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Student embraces body positivity, one step at a time

Clarissa Wan

January 5, 2017

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Originally published on June 2, 2015Illustration by Emily TengFor most of my life, I’ve been a bit of a walking contradiction. I’m 5’9” — taller than the average Chinese girl, and I have trouble not standing out...

Stop. Procrastinating.

Stop. Procrastinating.

January 3, 2017

Lifelong vegan shares perspective on the growing meatless diet trend

Jennifer Zhang

January 3, 2017

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Originally published on May 22, 2015Ellen DeGeneres. Ariana Grande. Beyonce and Jay-Z’s new vegan meal service. Veganism is around every corner, everywhere you turn. Nowadays, it seems like everyone is going vegan, a diet that abstains from the consumption of all animal products — dairy, eggs and meat include...

My parents’ divorce: growing up in the new social norm

Samantha Wilcox

December 14, 2016

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Originally published on March 2, 2015Illustration by Emily Teng.“Samantha, your mother and I have been divorced for three years, and we haven’t told you until today.” I remember this pivotal moment even though it was se...

Ballet and body image: freshman details her journey to self-acceptance

November 17, 2016

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Originally published on December 4, 2015 Photo Illustration by Aida Irving and Kiara Gil. By Bel Mehaffy, guest contributor to The Lowell. Before my dance teacher discouraged me from becoming a professional dancer by telling me I didn...

Dear Patriarchy: Don’t tell me to wear a bra

JoyAnne Ibay

October 27, 2016

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Originally published on May 24, 2016Photo by Kelley GradeThey were afraid they would laugh because she wasn’t wearing a bra.It was a nice sunny day in the Richmond district when a woman visited the Academy of Sciences to c...

When admins ‘dress-coded’ me for this outfit, was it short-changing my education?

Jocelyn Lee

October 25, 2016

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Originally published on March 4, 2016The outfit in the photo is the same outfit referenced in the column. Photo by Alexis PicacheFor four years, 180 days a year, Monday through Friday, I’ve gotten up early for school. I’...

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