Author Archives: Conor Dawson

Admin pairs with Catholic Charities for Thanksgiving food drive

Conor Dawson Connector Editor UMass Lowell is partnering with Catholic Charities of Boston to feed families once again this Thaksgiving. On Monday, Nov. 25, UMass Lowell will launch an operation out of the Inn and Conference Center to deliver Thanksgiving meals to 300 families in and around Lowell. The turkey delivery will be from 12

Evangelical Christians visit South Campus to spread their message about sin

(Brigid Archibald/ UMass Lowell Connector) The group came to campus on Tuesday, October 29 to spread their message about sin. Brigid Archibald Conor Dawson Connector Editors A group of Evangelical Christians came to South Campus for an annual event they call Sin Awareness Day. The group, who arrived on Tuesday, brought with them signs that read

Modern Warfare (2019) a flashy, fluid take on the Call of Duty formula

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” is the first “Call of Duty” game to support console cross-play. (Photo courtesy of Activision) Story and general game review Conor Dawson Connector Editor The original “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” trilogy has long been heralded as one of the greatest storylines in all of gaming. With a visually stunning

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,

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