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Shedding Light on Lowell’s Shadowing Policy

Shedding Light on Lowell’s Shadowing Policy

April 12, 2019

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

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

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

“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

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

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...

EDICARTOON: The messenger

EDICARTOON: The messenger

Warren Quan, Illustrator

February 21, 2019

FROM THE EDITOR: Social media and mental health

FROM THE EDITOR: Social media and mental health

Susan Wong and Olivia Sohn

February 21, 2019

To the readers of The Lowell, Here at Lowell, it is widely believed that almost everyone is stressed, and if you’re not, a common sentiment is that you must be doing something wrong. On social media pages like Lowell Confessions or students’ private “finstas,” you will find a plethora of compl...

The Camp Fire: A glimpse into California’s future

The Camp Fire: A glimpse into California’s future

Luke Woodhouse (Guest Writer)

February 21, 2019

Early in the morning on Nov. 8, Craig Woodhouse was walking his dog amongst the colorful fall trees of Paradise when he noticed a large cloud looming in the distance. When he saw neighbors frantically loading their cars and fleeing their homes, he knew instantly that it wasn’t an ordinary storm cloud. ...

Language Barriers: Why freshman should be allowed to take AP language classes

Language Barriers: Why freshman should be allowed to take AP language classes

February 21, 2019

Every year, several hundred Lowell students take an Advanced Placement language class, but none of them are freshmen. This is due to a Lowell policy that prevents freshmen from taking any AP classes, even if they are qualified for them. This policy is intended to help ease freshmen into Lowell. AP cl...

Press freedom denied in 36 states

Press freedom denied in 36 states

January 30, 2019

In recent years, The Lowell has focused on investigating controversial issues, including gun violence, gender identity, drug use and racism within our halls. Our discussions have not always pleased our community members, including administration, who called us after our story on gun violence to let us kno...

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