded by ASB, the rally ran smoothly...

MUN back in action and in person

MUN back in action and in person

Annabel Tiong, Staff Writer
October 27, 2021

Delegates eagerly raised their placards as Northwood’s Model United Nations club attended their first in-person conference since the pandemic hit on Oct. 9 at Cerritos High School. Members have been...

Our truths: TEDx Talks

Rita Lai, Staff Writer
October 27, 2021

Whether the attendees had a spare evening to indulge their curiosity, were brought by the allure of extra credit or were simply there to support a friend, the crowd outside the Northwood theater eagerly...

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