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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 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


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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


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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


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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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