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PREVIEW: Seussical the Musical brings childhood characters to life

Crystal Chan, Reporter

March 7, 2018


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This year’s spring musical, Seussical the Musical, is based upon the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, and developed by composer Stephen Flaherty, writer Lynn Ahrens, and writer Eric Idle. Seussical incorporates characters from many of Dr. Seuss’s works, including Horton Hea...

A cut above the rest: Lowell junior part-times as an on-campus barber

Elyse Foreman, Reporter

February 28, 2018


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https://medium.com/media/d000dc1158b8301816acd2cfb5aa95a0/hrefMost students arrive at school lugging textbooks, but one Lowell junior comes equipped with hair clippers.Colin Sommerfield is a barber-in-training, and Lowell’s campus is his barbershop.At the start of this school year, Sommerfield began offering free haircuts to other students, u...

Alumnus dancer returns

Anna Kaplan, Reporter

February 26, 2018


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Lowell alumnus Chuck Wilt (middle), joined by Kyle Filley (left) and Rebecca Margolick, visits the Lowell dance department and demonstrate some of his works. Photo by Shyla DuongLowell alumnus Chuck Wilt (2010), a New York City-based modern dance choreographer and performer, returned to his alma mater on Feb. 9 to perform for...

Physics panel encourages female students to join the field

Raine Hu, Author

February 26, 2018


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Alison Ong (left) and Natalie Luu (right) discuss the field of physics and STEM careers with female students. Photo by Ciara KosaiO n Feb. 2, a group of female Lowell students met in the science building for an annual panel presentation from women working in STEM fields, organized by AP Physics C teac...

Under scrutiny: Everything you need to know about the WASC visits

Hannah Ferguson, Author

February 14, 2018


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WASC members discuss Lowell’s credential approval. Photo by Christina JohnsonLowell students may have been wondering about the formally dressed strangers who have been sitting in on classes this week. These are WASC officials making their rounds on campus, determining whether or not Lowell High Scho...

SFUSD school board proposes banning ticket sales for school performances

Emily Sobelman, News Editor

February 5, 2018


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“It was my first time actually singing in front of people and I knew I had found my family,” sophomore Emma Greene said. “They welcomed me with open arms. It was the first time in high school and for the first time in my whole life, really, where I had finally found where I belonged.” Photo by ...

The magic of MUNI: Observations on the J-Church line

Anna Kaplan, Reporter

January 25, 2018


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I t was two weeks before Christmas and we had decided to take an evening ride across the city on the J-Church Streetcar, beginning in Oceanview and ending up at the Embarcadero. As we started on our adventure, we looked forward to observing green and red Christmas wreaths on front doors, and Noble fi...

‘Tis the season…for the flu

January 22, 2018


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By Olivia SohnIllustration by Jasmine LiangMost Lowell students never miss school unless they have to, even if they are sick. But over these last few weeks, more Lowell students than usual seem to have been missing from school.The Attendance Office has noticed an influx of excuse notes. “There are...

Relax your mind in the new meditation lounge

Raine Hu, Author

December 21, 2017


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(From left to right) Learning resources specialist Stephan Esquer, assistant principal Margaret Peterson, physical education teacher Cambria Gersten. Photo by Jennifer CheungNext to the beanery, near the courtyard, there is a newly decorated room filled with several couches and curtains with tree patterns. Dim lights co...

Lowell journalism wins awards from National Scholastic Press Association 2017

December 21, 2017


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Congratulations to student journalists from The Lowell who won individual awards at this fall’s National Scholastic Press Association convention in Houston, Texas.2017 News Story of the Year, Third Place:“Inside Inclusion: A closer look at Lowell’s Special Education program”By Aaron NguyenLi...

Choir welcomes winter with Christmas tunes and more

Susan Wong, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2017


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Beginning, intermediate and advanced choir sang their way through the winter night on Dec. 15 in the Carol Channing Theater at the Winter Choir Concert. Holiday spirit filled up the room as these talented students performed tunes from Broadway to Christmas to pop. Below are some photos from the concert:Chamber Choir close...

Lowell Alumna, First Chinese-American playwright to win Kesselring Prize

Jocelyn Xie, Sports Editor

December 20, 2017


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Playwright Lauren Yee, Lowell’s Class of ’03, has won many awards for her plays in recent years. Photo courtesy of Lauren YeeThe National Arts Club, founded in 1898 by linguist Charles De Kay and a group of patrons in New York City, serves as a gathering place for artists. Recently, the National Ar...

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