Community Responds to Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

It was just another Saturday for many at Northwood this past weekend.  Some took the ACT while others slept in or got up and had breakfast. Some were in the Boston area for a big hockey tournament, and others were gearing up for another weekend of exciting Black Rock FC soccer matches. [Read more…]

NHL Power Rankings Part 2: The Top Half

And now, Part 2 of our Northwood Mirror NHL Start to Season Power Rankings! Click here for part 1. [Read more…]

NHL Power Rankings Part 1: The Bottom Half

And now, Part 1 of our Northwood Mirror NHL Start to Season Power Rankings! Click here for part 2.

Our beloved school is known for a large number of things, from skiing to soccer and from robotics to lacrosse, Northwood has a lot to offer. The undisputed champion of attention at our school is, of course, ice hockey. With such fanaticism for playing the sport comes the inevitable fanaticism for the National Hockey League. With the season just starting up, we here at The Mirror have created our own Power Ranking. In this issue we look at the bottom half of the league, the sixteen teams ranked from 31 to 16. [Read more…]

The Fortnite Frenzy – Is It Bad For Northwood?

It’s sweeping the school. Many parents, teachers, and administrators are concerned about its effect on the academic and athletic performance of students. And yet many Northwood students do it because it’s “cool” and “something fun to do.” No, this article is not about juuling, drugs or alcohol. It’s about Fortnite. [Read more…]

Northwood Robotics GEARing Up For The New Year

Northwood School is known around the region for its brilliance and ingenuity in the field of robotics. Even though robotics is officially listed as a class at Northwood, it is considered less of an academic discipline and more of a respected sports team due to the numerous competitions the Robotics Team attends.

 

Robotics Compitition

The Robotics Team at a competition during the 2017-18 school year (Photo: provided).

 

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Boys Soccer Goes 3-0 in Pennsylvania

Welcome to the first-ever boys’ soccer recap in the Black Rock FC era. This first game week for the lads proved tough, but ultimately strength and grit prevailed, putting Northwood’s premier soccer team on a great footing to start the new year. [Read more…]

What Students Should Know About Bed Bugs

Northwood was “bitten” to find out that bed bugs were found in the bedsheets of several students less than a day into the new school year (news article). This has led many students to ponder, “what are bed bugs?” So let’s all open up our textbooks to chapter one and learn about these pests. [Read more…]

Humans of Northwood: Alex van Schalkwyk

Alex van Schalkwyk

I’m from a small town called Fish Hoek in Cape Town in South Africa. I chose Northwood because I always wanted to study in America. I’m also in love with soccer and I want to play it at the highest level possible, so the fact that Northwood has a great soccer program and offers great academics was very attractive to me, and that’s why I chose to come here. I do miss so many things about home. I miss my family, of course. The food that we eat back home. I miss the culture. Like there are many different cultures at home. I miss the banter with my friends, especially with my brother and my cousin. Yeah, I just miss the everyday things that I took for granted. But Lake Placid is also a very beautiful place. I won’t lie. I think now, after being here for a few weeks, I’m starting to adjust. I’m starting to feel a bit more comfortable here. It’s like a lot more quiet here than it is at home, so that was a bit of a shock to me. But hey, I’m really enjoying it all.

As told to Kyle Bavis ‘19 (Photo: Provided)

According to the Admissions Office, this year Northwood has 72 international students from 23 different countries and 6 different continents, breaking records for the number of international students and countries represented in the school. Close to 40% of Northwood students are from outside the United States. Throughout the first trimester, The Mirror will profile a number of new international students, so that our community can learn who they are, where are they from, and some interesting things about them. See all student profiles here.

Humans of Northwood: Cory Booth

Cory Booth

 

I’ve lived in Bermuda all my life. I chose Northwood for the elite soccer program. It also appealed to me as a friendly, small community. After this year, I hope to play Division I soccer somewhere and find a career that that I am passionate about intrigues me. I do miss home a lot. I miss my family, of course. And I miss my friends, as I felt very comfortable around them, whereas my friends here, it takes years for that sort of comfort. Also, of course, I miss the consistent good weather. Here sometimes it can…be very cold. Well, I haven’t really experienced that fully, but I know that I will really soon.

As told to Kyle Bavis ‘19 (Photo: Provided)

According to the Admissions Office, this year Northwood has 72 international students from 23 different countries and 6 different continents, breaking records for the number of international students and countries represented in the school. Close to 40% of Northwood students are from outside the United States. Throughout the first trimester, The Mirror will profile a number of new international students, so that our community can learn who they are, where are they from, and some interesting things about them. See all student profiles here.

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