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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

THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT: Sophomores Riya Gupta, Shrey Shah, Hunter Welch and Shreya Aithal proudly pose with their 
TechRise student challenge winners award certificate.

Northwood students pave the way to space through NASA project

Ellen Wang, Staff Writer
May 26, 2023

A Northwood student team, consisting of sophomores Riya Gupta, Hunter Welch, Shrey Shah and Shreya Aithal, was selected as one of 60 winners of the nationwide NASA TechRise student challenge for their...

UNDER THE STARLIT NIGHT: Seniors Dmitry Yudnikov and Melissa Eberle enjoy a carriage ride at prom.

Enjoying a ‘Starlit Night’ at Coto de Caza

Eugenie Chang and Jonathan Kang
May 26, 2023

Students entered an ethereal room full of bright lights and decorations as they arrived at the venue, enamored by the elaborate ornaments scattered along the ceiling and the walls. Thrilled by the brightness...

A STICKY SITUATION: Hand sanitizers left outside the bathrooms can be used as a substitute for soap until vandalism comes to an end, as seen right of sophomore Hunter Welch.

Northwood’s new restroom policies

Riya Gupta and Alyssa Quintana
April 24, 2023

Certain restrooms throughout Northwood’s campus will be closed until further notice, with amenities such as soap dispensers and mirrors being removed from all boys restrooms in response to ongoing vandalism. The...

HIDDEN TREASURES: Sophomore Ivana Siu organizes AP preparation books donated for the Swap ‘n Shop.

Timby’s Swap ‘n Shop

Sohum Sarwate, Staff Writer
April 17, 2023

Northwood Student Forum is organizing a “Swap ‘n Shop” where students can donate lightly used school items until April 25. The event is centered around promoting the idea of recycling academic...

SCIENCE MATTERS: Sophomore Anika Bhat (middle) collects her medal at Chapman University after advancing to the state level 
competition, winning second place in the Physiology/Medical division of OCSEF for her investigative science project.

Northwood shines at OC Regional Science Fair

Eugenie Chang, Managing Editor
April 12, 2023

Students across the Irvine Unified School District came together to celebrate and showcase their accomplishments in the 68th Annual Orange County Science & Engineering Fair at an open house and awards...

A BETTER FUTURE: Sophomores Jasmine Le and Ashley Cao discuss issues regarding mental health and teen culture in their focus group.

Student voices help reform Irvine’s Strategic Plan

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
April 12, 2023

Impassioned voices discussing teen health and education filled the glossy wooden walls of the Irvine Heritage Park Community Center as high school students across the district gathered to discuss possible...

LEARNING CULTURAL TRADITIONS: Junior Lina Moammar teaches key practices of Ramadan during MSA’s weekly club meetings

Northwood MSA’s Iftar: A Cultural Observance

Riya Gupta, Staff Writer
March 31, 2023

Northwood’s Muslim Student Association is holding an Iftar to observe the month-long Ramadan on April 4. Ramadan, going from March 22 to April 21, is a holiday of introspection where Muslims reflect...

OUTLINING IRVINE’S FUTURE: Mayor Farrah Khan addresses Irvine’s successes and goals at State of the City 2023.

State of the City 2023

Aishwarya Ramasubramanian, Staff Writer
March 29, 2023

Mayor Farrah Khan delivered the 2023 State of the City address to a crowd of over 300 people at UCI’s Barclay Theater on March 7, discussing a wide range of community projects that tackle various pressing...

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE: Last minute cancellation of Spring Fling left students peeking through the looking-glass.

Spring Fling: Cancelled

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
March 21, 2023

Northwood’s Spring Fling dance, to be held on March 11, was canceled due unforeseen circumstances.  The dance was organized by sophomore president Aarya Raghavasugosh, vice president Ivana Siu and...

IT’S ALL UP TO THE VOTERS: Irvine mayor Farrah Khan is sworn in for her second two-year term in a December ceremony. If the district election system is passed, mayor would be the only candidate to run at large.

Irvine City Council puts district elections to the vote

Megha Kishore, Staff Writer
March 17, 2023

The Irvine City Council voted 4-1 on Jan. 10 to approve a motion allowing voters to weigh in on adding two additional council members and switching to a district election system on the March 2024 election...

MR. WORLDWIDE: Pitbull takes the stage at the temporary Fivepoint Amphitheatre, which Live Nation hopes to replace with a permanent one.

Negotiations continue over 14,000-seat Irvine amphitheater

Anna Cho, Staff Writer
March 11, 2023

The Irvine City Council voted 3-2 on Feb. 21 to continue negotiating its partnership with Live Nation in building a permanent 14,000-seat Great Park amphitheater. Construction plans for the outdoor amphitheater...

DEEPER MEANINGS: Wind Symphony flutist seniors Christy Han
(left) and Badrish Ananth (right) perform “Requiem for the Unarmed.”

Welcoming spring with band and orchestra Festival Concerts

Ellen J. Wang, Staff Writer
March 11, 2023

A cacophony of sound whirled through the theater as black-suited musicians swayed passionately on stage, letting the music flow through their mahogany and golden instruments. The audience sat mesmerized...

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