Dear readers of The Lowell,
This letter usually summarizes the articles we are excited to share with readers in our new issue, but I feel that it is only proper to dedicate this message to the passing of one of our news editors, Allison Jou. Last month, we suffered the loss of both an invaluable staff member, whom we were privileged to work with, and a sharply funny and dedicated friend. Having worked side-by-side with her and bonded over our shared goals and passions, Ally’s passing has left our newsroom feeling painfully incomplete. Her impact remains palpable throughout the publication, and The Lowell will keep publishing the important articles she was working on and including her name on our masthead in order to pay homage to her legacy. Struggling to cope with the loss of such an essential and well-respected player on our team, our entire staff has come together to support each other and the publication.