Prep Team Splits Final Weekend and Brody Gets 400th Win

The Prep Team went 1-1 against OHA for their last weekend of games including their senior game on Sunday. The weekend was intended to honor the graduating seniors but wound up being a dual celebration. Thomas “Brody” Broderick hit his 400th win as a hockey coach, with all 400 wins at Northwood. [Read more…]

Students Excited for Winter Carnival, Despite Changes

Any student who’s been at Northwood for at least one year has noticed a change to a Winter Tradition. Winter Carnival is no longer run by the four-year captains, and there is no longer a draft. Instead, it is now a Peak event. Many kids have their doubts about the new system as they’ve barely gotten to know their Peaks. The teams have been active for less than a year. [Read more…]

Junior Team Ends Regular Season with Senior Ceremony

On March 2nd and 3rd, the Junior Team had their Senior game as well as an away game. The team is now preparing for New York State Championships and hopefully National Championships in April. While their season may not be over yet, the team held a ceremony to honor its seniors before the first game of the weekend. Both games were against CP Dynamo U18, from Clifton Park, NY.

The first game of the weekend was held at the 1932 Rink on Saturday. Both teams stayed strong letting in no goals until a little over three minutes left of the first period. Josh Waters (Forward, 2019) scored leaving Northwood ahead by one point for the remainder of the first period. The second period saw two goals from the Huskies, bringing the score to 3-0.  Daniel Colabufo (Forward, 2020) scored a little over halfway through the period, shortly followed by another goal by Finlay Ulrick (Forward, 2019). The game ended with two more goals from Tommy Bannister (Forward, 2020) and Reid Leibold (Forward, 2020) making the final score 5-0 Huskies.

After the game, Northwood honored the fifteen seniors by having the parents or coaches give their kids flowers.

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On Sunday, Northwood traveled to CP Dynamo’s home rink for another game to round out the weekend. Both teams held out for half the first period until once again, Josh Waters (Forward, 2019) scored on the powerplay. The game stayed locked at 1-0 until the third period when after only five minutes in Will Arquiett (Forward, 2019) scored even-strength bringing the game up 2-0. The game ended 3-0 Northwood thanks to the final goal from Daniel Colabufo. (Forward, 2020.)

On the weekend of March 15th, catch the Junior Team at New York State Championships at Northtown Center in Amherst, New York.

Prep Team Tops Trinity College School


John Biechler ’10 in action at the Olympic Center earlier this season (Photo: Michael Aldridge).

On Friday, March 1 the prep team traveled to Canton, New York for a single game against the Trinity College School. It was a close game, ultimately ending 6-4 in favor of the Huskies, thanks to Johann Tremblay Kau ’22 in net with 28 saves in net. John Biechler (Forward, 2019) scored two goals and had one assist with one goal being an empty netter. Brendan Merriman (Forward, 2021) had one assist as well as one goal. Alexander Ray (Forward, 2019) had two goals and two assists. Fellow senior Grey Pfefferkorn (Forward, 2019) had one goal as well as one assist. Other players who had assists were Devon Jolley (Defense, 2020), Zach Ellsworth (Defense, 2020), Owen Allard (Forward, 2022), and Ryan Panico (Forward, 2022).

This weekend, March 9th and 10th, the Prep Team has their last games of the season, both against OHA. The game on Saturday will be at 8:50 PM in the ‘32 rink and the Sunday one will be the game to honor the Seniors held at 12:15 PM in the USA Rink.

Ted Lockwood ’42, Former Trinity President and Mirror Editor, Dies

Northwood School has lost a notable alumnus. Theodore D. Lockwood ‘42 died recently at his home in Vermont at the age of 94. Lockwood was President of Trinity College from 1968 to 1981 and was the founding president of United World College-USA.

Ted Senior Portrait 1942

Ted Lockwood’s Senior Portrait from Epitome in 1942

At Northwood School, he had an impressive array of accomplishments that included writing for The Mirror for five years, three of them as editor-in-chief.

Lockwood at Trinity

Theodore Lockwood, center, stands with Trinity College’s first female graduates in 1970. From left to right: Elizabeth Gallo, Judith Odlum Pomeroy, Judy Dworin and Roberta Russell. Trinity began admitting female students, including these upperclasswomen, in 1969. Lockwood died on Monday. He was 94. (Photo courtesy of Trinity College)


After Northwood, Lockwood attended Trinity College where he graduated Valedictorian of his class. At Trinity, he achieved numerous accolades and accomplishments. Lockwood lettered in football, held numerous leadership roles, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After Trinity, he went on to get his masters degree at Princeton and later returned to Trinity as President of the College in 1968. In just his second semester as president, Lockwood and the Board of Trustees made it possible for female students from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY  to transfer to Trinity. Female students were allowed to apply as undergraduates by the next year.

Ted Lockwood at United World College-USA

Ted Lockwood, pictured in 1983 at United World College-USA, was the founding president of the international baccalaureate school. (Barbaraellen Koch/Albuquerque Journal)


In his last year as President of Trinity, Lockwood received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the College. Before that, he earned the 175th Eigenbrodt Cup, presented to the Alumnus who “exemplifies the college’s mission and upholds its proud tradition of scholarship, leadership, and innovation,” a similar honor to the Northwood School Seal prize, which he also was awarded in 1942, his senior year.

While his obituaries remember Lockwood’s many accomplishments as a higher education administrator, a study of Northwood’s newspapers and yearbooks during Lockwood’s six years at Northwood (he started as a seventh grader), makes it clear that his high school career was equally celebrated.


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His list of accolades and achievements at Northwood are simply breathtaking:


  • Student Council
  • Athletic Council
  • The Mirror (Editor-in-Chief for 3 years)
  • Outing Club (President for two years)
  • Citizenship Prize (3 years)
  • King Trophy Award (3 years)
  • Commencement Marshal
  • The Epitome (Editor-in-Chief)
  • School Seal Prize

Academic Honors:

  • First or Second Scholar (all six years)
  • Cum Laude Society
  • Winner, Isham Speaker
  • Winner, Bradley Speaker
  • Dickson Speaker
  • Phrontisterion Society
  • Ogilvy Poetry Prize

10 Varsity Letters:

  • Football (2)
  • Baseball (4) MVP
  • Ski Team (3) Captain
  • Basketball (1)

Club Memberships:

  • Glee Club
  • Orchestra
  • Double Quartet
  • Dramatic Club
  • Debating Team

While Theodore Lockwood may not yet be well-known among current Northwood students, he will be forever regarded as one of Northwood School’s most celebrated students and alumni. It’s hard to imagine a more accomplished graduate who exemplified Northwood’s core values.


See also: Hartford Courant, Trinity College, Albuquerque Journal

Essay: Social Media and the Pressure to Conform

Like any teenager, when I’m bored, I check Instagram, go to the search option, and see what the app has to show me. Often there are posts regarding dance, feminism, comedy, and fashion. But sometimes a thread pops up saying things like, “Get the perfect body!” or “How to make him want you!” and “How to be irresistible!” With kids spending so much time on social media, both girls and boys are prone to be molded into social norms from an early age. For instance, a girl has to dress up, act dainty, and be sweet, whereas a guy has to be macho and mysterious.

These days, women play a big role in society. Some of the best-known figures around the world are women who own their own businesses. Despite all of this progress, women are still paid less in workplaces and are expected to conform to gender norms.

For girls, the pressure is mostly appearance-based. You can’t show too much of your stomach, back, or anything without the outfit coming off as “slutty.” You can’t wear as much makeup as you want because if you wear too much, you’re “hiding something.” The need to impress boys has become so woven into the culture of teenage girls today.

An “ideal” man must always be muscular, athletic, and the list goes on. On Instagram, I see some guys posing in front of an ocean, shirt off. Just look at the models of Calvin Klein and Abercrombie and Fitch on billboards and magazine ads.

Following these norms doesn’t make you a bad person. Social media has put these “standards” out, and it’s your choice to follow them or not. But these expectations certainly are hurting today’s society as people receive unwanted attention and comments by the way they appear.

Humans of Northwood: Aimee Headland ’19


Aimee Headland ’19 celebrates a goal in the 2018 Northwood Invitational (Photo: Mr. Aldridge).

I am Aimee Headland and I’m a senior hockey and football player from Nottingham, England. Recently I represented Great Britain in the U18 Women’s Ice Hockey World Championships for my second year. This year we won bronze and I got to do it alongside my sister. My favorite thing about Northwood is meeting new people as well as Lake Placid. It can be stressful, but I love living and doing everything with my friends. My favorite thing to do with my friends is to go into town and eat. Mrs. Walker is my favorite teacher because she supports me in and outside of the classroom on both the educational and personal sides. She’s someone I trust who is easy to talk to and who helps me adapt. I think winter schedule is tiring and a long day, but I do like it because it means that it’s hockey season.

As told to Morgan Broderick ’19

Humans of Northwood: Kate Broderick ’22


Kate Broderick ’22 (Photo provided)

My name is Kate Broderick. I’m a freshman and I ski race. During July and August, I spent three weeks in Zermatt, Switzerland training on the mountain behind the Matterhorn, which was a really cool experience. During the fall, I spent two weeks in Milders, Austria, which was also really cool and we trained on sheer ice. I like the freedom of Northwood and how laid back it is compared to public schools and especially the ones I’ve been to in the past. I don’t really have a favorite teacher, I’ve never really been able to say who my favorite teacher is in any school. My favorite thing to do at Northwood is probably to hang out with friends and watch hockey games because sometimes I wish I played. The hardest part about adjusting to Northwood was leaving my friends at my old school. At first, it was hard to be in school without my old friends but I’ve made new ones.

As told to Morgan Broderick ’19

Drama Club Tackles Refugee Crisis in Winter Production


The national discussion on immigration, asylum and refugees is coming to Northwood School. Following a wildly successful fall production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the Northwood Drama Club is changing the pace and producing a topical play. According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), there are currently more than 65 million people displaced worldwide—the highest number on record since the agency began collecting statistics. The Drama Club hopes to humanize the experience of these individuals who otherwise seem distant and different from us.

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How Come Girls Do Everything Around Here?

Standing at the front of the room full of CARE volunteers, I noticed hardly any boys. What’s more, most of the boys who were at the meeting came simply because I had asked them to. Later that day, when I went to a Sustainability Committee meeting, I noticed something similar: no boys. [Read more…]

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