Author Archives: Conor Dawson

MetroRock climbing gym opens in Littleton

Conor Dawson Connector Editor MetroRock recently opened a new rock climbing gym in Littleton, and are celebrating with a free day of climbing on Saturday, April 13. This gym is by far the closest one to campus, and will cater to climbers of all skill levels. The gym’s general manager is Henry Pott. Originally from

404 Festival comes to UMass Lowell

Alecia Connolly and Conor Dawson The 404 Festival is an international exhibit celebrating a fusion of technology and art. The original festival was held 16 years ago in Argentina and was created by artist and musician Gina Valenti. This is the first  year the festival has come to the United States. The festival at UMass

City of Lowell considers rental amendment

Conor Dawson and Hannah Manning Connector Editors Students at UMass Lowell may encounter roadblocks to living with their friends off-campus if an amendment by the City of Lowell gets passed, which would make it harder for more than two students to rent an apartment together. This amendment proposed by the Pawtucketville Citizen’s Council defines a

Off-campus housing in crisis?: City of Lowell considers rental amendment

The meeting for the amendment will be held at Lowell City Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Conor Dawson and Hannah Manning Connector Editors Students at UMass Lowell may encounter roadblocks to living with their friends off-campus if an amendment by the City of Lowell gets passed, which would make

The turbulent history of UMass Lowell’s forgotten campus

West Campus was formally the Graduate School of Education for UMass Lowell. (Courtesy of Aaron Robinson/Connector) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor UMass Lowell has been around since 1894, which means it’s had a lot of time to accumulate peculiar stories and happenings. Everyone knows about North, South and East Campus, but what about West Campus? And

Chancellor’s Speaker Series brings special guest to campus

Chancellor Jacquie Moloney teased Winfrey’s appearance on her official Facebook page. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Conor Dawson and Christina Laderoute Connector Staff On November 15th, Oprah Winfrey will become the third person to headline the Chancellor’s Speaker Series, following Stephen King and Meryl Streep. Winfrey is an accomplished talk show host, television producer, actress, producer, and

Another Perspective: Merrimack Valley Gas Fires

Conor Dawson Connector Editor On Thursday September 13th, homes and business in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover serviced by Columbia Gas were rocked by numerous explosions and fires. Dispatcher Katie Ramos was in the station when the fires occurred and was able to give an inside look at the process for the dispatchers in Andover.

Aaron Rodgers’ injury déjà vu

Rodgers’ injury is a season-changing event that will have ramifications throughout the league (Courtesy of ESPN) Conor Dawson Connector Editor On Sunday night in Week 1 of the National Football League (NFL) season, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down clutching his left knee. He was carted off the field, but later came back

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