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Senior asks teachers not to let personal opinions influence college advice

May 21, 2017

Letter to the EditorDear Lowell Students,In the process of searching for schools, I had many different people tell me many different things, and it got awfully confusing. I remember looking over my Common Application, and asking myself,...

Breaking out of my comfort zone helped me grow as a person, junior says

May 21, 2017

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, One of the biggest challenges I faced freshman year was public speaking and meeting new people. I was a relatively quiet person. I never initiated conversations with those other than my ...

Reporters review Bay Area food cuisine

April 18, 2017

Originally published on March 26, 2015...

The dress code is unfair and vague. Here’s how to improve it

April 11, 2017

By Cynthia LeungOriginally published on December 15, 2014Put those short shorts away, and hide your flip flops. According to the new SFUSD dress code, both of those are violations along with crop tops, halter tops and other...

Cartwheels, pyramids, herkies: Cheerleading is a sport

Nia Coats

April 11, 2017

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 basket...

Junior exposes dark side of fast fashion

March 10, 2017

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. ...

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

March 10, 2017

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 ask...

We should replace the current diversity training PD program

March 10, 2017

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

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 ra...

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

Caleb Hilladakis

March 2, 2017

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 ...

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

Olivia Sohn

February 22, 2017

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 ho...

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

Zahra Rothschild

February 3, 2017

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 wi...

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