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What is death? How the movie Coco challenged this reporter’s perception of mortality

What is death? How the movie Coco challenged this reporter’s perception of mortality

Jocelyn Xie, Sports Editor

March 1, 2018


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The moment I stepped out from the theater, a question came to me: What is death? Before I watched Coco, I would have answered: Death is when a person terminates their breath and when their heart stops pumping. These are, indeed, valid and precise definitions of death. However, what I hadn’t realized...

Balancing music and academics: Student performer struggles to find her path

Balancing music and academics: Student performer struggles to find her path

Hannah Ferguson, Author

January 11, 2018


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I was never that kid who was dragged to auditions from the time that I could speak. While many stars begin their life in the spotlight at a young age, my parents did not make that sort of push in my childhood. Even now, they are not willing to funnel the money into something that they are not sure I c...

Sashays are the new sprints: Why dance should count for PE

January 10, 2018


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EditorialSophomore Lucy Webb finishes playing hockey in PE and heads to the dance studio for her seventh block advanced dance class. She warms up with plies, tendus and Rond de Jambes and learns a new dance combination. Class ends at 2:25 p.m., but Webb stays in the studio for another three hours of pr...

Why are the arts underrated?

Why are the arts underrated?

Sofia Woo

December 20, 2017


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Lowell High School is known throughout the district and the country to be an academically focused, competitive and stress-inducing school. Every year, over a thousand Lowell students take multiple Advanced Placement courses and continually strive to produce high GPAs in order to keep up with increasi...

Reporter finds her passions: Doing extracurricular activities for herself and not college

Reporter finds her passions: Doing extracurricular activities for herself and not college

Kaya Brown, Author

December 20, 2017


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On one of the first few days of school, freshman year, my peer mentor asked me what extracurriculars I was thinking of doing. The first time she asked, I told her I didn’t know. The next week, I threw out a few that I’d heard of, like mock trial and the fall play. The third week, I told her tha...

Lowell’s emergency procedures are lacking: We need a new plan

November 6, 2017


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EditorialFrom Hurricane Harvey to Hurricane Maria, from earthquakes in Mexico to fires in Napa and Sonoma counties, natural disasters have been sweeping the world. In these times of trouble, it is especially important to look at our own safety procedures to make sure we’re prepared for potential e...

Gay Pride… Citywide?

Gay Pride… Citywide?

Allison Dummel, Opinions Editor

October 27, 2017


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When I was in middle school, my friends would spend hours talking about boys. I would sit quietly during conversations about who was cute and who was not, and most importantly, who we had crushes on. I wouldn’t say anything during those conversations, because I had never had a crush. I didn’t know what it felt like. Eventually, I convinced myself that having a crush just mea...

Not the ‘smart Asian girl’ anymore: How I learned that everyone has a different story and started…

Not the ‘smart Asian girl’ anymore: How I learned that everyone has a different story and started…

Giping Huang, Author

June 9, 2017


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I admit it. I, like many other Asians, like boba. In case you don’t know, boba is milk tea with chewy tapioca balls. Just in San Francisco alone, there are over 100 boba shops. But to me, all boba taste the same no matter where it’s from. And in the same way, I had always thought I was not speci...

Senior asks teachers not to let personal opinions influence college advice

May 21, 2017


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Letter to the EditorDear Lowell Students,In the process of searching for schools, I had many different people tell me many different things, and it got awfully confusing. I remember looking over my Common Application, and asking myself, “Why did I put this school on my list again?” I am grateful to t...

Breaking out of my comfort zone helped me grow as a person, junior says

May 21, 2017


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Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, One of the biggest challenges I faced freshman year was public speaking and meeting new people. I was a relatively quiet person. I never initiated conversations with those other than my family and close friends. It was hard to adjust to the overwhelmingly large po...

Reporters review Bay Area food cuisine

April 18, 2017


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Originally published on March 26, 2015...

The dress code is unfair and vague. Here’s how to improve it

April 11, 2017


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By Cynthia LeungOriginally published on December 15, 2014Put those short shorts away, and hide your flip flops. According to the new SFUSD dress code, both of those are violations along with crop tops, halter tops and others because they are considered a “distraction,” a “disruption,” or ...

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