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What should you do if you’re abducted by aliens?

November 30, 2016


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By Sophia Wu and Emily TengFormer astronaut Michael Massimino shares his journey with Lowell students. Photo by Christopher HackettWhat should you do if you’re abducted by aliens?According to Michael Massimino, ex-astronaut and Columbia University professor, you should ask for a souvenir.Advertise...

Admin revises emergency procedures after school evacuations

November 29, 2016


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By Joseph KimOriginally published on October 27, 2014Police search the football field for anything suspicious with help from the canine unit. Photo by Amber LyThe school has received approval from the district for an updated public address system after two recent school-wide evacuations.Since the earthquake drill on ...

Tired of memorizing facts? The new AP U.S. History course aims to make a legit historian out of you

November 29, 2016


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By Stephanie LiOriginally published on October 24, 2014Walking into an AP United States History class would be very different today than it would’ve been last year. Rather than memorizing the boring facts that permeated the curriculum before, students are now getting their hands on real remnants of...

Theatre department ‘splashes’ in with refreshing take on Ovid

November 29, 2016


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By Gabby DolgonosOriginally published on October 23, 2014Senior Adam Southwick as Zeus in “Chaos.” Photo by Zoe KaiserThis year’s fall play, Metamorphoses, is set to be a unique production complete with a twist in structure and advances in set design.Rather than following a chronological narrat...

Heard of Common Core or Next Gen? Here’s how they will affect your classes

November 29, 2016


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By Rayming LiangOriginally published on October 21, 2014With the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards taking shape, the school faces several curriculum design costs and benefits in math, English and science.“Now, it’s no longer just looking at a graph and sayi...

6 things you need to know about the new SAT

November 29, 2016


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By Emily TengOriginally published on October 10, 2014Change is revolutionizing the world of college applications, and many students across the nation wonder how this will affect them.About 3 million students take the SAT every year, and plenty of future test-takers are worried about the changes which...

Library lab getting upgrades with help from alums

November 29, 2016


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By Luming YuanOriginally published on October 9, 2014Junior Alexandria Brown is standing in the crowded library computer lab during her free block, waiting for a computer station to open up so she can type a homework assignment.“I’ve been to the library computer lab hoping to get some work done...

District assigns Google accounts to teachers and students to comply with privacy standards, brings…

November 29, 2016


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District assigns Google accounts to teachers and students to comply with privacy standards, brings tech into classroomBy Ophir Cohen-SimayofOriginally published on October 3, 2014Illustration by Stephen Xie.This summer, SFUSD assigned new Google mail accounts to all teachers and students to comply with...

Library break-in under investigation

Michelle Wong, Author

November 29, 2016


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Originally published on September 23, 2014A library window was broken into and three iMacs were stolen on the night of Sept. 15. Photos by Zoe KaiserPolice are investigating a break-in and theft of three iMac computers from the school library on the night of Sept. 15.The break-in occurred through a lib...

Reported hate speech prompts administration to hold staff meeting

Ella Murdock Gardner, Author

November 28, 2016


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The administration held a staff meeting this morning before school to address various hate speech incidents that reportedly occurred around campus in the last three weeks since the presidential election.The police came to Lowell to look at the areas with graffiti on them and to take the administration’s official ...

Students experience Italian and Roman culture on a ten-day getaway

Zahra Rothschild, Author

November 26, 2016


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Capri’s Blue Grotto. Photo courtesy of Eva Weber.Six students and a world language teacher saw scenes from the classroom textbook come to life in the forms of mysterious inscriptions, gigantic statues, sites of important historical deaths and much more on a ten day trip to Italy this past summer.Adve...

Reflecting on race and identity: Monthly meetings bring cultural sensitivity training to staff

November 23, 2016


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By Ethan Zhang“We have some of the brightest minds. It’s our duty to create equitable paths for all students.”This is Wellness Center secretary Carol Chao Herring’s personal stance on the equity issue at Lowell, and she isn’t alone in believing the school needs to make a change. After the ...

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