The Student News Site of Northwood High School

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

Pocket discrimination and what it says about equality

Pocket discrimination and what it says about equality

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer October 16, 2021

Finding apparel with pockets is an age-old struggle for all who wear women’s clothing. You either have to sacrifice functionality, quality or style—there is no happy medium. The issue isn’t just...

Relieving stress: The Well provides Northwood students a space to relax from the daily stressors.

Managing mental health at Northwood

Hari Sreeramagiri, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

From constant pressure to emerge victorious inside the classrooms to time-crushing extracurriculars outside the classroom, high school is a bumpy ride—but what makes it bumpier is when it is made...

CHAOS AT LUNCH: Long and crowded lines, limited food choices and increased food waste are just some of the numerous problems with the distribution of free lunches at Northwood.

The hidden costs of free lunch

Arya Bhattacharjee, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

The introduction of free meals through the California Universal School Meals Program has been accepted as a great idea to combat a multitude of issues, but there’s no such thing as a “free” lunch....

GOING DIGITAL: Due to its convenience, education is becoming more digitalized.

Why the future of education is rightfully based in technology

Rahul Khanna, Junk Editor September 29, 2021

It seems like it was only yesterday that English teachers would bring out the Chromebook cart for the first time in weeks, providing a one-period relief from physical worksheets and an abundance of eraser...

How schools should address politics in the classroom

How schools should address politics in the classroom

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

In today’s highly polarized and aggressive political climate, it’s not uncommon for students to want to express their political beliefs on and off-campus. Teachers are also within their rights to legally...

Irvine’s lead in calling for carbon neutrality

Irvine’s lead in calling for carbon neutrality

Karen Wang, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

6 years, 117 days, 17 hours and 23 minutes, the giant digital clock in New York City reads. As the clock counts down to doomsday, the world is idly watching. Watching the time we have left in staying within...

South Asian Representation in American Media

South Asian Representation in American Media

Hari Sreeramagiri, Staff Writer September 27, 2021

The saga of South Asian representation in the media is a long and exhausting topic of discussion. From Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in “The Simpsons” to Ravi in “Jessie,” South Asians have been forced...

WEEKLY TESTING: A s cases continue to rise, many schools have implemented mandatory COVID-19 testing policies, and IUSD should follow their lead to ensure the safety of students.

The benefits of mandatory COVID-19 testing in IUSD

Eugenie Chang, Viewpoint Editor August 19, 2021

After the recent resurgence of COVID-19 cases, California Gov. Gavin Newsom mandated weekly testing or vaccination of school staff to combat the rapidly evolving virus and its variants, most notably the...

The Dangers of Omegle

Zarina Yunis, Editor-in-Chief June 8, 2021

From childhood, we have had it drilled into our brains: Do not talk to strangers online and certainly do not reveal any information. However, a site recently growing in popularity called Omegle encourages...

Critically Examining Critical Race Theory in Education

Chris Song, Writing Apprentice June 6, 2021

While nearly a year has passed since the murder of George Floyd, calls for radical social change have continued. Parts of the education system have been subject to scrutiny, with more and more people pushing...

Failures of state testing in measuring student achievement

Failures of state testing in measuring student achievement

Arya Bhattacharjee, Staff Writer May 30, 2021

With the recent administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) to students across the state, an elusive question arises among all students: Why?  The pandemic...

Preventing Suicide Requires Mental Health Aid to be Prioritized

Preventing Suicide Requires Mental Health Aid to be Prioritized

Diego Moreno, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

"Too many Americans are dying every single day from gun violence. It stains our character and pierces the very soul of our nation." President Biden made this announcement in response to the shooting at...

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