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Lowell choir performs at Chicago Symphony Hall

Crystal Chan

April 23, 2018

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 Hal...

On an adventure: Gaining new insights through backpacking

Jocelyn Xie

April 23, 2018

“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 a...

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

Crystal Chan

April 3, 2018

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 wome...

Lowell students make history hosting first San Francisco high school hackathon

Elyse Foreman

March 22, 2018

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 stude...

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

Olivia Sohn

March 15, 2018

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 ...

The Lowell Reader’s Opinion Giveaway

March 13, 2018

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 r...

Why did the senior graduation date change?

March 13, 2018

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 tak...

The last chapter: No more honors English

March 13, 2018

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...

A Swiss Perspective

March 13, 2018

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 jun...

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

Jocelyn Xie

March 9, 2018

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 cla...

PREVIEW: Seussical the Musical brings childhood characters to life

Crystal Chan

March 7, 2018

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 ch...

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

Elyse Foreman

February 28, 2018 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...

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