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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...

It’s Our Time: Why San Francisco should lower the voting age to 16

Rachael Schmidt

December 19, 2016

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Originally published on April 20, 2015Have you ever wanted to do something so bad but couldn’t because you were too young? That’s what it feels like for the youth who want to make a change in their community, but can’t vot...

Senior imparts college admissions advice

December 19, 2016

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Letter to the EditorOriginally published on April 15, 2015Dear Editor,As it is now April, I have heard back from all of the colleges that I applied to and although I have tried my best in school, I have been accepted into n...

Nov. 2014 Letter from the editor

November 30, 2016

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By Samantha Wilcox Originally published on November 4, 2014 Dear readers of The Lowell, As many of you may have seen, we mistakenly published a story that was titled “The average SFUSD teacher is absent more than ...

Why we must delve deeper into Lowell’s racial issues

November 21, 2016

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Letter from the EditorOriginally published on November 27, 2015Dear readers of The Lowell,As the Black Lives Matter movement sweeps across the nation, students have risen up to demand an end to systematic and structural racism o...

TO THE EDITOR: Senior advocates for pushing back the first bell

November 21, 2016

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Letter to the EditorOriginally published on November 28, 2015Dear Editor,Attending Lowell for over three years has been an overwhelmingly enjoyable and enriching experience. Unfortunately, Lowell is far from perfect. One of...

TO THE EDITOR: LSA apologizes for controversial pop poll category

November 21, 2016

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Letter to the EditorOriginally published on November 28, 2015Dear Editor,The Class of 2016 Board would like to apologize in regards to our choice of “Most Ratchet” to be allowed in the pop polls.We are here to fully su...

Getting to know Special Ed students in our community

November 10, 2016

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Letter from the EditorDear readers of The Lowell,At Lowell, we often hear and see Special Education students in the hallways. But how much do general education students actually know about the program?When reporter Katherine Nguyen, who has...

Student advises Lowellites to reshape the way they think about AP classes

November 10, 2016

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Letter to the EditorI am a current junior here at Lowell. As many of us are aware, the final course drop date was on Friday, Sept. 2. From the very beginning of each school year, that deadline seems to loom over the heads of ev...

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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