Northwood High School offers numerous activities and clubs for students to discover their passion, interact with people with similar interests, and get involved. With all of this in mind, the majority of students focus on one sole number: GPA. Despite a student having multiple extra curriculars, if their GPA is not what students deem high enough, then they will be looked down upon. Students compare how many AP classes they are taking and people will feel shame if they say zero or one. Rather than looking at the holistic person, Northwood has a stigma that your GPA defines you, and students forget that other activities are just as important than a number out of 4. This is not only affecting students, but also teachers. While the majority of teachers are engaging and help their students, some would rather teach to the test. Despite the academic stigma that has taken over Northwood,it is an amazing campus full of hardworking and self-motivated students who have become proud Timberwolves.