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Student author receives awards and acclaim in online writing community

Luming Yuan

April 11, 2017

Originally published on May 26, 2016Upon stumbling across an online writing community four years ago, one student decided to post her poems on the website, an endeavor that has led to hundreds of thousands of views and dedic...

Students and teachers challenge new district Common Core math plans at Board meeting

April 11, 2017

By Clarissa WanOriginally published on February 12, 2015The district’s new Common Core math course sequence, starting from the 6th grade, will cut the current honors math track. The new rules also allow private school studen...

National award-winning author and professor opens students’ eyes to African-American history and…

Phillip Mo

April 11, 2017

Originally published on May 25, 2016Professor Arnold Rampersad. Photo courtesy of Stanford University“I believed that African-American lives had not been adequately described or authenticated in books or films, and I wanted to use the tool of biography to go at...

Students on campus suffer through the El Niño X-odus

April 11, 2017

CartoonBy Emily TengOriginally published on May 20, 2016Illustration by Emily Teng

Drumming to the beat: Drum Corps leads JROTC to victory in annual city competition

Ophir Cohen-Simayof

April 11, 2017

Originally published on May 9, 2016Lowell’s JROTC Drum Corps won first place in the 91st Spring Competition on May 7, at Abraham Lincoln High School.Drum Corps’ win allowed Lowell’s JROTC team to win third place overall against sev...

Take a ‘bridge year’ — alumna describes the perks of her year in India before college

April 11, 2017

Originally published on April 19, 2016By Alana Poole ’15, guest contributor to The LowellFall semester. Senior year. The season of college applications, all-nighters, and cramming before the SAT. The competition was unbear...

How ‘The Lowell’ won awards at national high school journalism convention, including Multimedia…

April 11, 2017

How ‘The Lowell’ won awards at national high school journalism convention, including Multimedia Sports Story of the YearOriginally published on December 15, 2015The National Scholastic Press Association recognized these six stories with Individual Awards in “Story of the Year,...

Hello, Dolly: Star alum Carol Channing brings smiles to students

April 11, 2017

Senior Jackson Murphy and sophomore Kate Adler accompany Class of ’38 alumna Carol Channing on stage at the Carol Channing Theater on Nov. 6 during block 6. Photo by Zoe KaiserCarol Channing, class of ’38, winner of three Tony ...

Parli debate wins state champs, senior president leaves on high note

Jennifer Zhang

April 6, 2017

Originally published on May 26, 2016Junior Frances Sutton, senior Andrew Wilcox, Lowell Alumna Terence Abad, junior Emily Hall and senior Thomas White.This year, one Lowell Parliamentary debate team won the annual California Sp...

Lowell Dragon Boat dominates in the California Dragon Boat Association’s 2016 Youth Race

Adrian Hung

April 6, 2017

Originally published on May 24, 2016Photo by Leonard CaoiliFinishing the season strong, the dragon boat team swept the competition at the 2016 California Dragon Boat Association’s Youth Race on April 23 at Lake Merced, winnin...

Meditation, graffiti art and a melting ice block help students relax at the annual Stress Free Fair

Giping Huang

April 6, 2017

Originally published on May 17, 2016From April 19–22, the auditorium was filled with Lowell students who attended Lowell Peer Resources 10th annual student stress free fair (SSF) at Lowell. Some days, the sound of calmness ec...

Award-winning Filipino-American writer returns to alma mater to talk about her success

Luming Yuan

April 6, 2017

Originally published on March 14, 2016Lowell alumna Jessica Hagedorn (left). Photo by Leonard CaoiliWhen Lowell alumna Jessica Hagedorn (℅ ‘1967) was in high school, she was not satisfied with only taking English classes at school, so she sat in on famous Ame...

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