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Sweet strings on stage: Fall Orchestra Performance 2015

April 18, 2017


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Originally published on November 28, 2015Orchestra performs at their annual autumn concert on Nov. 20 in the Carol Channing Theatre. All photos by Aida Irving.Junior Catherine Ke plays the violin at the orchestra concert.Senior Jerry Wong plays the cello.Senior Sasha Deneulenaere plays the cello.Symphon...

Didn’t get enough of Guys and Dolls?

April 17, 2017


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Originally published on March 23, 2016Senior Alyssa Poon performing “A Bushel and a Peck” as Adelaide with the Hot Box Dancers. Photo by Chris HackettJunior Finnegan Damore-Johan as Benny Southstreet. Photo by Kelley GradeJuniors Sebastian Lowe, Jessica Eng and Gina Liu dance to “The Crapshooter’s Ball...

Dance students showcase their art in Winter Showcase

April 17, 2017


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Dancers move to “Fight Song.” Photo by Ciara KosaiDancers from beginning, intermediate and advanced classes performed at the Winter Dance Showcase on Dec. 9 under the guidance of dance teacher Wendy Jones. Lowell Dance Company also took the stage for multiple numbers. Here are some highlights:S...

Cultural clubs unite to showcase diversity

April 17, 2017


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Originally published on February 24, 2016La Raza’s guest performers tell an Aztec story of worshiping the sun god, being grateful for what the gods have provided by making sacrifices. Photo by Alexis PicacheFrom feathers to folk dances, the Black Student Union, Fil-Am Club, La Raza Club and Polynesian Clu...

SURVEY: Students, stressed by tests, homework and lack of sleep, want later start times

April 14, 2017


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By Mia Deno and Maximilian TiaoMany Lowell students are stressed out, but are split on whether the schedule is the cause of their stress, and many would like later start times, a survey by The Lowell conducted on March 22 and 23 shows.Infographic by Maximilian TiaoThe Lowell conducted this because the administration is considering changing from the school’s ...

Lowell hosts its first research competition for middle schoolers

Hannah Ferguson, Author

April 13, 2017


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Social studies teacher Matthew Bell, junior Natalie Bunimovitz, and sophomores Dreissy Sop Reyes and Madison Wong. Photo courtesy of Natalie Bunimovitz“I just love narwhals so much,” said Brody Andrews, a seventh grade student at Marina Middle School.Andrews had the chance to take his interest in...

School to offer new ethnic studies elective for freshmen

Stephanie Li, Author

April 11, 2017


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Originally published on May 28, 2015Over a decade after the last multicultural studies course was dropped from the school’s course offerings, plans are in the works to reinstate a similar class next year.In response to a school board resolution, the school will begin to offer one Ethnic Studies section as an elective for incoming freshmen starting in the 2015–16 school year. Taking the new course could aff...

Why these Lowell students took part in a walk-out and protest downtown after the police shooting of…

Whitney C. Lim, Author

April 11, 2017


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Originally published on December 18, 2015Flyers passed out at the protest, advocating for justice in the Dec. 2 fatal police shooting of Mario Woods. Photo courtesy of Rose LeeSeveral Lowell students took part in a walk-out and protest downtown last Friday, advocating for justice in the Dec. 2 fatal...

Student author receives awards and acclaim in online writing community

Luming Yuan, Author

April 11, 2017


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Originally published on May 26, 2016Upon stumbling across an online writing community four years ago, one student decided to post her poems on the website, an endeavor that has led to hundreds of thousands of views and dedicated fans from across the world.Junior Julietta Ghukasyan has been a writer on Watt...

Students and teachers challenge new district Common Core math plans at Board meeting

April 11, 2017


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By Clarissa WanOriginally published on February 12, 2015The district’s new Common Core math course sequence, starting from the 6th grade, will cut the current honors math track. The new rules also allow private school students, but not public school ones, to test out of Algebra 1. Here’s footage...

National award-winning author and professor opens students’ eyes to African-American history and…

Phillip Mo, Author

April 11, 2017


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Originally published on May 25, 2016Professor Arnold Rampersad. Photo courtesy of Stanford University“I believed that African-American lives had not been adequately described or authenticated in books or films, and I wanted to use the tool of biography to go at least a little way toward remedying ...

Students on campus suffer through the El Niño X-odus

April 11, 2017


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CartoonBy Emily TengOriginally published on May 20, 2016Illustration by Emily Teng

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