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

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...

Being Watched: Blocksi brings up ethical concerns within online learning.

Blocksi: Where Do We Draw the Line with School Surveillance?

Helena Zhou and Ryan Wu May 26, 2021

As the Microsoft Windows XP startup jingle rings through the air, students sling their backpacks next to the clunky desktop monitors which line up uniformly on wooden desks. The wistful age of computer...

JIGGLING WITH HAPPINESS: A fan recreation of Buzzfeed Tasty's recipe, a Jiggly Japanese Cheesecake.

Buzzfeed Tasty: Subtle racism against Asian-American dishes

Noelle Escalante, Writing Apprentice April 30, 2021

Buzzfeed Tasty is known for their short Instagram videos featuring quick and easy recipes that anyone can follow. However, the rotation of Eurocentric dishes and the Americanizing of ethnic cuisines that...

STRESSED OUT: Students and teachers may be up for a rough ride with next year’s schedule.

Flaws with the IUSD standardized high school bell schedule

Helena Zhou, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

As we transition out of the pandemic, our return to normalcy will not be as straightforward in regards to next year’s bell schedule. For students, going from the current hybrid schedule to a revised,...

GLOOM AND ZOOM: Clubs are overwhelmed by low participation during meetings.

How COVID-19 killed student engagement in clubs

Kathy Chun, THO Editor-in-Chief April 23, 2021

Entering high school as a doe-eyed freshman with hands clutching my backpack straps, I found myself constantly receiving the same piece of advice: get involved with as many clubs as possible. I remember...

HEAR OUR VOICES: Several protestors gather to bring awareness to sexual assault, harassment and violence issues affecting women around the world.

97% of women

Zarina Yunis, Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2021

If you’ve been scrolling through TikTok or Instagram this past month, you’re probably no stranger to the alarming amount of women who have been sexually harassed in their lifetime. A new study from...

IS SHARING CARING?: Netflix has recently begun to crack down on password sharing, leading to frustration among long-term users.

Pursuing Netflix Password Sharers: A Potential Mistake

Rachel Yokota, Staff Writer April 17, 2021

Netflix sent a clear message to its account sharers in early March, warning them that the company is aware of their presence. A verification test was sent to a select number of Netflix accounts, asking...

MORE THAN A STATISTIC: A candlelight vigil is held in memoriam of the lives lost during the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.

Mass shootings should not be normal

Diego Moreno, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

When news of the Boulder City shooting was revealed, it felt like a return to normal for the United States. But it shouldn’t be normal for people to die on such a large scale, and rather than returning...

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