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Getting to know Special Ed students in our community

November 10, 2016


Filed under All, Letter from the Editor

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 an autistic brother, first started this story, Nguyen didn’...

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

November 10, 2016


Filed under All, Letter to the Editor

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 every Lowellite. One has to make the choice: Is this class really worth it?T...

PFT: Physical Fitness Test or Pretty Flawed Test?

November 9, 2016


Filed under All, Editorials

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


Filed under All, Editorials

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 course, is no longer offered.The administration decided to eliminate the class because of concerns that enrollment into...

Dear Patriarchy: Don’t tell me to wear a bra

JoyAnne Ibay, Author

October 27, 2016


Filed under All, Columns

Originally published on May 24, 2016Photo by Kelley GradeThey were afraid they would laugh because she wasn’t wearing a bra.It was a nice sunny day in the Richmond district when a woman visited the Academy of Sciences to check out the exhibits. A few high school students in the Academy’s Caree...

New same-teacher policy for freshmen is unfair — let them choose

October 25, 2016


Filed under All, Editorials, Opinions

EditorialOriginally posted on March 4, 2016This semester, Lowell’s administration implemented a new policy that requires freshmen to take the same teachers in biology and history for the entire school year instead of being able to choose their teachers for those courses in the self-scheduling Aren...

When admins ‘dress-coded’ me for this outfit, was it short-changing my education?

Jocelyn Lee, Author

October 25, 2016


Filed under All, Columns

Originally published on March 4, 2016The outfit in the photo is the same outfit referenced in the column. Photo by Alexis PicacheFor four years, 180 days a year, Monday through Friday, I’ve gotten up early for school. I’m more often tired than not, and just want to get through the day smoothly an...

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