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

January 8, 2017


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Originally published on November 13, 2015Spiritual reader shares love for danceJudith Brooks, PE and College & CareerWhat are some of your hobbies/interests?I like reading, writing, and walking. I’m a spiritual person. A lot of times, the books I read are connected to theology or teaching. The ...

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

January 6, 2017


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Originally published on October 16, 2015Fly fishing enthusiast shares her acquired taste for scienceBonnie Daley, science teacherWhat are some of your hobbies/interests?My favorite hobby is fly fishing. I usually go over the summer and on weekend trips at Sierra and Shasta. This summer, I also went to Yellowstone. I really like t...

How this student movie director makes award-winning films

Jacqueline Nguyen, Author

January 5, 2017


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Originally published on June 2, 2015Movie director and producer senior Ruby Drake filming for a group project at SF Art and Film. Photo courtesy of Ruby Drake“Sound speed?”A crew member checks to make sure that the sound works. “Speeding.”“Camera speed?”The cameraperson glances at the camera. It’s ro...

How mock trial placed among the top teams in the world

Jade Fong, Author

December 19, 2016


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Originally published on April 27, 2015Junior Andrew Wilcox cross-examines an expert witness during the Empire Mock Trial. Photo courtesy of Empire Mock TrialThe courtroom doors open as she starts her strut to the defense side. Her arguments race through her mind; she’s used them against a couple of other t...

Insta-nista: junior shares her eye for style on social media

Emily Teng, Author

December 14, 2016


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Originally published on March 5, 2015In an oversized beige cardigan and ripped boyfriend jeans, junior Madison Jones strikes a pose against a faded brick wall as her sister snaps a photo with her Nikon D300. With a minimalist aura, Jones expresses her sense of style through her Instagram account @outf...

How nine students seized the chance to do research on cells, mice and cancer with the pros

Noreen Shaikh, Author

December 14, 2016


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Originally published on March 3, 2015She stared down at the agarose gel and up at her mentor. It was only her first day of performing wet lab tasks, and she had already broken the gel, used to separate DNA or protein from agarose. Unnoticed by her mentor, she stood staring at him for a good five minute...

Everything you need to know about the eyebrow phenomenon

December 5, 2016


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By Danielle FloresOriginally published on December 15, 2014Confidence and beauty are shown more and more through makeup. Nowadays, people go to great lengths to have their eyebrows done and filled in. But why put the time and effort? Though it might not have been considered as important in previous generati...

ELECTION TIME: Which candidates would you choose to make the big decisions for SFUSD?

November 30, 2016


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By Emily TengOriginally published on November 2, 2014On Tuesday, voters will decide which three candidates will join current Board members Sandra Fewer, Matt Haney, Rachel Norton and Jill Wynns on the San Francisco Board of Education. Reporters Emily Teng and Luming Yuan caught up with this year’s candidates, who outlined their projects and g...

Trick-or-treat! SF’s Best Halloween Destinations

November 30, 2016


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By Rayming LiangOriginally published on October 31, 2014In an online poll, we asked students to tell us their favorite San Francisco trick-or-treat spots, and here are the top six. From haunted ghost sites to extreme candy hauls, this list will help you find the perfect destination to visit on the...

Everything you need to know about your school’s $14 million budget

November 23, 2016


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With a little extra money in this year’s budget, the administration and SSC try to figure out how to meet competing demandsBy Rachael Schmidt and Maximilian TiaoCourtesy of pexels.comThe school’s advisory board and administration are debating how to spend a $200,000 surplus that’s a result of large...

Inside Inclusion

November 13, 2016


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Lilee Consoer sits at her desk in the SDC classroom. Photo by Leonard Caoili.A closer look at Lowell’s Special Education programBy Katherine NguyenJunior Gerard Tavares has been on Lowell’s swim team since his freshman year.He competes in individual medleys, freestyle, free relay and backstroke races. He plac...

Black History Month controversy: Student’s unapproved display of rappers sparks demands for more…

Rachael Schmidt, Author

October 27, 2016


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Originally published on February 12, 2016Principal Andrew Ishibashi canceled two blocks of classes on Feb. 5 to hold school-wide assemblies in response to students’ and parents’ complaints that a group of photos a student hung up without official approval were culturally insensitive.The display sh...

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