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Why we must delve deeper into Lowell’s racial issues

November 21, 2016


Filed under All, Letter to the Editor

Letter from the EditorOriginally published on November 27, 2015Dear readers of The Lowell,As the Black Lives Matter movement sweeps across the nation, students have risen up to demand an end to systematic and structural racism on high school and college campuses.While Lowell may seem distant from these events, a simple look at our student racial demographics will show ...

TO THE EDITOR: Senior advocates for pushing back the first bell

November 21, 2016


Filed under All, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the EditorOriginally published on November 28, 2015Dear Editor,Attending Lowell for over three years has been an overwhelmingly enjoyable and enriching experience. Unfortunately, Lowell is far from perfect. One of my biggest issues with the school has been the unbearably early start time of...

TO THE EDITOR: LSA apologizes for controversial pop poll category

November 21, 2016


Filed under All, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the EditorOriginally published on November 28, 2015Dear Editor,The Class of 2016 Board would like to apologize in regards to our choice of “Most Ratchet” to be allowed in the pop polls.We are here to fully support an inclusive Lowell community.We would like to explain how the catego...

Ballet and body image: freshman details her journey to self-acceptance

November 17, 2016


Filed under All, Columns

Originally published on December 4, 2015 Photo Illustration by Aida Irving and Kiara Gil. By Bel Mehaffy, guest contributor to The Lowell. Before my dance teacher discouraged me from becoming a professional dancer by telling me I didn’t have the right body type for ballet, I didn’t think of my bo...

Getting to know Special Ed students in our community

November 10, 2016


Filed under All, Letter from the Editor

Letter from the EditorDear readers of The Lowell,At Lowell, we often hear and see Special Education students in the hallways. But how much do general education students actually know about the program?When reporter Katherine Nguyen, who has an autistic brother, first started this story, Nguyen didn’...

Student advises Lowellites to reshape the way they think about AP classes

November 10, 2016


Filed under All, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the EditorI am a current junior here at Lowell. As many of us are aware, the final course drop date was on Friday, Sept. 2. From the very beginning of each school year, that deadline seems to loom over the heads of every Lowellite. One has to make the choice: Is this class really worth it?T...

PFT: Physical Fitness Test or Pretty Flawed Test?

November 9, 2016


Filed under All, Editorials

EditorialIllustration by Hannah CosselmonThe issue of body shaming recently was brought to the public’s attention during and after the first presidential debate when the world was reminded that Donald Trump had called Alicia Machado, a former Miss Universe winner who gained weight, “Ms. Piggy.”W...

Save freshman English honors but make it open enrollment

November 9, 2016


Filed under All, Editorials

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


Filed under All, Columns

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


Filed under All, Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under All, Columns

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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