About Us


The Lowell is published by the journalism classes of Lowell High School, Room S108, 1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132.

Phone: (415) 759–2730 x3418

Email: [email protected]

All content copyright Lowell High School journalism classes. All rights reserved.

The Lowell strives to inform the public and to use its opinion sections as open forums for debate. All unsigned editorials are the opinions of the staff.

Editor-in-Chief Kate Green

General Editor Anna Kaplan

News Editors Crystal Chan • Joelle Chien • Allison Jou

Opinion Editor Elyse Foreman

Sports Editor Seamus Geoghegan

Multimedia Editor Anita Liu

Photo Editor Lauren Caldwell

Art Manager Amy Marcopulos

Reporters Joy Cheng* • Pierre Dayon • Eric Dye* • Io Gilman • Sarah Liu* • Jacqueline Mei* • Sasha Nakamura • Brandon Ng* • Isabella Paterson • Tess Randall • Sophia Shen • Zoe Simotas* • Jacob Thompson • Christy Vong • Lee Wilcox • Rae Wymer • Allister Xu • Kristen Yeung • Wilson Zhu*

Photographers Zephyr Anderson • Lauren Caldwell • Isabella Deloa* • Christina Kan • Xinglin Li • Anita Liu • Nicolas Ramirez* • Marlena Rohode* • Nicole Stetsyuk* • Justin Yang* • Kimberly Yee

Illustrators Mella Bettag* • Jillian Carrillo* • Cameron Chan* • Amy Marcopulos • Warren Quan • Cindy Tan*

Business Managers Hannah Lucas* • Yi Luo* • Ellie Paik • Anson Tan

Web Managers Brandon Bui • Mia Chen*

Social Media Managers Ashley Franco • Thanhvy Phan* • Richard Soong • Chloe Wong

Advisor Eric Gustafson

*New reporters & Trainees

Joining Journalism

  • Sign up for the Journalism 1 class to learn the basics of reporting and start your Journ career the next semester
  • Become a reporter, researcher, photographer, videographer, illustrator, web designer, business manager or social media manager
  • Contact [email protected] for more info about reporting, illustrations, photo, web design, multimedia, video, and social media or [email protected] for business managing


The Lowell is the official student-run news publication for Lowell High School, and has been publishing content for the student body for over a century. The staff prints news-magazines and publishes stories online on a regular basis. Join now and learn from established student journalists about writing news, managing business, designing pages and more.


A reporter writes and publishes news stories in the paper. Most newbies interested in writing for The Lowell come in as reporters and branch out to different sections or climb the ladder of editorship later.

As a rookie reporter, you’ll be paired with a veteran staff member as your mentor. Sign up for the Journalism 1 class to get basic training, learn The Lowell’s publishing process and start reporting.


Once you’ve been a reporter for at least two semesters and have completed editor training, you may become an editor.

As an editor, you’ll be immersed in your favorite section — news, opinions/editorials, features, columns or profiles. Besides editing reporters’ stories and posting published stories on the web, you’ll also have the opportunity to design the pages of the magazine, coordinate with other editors and lead a section.


To start your photography training, submit a portfolio of 7–10 photos that shows off your ability. Try for a variety of shots and include action and people/faces in your work. Avoid posed and landscape shots. You do not need to have prior experience, or even own your own camera, to become a photographer. If you’re interested but don’t have the capability to create a portfolio, you can take Journalism 1 and work with current photographers to gain experience and compile your portfolio.

A staff photographer shoots photos of different sports competitions, performances and other school events. See your shots in print, on the front page and online! As a photographer for The Lowell, you’ll not only have access to our studio with a vast array of high-tech cameras, lenses and lights, but you’ll also be close to the action at big events like All-City competitions, rallies and more.

Video Production

As a staff videographer, you’ll produce videos that you’ve filmed and edited yourself with input from reporters and editors.

To join the multimedia department, submit a video if you have made one before. If not, sign up for Journalism 1 and express your interest in video production. The multimedia staff will train you in video-shooting and video-editing techniques.


If you’ve got a talent for art, journalism is an outlet where you can develop your skills and see your work published. You’ll collaborate with editors on illustrations for stories, editorial cartoons and more.

To become a staff illustrator, submit a portfolio with a variety of illustrations. We would especially like to see illustrations of people in action and ones with style suitable for a newspaper, but your portfolio may contain any work you would like to display.

Submit your portfolio, or bring it to S108 during Blocks 7 or 8 or schedule some time with us after school.

Social Media Manager

The Lowell uses Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and our website for promoting stories. Use and polish your public relations skills to manage our social media posts. This role is important because it includes posting live at certain events and maintaining an active relationship with our readers.

To join the social media management department, sign up for Journalism 2 and express your interest in social media management. You do not need any prior experience.

Business Manager

If you’ve got a good head for business, consider a position as one of the Lowell’s business managers. You’ll manage the publication’s finances, including selling ads, organizing conventions, fundraising events and working with editors to improve journalism relations with others.

Web Manager

As web managers, you’ll work with editors and the adviser to produce innovative and creative ways to get stories published and covered professionally. You will back up stories, arrange the website’s design, and have the option to work on coding projects that help make stories more interactive.


As a researcher, you will create surveys, analyze data, and create visualizations to support stories. If you like or are interested in working with Google Sheets and Forms, and working with data and statistics, you can explore those interests here. No experience required.

To join the research department, sign up for Journalism 2 and express your interest in research.


Go to S108 during Blocks 7 or 8, or reach out by email: [email protected]

Hope to see you soon! Whatever you do in journalism, you will be a part of the team and a culture. The journ room is a work, lunch, and bonding space for all journies. It’s always better to start EARLY, so sign up now as a freshman for more opportunities and time to explore your interests!


  • 2018 NSPA Print Pacemaker Finalist
  • 2014 NSPA Online Pacemaker
  • 2012 NSPA Print Pacemaker
  • 2011 NSPA All-American
  • 2011 NSPA Online Pacemaker
  • 2009 NSPA First Class Honors
  • 2007 NSPA All-American
  • 2007 NSPA Web Pacemaker
  • 2007 CSPA Gold Crown



Advertise in the Magazine

The Lowell offers many options and sizes of printed advertisements, published in our magazine. Advertisements may be purchased for a single issue or for multiple months’ issues.

If you are interested in placing an ad in the magazine, on our website, or on our social media accounts, please submit a quote request form here.

Advertise Online

We also offer advertisements on our award winning website, TheLowell.org. Our website gets over 2,500 page views from unique visitors each week and is a great way to reach even more students, parents, and alumni beyond our print edition.

The available ad space on our website is in the right sidebar and within stories.The online advertising rates (with current pricing info) is available here.

If you are interested in placing an ad online, please email us at [email protected]

The Lowell and The Lowell on the Web reserve the right to refuse to publish advertisements deemed inappropriate by advertising staff.