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Know your type: Sophomore realizes the need for diabetes education

Know your type: Sophomore realizes the need for diabetes education

August 31, 2018


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Sophomore Zoe Simotas poses with her insulin pump, which pumps insulin into her body via a small needle inserted in her lower back and it also regulates her blood glucose levels. Photo by Christina Johnson I t was early October of my first year at Lowell. I walked into my first-block algebra class like i...

Students call for dress code clarification

Students call for dress code clarification

Quinn Albert, Author

June 6, 2018


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Illustration by Valentin Nguyen O n a rare, sunny San Francisco day in the fall of 2016, Erika Dorwart, a sophomore at the time, decided to wear denim shorts to school. Walking down the second floor hallway of Lowell High School, a security guard stopped Dorwart and told her to change out of her sh...

Smoking 2.0: Exploring vaping and marijuana use by Lowell students

Smoking 2.0: Exploring vaping and marijuana use by Lowell students

Kate Green

June 5, 2018


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Illustration by Hannah Cosselmon and Naomi Hawksley Freshman Stella Gould did not expect to encounter the issue of drug usage while attending Lowell. “At Lowell, it’s not the first thing that comes to mind, because of the whole 4.0, good student image the school portrays,” she said. However, as ...

HIDDEN GEMS OF LOWELL: YouTuber Gigi Huang

HIDDEN GEMS OF LOWELL: YouTuber Gigi Huang

May 22, 2018


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By Ethan Lei and Anita Liu YouTuber Gigi Huang and her channel. Photo by Ethan Lei Sophomore Gigi Huang is a YouTuber who creates lifestyle-related videos and video blogs documenting her life. Over the course of four years, she has amassed over 20 million views across her two channels. How di...

Facing mental illness

Facing mental illness

Emily Sobelman, News Editor

May 18, 2018


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M y fifth grade teacher gave out daily homework. When you completed your work, you got a stamp on your little weekly homework log, and if you had five stamps at the end of the week, you got some free-play time on Friday. If not, you sat at your desk finishing that week’s work. I spent most of my Friday...

Gun violence hits home: How gun violence is affecting the Lowell community

Gun violence hits home: How gun violence is affecting the Lowell community

Olivia Sohn, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2018


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Following the Parkland shooting, students at Lowell protested for better gun control. With their gaze focused on national issues, they asked, “Hey NRA, how many kids did you kill today?” They asked, “Is Lowell prepared for a school shooting?” But a question not frequently asked was, how do...

Off the road: Senior cross-country mountain biker races against the mainstream

Off the road: Senior cross-country mountain biker races against the mainstream

Allison Jou, Reporter

May 17, 2018


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  Cross country mountain biking is not for the faint of heart. Being covered head to toe in mud while biking through steep trails in the wilderness sounds torturous to almost anyone. But senior cross country mountain biker Liam Gima-Lange doesn’t mind. In fact, he embraces it. “Mud is like n...

Internet Ajit-ated: How the repeal of net neutrality will affect education

Internet Ajit-ated: How the repeal of net neutrality will affect education

Crystal Chan and Olivia Sohn

May 17, 2018


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I n December 2017, Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), voted to repeal Title II, also known as the 2015 net neutrality rules. This news immediately triggered a rapid reaction of opposition throughout the nation, especially amongst younger generations that have grown up online. Its repeal was ...

Dragon Boat: More than a club

Dragon Boat: More than a club

Giping Huang, Author

May 16, 2018


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If outsiders didn’t know that the 2018 California Dragon Boat Association (CDBA) Youth Race was happening on April 22 at Lake Merced, they probably would’ve believed there was a large picnic from the laughter, tents and smell of barbecue smoke. They wouldn’t think that behind this lively atmo...

Time’s Up

Time’s Up

Allison Dummel and Olivia Moss

April 10, 2018


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  Many Lowell students, including senior Maxima Alexandra, face sexual harassment on almost a daily basis. Alexandra gets catcalled fairly regularly, but the worst harassment she’s faced was when a man followed her home from the bus stop to offer her money in exchange for sex. Most of what she...

Raising Awareness: Dreaming for Empathy

Raising Awareness: Dreaming for Empathy

Sofia Woo, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018


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For the past few years, Lowell has been trying to make strides in creating a more inclusive environment. With issues surrounding diversity at the school being at the forefront, different actions have been taken by the administration to address these controversies. Lowell’s third annual Social Awareness ...

HIDDEN GEMS OF LOWELL: Rapper Golden Landis Von Jones

HIDDEN GEMS OF LOWELL: Rapper Golden Landis Von Jones

Tobi Kawanami and Ethan Lei

January 19, 2018


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Rapper Golden Landis von Jones, also known as 24kGoldn on SoundCloud, Spotify and Apple Music, is a senior at Lowell. He has opened for artists like Sage the Gemini, ShowBangerz and P-Lo. But before that, Landis von Jones got his start at DreamTeam, a local sneaker boutique where he first recorded h...

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