The Lowell

2018-2019 Staff

Trevor Higgins

Trevor is a senior who enjoys covering interviews and profiles. He is a Varsity Parliamentary Debater who also enjoys watching films. ...

Anita Liu

Sophomore Anita Liu has dedicated many hours to photography and videography since freshman year. When she's not stressed about school and journ, you can find her drinking boba, having brunch around the city, and jamming out to...

Eric Gustafson

Before getting his teaching credential in 2015, Eric Gustafson worked nearly two decades as a journalist. An automotive specialist, he wrote for and edited various print publications. He now much prefers being the journalism ...

Pierre Dayon

Pierre is a fencer at Golden Gate Fencing center. He enjoys archaeology, board games and long walks on the beach....

Sasha Nakamura

Sasha Nakamura is a sophomore at Lowell who enjoys writing her thoughts away in poems, when not preoccupied with thinking about them too much.

Jasmine Liang

Jasmine Liang curates stock photos. Her favorite film is Les Escargots de Joseph and her favorite type of pant is corduroy.

Jacqueline Ruan

Hello! I have been part of The Lowell’s business management team for almost 3 years and I enjoy being the liaison between our editors, advertisers and sponsors, and printing company to keep The Lowell running!

Alden Anderson

I love taking sports photos, especially impact sports like football and wrestling. Covering these events is relaxing, since you get to watch the game and capture the best moments of it. I'm very tall and I will steal your height...

Connie Liu

Connie is a senior that is currently occupied with reconnections, greetings, and farewells. Don't be to weirded out if she contacts you out of the blue for a chat over overpriced mediocre coffee. She is trying her best. On...

Bella Paterson

Bella Paterson is a Sophmore at Lowell High School, secretary of Lowell’s GSA and makes collages outside of school. She spends her free time drinking tea, listening to music, spending too much money on clothes and re watching...

Seamus Geoghegan

Seamus Geoghegan is a Lowell junior and reporter for the Lowell. Seamus covers Varsity boys soccer, and other feature stories in the Lowell. Seamus is a member of Lowell’s Photovoice club, and has been interested in Journalism...

Susan Wong

Susan is a senior who spends way too much time in the Journ room. When she is not editing photos, working on the website, designing pages or editing a story, you can find her running in circles around the track, lifting heavy...

Brandon Bui

Brandon Bui is a Sophomore at Lowell who aspires to retell and spread the stories of others.

Sofia Woo

Sofia Woo is an Opinions Editor and her favorite articles to cover are controversial opinions. Outside of journalism, Sofia loves to run, eat, read David Sedaris books, and watch The Office. ...

XingLin Li

Honestly I would enjoy school more if we were allowed to bring a pillow. I can lean against it whenever I'm stressed. Anyways I love journ! :) ...

Andrea Tran

I bought a Labrador and named him Kodak, so I can say I own a Kodak Lab. Find me taking photos, pole vaulting, and avoiding sand :)...

Valentin Nguyen

Born in the summer. Pale. Wallflower. Panicker. Water drinker....

Christy Vong

Besides Journalism, I'm also in Eco club and am passionate about living sustainably. Catch me either excited or burnt out and anxious because I struggle with time management; I'm working on it. When I'm free, I enjoy going on...

Christina Kan

Can be found taking evening strolls at the piers or in a cafe indulging in pastries. Lover of adventures and deep late night talks. My ideal night consists of wrapping myself in a blanket, watching cute hedgehog videos and boppin...

Chloe Wong

Chloe likes ice skating with and swimming on the weekends. She has a younger sister. She loves acrylics and makeup. ...

Tess Randall

I’m on the Congress Debate team as well as journalism and I also like to draw. My favorite books are The Stand and Huckleberry Finn. A fun fact about me is that I went to three different middle schools. ...

Joelle Chien

Some of my hobbies are photography, piano, flute, drawing and gymnastics. My favorite books are “La ladrona de libros” and the Harry Potter series. ...

Christina Johnson

I joined the Lowell publication after going to an information meeting. I wanted to become a reporter, but everyone in the information meeting raised their hand to become a photographer...being too shy to be the only one interested ...

Sophia Shen

Sophia Shen is a sophomore mainly occupied with balancing grades, pit orchestra, chamber choir, and track, while still leaving time for the occasional ukulele interlude. she also enjoys listening to obscure indie music, eating any ...

Warren Quan

Warren is a junior best known for having mental breakdowns even in the least stressful of situations! At school, students can catch him slumbering in classes, begging teachers to change his F’s to A’s, or staring into walls ...

Kimberly Yee

After playing Lowell Varsity Volleyball and seeing all the pictures of us playing and cheering, I wanted to take part in reporting sports for The Lowell. Besides sports, I’d like to improve on taking portraits and try my hand at ...

Richard Soong

Richard Soong is currently a junior at Lowell. He is a very sociable person, athough often lost in his own work or being sleepy. He enjoys talking walks, exploring, playing video games, snowboarding, and NOT worrying about gra...

Rae Wymer

Rae Wymer is a current freshmen at Lowell. She is an extrovert with social anxiety who is a pragmatist with a pessimistic sense of humor. As of right now she has no major prior works to speak of, but that will soon change...ho...

Ashley Franco

Ashley Franco is a junior at Lowell. Besides managing numerous social media pages for the Lowell, she is also captain of the K-Pop dance team and is a member of the cheer team. In her free time, she unwinds by watching K-Pop v...

Amy Marcopulos

Amy Marcopulos is currently a very sleepy junior at Lowell. When she’s not illustrating for the magazine, she can frequently be found scouring the edges of the Internet for the latest unsolved mystery and unexplained paranormal ac...

Nathan Yee

"I don't like sand. It's coarse, rough, irritating, and it gets everywhere. Not like you, you're everything soft and smooth" - Anakin Skywalker...

Xaria Lubensky

Xaria Lubensky is a sophomore at Lowell. She will admit that her hobbies sound like a bad dating website bio: reading, music, photography, and traveling. All that's missing is the 'long walks on the beach' bit, and that's just...

Jacob Thompson

My name is Jacob Thompson and I am a sophomore at Lowell. I have been raised in San Francisco in the Presidio Heights neighborhood with my mom, dad, little brother, and 4 cats. Although I have not done a lot of work yet for Th...

Shannon Chang

Hi guys! I'll start out with the defining characteristic most people seem to remember about me. I'm a competitive gymnast and have dedicated the past 14 year of my life to the sport. I spend a lot of time at the gym, between 25-30...

Lauren Caldwell

As an appreciator of the work of photographers such as Annie Leibovitz and Richard Avedon, I have and continue to be fascinated with the faces of people—their expressions, their environment, and how best to represent the essence of t...

Allister Xu

Allister Xu is currently a sophomore at Lowell. He has no prior works to speak of, but has been commended with a superlative as "most likely to become a communist dictator" by his fellow Model UN delegates. He currently lives...

Lee Wilcox

Lee Wilcox is a sophomore at Lowell High School. In the past he has covered sports and contributed to the "A City Divided" cover piece, primarily serving as a researcher and statistics interpreter. A member of Lowell Model Unit...

Olivia Sohn

Olivia Sohn is currently a senior at Lowell and can be found at any hour of the day in the Journ room. When she’s not stressing about the next print deadline, you can find her planning her next backpacking trip or listening t...

Jocelyn Xie

Her last name, "Xie," is Jocelyn's favorite word to say in life for it means "to thank" in Chinese....

Kate Green

Kate Green is currently a junior at Lowell. She enjoys writing all types of articles for the publication, from editorials to profiles to news features. When not busy reporting, she can often be found with her nose in a book and...

Allison Dummel

When she isn't stressing about the next issue deadline, Allison Dummel spends her time reading, writing stories, drawing comics, and being gay....

Michelle Kim

Zealous fan of David Foster Wallace. Talk Oriental Medicine and Medical Anthropology to her. She lives and breathes journalism, and loves sharing narratives as her own art form. Catch her sharing Trader Joe's food with her Journalism...

Olivia Moss

Olivia Moss likes to use her stories in the Lowell to highlight personal experiences and social issues. In her spare time, she enjoys making and eating food, doing art, music, and thrift shopping....

Allison Jou

Allison is a current junior who has reported for The Lowell for two years. When she isn’t fulfilling her journalism duties, she runs for the cross country and track team, but most of the time the only thing she runs is late....

Crystal Chan

Crystal joined The Lowell in spring 2018 and enjoys writing news articles and features. At school she is President of Days for Girls Club, Historian of Environment Club and participates in Junior State of America. Outside of school...

Elyse Foreman

Elyse Foreman is a junior who listens to her music at full volume and spends excessive amounts of money and time in cafés around the city. She is not really a hipster, but she is always on that APUSH grind and has a psychological...

Anna Kaplan

Anna Kaplan joined The Lowell staff in spring 2018. She also is a member of the girls’ varsity tennis team and is a Youth Outreach Worker for the Wellness Center. In her spare time, Anna enjoys reading nonfiction, memoirs an...

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