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Reporters review Bay Area food cuisine

April 18, 2017

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Originally published on March 26, 2015...

Applying across the pond: Senior applies to universities in the UK

Caleb Hilladakis, Author

March 2, 2017

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Originally published on February 9, 2016When I was 12, my family toured Great Britain and Ireland, with a particular focus on Harry Potter locales. One of the highlights was watching my grandmother’s wig fly off in a gust ...

Waking up and walking out: How marching against Trump gave me a voice

Olivia Sohn, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2017

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Photo courtesy of Olivia SohnThe day that early voting opened in late October, I canvassed for the first time in Reno because I did not want Donald Trump to be elected president. I woke up at 5 a.m. in the morning, drove for four ho...

Student embraces body positivity, one step at a time

Clarissa Wan, Author

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, Author

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, Author

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...

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