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

Zahra Rothschild

February 3, 2017

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

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

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

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...

School summer reading program is valuable, but should be free

January 6, 2017

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

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...

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...

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