The Northwood Howler

Remembering 9/11 19 Years Later

Cameron Arcand, Viewpoint Editor

October 8, 2020

The 9/11 remembrance ceremonies in New York City and throughout the country  commemorated the loss of nearly 3,000 souls on Sept. 11, 2001 although with certain accommodations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  "The pain and su...

“Is it October yet?”: Recap of major events this fall

Jonathan Kang, Staff Writer

September 27, 2020

From a global pandemic to one of the largest series of protests in U.S. history, a myriad of world-changing events have occurred in 2020 thus far. Although there is still history to be made, here is a recap of some of the most...

At least one ethnic studies course must be completed by students to graduate from the California State University (CSU), according to Assembly Bill 1460 signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Aug. 17. The bill, which goes into effect with the 2021-22 school year, sets the requirement beginning with the graduating class of 2025. Among the courses offered will be African American, Latinx American, Asian American and Native American studies. Courses on police reform, disparities in health and Native Californian perspectives will also meet the new requirements. “Ethnic studies will provide the knowledge and understanding needed to navigate a multi-cultural and rapidly evolving nation,” California State Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, a professor of Africana studies at San Diego University and author of the bill, said. “This bill reflects 50 years of student, faculty, and community advocacy for curriculum reflective of and responsive to our diverse state.” This marks the first significant change to CSU’s general education requirements in 40 years, making California the first state to implement ethnic studies as a graduation requirement in a four-year public university system. The decision was made following Black Lives Matter protests and demands for the representation of historically oppressed groups in education, including petitions from Diversify Our Narrative, which aim to create a more inclusive literature curriculum nationwide. Following advocacy for more progressive education, faculty on the 23 CSU campuses will develop plans and coursework to meet the needs of their students and communities.

CSU ethnic studies ruling

September 27, 2020

The world of virtual competitions: Speech and Debate attends Jack Howe

Jonathan Kang and Diego Moreno

September 27, 2020

The Northwood Speech and Debate team competed in their annual Jack Howe Memorial Tournament online from Saturday to Sunday, earning multiple semi-final positions. The team participated in numerous events including Policy, Congress...

ALUM for Northwood fall kickoff

Helena Zhou, Staff Writer

September 27, 2020

ALUM for Northwood, an organization that pairs Northwood students with alumni for one-on-one mentorships, hosted its fall program kickoff with group workshop sessions and guest speakers via Zoom on Sept. 20. “ALUM has shown...

BETTER TOGETHER: National History Day club puts together a history puzzle on State of the Student.

Zooming into the club fair

September 27, 2020

Writing their legacy: Diversify Our Narrative petitions to change humanities curriculum in IUSD to be more inclusive.

Diversify Our Narrative

August 25, 2020