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Student embraces body positivity, one step at a time

Clarissa Wan

January 5, 2017

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

January 3, 2017

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

December 14, 2016

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

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...

Dear Patriarchy: Don’t tell me to wear a bra

JoyAnne Ibay

October 27, 2016

Originally published on May 24, 2016Photo by Kelley GradeThey were afraid they would laugh because she wasn’t wearing a bra.It was a nice sunny day in the Richmond district when a woman visited the Academy of Sciences to c...

When admins ‘dress-coded’ me for this outfit, was it short-changing my education?

Jocelyn Lee

October 25, 2016

Originally published on March 4, 2016The outfit in the photo is the same outfit referenced in the column. Photo by Alexis PicacheFor four years, 180 days a year, Monday through Friday, I’ve gotten up early for school. I’...

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