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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

MAY THE COURSE BE WITH YOU: Freshman Dylan Khang swings for gold in a match against Portola High School.

Victory en-golf-s boys golf team in historic undefeated season

Karen Bruce, Staff Writer
May 9, 2022

Chances are you’ve never seen the boys golf team in their element, squinting through the bright California sun at an open expanse of green, looking for the waving flag somewhere beyond the sandy bunkers...

Role of bench players in sports

Role of bench players in sports

Annie Lee, Staff Writer
May 4, 2022

During athletic competitions, the spotlight is often given to the players with offensive positions who are seen scoring the points, dunking the basketball or spiking the volleyball. Players who assist...

Frenzy of Firsts: Northwood’s swim team takes a triumphant plunge and holds up number one hand signs to celebrate their first time winning first place at the Pacific Coast League Finals.

Northwood swim captures first place at Pacific Coast League finals

Yejin Heo, Staff Writer
May 1, 2022

Northwood’s boys and girls swim team both secured the overall team championship at the Pacific Coast League Finals held at the Woollett Aquatics Center on April 29. Both the boys and the girls team went...

Figuring out the Skater: Hannah Tao on ice

Abigail Fang, Layout Editor
April 18, 2022

 As a competitive figure skater since she was five years old, Northwood junior Hannah Tao’s skills range from Biellmann spins to double jumps. In this video, learn more about her journey in figure skating...

Earning your P.E. credits

Diego Moreno, Staff Writer
April 16, 2022

Sometimes instead of an overview of various sports and games in P.E., you just want to focus on one. Fortunately, Northwood offers students diverse ways to complete the required two year P.E. graduation...

Senior Jake Nguyen watches intently along with others as his teammates outplay Irvine High School during Northwood’s senior night on March 30.

Boys lacrosse rocks the competition on Senior Night

Mihir Kulkarni, News Editor
April 14, 2022

Boys Lacrosse dominated Irvine High School at their senior night game on March 30, winning with a score of 13-1. The game was a testament to the team’s efforts throughout the season and built significant...

Seven Northwood students commit to collegiate athletics

Rita Lai, Staff Writer
March 11, 2022

For student-athletes, getting recruited to play in college is an extraordinary marker of success. Despite hurdles of injuries and disrupted seasons, it’s time to say congratulations to these sports commits!  Currently,...

LETS GO TWOLVES: Pep Squad performs their routine during the USA Spirit Nationals at the Anaheim Convention Center, full of various stunts and lively choreography.

Cheer goes National

Mihir Kulkarni, News Editor
March 10, 2022

Northwood Pep Squad placed ninth nationwide at the USA Spirit Nationals competition from Feb. 25-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  The team competed in the JV Show Cheer Non-Tumbling Novice event,...

PERFORMANCE PREPARATION: Senior Amanda Carlson (top right) listens attentively to her coach before a team competition.

Special Sports: Off-campus athletics

Erin Tsai, Staff Writer
March 9, 2022

Tennis rackets sticking out of backpacks, students wearing matching navy blue tracksuits or groups of teens running laps on the track field make up the typical image of a student-athlete on campus. But...

LETS GO T-WOLVES: (left to right) Juniors Aditya Hari, Jonathan Kang and Andrew Penrod and Senior Andy Hoang cheer for the basketball team in  the front stands of the student section.

The student section brings the spirit to the stands

Karen Bruce and Annabel Tiong
February 10, 2022

A quiet stupor settles over the crowd as everyone exchanges glances, eyes glued to the front of the stands and the blaring red number in the distance. Bits of blue dust escape between the gaps of my clasped...

READY TO RUN: Freshman Riley Thai sprints towards the soccer ball, scanning the field to determine whether to dribble the ball or pass it to her teammate during a practice scrimmage.

Rising cases increase precautions

Karen Wang, Staff Writer
February 10, 2022

Just as a sense of normalcy returned with weekly football games during the fall semester, the COVID-19 pandemic accompanied with the new omicron variant surged following winter break. Even with a sudden...

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