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Why Lowell should hire another nurse

Why Lowell should hire another nurse

January 16, 2019


Filed under All, Editorials, Jan. 2019

Lowell’s nurse Vanessa Compagno has about 30 to 40 students visit her office every week. She is the first medical responder to medical injuries for approximately 2700 students and 200 faculty members. However, she is often occupied with many other tasks, including staff meetings and special support fo...

Havana for HoCo? Student questions homecoming theme

Havana for HoCo? Student questions homecoming theme

Kate Green, Reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under All, Opinions

This year’s homecoming theme is “A Night in Havana.” With the dance fast approaching, some students wonder if the theme is appropriately sensitive to Cuban history and culture. Student Body Council is confident the dance will be inclusive and educational, according to senior President Almar...

City Blues: Why no one should feel bad about going to City College

City Blues: Why no one should feel bad about going to City College

September 26, 2018


Filed under All, Opinions, Sep. 2018

"Where are you applying?” With college application deadlines just around the corner, this question has been rearing its ugly head every way seniors turn. Most of the time it’s the same answers. UCs, Ivy Leagues, maybe a few state schools as backups. Especially at an academic magnet school like Lowell, ...

FROM THE EDITOR: Creativity knows no bounds

FROM THE EDITOR: Creativity knows no bounds

Olivia Sohn, Susan Wong, Editors-in-Chief

September 26, 2018


Filed under All, Letter from the Editor, Sep. 2018

Dear readers of The Lowell, Often, the perception of students at Lowell is that we are robotic, grade-focused, AP test-taking-machines. Is the trope of “typical Lowell student” actually true? Most students at Lowell have encountered somebody that says, “Oh, you go to Lowell” in a judgm...

The power of an independent press

The power of an independent press

September 26, 2018


Filed under All, Editorials, Sep. 2018

On Aug. 15, The Boston Globe published an editorial in response to President Trump’s recent attacks on the media. The editorial called these attacks dangerous to the foundation of our democracy, as they lead the public to only believe whatever the President might say, whether it be true or not. “T...

Know your type: Sophomore realizes the need for diabetes education

Know your type: Sophomore realizes the need for diabetes education

August 31, 2018


Filed under All, Columns, Features

Sophomore Zoe Simotas poses with her insulin pump, which pumps insulin into her body via a small needle inserted in her lower back and it also regulates her blood glucose levels. Photo by Christina Johnson I t was early October of my first year at Lowell. I walked into my first-block algebra class like i...

What they don’t tell you about getting injured: Sharing my experiences

What they don’t tell you about getting injured: Sharing my experiences

Susan Wong, Editor-in-Chief

June 19, 2018


Filed under All, Columns

Pop! It sounded like popcorn, but it didn’t smell like popcorn. It smelled like rubber turf and it felt like my leg snapped. I dropped the football, fell to the ground and my left knee went weak. Immediately, I grabbed my knee and hugged it as tight as I could against my chest as I rolled around ...

Facing mental illness

Facing mental illness

Emily Sobelman, News Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under All, Features, Opinions

M y fifth grade teacher gave out daily homework. When you completed your work, you got a stamp on your little weekly homework log, and if you had five stamps at the end of the week, you got some free-play time on Friday. If not, you sat at your desk finishing that week’s work. I spent most of my Friday...

Hacked? My computer? It’s more likely than you think

Hacked? My computer? It’s more likely than you think

May 18, 2018


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Editorial O n April 21, junior Kaya Brown started receiving spam emails from herself. A computer with a connection from Los Angeles had logged into Brown’s Gmail account, tricked Google into believing it was her and sent spam to her and 21 other email accounts. “I was like, ‘What have I been doin...

Somewhere in between: Reporter shares her experiences being bisexual

Somewhere in between: Reporter shares her experiences being bisexual

Olivia Moss, Columns Editor

May 14, 2018


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Illustration by Olivia Moss, design by Giping Huang Growing up, even in a city as liberal as San Francisco, bisexuality was never something people talked about. It was always a given for me that you either liked girls or boys, that you were either gay or straight. So any feelings I had for girls we...

Why we need to fight for more self-defense education at Lowell

April 10, 2018


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EditorialFor sophomore Silas Crocker, self-defense training through jiu jitsu has served as a good source of exercise as well as self-confidence. He has been practicing jiu jitsu for seven years and currently trains at Ralph Gracie Jiu Jitsu in the Inner Sunset. “It’s been really useful because I c...

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