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Press freedom denied in 36 states

Press freedom denied in 36 states

January 30, 2019


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In recent years, The Lowell has focused on investigating controversial issues, including gun violence, gender identity, drug use and racism within our halls. Our discussions have not always pleased our community members, including administration, who called us after our story on gun violence to let us kno...

Too Much Stuff, Not Enough Space: Advanced Language Cuts Create Large Class Sizes

Too Much Stuff, Not Enough Space: Advanced Language Cuts Create Large Class Sizes

Joelle Chien and Christina Kan

January 15, 2019


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“I didn’t understand how all of the people who would want to take AP Spanish Language and Culture would fit into one class,” sophomore Lilli Eller said, recalling the moment her Spanish 3 teacher, Carole Cadoppi, announced last spring that the number of AP Spanish classes had been reduced from t...

Stephen Torres Esquer: A special education teacher, public speaker, curriculum developer

Stephen Torres Esquer: A special education teacher, public speaker, curriculum developer

Allison Jou and Christina Johnson

January 12, 2019


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The hardest part about Lowell High School special education teacher Stephen Torres Esquer’s job isn’t working with his students, it’s educating others who don’t understand and respect people with disabilities. Although the people who don’t want to hear his message are the most difficult to talk ...

Alumnus coordinates library renovations

Alumnus coordinates library renovations

Anna Kaplan

December 14, 2018


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Glass whiteboards, private conference/study rooms, additional power outlets and a sound-reinforced multi-purpose room for podcast production are four of the new features that will be available in the renovated Lowell library beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. Improvements to the library will be made ove...

Breaking down the results of San Francisco’s election

Breaking down the results of San Francisco’s election

Crystal Chan, Reporter

November 14, 2018


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The 2018 midterm election results have been announced. As high school students, it is important to stay informed about the decisions that are made by San Francisco voters. Below is a summary of the propositions that passed in San Francisco. San Francisco Propositions Proposition A will allow the c...

Remembering Mary Carolyn Nickels

Remembering Mary Carolyn Nickels

Anna Kaplan, Allison Jou, Reporters

October 31, 2018


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Mary Carolyn Nickels, a Lowell English teacher and yearbook advisor, died on Sept. 25 at her home on Treasure Island. She was 71. Nickels was well known within and beyond the Lowell community for her gregariousness, robust work ethic and love of ’70s music. The cause of her death was cancer, accor...

Youth vs. government: ECO Club fights against climate change through rally

Youth vs. government: ECO Club fights against climate change through rally

Sofia Woo, Opinions Editor

October 28, 2018


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On October 29, Lowell’s ECO Club will be rallying at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support for the group of youth suing the U.S. for not combatting climate change. In 2015, a group of plaintiffs aged 11 to 22 filed a lawsuit against the United States government in the...

ECO club brings awareness to consumerism with a clothing swap

ECO club brings awareness to consumerism with a clothing swap

Anna Kaplan, Reporter

October 26, 2018


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During the Lowell ECO Club’s first-ever “Eco Swap,” students voluntarily brought more than 200 clothing items and accessories to trade on the catwalk from Oct. 9 to Oct. 19. The week of Oct. 9, students exchanged a clothing item for a ticket, which was used during the second week of the Eco Swap...

Breathing new life into the health curriculum: Lowell alumni bring first aid and additional CPR to Lowell

Breathing new life into the health curriculum: Lowell alumni bring first aid and additional CPR to Lowell

Elyse Foreman, reporter

October 23, 2018


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If faced with a life-threatening emergency, would you know how to perform first aid and CPR? If so, then you are a part of the minority at Lowell. In the 2017-18 school year, 72 percent of 120 freshman surveyed reported that they were unable to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) due to lack...

Lowell undergoes campus-wide renovations

Lowell undergoes campus-wide renovations

Allison Jou, Reporter

October 3, 2018


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During the summer of 2018, various improvements have been made to the bathrooms, some of which include raised stalls, new paper towel dispensers and graffiti removal. Additionally, new windows and lights were installed in several classrooms. According to assistant principal Orlando Beltran, the school dis...

Student activism: Lowell students advocate for improved school safety

Student activism: Lowell students advocate for improved school safety

Crystal Chan, Reporter

September 26, 2018


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aJasmine Liang As seen with the recent gun-related incident at Balboa High School, gun violence can happen anywhere, even in perceived safe spaces like schools. Although no one was injured by the weapon, the incident continues to raise concerns about the safety of students and teachers in schools. At Lowell, st...

New mural proposed

New mural proposed

Anna Kaplan, Reporter

September 25, 2018


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  Lowell will be seeing some new art on its walls in the not too distant future. Assistant principal Orlando Beltran says the Lowell administration recently contacted Precita Eyes, a San Francisco mural organization based in the Mission District, to paint a mural on the walls adjacent to and in ...

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