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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...

Lowell journalism wins awards from National Scholastic Press Association 2017

December 21, 2017

Congratulations to student journalists from The Lowell who won individual awards at this fall’s National Scholastic Press Association convention in Houston, Texas.2017 News Story of the Year, Third Place:“Inside Inclusion: A cl...

Choir welcomes winter with Christmas tunes and more

Susan Wong

December 20, 2017

Beginning, intermediate and advanced choir sang their way through the winter night on Dec. 15 in the Carol Channing Theater at the Winter Choir Concert. Holiday spirit filled up the room as these talented students performed tu...

Lowell Alumna, First Chinese-American playwright to win Kesselring Prize

Jocelyn Xie

December 20, 2017

Playwright Lauren Yee, Lowell’s Class of ’03, has won many awards for her plays in recent years. Photo courtesy of Lauren YeeThe National Arts Club, founded in 1898 by linguist Charles De Kay and a group of patrons in New York C...

Dancers warm audience’s hearts in Winter Showcase

December 16, 2017

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 Chan...

Lowell hosts first-ever San Francisco Model United Nations conference

Susan Wong

December 8, 2017

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...

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

Jocelyn Xie

November 17, 2017

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 paperboun...

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

Kate Green

November 9, 2017

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 sufferi...

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

Emily Sobelman

October 30, 2017

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 mu...

Breaking the 4th Wall: Drama class presents brown bag theater

October 30, 2017

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...

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

Susan Wong

October 27, 2017

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. ...

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

Olivia Moss

October 27, 2017

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 wit...

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