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Cultural clubs unite to showcase diversity

April 17, 2017

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Originally published on February 24, 2016La Raza’s guest performers tell an Aztec story of worshiping the sun god, being grateful for what the gods have provided by making sacrifices. Photo by Alexis PicacheFrom feathers to ...

SURVEY: Students, stressed by tests, homework and lack of sleep, want later start times

April 14, 2017

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By Mia Deno and Maximilian TiaoMany Lowell students are stressed out, but are split on whether the schedule is the cause of their stress, and many would like later start times, a survey by The Lowell conducted on March 22 and 23 ...

Lowell hosts its first research competition for middle schoolers

Hannah Ferguson

April 13, 2017

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Social studies teacher Matthew Bell, junior Natalie Bunimovitz, and sophomores Dreissy Sop Reyes and Madison Wong. Photo courtesy of Natalie Bunimovitz“I just love narwhals so much,” said Brody Andrews, a seventh grade st...

School to offer new ethnic studies elective for freshmen

Stephanie Li

April 11, 2017

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Originally published on May 28, 2015Over a decade after the last multicultural studies course was dropped from the school’s course offerings, plans are in the works to reinstate a similar class next year.In response to a school board ...

Why these Lowell students took part in a walk-out and protest downtown after the police shooting of…

Whitney C. Lim

April 11, 2017

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Originally published on December 18, 2015Flyers passed out at the protest, advocating for justice in the Dec. 2 fatal police shooting of Mario Woods. Photo courtesy of Rose LeeSeveral Lowell students took part in a walk-out and pr...

Student author receives awards and acclaim in online writing community

Luming Yuan

April 11, 2017

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Originally published on May 26, 2016Upon stumbling across an online writing community four years ago, one student decided to post her poems on the website, an endeavor that has led to hundreds of thousands of views and dedic...

Students and teachers challenge new district Common Core math plans at Board meeting

April 11, 2017

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By Clarissa WanOriginally published on February 12, 2015The district’s new Common Core math course sequence, starting from the 6th grade, will cut the current honors math track. The new rules also allow private school studen...

National award-winning author and professor opens students’ eyes to African-American history and…

Phillip Mo

April 11, 2017

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Originally published on May 25, 2016Professor Arnold Rampersad. Photo courtesy of Stanford University“I believed that African-American lives had not been adequately described or authenticated in books or films, and I wanted to use the tool of biography to go at...

Students on campus suffer through the El Niño X-odus

April 11, 2017

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CartoonBy Emily TengOriginally published on May 20, 2016Illustration by Emily Teng

Drumming to the beat: Drum Corps leads JROTC to victory in annual city competition

Ophir Cohen-Simayof

April 11, 2017

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Originally published on May 9, 2016Lowell’s JROTC Drum Corps won first place in the 91st Spring Competition on May 7, at Abraham Lincoln High School.Drum Corps’ win allowed Lowell’s JROTC team to win third place overall against sev...

Take a ‘bridge year’ — alumna describes the perks of her year in India before college

April 11, 2017

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Originally published on April 19, 2016By Alana Poole ’15, guest contributor to The LowellFall semester. Senior year. The season of college applications, all-nighters, and cramming before the SAT. The competition was unbear...

How ‘The Lowell’ won awards at national high school journalism convention, including Multimedia…

April 11, 2017

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How ‘The Lowell’ won awards at national high school journalism convention, including Multimedia Sports Story of the YearOriginally published on December 15, 2015The National Scholastic Press Association recognized these six stories with Individual Awards in “Story of the Year,...

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