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

CLAWS AND HEARTS: Due to the tiger mom stereotype, many misunderstand just how caring Asian parents can be, confusing authoritative parenting with authoritarian.

Breaking the Tiger Mother Stereotype

Annie Lee, Staff Writer
October 5, 2022

Playing piano since the age of four. Spending 10 hours a day on studying and completing homework. Listening to insults spew out for getting an incorrect answer on the latest math test. No free time, because...

THE DIRTY TRUTH: By ignoring the shame WOC have endured for wearing these same features, this “effortless” aesthetic, that draws inspiration from WOC culture, has brought to attention that society has equated “clean” to fair skin.

The “Clean” Girl trend is WOC Culture

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
October 3, 2022

The slicked-back hair, the gold hoops and the minimalist makeup with clear lip gloss—all defining characteristics of the recently popularized “clean girl” aesthetic. But the truth of the matter is...

INCLUSIVITY: Northwood Class Councils could better represent the student body

Reforming class councils for better representation

Jaycee Hendrickson, Staff Writer
September 26, 2022

For most students, the end of the school year is a typical blur of finals, negotiating higher grades and finding the motivation to actually show up at school. For a smaller group of students, though, it...

New bell schedule rings happy chimes and dismal alarms

New bell schedule rings happy chimes and dismal alarms

Ally Venezia, Staff Writer
September 26, 2022

After two years of “Monday Anchor Day,” Northwood has reinstated its alternating even-odd bell schedule from prior years. The return to this schedule has sparked a fair bit of controversy and Northwood...

Many social media influencers like Andrew Tate use their platforms to disseminate discriminatory ideas, and quickly gain a popular following off of hype.

Justified censorship of online extremism

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
September 26, 2022

Social media has become a hub that fosters growth, spreads new ideas and offers new information. However, the spread of false information and hateful speech has become even more prevalent with extremist...

THE WORLD IS ON FIRE:  Heated responses to Supreme Court decisions, wildfires and inflated prices.

Blazing hot summer events have yet to cool down

Annie Lee, Staff Writer
August 21, 2022

Responsibilities tend to collapse like a house of cards over summer break, a prime time for venturing to picturesque destinations and testing the limits of ruined sleep schedules. While these good times...

Colorism in South Asia and its Impact on Irvine’s community

Colorism in South Asia and its Impact on Irvine’s community

Rhea Gupta, Staff Writer
May 29, 2022

South Asians become conscious of skin color at a very young age. We are told to stay out of the sun, to apply lemon or Fair & Lovely to our faces in hopes for a lighter complexion and, almost every...

SENIOR NIGHTMARES: Five nights into admissions, college mas-
cots loom over students stressing about the quality of their applications.

We are more than where we will go from here

Year after year, students clamor around The Oak in search of the long-awaited centerspread: a map of the United States, along with the names of seniors listed under which college or institution they will...

Shifting Gears: Changes to the parking permit system

Shifting Gears: Changes to the parking permit system

Rachel Gima, Sports Editor
May 11, 2022

Looking out into the sea of cars that populate the NHS parking lot, the unmistakable identifiers of a parking violation - a pale yellow ticket slip pinned on a windshield, a neon yellow sign taped to the...

HEALTHY TRANSPORTATION: The Lime scooter system in metropolitan cities becomes more accessible to sidewalk civilians.

Public Electric Scooters: The benefits to its implementation

Noelle Escalante, Staff Writer
May 4, 2022

Rush hour traffic is not only an inconvenience; all the fuel for transportation accumulates into greater harm to the environment. With the increasing amount of pollution, electric non-motorized vehicles...

The importance of the student voice

The importance of the student voice

Arya Bhattacharjee, Staff Writer
April 15, 2022

The spirit of high school comes from the voice of its students, essential for celebrating a diverse high school campus in which feelings of belonging are at the forefront. In order to embody the spirit...

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