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Saying goodbye, part 1 of 3: Retiring teachers talk about their time at Lowell and what’s next for…

May 25, 2017


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Saying goodbye, part 1 of 3: Retiring teachers talk about their time at Lowell and what’s next for themBy Sarah Magen, Olivia Sohn and Jocelyn XiePhoto by Tobi KawanamiSharn Matusek, English teacherBy Jocelyn XieSharn Matusek has been an English teacher at Lowell, teaching poetry, American Lite...

Beyond the myth: Asian-Americans challenging stereotypes of the model minority

May 24, 2017


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By Sofia WooSenior Crizalyn Dela Rosa, junior Yun Liu and senior Quang Truong challenge stereotypes of the model minority myth. Photo by Tobi KawanamiJunior Takumi Mitchell is half Japanese and half white. He grew up in Lake County, which is 80 percent white and 0.2 percent Asian, three hours north of San Fr...

Why these Lowell students took part in a walk-out and protest downtown after the police shooting of…

Whitney C. Lim, Author

April 11, 2017


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Originally published on December 18, 2015Flyers passed out at the protest, advocating for justice in the Dec. 2 fatal police shooting of Mario Woods. Photo courtesy of Rose LeeSeveral Lowell students took part in a walk-out and protest downtown last Friday, advocating for justice in the Dec. 2 fatal...

Meet the teachers: New staff on campus, part four

March 20, 2017


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By Aaron Nguyen, Emily Sobelman, Tammie TamFrom left to right: transition resource learning teacher Aaron Buckley, English teacher Maurisa Thompson, chemistry teacher Geoffrey Gould, social studies teacher Steven Saltzgaber. Photo illustration by Hannah CosselmonPhoto by Chris HackettLowell alumna s...

Brunch on a student budget? Here’s where to find it.

March 16, 2017


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By Cynthia Leung and Stephanie LiScroll through Instagram on any late Saturday or Sunday morning, and posts of brunch dishes will flood your screen. Over the past few months, brunch, a fun way to grab a meal with a few friends, is rising in popularity among teenagers. To experience the brunch craze,...

Waking up and walking out: How marching against Trump gave me a voice

Olivia Sohn, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2017


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Photo courtesy of Olivia SohnThe day that early voting opened in late October, I canvassed for the first time in Reno because I did not want Donald Trump to be elected president. I woke up at 5 a.m. in the morning, drove for four hours to Reno, attended a training and then went and knocked on 129 doo...

Meet the teachers: New staff on campus, part three

February 15, 2017


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By Adolfo Barrales, Aaron Nguyen, Ian WangFrom left to right: chemistry teacher Ai Lian, math teacher Conrad Chu, Japanese teacher Sarah Wong, wellness counselor Ashley Hamilton. Photo illustration by Emily TengPhoto by Kelley GradeChemistry teacher shares love for Zumba and bakingBy Ian WangAi Lin ...

Meet the teachers: New staff on campus, part two

January 26, 2017


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By Adolfo Barrales and Ian WangFrom left to right: social studies teacher Benjamin Finch, counselor Jaymie Frazier, counselor Amber Wilson. Photo illustration by Hannah CosselmonNew counselor aims to help struggling students find their “aha moment”By Ian WangJaymie Frazier, counselor“My worst experience was with a counselor who ...

Do you Uber? Students respond to growing trend

Arthur Register, Author

January 20, 2017


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Originally published on May 29, 2015Illustration by Emily TengJust a few weeks ago, I had to get to a job interview across the city right after school. The interview started at 4:10 p.m., but it was already 3:30 p.m. There was no way I’d make it on time with Muni. Luckily, I have an Uber account. ...

Un-rapped: How this sub lays down life lessons with lyrics

Zahra Rothschild, Author

January 18, 2017


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Originally published on May 26, 2016Dowaliby on his Mercedes-Benz. Photo by Leonard CaoiliTo any Lowell student who knows the struggle of nodding off during a monotonous class, an engaging, friendly substitute teacher is just the fix. A student who has had a class led by George Dowaliby, a sub rated ...

Meet the teachers: New staff on campus, part one

January 13, 2017


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By Michelle Cai and Esteban QuinonezFrom left to right: English teacher Natalie Sommerville, English teacher Adela Arriaga, math teacher Henry Nghe. Photo illustration by Hannah CosselmonBook enthusiast teaches students real world English applicationsBy Esteban QuinonezPhoto by Tobi KawanamiAdela Arr...

Who’s who? New staff join the Lowell team, part three

January 8, 2017


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Originally published on November 25, 2015Not pictured: counselor DeLainya KazarianHorse trainer and marathoner dashes into the history departmentAndrea Struve, history teacherWhat are some of your hobbies/interests?I train horses. I couldn’t afford to ride horses, because it’s really expensive, so I became...

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