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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

JUST A GLIMPSE OF OPPORTUNITY: Finances often outweigh ability for summer programs.

Socioeconomic bummers of summer programs

Megha Kishore, Staff Writer
May 27, 2023

“Congrats! You’ve been accepted into the pre-college program” is a letter many students eagerly await at the end of the school year, hoping they’ll have a chance to experience a few life-changing...


The Little Mermaid Reboot: The representation needed in today’s age

Noelle Escalante, A&E Editor
May 17, 2023

The 2023 adaptation of the movie “The Little Mermaid” stars Halle Bailey, an African American singer turned actress. While this may seem like a victory to African Americans, accusations of “blackfishing”,...

CAUGHT IN THE CYCLE: An Internet user goes through many articles on the Bieber and Gomez feud, completely engulfed in the pointless drama.

Selena vs Hailey: Who’s in the wrong?

Megha Kishore, Staff Writer
April 17, 2023

Team Selena or Team Hailey? Rare Beauty or Rhode Skin? The war between Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez is taking over the internet as everyone debates over whether Hailey Bieber is obsessed with Gomez and...

EXPAND YOUR	 HORIZONS: Northwood has far more to offer than AP classes, allowing students opportunities to explore their interests.

You don’t have to FORCE the AP course

Jaycee Hendrickson, Staff Writer
April 17, 2023

Since its inaugural year of 1999, one of the foundations of Northwood’s culture has been the strive for innovation and individualized success—and despite the annual debate, the restriction of AP courses...

DUELING WORLDS: The many revisions caused by an attempt to conform with mainstream culture has left some wondering whether the integrity of the original work still remains.

Why publishers should not be issuing rewrites

Jaycee Hendrickson, Staff Writer
April 13, 2023

On Feb. 20, the literary world was shocked when the Roald Dahl Story Company and Puffin Books Publishing released its newest editions of Roald Dahls’ childrens classics—such as “Charlie and the Chocolate...

LOOMING SHADOWS: Being constantly compared to the overwhelming academic achievement of your sibling can feel like living in their shadow.

We are not defined by our bloodlines

Karen Bruce, Copy Editor
April 12, 2023

You share 50% of DNA with your siblings. You share a house, maybe clothes, maybe looks, a last name. But there is an important distinction you should not share: a reputation. An identity. But if that is...

DIVERSITY IS DELICIOUS: Cultural foods and healthy eating are not only delectable and comforting but can hold the same nutritional value as the normalized Western diet.

Analyzing cultural diets in relation to healthy eating

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
April 11, 2023

A quick Google search for “healthy foods” or “healthy recipes” will yield a variety of food choices including recipes for roasted vegetables and potatoes, kale smoothies, grilled chicken, a variety...

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Though some students might forever fear the impending doom of approaching deadlines, others find efficiency in working close to deadlines. (Isabella Torrales)

The controversy of procrastination

Rita Lai and Karen Wang
April 10, 2023

Every student has experienced the scramble of nerves in anticipation of deadlines and the uncertain sigh of relief as they upload their assignment just before the clock strikes 12 a.m. To avoid this predicament,...

IN THE HEAT OF HATRED: An angry crowd of antisemitic protestors gather outside of a synagogue.

Antisemitic hate on the rise in the United States

Ally Venezia, Staff Writer
March 16, 2023

Eighty one years ago, Adolf Hitler proposed the Final Solution. Seventy eight years ago, the final Jewish prisoner was liberated from Auschwitz. Yet we are not 78 years removed from the antisemitic hate...

WHAT LURKS BEHIND THE SCREEN: While seeming revolutionary on the outside, the harsh reality of ChatGPT shows the detrimental effects of its continued use within society, particularly on students.

The real issue with ChatGPT

Aishwarya Ramasubramanian, Staff Writer
March 15, 2023

ChatGPT’s November 2022 release revolutionized the constantly-developing world of technology. With just the click of a key, an extraordinary power rests at your fingertips: the ability to synthesize...

WANT MORE SLEEP? DREAM ON:  Stop scrolling  and start snoozing.

Yawning from Dusk to Dawn: Fixing sleep habits

Jihoo Yoon, Staff Writer
March 14, 2023

“Do you get 8-10 hours of sleep?”  Most Northwood students have been asked this question many times throughout their lives. And for those who answered “no,” you are not alone.  While a handful...

MARCHING IN MARCH:  St. Patrick’s Day paraders bring traditional dances and instrumental performances to the streets of New York City.

The authenticity of St. Patrick’s Day traditions

Sohum Sarwate, Staff Writer
March 14, 2023

Bright green decorations, lucky clovers and sneaky leprechauns—whether you’re Irish or not, it’s likely that you’re familiar with the festive spring holiday of St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s...

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