2014 Greeley Scholar advocates social justice for all

Andrea Larsson Connector Contributor UMass Lowell welcomed Albie Sachs, former judge on the South African Constitutional Court, to the university on Tuesday. Hosted by the Greeley Scholar Committee and honored by the committee as 2014’s Greeley Scholar, Sachs, former advisor to Nelson Mandela, told the story of South Africa’s fight for civil freedom and equality,

Campus Life

ASAO President Brittaney Cameron previews Culture Shock

UMass Lowell students’ food, fashion and talents will be on display at Culture Shock Marlon Pitter Connector Editor Among the plethora of end-of-year activities and events, Culture Shock, presented by ASAO and Greek Council, stands out as a premier event to take part in on April 27 at the Campus Recreation Center (CRC). Full of


Honors Ambassadors Welcome New Members

Article submitted by the Honors Ambassador Program As 2013 comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to reflect on our first year and welcome our new members. 2013 was a year of firsts for the Honors Ambassador Program and we’ve written about them here. We would like to congratulate and welcome our

A Message from the Chief of Police

  January 21, 2014 TO: All Students FROM: Randy Brashears, Chief of University Police RE: Welcome Back and Campus Safety At the beginning of each semester, colleges and universities across the country reach out to their students to remind them of important steps they can take to contribute to the safety and security of their community and themselves.

Starbucks: The Second Coming

Alexander Gentile Connector Contributor Students on North Campus have long languished over the absence of a fresh, robust cup of Starbucks coffee, an advantage South Campus has boasted on for about two years. Last Monday, an impressive new location was installed in the basement of Lydon Library, and according to witness accounts it has been

CAPA, AST bring Battleship to UMass Lowell

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor The Campus Activities Programming Association (CAPA) and the Alpha Sigma Tau (AST) sorority partnered to bring the first of many great aquatic slugfests to UMass Lowell. Armed with buckets as weapons to dump water into their opponents’ boats and storage container lids as shields, a total of 16 three-person teams battled

Arts & Entertainment

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“Punk Goes 90s Vol. 2” breaks dismal trend

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor Just seven months after Fearless Records fearlessly decided to release “Punk Goes Christmas,” the “Punk Goes” compilation series made a Red Sox-esque “worst to first” turnaround with the release of “Punk Goes 90s Vol. 2” on April 1. The newest cover album in the “Punk Goes” compilation series features covers of



2014 March Madness lives up to the hype

March Madness, as its name would suggest, has traditionally been associated with inspiring anger in those who watch the event and in those who participate in the various bracket pools throughout the country. The tournament is so volatile, that number one seeds making it to the Final Four are a rarity, and upsets are rampant