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The war on stress: Wellness Center introduces new support groups

Olivia Sohn, Editor-in-Chief

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 semester, the Wellness Center started several support groups intending to help L...

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

Jocelyn Xie, Sports Editor

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 Houston, Texas in April.“It’s not everyday that you get to see pe...

Senior artist wins 2017 Congressional Art Award with Kenyan artist-inspired piece

Hannah Ferguson, Author

June 8, 2017


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Senior Sofia Riley’s art piece inspired by Kenyan artist and activist Anne Berenge won her the 2017 Congressional Art Award. Photo courtesy of Sofia RileySenior Sofia Riley was selected by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi as the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Award for her rendition of a piece by Kenya...

Lowell’s first all-female parliamentary debate team reaches the finals at state competitions

Kate Green, Assistant Editor

May 30, 2017


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For the first time, an all-female team from Lowell reached the finals at the Parliamentary Debate State Championships in Southern California.Seniors Frances Sutton (left) and Emily Hall (right) won second place at the Parliamentary Debate State Championships in April. Photo by Ciara KosaiThe duo, seniors Emily Hall and Frances Sutton, won second place. They faced...

Senior cautions competition, promotes personal growth

May 26, 2017


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Letter to the EditorDear Students of Lowell,As a senior on the cusp of graduating, I’ve been reflecting on my last four years at Lowell and have given some thought to my time here. Overall, I’ll take fond memories from my experience, but there is one aspect that I won’t necessarily miss — in a ...

Senior distance runner makes the third fastest mark in Lowell history

Giping Huang, Author

May 25, 2017


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Senior distance runner Miko Krajewski prepares for All-City and States. Photo by Ciara Kosai“I realized when I came through seven laps at eight minutes and eighteen seconds, ‘Wow, this is way faster than anything I have ever ran.’ I gave it all I had on the last lap and I crossed the finish li...

Hip Hop, History, and Hamilton: How SFUSD students saw the hit musical unhindered by hefty ticket…

Sofia Woo

May 18, 2017


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Photo courtesy of Johanna Klaiman.T he Broadway musical Hamilton has been the talk of the town since mid-2015. Hamilton is about the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton. With 11 Tony Award wins, it is hailed as the musical to make viewers “feel the unstoppable, urgent rhythm of a nation bein...

Singers celebrate the season with joyful voices during winter concert

April 21, 2017


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Originally published on December 21, 2015Concert choir sings “Noel” arranged by Brad Holmes. Filmed by Ciara KosaiConcluding a successful semester of singing, choir captured the spirit of the season in its annual Winter Concert on Dec. 3 in Carol Channing Auditorium. The concert showcased pieces...

Students from abroad dazzle Lowellites with classical Chinese dance and music

April 21, 2017


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Originally published on February 12, 2016Students strike a pose during “Song of Night Fox”. Photo by Lily YoungStudents from Tsinghua Affiliated Junior High School in Beijing, Zhengding High School in Hebei, and Third Elementary School of Zhongguancun in Beijing captivated the audience during their ...

Jazz Pops 2015

April 21, 2017


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Seniors Skyler Chu, David Mai and Amina Zaidi, play for Orchestra at Jazz Pops 2015 on Jan. 16. Photo by Zoe KaiserSenior Adam Southwick sings “Play That Funky Music.” Photo by Zoe KaiserSenior Kate McCarthy sings “Georgia On My Mind.” Photo by Zoe KaiserLiz Merski sings “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Photo by Zoe Kaiser...

Koreans bring Fan dance, K-pop, martial-arts to Lowell

April 18, 2017


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Originally published on October 9, 2015Korean visitors perform traditional Korean fan dance at the Carol Channing Theatre on Oct. 2. Photo by Aida IrvingStudent performs traditional Talchum dance. Photo by Alexis PicacheStudents present Korean martial arts. Photo by Alexis PicacheStudents perform traditional...

Students go all out at fall 2015 rally

April 18, 2017


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Originally published on October 22, 2015Senior dance competition. Photo by Leonard CaoiliDance Company performs. Filmed by Aida IrvingJunior dance competition. Photo by Leonard CaoiliSenior Letter performs. Filmed by Ciara KosaiCounselor David Beauvais during the Poetry Slam. Photo by Leonard CaoiliCatch the cardinal. Film...

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