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Rebooting the bot: Robotics closes the gender gap

Rebooting the bot: Robotics closes the gender gap

Anna Kaplan, Reporter

June 6, 2018


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As a freshman in 2015, current junior Elizabeth Karas was hesitant to join Lowell’s student robotics team, the CardinalBotics, because she believed it was a largely male-dominated environment. Despite this initial feeling, she decided to go to the CardinalBotics informational meeting and ende...

Lowell robotics’ success take them to Houston

Lowell robotics’ success take them to Houston

Allison Jou, Reporter

June 5, 2018


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For the first time since 2013, the Lowell robotics team was a finalist at the Silicon Valley Regional with a rank of 25 out of 60 teams competing at the event. As a finalist, the team was selected for a wild card position to compete at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST)...

Lowell choir performs at Chicago Symphony Hall

Crystal Chan, Reporter

April 23, 2018


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Chamber choir performs in front of student performers and judges. Photo courtesy of Jason Chan For the second time in Lowell’s history, both advanced and chamber choir made it to the Festival of Gold, where they performed on March 26 at the Orchestra Hall of the Chicago Symphony Center in Chicago...

On an adventure: Gaining new insights through backpacking

Jocelyn Xie, Sports Editor

April 23, 2018


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“The people in the group reminded me that I’m not alone and that life is not a battle that’s meant to be fought alone,” junior Almarie Mata said. Photo courtesy of Orlando BeltranWhen clean water becomes a treasure and shelter becomes a luxury, you are on an adventure. When navigation is dictated by a compass and scenery dic...

Young Women’s Health and Leadership Summit continues tradition of inspiring young women

Crystal Chan, Reporter

April 3, 2018


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Photo by Lauren CaldwellPositive energy fills the room as high school girls from across San Francisco gather at the South San Francisco Conference Center for the 18th annual Young Women’s Health and Leadership Summit. Young women from high schools such as Lowell, Washington, International and many...

Lowell students make history hosting first San Francisco high school hackathon

Elyse Foreman, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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Seniors Maria Wangamez (front) and Rhea Sharma present their project before a panel at Hack the Fog, San Francisco’s first high school hackathon. Photo by Lauren CaldwellIt’s 2 a.m. on a Sunday, and a room full of high school students are wide awake on their laptops with sleeping bags rolled out under their desks. T...

Students walk out to honor victims of Parkland shooting and advocate for stricter gun control laws

Olivia Sohn, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018


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Lowell students participate in a 17-second moment of silence honor the Parkland shooting victims. Photo by Tobi KawanamiThis Wednesday morning, Lowell students joined thousands of other schools across the nation in walking out to stand in solidarity with the victims of the Parkland shooting and to adv...

The Lowell Reader’s Opinion Giveaway

March 13, 2018


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The Lowell staffClick on the photoDear The Lowell readers,This month we have decided to do a giveaway in conjunction with the release our newest edition of The Lowell, “ Time’s up”.Here’s how the give away works-After you have read the most recent The Lowell magazine, you can enter your thou...

Why did the senior graduation date change?

March 13, 2018


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By Sofia Woo and Allison JouIllustration by Hannah CosselmonWith this year’s class of 2018 graduating in a few months, recent changes in the graduation date has caused confusion amongst seniors. Graduation has traditionally taken place a week before the last day of school. However, this year’s gradu...

The last chapter: No more honors English

March 13, 2018


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By Kate Green and Beatriz DurantIllustration by Hannah CosselmonSophomore English honors courses have permanently ended this semester in a district attempt to eliminate inequitable tracking towards Advanced Placement English. Marking the conclusion of the last standing honors English classes offered at Lo...

A Swiss Perspective

March 13, 2018


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By guest contributors Reto Simonet and Tim AebersoldIllustration by Naomi HawsleyFor three weeks in late October and early November, a high school class from the Enge Canton School in Zürich, Switzerland visited Lowell. Nine Lowell juniors, who will be able to visit Switzerland this summer through the ...

From the pool to the ocean: Lowell swim class learns to surf

Jocelyn Xie, Sports Editor

March 9, 2018


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Sophomore Tala Rahal catches a wave. Photo by Ciara KosaiBefore the sun awoke from layers of rain clouds, before the barking of dogs pierced the calm and before the colorful surfboards decorated the ocean, Lowell’s swim class had already arrived at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica.On Feb. 26, P.E. teacher...

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