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New Zealand tragedy strikes close to home

New Zealand tragedy strikes close to home

Rae Wymer, Reporter

June 4, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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“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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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 10, 2019


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Lowell High School’s prestige as a highly competitive and intensely academic high school is known citywide. Many middle school students and their parents hope for their kids to attend high school at Lowell, and if not, try to transfer in later on. Senior Catherine “CJ” Kung is a transfer student from Raoul ...

Clearing misconceptions: infamous biology teacher shares his underlying methodology

Clearing misconceptions: infamous biology teacher shares his underlying methodology

Rae Wymer, Reporter

May 2, 2019


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“I was scared at first, because everyone made it seem like he was a hard teacher,” one freshman student said. Freshmen in Mark Wenning’s NGSS Biology 1 are stressed by his tough grading. They worry over all the exact details in every graded assignment, from homework to the essay questions on weekl...

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