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A Celebration of Life: Lowell community remembers Ms Nickels

A Celebration of Life: Lowell community remembers Ms Nickels

Anna Kaplan, Allison Jou, and Anita Liu

December 4, 2018


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As Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” played on the loudspeaker, more than 150 students, friends and family members of beloved English teacher and yearbook advisor Mary Carolyn Nickels greeted one another with hugs and somber faces as they gathered for a 90-minute celebr...

New year, new staff: Meet your new teachers, part 3 & 4

New year, new staff: Meet your new teachers, part 3 & 4

Joelle Chien, Elyse Foreman, Kate Green, Allison Jou, Lee Wilcox, Valentin Nguyen, Lauren Caldwell, Christina Kan, Christina Johnson, Xinglin Li, Anita Liu, Xaria Lubensky, and Andrea Tran

November 27, 2018


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Annie Huynh, Latin teacher by Lee Wilcox Latin teacher Annie Huynh originally hated the dead language, but developed a fierce passion for it as time went on. A former student teacher at SF State and bona fide Latin scholar, she also enjoys rescuing cats. What were your favorite subjects in...

Familiar faces of Lowell: Rachel Lewis, bookroom secretary

Familiar faces of Lowell: Rachel Lewis, bookroom secretary

Elyse Foreman, Reporter

November 16, 2018


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While most students recognize her as Lowell’s bookroom secretary, Rachel Lewis doesn’t only talk books. “One thing that I wish Lowell students knew about me is that they can come to me whatever their problem is,” Lewis said. “I might not know the answer but I can help you find out what it i...

PE teacher retires after 40 years

PE teacher retires after 40 years

Joelle Chien, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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Milton Axt, the “historian of the [P.E.] department,” in fellow P.E. teacher Cambria Gersten’s words, sat at his desk in the JROTC room. He took out a mailing envelope and shuffled around the index cards inside. Each one had a carefully written quote from influential figures, football players and o...

The pets of Lowell

The pets of Lowell

Elyse Foreman, Reporter

October 16, 2018


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From tiny geckos to a seven-foot-long snake, Junior Nathan Chamberlin adopts and cares for a variety of reptiles. Chamberlin began this unconventional hobby as a freshman and has since amassed a family of cold-blooded creatures that live in his bedroom. Chamberlin’s first reptile was a Christmas gift from his parents...

The impact of Crazy Rich Asians on the Lowell community

The impact of Crazy Rich Asians on the Lowell community

Crystal Chan, Reporter

October 5, 2018


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Crazy Rich Asians is making historic waves around the world. The film is currently the highest-grossing romantic comedy, having earned a domestic total of $159 million as of Sept. 24. As the first major Hollywood production in 25 years to have an all-Asian cast and Asian Americans in leading roles, Crazy Rich Asians highlights the need for more Asian representation in H...

New year, new staff: Meet your new teachers, part 2

New year, new staff: Meet your new teachers, part 2

Joelle Chien, Allison Jou, and Anna Kaplan

October 4, 2018


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Brenda Palaby, Dance Teacher By Anna Kaplan Lowell alum and new dance instructor Brenda Palaby has been dancing since she was three years old. From the time she was a toddler through her high school years as a member of Lowell’s Dance Company and into adulthood, dance has always provided Pa...

What is a creator? We explore four Lowell students’ unique creative endeavors

What is a creator? We explore four Lowell students’ unique creative endeavors

Crystal Chan, Allison Jou, Kate Green, and Anna Kaplan, Reporters

September 26, 2018


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Filmmaker Sebastian Kaplan By Crystal Chan Filmmaking is a tedious process. From writing the script and planning the film’s logistics to filming and editing the end product, films can take weeks, months, or even years to make. Sophomore Sebastian Kaplan has gone through this process many times, ...

New mural proposed

New mural proposed

Anna Kaplan, Reporter

September 25, 2018


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  Lowell will be seeing some new art on its walls in the not too distant future. Assistant principal Orlando Beltran says the Lowell administration recently contacted Precita Eyes, a San Francisco mural organization based in the Mission District, to paint a mural on the walls adjacent to and in ...

New year, new staff: Meet your new teachers, part 1

New year, new staff: Meet your new teachers, part 1

Crystal Chan, Kate Green, and Anna Kaplan

September 7, 2018


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Alex Cheng, Math Teacher By Crystal Chan Algebra teacher Alex Cheng attended Lowell High School and graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. There, he majored in chemistry and minored in math. After graduating, Cheng took a year to think about his career before deciding to become a math teacher. In his free time, Cheng enjoys fencing, worki...

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