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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

TACKLING THE GAME: Northwood’s frosh and JV players watch their varsity team sweep Valley View High School during the Homecoming game.

Behind the Scenes of Northwood’s football team

Jaycee Hendrickson, Staff Writer
September 26, 2022

From the booming crowds of Portola Stadium, a sea of students cheer as Northwood’s football team opens the 2022 season with a decisive victory against Woodbridge High School. What you see from the stands,...

Why no football?

Isabella Torrales, Graphic Artist
September 26, 2022

GO THE DISTANCE: Junior Kenny Kamikawa weaves through the competition during the JV boys race  at the Saddleback Cup Challenge.

Cross Country: How they get their start

Ally Venezia, Staff Writer
September 26, 2022

On your marks. Set. Go. The 2022-23 Northwood boys and girls cross country team has begun their season with a bang. To highlight the start of their season, Northwood raced against Segerstrom High School...

Student Speak: Why Your Sport?

Student Speak: Why Your Sport?

Rachel Yokota, Staff Writer
September 26, 2022

I started soccer because it was really interesting to watch. My dad would show me games all the time and I liked watching it. I also played FIFA a lot, so I was like, I’ll play soccer. I started...

Crossword of Tennis Terms

Crossword of Tennis Terms

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
September 26, 2022

FINGERS FLYING: “When I was really practicing for 2x2 I would usually do at least 200 solves per day, which equates to about 80 minutes,” Choi said.

Cubing with Kyeongmin Choi

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
September 26, 2022

Glancing all around the Rubik’s Cube, junior Kyeongmin Choi takes a deep breath, setting down the 2x2. He knows how he’s going to solve it. Three… two… one… and he’s off, taking only a stellar...

ALL OUT SPRINT: Sophomore Derek Hitchens (left) and senior Christopher Leung (right) race to the finish at Meadowood Pool.

Diving in with Chris and Derek

Rachel Yokota, Staff Writer
August 21, 2022

Overlooking Northwood’s pool, two faded record boards bake under the sun. The five year old record will soon be officially retired and the fresh names Derek Hitchens and Christopher Leung will take their...

Senior Spencer Ho jumps to return the ball to the other side of the court during the CIF-SS match against Servite High School.

Boys Tennis CIF

Rachel Gima, Sports Editor
May 28, 2022

Northwood varsity boys tennis advanced through to the CIF-SS quarterfinals on May 9. The team scored 6-12 against Mira Costa High School, bringing a close to a 17-week season. Through intense wins and...

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...

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