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Power to the press

Olivia Moss, Columns Editor

May 3, 2019


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2019’s World Press Freedom Index, compiled each year by Reporters Without Borders, came with a shock to the United States. For the first time, our country was categorized as “problematic” for journalists, ranked number 48, below countries such as Botswana, where the main press sources are owned by th...

How systemic racism affects Lowell admissions

How systemic racism affects Lowell admissions

Sergio Herrera (Guest Writer)

April 26, 2019


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Lowell’s admission process has been the center of controversy these past few years. In October 2018, SFUSD voted to give qualified students from Willie L. Brown Middle School (a predominantly African-American school) an automatic acceptance to Lowell. It was met with opposition from some Lowell alu...

Why I support legacy admissions

Why I support legacy admissions

Sofia Woo, Opinions Editor

April 12, 2019


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Imagine you’re a parent with $500,000 at your disposal. What would you do with that money? Maybe you would save it, buy a house, invest in the stock market. Or maybe you would bribe officials and coaches at top colleges to buy your kid a spot in the school’s freshman class. That’s what 35 Hollywood ...

TO THE EDITOR: Make school lunches unhealthy

TO THE EDITOR: Make school lunches unhealthy

Henry Lei

April 12, 2019


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Dear The Lowell, In elementary school, we once had such dining options as canned fruit juices and chicken tenders. Today, these same options would be absolutely banned from school cafeterias, with the school district having a very pretentious notion that cutting these choices would cure obesity and di...

Why I love Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat SO much

Why I love Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat SO much

Emily Sobelman

April 12, 2019


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My family’s pre-dinner time conversation usually involves discussing the Netflix shows we’ve been watching lately. Honestly, I don’t usually have much to contribute because I have an embarrassingly short attention span; shows normally hold my attention for maybe an episode or two. But for once...

Shedding Light on Lowell’s Shadowing Policy

Shedding Light on Lowell’s Shadowing Policy

April 12, 2019


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Entering Lowell, you are a little fish in a big pond. The first few months can be brutal academically and socially, and hurtling into freshman year with no idea what to expect can make it so much worse. However, some students do know what’s ahead. A small population of eighth graders are able to s...

Your Freedom Is False

Your Freedom Is False

Lee Wilcox, Reporter

April 12, 2019


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Freedom is a big word. If you turn on the news, something you will often hear the talking head boast about is how we live in an open, free society. We’re protected from evil foreign dictators by our military, and from dangerous radicals by our police. The brave men and women in ICE keep out the s...

A world of transitions: the story of a many-time transfer student

A world of transitions: the story of a many-time transfer student

Shannon Chang, Reporter

April 10, 2019


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Sitting on the floor of the neighborhood church, my sixth grade class of 10 intently watched the Ken Ham versus Bill Nye (creationism versus evolution) debate on a computer belonging to our teacher, who doubled as our classmate’s mother. After four years of my homeschool teachers lecturing us on the wo...

April fools day special: Frost my flakes daddy

April fools day special: Frost my flakes daddy

Jordi Barrientos

April 1, 2019


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“Frost my flakes, daddy” and other obscene phrases drove Tony the Tiger off Twitter a year ago and he needs to make a triumphant return. Although this may be difficult due to his large presence in the furry community, he may be able to shed his sexual mascot image and regain his former glory as k...

Keeping My Head Up: My Battle With Anxiety

Keeping My Head Up: My Battle With Anxiety

Rae Wymer, Reporter

March 14, 2019


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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


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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...

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