Author Archives: Conor Dawson

River Hawk pride is vested in modesty and experience

River Hawk pride is vested in modesty and experience

UMass Lowell students will celebrate the university’s 125th year in operation with a series of special 2019 Homecoming events across campus. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Conor Dawson Connector Editor I never wanted to be a River Hawk. Coming out of high school, I had been listening for four years about how getting into the right

UCrossing to expand into the old nursing home on Merrimack street

The building will host new classrooms, the Residence Life office and an expansion of the IT department.(Connector/ Brigid Archibald)  Connor Dawson Connector Editor  Space has been a problem for UMass Lowell for a while. As more students join the university, there is a bigger need for classroom space and space for administration. UMass Lowell is

UMass students get behind-the-scenes glimpse into Kerry State Dept.

(Conor Dawson/ the Connector) Conor Dawson Connector Editor On Thursday, Sept. 26, students were given the opportunity to go to a book signing for Glen Johnson’s new book “Window Seat on the World.” The book chronicles his time serving as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of State for strategic communications from 2013 to 2017. The event

UMass Lowell professor delivers gripping story of her “Delinquent Girlhood”

Conor Dawson and Dunia Seidu Connector Editor and Contributor Maureen Stanton’s new memoir “Body Leaping Backwards: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood” details the author’s tumultuous transition from childhood to adolescence in the 70s, as she dealt with her parents’ separation and teenage growing pains. Stanton, who teaches Creative Nonfiction  at UMass Lowell as well as

978 Cafe taps into local roots

Dara Svay has wanted to own a cafe since high school (Conor Dawson / UMass Lowell Connector) Conor Dawson Connector Editor Running a small business is as often as not a labor of love. This new series will attempt to bring into the student eye some small businesses around UMass Lowell that cater to students,

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

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