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Good game! Class of 2019 sports captains reflect on their athletic careers at Lowell

Good game! Class of 2019 sports captains reflect on their athletic careers at Lowell
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Sophia Shen, Reporter

July 9, 2019

As the school year came to a close, The Lowell profiled three senior sports captains about their experiences on their respective teams. Below are interviews with Camila Bodden of the varsity girls soccer team, Julinna Cheung of the varsity swim team, and Andrew Ren of the varsity boys basketball team. Cam...

Saying goodbye: Retiring teachers talk about their time at Lowell and what’s next for them

Saying goodbye: Retiring teachers talk about their time at Lowell and what’s next for them

Kristen Yeung, Seamus Geoghegan, Bella Paterson, Pierre Dayon, and Elyse Foreman

June 23, 2019

Andrew Ishibashi, principal by Kristen Yeung After 12 years at Lowell, Principal Andrew Ishibashi is retiring to take care of his family. He is looking forward to continuing his work helping disadvantaged and minority students beyond Lowell. What led you to become the principal of Lowell? ...

New Zealand tragedy strikes close to home

New Zealand tragedy strikes close to home

Rae Wymer, Reporter

June 4, 2019

This could have happened anywhere. Senior Shaniyah Wadiwala was reviewing for her AP Government class when she first heard about the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 49 people dead in March. Wadiwala and her family were overcome with shock and sorrow while fellow pra...

Beyond the canvas: Four SFUSD Arts Festival participants share the process behind their work

Beyond the canvas: Four SFUSD Arts Festival participants share the process behind their work

Sophia Shen and Allister Xu

June 3, 2019

The SFUSD Arts Festival, an annual event featuring San Francisco student art, writing, and music, took place at the Asian Art Museum on April 27 to May 5. As choral, instrumental and dance performances took place throughout the week, physical displays featured multiple forms of visual art, as well as...

Different routes to the same goal: How three Lowellites chose their prom dress

Different routes to the same goal: How three Lowellites chose their prom dress

Shannon Chang, Allison Jou, and Allister Xu

May 28, 2019

Prom is supposed to epitomize the quintessential American high school experience: fancy venues, formal dresses, elaborate promposals and more. At Lowell, female students have devised a variety of ways to find their outfits. Some students use their talents to make their own dresses, some use services ...

Coming and going: a look at the students who transferred in and out of Lowell

Coming and going: a look at the students who transferred in and out of Lowell

Christy Vong, Reporter

May 28, 2019

Perhaps because of the reputation that comes with attending Lowell, not many people talk about the people who transfer out. Lauren Lucas, currently a junior at George Washington High School, is a transfer from Lowell who's learned a lot about herself from her two miserable semesters at Lowell.   &nbs...

Cheating: Can we face the truth?

Cheating: Can we face the truth?

Elyse Foreman, Allison Jou

May 22, 2019

“Seatbelts fastened?” Tom, an upperclassman using a fake name to remain anonymous, asked before launching into his story. “I remember walking in that Tuesday...and nobody was in the room,” he said. “I asked my friend to watch the door and I remember giving her a pen, and instead of her ...

Dacotah Swett is our new principal

Dacotah Swett is our new principal

Io Gilman, Reporter

May 21, 2019

Assistant Principal Dacotah Swett will become Lowell High School’s next principal after being approved for the position by the Board of Education and superintendent on May 14. Swett was born in Oakland, California. Her first name, Dacotah, comes from an older spelling of a Native American Sioux tribe word a...

Why are teen driving rates going downhill?

Why are teen driving rates going downhill?

Tess Randall, Reporter

May 20, 2019

Driving used to be a right of passage for teenagers. Getting a license meant gaining a certain freedom that childhood never had. It meant being more independent. However, things have changed. Developments in technology, transportation and new parenting strategies have all contributed to a significan...

Coming and going: a look at the students who transferred in and out of Lowell

Coming and going: a look at the students who transferred in and out of Lowell

Christy Vong, Reporter

May 17, 2019

Although attending Lowell comes with perceived academic honor, the benefits for some may not outweigh the stress that comes along with it. There’s no doubt that students face academic pressure here at Lowell, but many transfer students have an even harder time adjusting. Everyone is different, and not ...

Accommodating for academic success: New AVID course is offered for freshmen

Accommodating for academic success: New AVID course is offered for freshmen

Hana Lee

May 16, 2019

Lowell’s academic rigor challenges students to exceed personal expectations, and often statewide expectations. A typical school day can consist of consecutive back-to-back tests, crammed-in lab reports, oral presentations, essays and the dreaded homework. Students are known to study for hours on end...

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