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Why we need to fight for more self-defense education at Lowell

April 10, 2018

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EditorialFor sophomore Silas Crocker, self-defense training through jiu jitsu has served as a good source of exercise as well as self-confidence. He has been practicing jiu jitsu for seven years and currently trains at Ralph Gr...

Lowell’s emergency procedures are lacking: We need a new plan

November 6, 2017

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EditorialFrom Hurricane Harvey to Hurricane Maria, from earthquakes in Mexico to fires in Napa and Sonoma counties, natural disasters have been sweeping the world. In these times of trouble, it is especially important to look at ...

Senior asks teachers not to let personal opinions influence college advice

May 21, 2017

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Letter to the EditorDear Lowell Students,In the process of searching for schools, I had many different people tell me many different things, and it got awfully confusing. I remember looking over my Common Application, and asking myself,...

We should replace the current diversity training PD program

March 10, 2017

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EditorialA s part of the current effort to combat racial disparities at Lowell, faculty members are participating in monthly two-hour Equity-Centered Professional Development (PD) meetings hosted by the San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools (SF-CESS), who intends the program to last for four year...

My mother has breast cancer. How love, support, and awareness help me cope

Zahra Rothschild

February 3, 2017

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Illustration by Hannah CosselmonAll throughout my life, my mother has been one of my best friends and a guiding light for me. She has inspired me to travel, look for adventures and appreciate new experiences. She is a teacher wi...

School summer reading program is valuable, but should be free

January 6, 2017

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EditorialOriginally published on October 15, 2015Why do we need summer reading? English department chair Meredith Santiago put it bluntly: “We don’t want brains turning to jelly over the summer.”“We don’t want brains turning to jelly over the summ...

Avoid voluntourism: How service trips can make a difference

Luming Yuan

January 5, 2017

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Originally published on June 17, 2015Illustration by Emily TengAn American high school student stands in front of a crowd of unfamiliar, foreign faces. He begins to feel a bit anxious as he scans the room of students thousa...

PFT: Physical Fitness Test or Pretty Flawed Test?

November 9, 2016

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EditorialIllustration by Hannah CosselmonThe issue of body shaming recently was brought to the public’s attention during and after the first presidential debate when the world was reminded that Donald Trump had called Alicia Machado, a former Miss Universe winner who gained weight, “Ms. Piggy.”W...

Save freshman English honors but make it open enrollment

November 9, 2016

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EditorialBy The Lowell StaffOriginally published on January 28, 2016Starting this semester, ninth grade English Honors, which previously served as one of two routes for juniors to take the Advanced Placement (AP) English co...

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