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The Northwood Howler

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The Northwood Howler

HANDWRITING JUST AIN’T RIGHT: When there’s more efficient and fair methods of evaluating students, educators should consider turning away from handwritten work.

Student anonymity in grading

Rita Lai, Accent Editor
January 6, 2023

The struggle of a weary hand scrawling barely decipherable words against a ticking clock is a familiar tale to all students. For most, it may feel like a step back to the stone age, before computers, where...

MANY ERGRET-FUL TWEETMENTS: The contentious decisions made since Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter means it is time to leave.

Get off Twitter… NOW!

Annie Lee, Viewpoint Editor
December 14, 2022

Elon Musk’s latest catastrophic entrepreneurial venture in the acquisition of the social platform Twitter for $44 billion on Oct. 27 has been as entertaining as a can’t-look-away train wreck can be....

A GIFT OR A CURSE?: Children from gifted learning programs often grow into teenagers struggling from mental health issues.

Former gifted child syndrome

Lucy Kim, Staff Writer
December 12, 2022

Did you plow through three fantasy novels a week when you were 12 years old, but now can’t stay focused on one textbook reading for longer than a few minutes? Do you immediately quit every hobby that...

Times Have Changed: Daylight savings’ future

Times Have Changed: Daylight savings’ future

Jaycee Hendrickson, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

Daylight Saving Time is a bi-yearly change that nearly all Americans experience: enjoying the extra hour of sleep in November and feeling deprived when it’s one hour less in March. However, politicians...

WHAT PERSONALITY TYPE ARE YOU?: Despite their popularity, four letters are not the end all be all.

Personality tests fail to get personal

Lucy Kim, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

Are you the human embodiment of a golden retriever with the attention span of a goldfish? Your MBTI type is ENFP! Would you rather spend time with your computers and robots than socialize. You’re an...

DO THE SAT AND ACT(ually) MATTER? While test scores are no longer considered in many college applications, they still prove to be useful for students.

Are the SAT and ACTs important anymore?

Kaylie Wang, Staff Writer
November 21, 2022

SAT and ACT—the three letter acronyms that are often considered the bane of your existence if you are a high school student in America. But during the start of the pandemic, colleges loosened their application...

TALK TO ME: An extra pair of hands means more students’ academic needs are met during tutorial.

Student tutors can help us make the best of every tutorial

Rachel Yokota, Sports Editor
November 21, 2022

It is no secret that Northwood is academically challenging, and Northwood offers support systems to help that. Teacher Advisements hold fall conferences to stay up to date with students’ mental wellbeing...

GRASPING AT STRAWS: The debate of plastic versus paper straws has caused an increase in paper straw usage, but are they really helping to save our environment?

The paper versus plastic straws debate

Ally Venezia, Staff Writer
November 16, 2022

After a video of a bloodied turtle with a straw being extracted from its nose went viral in 2017, calls for a switch from plastic to paper straws became deafening. Companies such as Starbucks and American...

WHAT IS ART?: The image on the right was not drawn by a human, but rather produced by the artificial intelligence program DALL-E 2.

AI’s sketchy venture into art

Annie Lee, Viewpoint Editor
October 31, 2022

Creativity is a trait often used to distinguish the human brain from a machine algorithm. However, artificial intelligence blurs the boundaries of human and machine characteristics by mastering complex...

A LOVING LANGUAGE: Senior Bruce Duong practices ASL by describing the short film “The Black Hole” to his partner during class.

Achieving inclusivity by learning American Sign Language

Kaylie Wang, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022

Imagine a group of friends and family gathered at a dinner table suddenly burst out laughing. When a d/Deaf person asks what was funny, they are usually told “It’s nothing” or “I’ll tell you...

STRANGER DANGER: The trick-or-treating season has more devious tricks than delectable treats.

Hidden horrors of the haunting holiday Halloween

Ally Venezia, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022

‘Twas the night of Oct. 31, and children were out and about, squealing with joy as they bounced from house to house tricking in exchange for treats. Lurking in the bushes, however, were people dressed...

PROMISES AREN’T (CE)REAL: Breakfast foods have nutritional value but are not as essential as portrayed.

Taking the breakfast myth with a grain of salt

Jaycee Hendrickson, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022

Pushing a cart down the breakfast aisle at Pavilions, your eyes can’t help but notice the dozens of vibrant cereal boxes: Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Special-K. On the opposite side, Quaker oatmeal...

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