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Gay Pride… Citywide?

Allison Dummel

October 27, 2017

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Illustration by Allison Dummel When I was in middle school, my friends would spend hours talking about boys. I would sit quietly during conversations about who was cute and who was not, and most importantly, who we had crushes o...

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,...

The dress code is unfair and vague. Here’s how to improve it

April 11, 2017

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By Cynthia LeungOriginally published on December 15, 2014Put those short shorts away, and hide your flip flops. According to the new SFUSD dress code, both of those are violations along with crop tops, halter tops and other...

Cartwheels, pyramids, herkies: Cheerleading is a sport

Nia Coats

April 11, 2017

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Originally published on May 26, 2016The cheer team performs their routine at the 2015 Fall Spirit Rally on October 9. Photo by Leonard Caoili“L, H, S!” the cheerleaders shout from the sidelines. From football and basket...

Junior exposes dark side of fast fashion

March 10, 2017

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Letter to the EditorDear Students of Lowell,If you checked the tag on the back of your clothes, where would they say they were made? China? Indonesia? Bangladesh? To us, where our clothing comes from may not be a big concern. ...

Behind the cover: Teens should be more politically aware and active

March 10, 2017

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Letter from the EditorDear The Lowell readers,The outcome of the 2016 presidential election sparked protests nationwide. Lowell students, along with other students from around the city, participated in these protests. When ask...

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...

English teacher questions the importance of honors classes

March 6, 2017

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Letter to the EditorOriginally published on May 26, 2016Dear Editors,I would like to retract my statement about the ninth grade honors course. While having honors classes may be “nice” in terms of offering students a ra...

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...

Senior emphasizes need for personalized mental health reforms at Lowell

January 31, 2017

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Letter to the EditorDear Editors-in-Chief,We’ll be taking the annual emotional survey next week—the Student Climate Survey—which made me think about the fact that we’re given more surveys than we are actual face-to-fac...

Former student encourages better mental health support at Lowell

January 23, 2017

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Letter to the EditorOriginally published on May 24, 2016Dear Editor,Let me preface by saying that I transferred out of Lowell last October due to mental illness. For those of you that are curious, yes it’s depression. Seeing that...

Know yourself, accept your limits

January 13, 2017

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Letter to the EditorOriginally published on February 3, 2016Dear Lowell,Some word of advice for people struggling with time management: prioritizing is key. And by prioritizing, I mean setting certain aspects of your life highe...

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