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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...

Alumnus dancer returns

Anna Kaplan

February 26, 2018

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-...

Physics panel encourages female students to join the field

Raine Hu

February 26, 2018

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 pr...

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

Hannah Ferguson

February 14, 2018

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 ...

SFUSD school board proposes banning ticket sales for school performances

Emily Sobelman

February 5, 2018

“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...

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

Anna Kaplan

January 25, 2018

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...

‘Tis the season…for the flu

January 22, 2018

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 schoo...

Relax your mind in the new meditation lounge

Raine Hu

December 21, 2017

(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...

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