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HIDDEN GEMS OF LOWELL: Baker Kathryn Gao

HIDDEN GEMS OF LOWELL: Baker Kathryn Gao

Kate Green

April 19, 2019


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Senior Kathryn Gao is a passionate baker who specializes in complex cakes. Opposed to selling her baked goods as a business, Gao’s hobby is fueled by the joy of sharing her creations with family members and fellow Lowellites. Can you describe how you first got into baking? I first started bakin...

Shoplifters will not be prosecuted

Shoplifters will not be prosecuted

Allister Xu, Reporter

April 12, 2019


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A sophomore sits down at their usual table in the courtyard to enjoy their free block. A friend brings beef jerky and gum to share, casually throwing them on the table for the group to enjoy. No one bats an eye at the fact that he has just stolen these snacks from the nearby Lucky’s. Knowing a fri...

Who Gets In? Opening up the Lowell Admissions Controversy

Who Gets In? Opening up the Lowell Admissions Controversy

Anna Kaplan, Crystal Chan, and Joelle Chien

April 12, 2019


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“It’s been an issue for many years about African American and Latino attendance at Lowell,” San Francisco Board of Education vice president Mark Sanchez said at an October 9, 2018 school board meeting. “[But] there’s a bigger issue that we don’t tend to talk a lot about which is whether [t...

From students to servicewomen

From students to servicewomen

Io Gilman, Trevor Higgins

April 12, 2019


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Charlotte Haber, Virginia Tech “A lot of people were really surprised,” senior Charlotte Haber said. “Who goes into the military from San Francisco?” This is was the response she got when she told her friends and family that she was planning on joining the Navy. Haber believes this is the ri...

A layup towards unity: Lowell holds annual Special Olympics

A layup towards unity: Lowell holds annual Special Olympics

Seamus Geoghehan

April 12, 2019


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“It’s about respect, acceptance and building inclusion for all students on campus- not just for those with special needs,” previous Lowell physical education teacher and current Special Olympics Event Coordinator Michael Prutz said when describing the purpose of the annual Special Olympics bask...

Meet the Cast: Joseph Guenther

Meet the Cast: Joseph Guenther

Christina Johnson, Multimedia Editor

March 15, 2019


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Senior Joseph Guenther is playing Judge Turpin in this year’s spring musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. The show has been full of new experiences for Gunther, as it’s his first show as a major lead, and one with particularly hard music. “[The music] is in time signatur...

Meet the Cast: Kevin Dunn

Meet the Cast: Kevin Dunn

Christina Johnson, Multimedia Editor

March 13, 2019


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Senior Kevin Dunn described the musical as, “A crazy barber seeks revenge against those who wronged him.” Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be Dunn’s first time performing in a musical.   His interest in theater began in 8th grade when his school hired a performing...

Meet the Cast: Donna Lee

Meet the Cast: Donna Lee

Christina Johnson, Multimedia Editor

March 11, 2019


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    Freshman Donna Lee is an ensemble member in the upcoming spring musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Quoting the show’s director Anne Marie Ullman, Lee describes the ensemble as “the essence of the show.” that help to enhance the personality of the whole show. &nbs...

Meet the Cast: Esme Cohen

Meet the Cast: Esme Cohen

Christina Johnson, Multimedia Editor

March 8, 2019


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Junior Esme Cohen is a costume designer for Lowell Theater. It was a spontaneous decision inspired by her friend and fellow costume designer Ellie Reiff. Cohen’s love for design stemmed from watching Project Runway as a child. Despite the level of thought and effort Cohen and the rest of the d...

Filling the gap: Alumna shares the experience of a gap year in India

Filling the gap: Alumna shares the experience of a gap year in India

Shannon Chang, Reporter

March 7, 2019


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“After my eight months had finished, I was so overwhelmed with a bittersweet kind of emotion. I was so grateful and so happy with the experience that I had,” Lowell's Class of 2015 alumna Alana Poole said as she reflected back on the gap year she took in India before she started college. She is now...

Meet the Cast: Emily Ferguson

Meet the Cast: Emily Ferguson

Christina Johnson, Multimedia Editor

March 6, 2019


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Senior Emily Ferguson is a bird seller in Lowell Theater’s upcoming production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  In a few short words, Ferguson describes the musical as very emotional, violent, and exciting.   Ferguson first became intrigued by theater when she tr...

Meet the Cast: Abdon Danting

Meet the Cast: Abdon Danting

Christina Johnson, Multimedia Editor

March 4, 2019


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  Senior Abdon Danting is a soloist in Lowell Theatre’s upcoming Spring Musical: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. After watching Lowell Theatre’s production of Fiddler on the Roof  in the spring semester of 2017, Danting told himself, “Man I gotta do this before I graduate....

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