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Brand-new biology curriculum focuses on more relevant big picture problems

Jocelyn Xie

November 17, 2017

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Students immerse themselves into the biology textbook as they read about red bloods cells. Illustration by Valentin NguyenWalking down the hallways, most freshmen are no longer holding the five-pound dragonfly-covered Prentice Hall biology textbooks, but a shiny paperboun...

Lowell Mock Trial wins first place at Empire San Francisco 2017 competition

Kate Green

November 9, 2017

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Members of Lowell Mock Trial hoist their first place trophy. Photo courtesy of Cleo BlackketterAn African-American teenager was sentenced to six months in prison, where he was twice left in solitary confinement. Mentally scarred and sufferi...

Priced Out: How the housing crisis is forcing our teachers out of San Francisco

Emily Sobelman

October 30, 2017

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Illustration by Naomi HawksleyLowell social studies teacher Erin Hanlon, who is in her first year of teaching, wanted to live in the city where she works but was unable to find affordable housing. She wasn’t looking for mu...

Breaking the 4th Wall: Drama class presents brown bag theater

October 30, 2017

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By Ciara KosaiPhotos by Ciara KosaiJunior Emma Greene performing in “Breaking the Chain.”The Advanced Drama class hosted a week of brown bag theater in the Steve Silver theater starting on October 11 with one-act comedies featuring “The Importance of...

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will: Shakespeare meets the Summer of Love

Susan Wong

October 27, 2017

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Sebastian (senior Oak Gast) and Antonia (senior Sofia Rodriguez) square up. Photo by Ciara KosaiThis fall’s play, based on Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night, Or What You Will, graced the Carol Channing Theater stage from October 19–22. ...

The road to college: New college counselor guides students through application process

Olivia Moss

October 27, 2017

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College counselor Maria Aguirre works with a student in the VICCI center. Photo by Tobi KawanamiWith the fall semester underway, one constant thought lurks in the back of most senior’s minds: the dreaded college admissions process. Faced wit...

Bridging the physics gender gap

Raine Yingru Hu

October 27, 2017

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Senior Monica Tse displays her physics skills. Photo by Ciara Kosai“Good morning, Mr. Shapiro!” Every morning, this loud student greeting erupts from AP Physics C teacher Richard Shapiro’s classroom. This may sound like ...

Lack of Synergy

Hannah Ferguson

October 26, 2017

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Illustration by Hannah Cosselmon“First of all, it took me forever to login, but when I finally did, I was like, ‘What is this low-budget, before-our-lifetime piece of [junk]?’”This was sophomore Sarah Jiang’s reaction t...

History, culture and fun: Students see Spain in two-week trip

Olivia Sohn

September 27, 2017

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Real Alcázar de Seville. Photo courtesy of Kelly Saldaña.During early June, a group of 23 Lowell Spanish students went to Spain for two weeks. This educational trip was coordinated through Centro Mundolengua, a Spanish immersi...

DACA banner wording creates controversy

September 25, 2017

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By Olivia Sohn and Sofia WooStudents signing banner after school. Photo by Christina Johnson.Today, during 8th block and after school, the Student Advocacy Committee of the Parent Teacher Student Association held an event to sign a banner reading, “...

The war on stress: Wellness Center introduces new support groups

Olivia Sohn

September 18, 2017

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Illustration by Valentin NguyenEver been stressed? Stress can stem from anything, from the college application process to social pressures and expectations to challenging classes and time-consuming extracurriculars. Last sem...

First all-girls robotics team from San Francisco pioneers the Robotics World Championship

Jocelyn Xie

June 10, 2017

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Team leader Anya Jensen focuses on driving the robot. Photo courtesy of The MissfitsSan Francisco’s first all-girls robotics team, led by a Lowell senior, met teams from as far as China and Mexico in the world championships in H...

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