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Keeping My Head Up: My Battle With Anxiety

Keeping My Head Up: My Battle With Anxiety

Rae Wymer, Reporter

March 14, 2019


Filed under All, Columns

It started off small, just a slight pressure in the front of my head. But as thoughts swirled around in my brain and my hands started shaking, I realized everything was intense. The sound of my ninth grade biology teacher’s voice was too loud, the sunlight streaming in from the windows too bright ...

Speak Up

Speak Up

Anonymous

February 21, 2019


Filed under All, Columns, Feb. 2019

I refuse to be one of the silent girls from my school. I will not bite my tongue. In seventh grade, I was sexually assaulted by one of my teachers, and living through that experience has changed me forever.   The day I realized the extent of what had happened to me was inarguably the worst d...

FROM THE EDITOR: Social media and mental health

FROM THE EDITOR: Social media and mental health

Susan Wong and Olivia Sohn

February 21, 2019


Filed under All, Feb. 2019, Letter from the Editor

To the readers of The Lowell, Here at Lowell, it is widely believed that almost everyone is stressed, and if you’re not, a common sentiment is that you must be doing something wrong. On social media pages like Lowell Confessions or students’ private “finstas,” you will find a plethora of compl...

EDICARTOON: The messenger

EDICARTOON: The messenger

Warren Quan, Illustrator

February 21, 2019


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The Camp Fire: A glimpse into California’s future

The Camp Fire: A glimpse into California’s future

Luke Woodhouse (Guest Writer)

February 21, 2019


Filed under All, Feb. 2019, Opinions

Early in the morning on Nov. 8, Craig Woodhouse was walking his dog amongst the colorful fall trees of Paradise when he noticed a large cloud looming in the distance. When he saw neighbors frantically loading their cars and fleeing their homes, he knew instantly that it wasn’t an ordinary storm cloud. ...

Language Barriers: Why freshman should be allowed to take AP language classes

Language Barriers: Why freshman should be allowed to take AP language classes

February 21, 2019


Filed under All, Editorials, Feb. 2019

Every year, several hundred Lowell students take an Advanced Placement language class, but none of them are freshmen. This is due to a Lowell policy that prevents freshmen from taking any AP classes, even if they are qualified for them. This policy is intended to help ease freshmen into Lowell. AP cl...

Press freedom denied in 36 states

Press freedom denied in 36 states

January 30, 2019


Filed under All, Editorials, News

In recent years, The Lowell has focused on investigating controversial issues, including gun violence, gender identity, drug use and racism within our halls. Our discussions have not always pleased our community members, including administration, who called us after our story on gun violence to let us kno...

The writing is (not) on the wall: why graffiti is more than just unauthorized art

The writing is (not) on the wall: why graffiti is more than just unauthorized art

Sophia Shen and Rae Wymer

January 28, 2019


Filed under All, Opinions

A Lowell freshman slips into a second floor bathroom, quiet and unnoticed. They close the sturdy brown stall door behind them with one hand, wielding a pencil in the other. They scan the wall before them, taking a moment to survey the various inscriptions that have gathered there over the years. H...

What SFUSD gets wrong about Lowell’s admissions policy

What SFUSD gets wrong about Lowell’s admissions policy

Chris Ying (Guest Writer)

January 23, 2019


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Lowell’s admission process has come under fire for perpetuating what SFUSD’s Vice President Mark Sanchez calls “systemic racism,” as well as violating state law. The argument for systemic racism is utterly preposterous, as awarding admission based off a meritocracy has absolutely nothing to do wi...

Kicking Down Expectations

Kicking Down Expectations

Kate Green, Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under All, Columns, Jan. 2019

At the beginning of each school year, I am often asked to share an unexpected fact about myself with the class. I watch as the cliché icebreaker works its way across the room, and when it’s finally my turn, I say proudly, “I am a third degree black belt in taekwondo.” Every time I am met ...

FROM THE EDITOR: Segregation in the city

FROM THE EDITOR: Segregation in the city

Oliva Sohn and Susan Wong

January 16, 2019


Filed under All, Jan. 2019, Letter from the Editor

Dear readers of The Lowell, Anyone who lives in San Francisco knows that each neighborhood is vastly different from the next. Walking through the city can feel surreal: the Castro and the Sunset can seem like two different worlds. But most San Franciscans know that culture isn’t the only thing...

EDICARTOON: Stonestown lunch runs

EDICARTOON: Stonestown lunch runs

Amy Marcopulos, Illustrator

January 16, 2019


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Amy Marcopulos ...

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