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Dancers warm audience’s hearts in Winter Showcase

December 16, 2017


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By Jennifer Cheung, Shyla Duong, Tobi Kawanami, Ciara KosaiAdvanced Dance performs “Rain and Sun.” Photo by Ciara KosaiThe Lowell Dance Company and the beginning, intermediate and advanced dance classes filled the Carol Channing Auditorium with warmth and grace in their performances at the annu...

Lowell hosts first-ever San Francisco Model United Nations conference

Susan Wong, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017


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Delegates hold up their country’s name tag to speak. Photo by Jennifer CheungWhat do drugs, disease and gun control have in common? These are topics that students vigorously debate about in a room with approximately 50 other students at a typical Model United Nations conference, an event where students a...

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

Jocelyn Xie, Sports Editor

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 paperbound textbook entitled San Francisco...

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

Kate Green, Assistant Editor

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 suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, he committed suicide six ...

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

Emily Sobelman, News Editor

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 much. “I just need a clean and quiet place to live where I can cook,” Han...

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 Being Earnest,” “Death of a Salesman,...

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

Susan Wong, Editor-in-Chief

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. Twelfth Night, Or What You Will is the first play that prof...

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

Olivia Moss, Columns Editor

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 with personal essays, dozens of college choices and SATs, man...

Bridging the physics gender gap

Raine Yingru Hu, Author

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 a regular class, but anyone walking in would notice one thing immediately...

Lack of Synergy

Hannah Ferguson, Author

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 to the new Synergy interface that has replaced School Loop throughout the Sa...

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

Olivia Sohn, Editor-in-Chief

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 immersion and culture program. It was offered to Lowell students for the first time...

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, “We are all immigrants and we all stand together.” The ...

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