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Cartwheels, pyramids, herkies: Cheerleading is a sport

Nia Coats, Author

April 11, 2017


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Originally published on May 26, 2016The cheer team performs their routine at the 2015 Fall Spirit Rally on October 9. Photo by Leonard Caoili“L, H, S!” the cheerleaders shout from the sidelines. From football and basketball games to spirit rallies, cheerleaders perform their herkies, a jump with one ...

Junior exposes dark side of fast fashion

March 10, 2017


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Letter to the EditorDear Students of Lowell,If you checked the tag on the back of your clothes, where would they say they were made? China? Indonesia? Bangladesh? To us, where our clothing comes from may not be a big concern. In fact, we may not think about fashion much at all, besides the outfits we pic...

Behind the cover: Teens should be more politically aware and active

March 10, 2017


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Letter from the EditorDear The Lowell readers,The outcome of the 2016 presidential election sparked protests nationwide. Lowell students, along with other students from around the city, participated in these protests. When asked why they marched on Nov. 9, 2016, a typical answer was that they felt they didn’t get a voice in this election.But do students really not have a voice in politics or government?In t...

We should replace the current diversity training PD program

March 10, 2017


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EditorialA s part of the current effort to combat racial disparities at Lowell, faculty members are participating in monthly two-hour Equity-Centered Professional Development (PD) meetings hosted by the San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools (SF-CESS), who intends the program to last for four year...

English teacher questions the importance of honors classes

March 6, 2017


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Letter to the EditorOriginally published on May 26, 2016Dear Editors,I would like to retract my statement about the ninth grade honors course. While having honors classes may be “nice” in terms of offering students a range of classes, I do not think it matters, especially when I consider the str...

Applying across the pond: Senior applies to universities in the UK

Caleb Hilladakis, Author

March 2, 2017


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Originally published on February 9, 2016When I was 12, my family toured Great Britain and Ireland, with a particular focus on Harry Potter locales. One of the highlights was watching my grandmother’s wig fly off in a gust of wind as we waited in line to see the Great Hall of Hogwart’s in Christ Church C...

Waking up and walking out: How marching against Trump gave me a voice

Olivia Sohn, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2017


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Photo courtesy of Olivia SohnThe day that early voting opened in late October, I canvassed for the first time in Reno because I did not want Donald Trump to be elected president. I woke up at 5 a.m. in the morning, drove for four hours to Reno, attended a training and then went and knocked on 129 doo...

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

Zahra Rothschild, Author

February 3, 2017


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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 with a perfect balance of compassion and power. She has taught me to never be as...

Senior emphasizes need for personalized mental health reforms at Lowell

January 31, 2017


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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-face talks about mental health. In fact, I’ve heard more about the emotiona...

Former student encourages better mental health support at Lowell

January 23, 2017


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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 there has been some tension around campus due to recent events, I tho...

HBCU-BOUND: Senior shares her thoughts about applying to Historically Black Colleges and…

HBCU-BOUND: Senior shares her thoughts about applying to Historically Black Colleges and…

Nia Coats, Author

January 20, 2017


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Originally published on February 9, 2016 During freshman year, I survived my classes with my best friends Chrislyn and Sara, who helped me feel more comfortable because of our common backgrounds and interests. That year was one of the hardest tests that I had I’ve ever dealt with, because being on...

Know yourself, accept your limits

January 13, 2017


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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 higher than others. Whether that be schoolwork, family and friends, after-school j...

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