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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

SECURING SUCCESS: Boys swim and golf captains lead their teams to dominate PCL championships for the second year, qualifying for CIF.

Two-teams, two-peats for Northwood swim and golf

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
May 26, 2023

As the 2023 sports year drew to a close, Northwood defended the den with both boys swim and boys golf returning as back-to-back Pacific Coast League Champions. Record breaking swims dominate Following...

SERVING UP A STORM: Varsity captain sophomore Ethan Jacob sets a serve in a game against Sage Hill.

Master of the mental game—Varsity tennis captain Ethan Jacob

Ellen J. Wang, Staff Writer
April 19, 2023

Whoosh. His racket shoots through the air, blasting from a line of energy starting at his knees and rocketing through his arm. The ball zips like a bullet. It scrapes the service box and flies to the end...

New School,	New Sport, New Experiences

New School, New Sport, New Experiences

Riya Gupta, Staff Writer
April 17, 2023

Four Northwood students discuss the benefits of trying a new sport in high school I got to meet a lot of new people and find an environment where I could talk to people and play sports at the same time....

STRIKE A POSE: Junior David Grannis-Vu steps onto the dance

floor with moves he choreographed himself at the “Extensions” show.

With Guts and a Golden Smile: David Grannis-Vu

Ellen J. Wang, Staff Writer
March 13, 2023

There’s an assumption that wrestlers are giant, muscular dudes who grapple each other to near-death without flinching. That’s only partially true for junior David Grannis-Vu. The varsity wrestling...

FOR THE SCORE: Captain senior Amelia Wagner leads the charge against Beckman High School.

Northwood girls lacrosse charges into the spring season

Ally Venezia, Staff Writer
March 13, 2023

It’s midseason for spring sports and girls lacrosse is getting through their season with an early league record of 2-1. Led by new-to-Northwood coach Nathan Parr, the team is pushing to reach CIFs for...

PICK MY SPORT: Junior Yoshi Elseifi wants YOU to join water polo.

STUDENT SPEAK: Why your sport? Part Two

Jaycee Hendrickson, Staff Writer
February 17, 2023

We asked four student athletes why their sport is superior. Read their answers below!      

SNACK STACK: Secret sisters get ready for a season of silly, sour and sweet souvenirs.

The Good, Bad and Ugly: Secret Sister sentiments

Ellen J. Wang, Staff Writer
February 15, 2023

If you are a female Northwood athlete, you’ve probably experienced the Secret Sister tradition: Each girl on the team draws a teammate as their “secret sister,” bringing gifts for them every other...

GIVE, BUT DON’T RECIEVE: Madeline Huang works with her coach, perfecting her fencing techniques to prepare for the Junior Olympics.

En garde! Madeline Huang advances forward

Kaylie Wang, Staff Writer
February 14, 2023

In a sport where athletes rely on experience to make split-second decisions with confidence, it would seem that junior Madeline Huang has been fencing all her life. After all, she placed first individually...

LOOKING FORWARD AND LEAVING A LEGACY: Coach ‘Paco’ Gonzalez and his son watch a water polo game at Tustin High School as their family cheers in support.

Honoring water polo coach Francisco ‘Paco’ Gonzalez

Megha Kishore, Staff Writer
February 13, 2023

A coach, role model and friend to many, Francisco Gonzalez, better known as “Coach Paco,” will be remembered for his passion for water polo and enthusiasm for sharing this love with his athletes. His...

ON PACE FOR AN ACE: Senior Paula Zhang concentrates intensely on creating a fluid motion for her serve in the CIF Quarterfinals.

First CIF win for NHS girls tennis in school history!

Eugenie Chang and Jonathan Kang
December 14, 2022

Despite a series of intense matches, Northwood’s varsity girls tennis team persevered and won its first CIF-SS Division III Championship in school history on Nov. 11.  The team finished off their...

A PHOTO IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS: Alexei Tolkachev transforms moments into tangible memories through photography. (Tyler Truong)

Flash! Alexei Tolkachev, one in a million (shot)

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

The roar of the student section, cheerleaders announcing the score, the bustle of players as they celebrate a win: These are Friday night staples for sports photographer Alexei Tolkachev as he captures...

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