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EDICARTOON: The messenger

EDICARTOON: The messenger

Warren Quan, Illustrator

February 21, 2019


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FROM THE EDITOR: Social media and mental health

FROM THE EDITOR: Social media and mental health

Susan Wong and Olivia Sohn

February 21, 2019


Filed under All, Feb. 2019, Letter from the Editor

To the readers of The Lowell, Here at Lowell, it is widely believed that almost everyone is stressed, and if you’re not, a common sentiment is that you must be doing something wrong. On social media pages like Lowell Confessions or students’ private “finstas,” you will find a plethora of compl...

Language Barriers: Why freshman should be allowed to take AP language classes

Language Barriers: Why freshman should be allowed to take AP language classes

February 21, 2019


Filed under All, Editorials, Feb. 2019

Every year, several hundred Lowell students take an Advanced Placement language class, but none of them are freshmen. This is due to a Lowell policy that prevents freshmen from taking any AP classes, even if they are qualified for them. This policy is intended to help ease freshmen into Lowell. AP cl...

Scheduling Conflict: A difficult process has finally come to an end

Scheduling Conflict: A difficult process has finally come to an end

Elyse Foreman

February 21, 2019


Filed under All, Feb. 2019, News

“This is the first time students at large were given an opportunity to give their recommendations and opinions on an administrative decision.” The Student Body Council (SBC) wrote this statement after student input brought both confusion and clarity to the process behind developing what may b...

Kicking Down Expectations

Kicking Down Expectations

Kate Green, Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under All, Columns, Jan. 2019

At the beginning of each school year, I am often asked to share an unexpected fact about myself with the class. I watch as the cliché icebreaker works its way across the room, and when it’s finally my turn, I say proudly, “I am a third degree black belt in taekwondo.” Every time I am met ...

A City Divided: Understanding segregation in San Francisco

A City Divided: Understanding segregation in San Francisco

Olivia Moss, Columns Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under All, Features, Jan. 2019

Lowell students come from all over the city–from the Mission with its colorful murals, to the Sunset with its foggy beaches, to Noe Valley with its quaint cafes. But while San Francisco’s distinct neighborhoods provide personality and culture, underneath lurks a more sinister issue: segregati...

FROM THE EDITOR: Segregation in the city

FROM THE EDITOR: Segregation in the city

Oliva Sohn and Susan Wong

January 16, 2019


Filed under All, Jan. 2019, Letter from the Editor

Dear readers of The Lowell, Anyone who lives in San Francisco knows that each neighborhood is vastly different from the next. Walking through the city can feel surreal: the Castro and the Sunset can seem like two different worlds. But most San Franciscans know that culture isn’t the only thing...

Ethan Fung: Blind runner wins state championship

Ethan Fung: Blind runner wins state championship

Crystal Chan, Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under All, Jan. 2019, Sports

At the 100th California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Championship on June 1st, junior Ethan Fung placed first in the Mens Para Ambulatory 400-meter race. He became the first Lowell student to ever win a state championship in track and field. Moreover, Fung is the first blind athlete from Lo...

EDICARTOON: Stonestown lunch runs

EDICARTOON: Stonestown lunch runs

Amy Marcopulos, Illustrator

January 16, 2019


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Take The Lowell January 2019 Content Survey Here!

Take The Lowell January 2019 Content Survey Here!

Susan Wong, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2019


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The Lowell would like to create content that appeals to our audience. What you would like to see in your high school’s publication? Enter a raffle to win a free portable charger! Form closes on Jan. 25 at 11:59 p.m.

Why Lowell should hire another nurse

Why Lowell should hire another nurse

January 16, 2019


Filed under All, Editorials, Jan. 2019

Lowell’s nurse Vanessa Compagno has about 30 to 40 students visit her office every week. She is the first medical responder to medical injuries for approximately 2700 students and 200 faculty members. However, she is often occupied with many other tasks, including staff meetings and special support fo...

City Blues: Why no one should feel bad about going to City College

City Blues: Why no one should feel bad about going to City College

September 26, 2018


Filed under All, Opinions, Sep. 2018

"Where are you applying?” With college application deadlines just around the corner, this question has been rearing its ugly head every way seniors turn. Most of the time it’s the same answers. UCs, Ivy Leagues, maybe a few state schools as backups. Especially at an academic magnet school like Lowell, ...

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