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Inside Inclusion

November 13, 2016


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Lilee Consoer sits at her desk in the SDC classroom. Photo by Leonard Caoili.A closer look at Lowell’s Special Education programBy Katherine NguyenJunior Gerard Tavares has been on Lowell’s swim team since his freshman year.He competes in individual medleys, freestyle, free relay and backstroke races. He plac...

Black History Month controversy: Student’s unapproved display of rappers sparks demands for more…

Rachael Schmidt, Author

October 27, 2016


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Originally published on February 12, 2016Principal Andrew Ishibashi canceled two blocks of classes on Feb. 5 to hold school-wide assemblies in response to students’ and parents’ complaints that a group of photos a student hung up without official approval were culturally insensitive.The display sh...

Finding Equity, Part 3: Why we must promote cultural sensitivity and diversity among students

Stephanie Li, Author

October 27, 2016


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Photo illustration by Aida Irving and Kiara Gil“The only question I have for you all today is this: why did it take this long?”The inquiry rings out from junior Tsia Nicole, president of Lowell’s Black Student Union (BSU). She’s accusing the administration’s efforts to address the discrimina...

Uncovering the Undercut

October 26, 2016


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Senior Gene Galicer. Photo by Kiara Gil.The undercut isa current “in” high school hairstyle. While it originated among gangsters in the era of prohibition, it was relatively obsolete for the past century — that is, until it made a huge comeback over the past few years. Traditionally, the...

I’m here and I’m queer but I’m more than some label

Alyssa Poon, Author

October 26, 2016


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Originally published on May 13, 2016Photo by Kelley GradeI picked up my first Harry Potter book in kindergarten, enraptured by the young wizard and his cupboard under the stairs. Naturally, the only appropriate place to read a tale like that is in a cupboard under the stairs, but as my home lacked tha...

The tuition is too damn high: how students cope with the rising cost of a UC education

Stephanie Li, Author

October 25, 2016


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In March of 2013, Brian Nguyen logged on to the UC Santa Cruz portal to find an acceptance letter. This was the moment he had been waiting for: University of California (UC) schools are a dream for many Lowell students and now it had become a dream come true for him. He was ecstatic — until he...

Shattered homes: Three young women overcoming domestic violence in their families

Josephine Dang, Author

October 25, 2016


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Editors’ note: This story contains descriptions of domestic violence.Illustration by Emily Teng“During heated conversations, he would tell me to go to bed early or see if I could go to a friend’s house, and I never knew why,” she said. “As I got older, he began not caring whether I saw or ...

Finding Equity, Part 2: Latino students share stories about Lowell’s lack of diversity

October 25, 2016


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Finding Equity, Part 2: Latino students share their stories of problems with Lowell’s lack of diversity By Clarissa Wan Senior Meylin Rodriguez, varsity girls’ soccer player and member of the La Raza Club, has challenged stereotypes at Lowell where Latinos make up ten percent of the student bod...

Finding Equity, Part 1: African-American students share their stories of problems with Lowell’s…

Stephanie Li, Author

October 24, 2016


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(Clockwise) Sophomore Robert Webb, junior Mikayla Sherman, sophomore LaJeanne Shelton, junior Tsia Nicole, junior Jacqueline Scott, senior Chrislyn Earle and sophomore Golden Landis-Von Jones pose for a group portrait in Lowell’s courtyard. Photo by Kiara Gil and Aida Irving Midway through her fres...

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