Author Archives: Katrina Desrosiers

‘Rise’ delivers the downside of the DAPL

‘Rise’ delivers the downside of the DAPL

As of April 4, the Dakota Access Pipeline has been completed and is ready for operation. (Courtesy of Viceland) Katrina Desrosiers Connector Editor Though the mainstream media coverage about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has slowed and construction has begun, Native American residents are still fighting to protect their sacred land. To draw attention back

Revamping the history of South Campus one building at a time

Coburn Hall on South Campus. (Katrina Desrosiers/Connector) Katrina Desrosiers Connector Contributor No elevator, no ramp, bathrooms in the basement, limited parking and inaccessible offices make Coburn Hall out of reach for some UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff. In order for Coburn Hall to be an appropriate fit for South Campus, many students say that

Be ‘World Ready’ by studying language

Katrina Desrosiers Connector Editor In a diverse world, learning a language and gaining an understanding of a new culture is essential for obtaining a well-rounded education at UMass Lowell. The Department of World Languages and Cultures provides plenty of study abroad opportunities for students, and within the department a community of foreign language blossoms. Department

Safety first: Inside scoop from University Police

This is one of the many emergency telephones seen around campus. (Michaela Goss/Connector) Katrina Desrosiers Connector Editor Staying safe on campus involves much more than looking both ways before crossing the street. The UMass Lowell Police Department (UMLPD) says it is important that all students use common sense and make safe choices on campus. At the

Lowell remembers Kerouac with annual festival

Katrina Desrosiers Connector Editor It took a long time for Lowell to honor Jack Kerouac as a great writer, but now every year Lowell Celebrates Kerouac through an annual festival. As part of LCK, on Oct. 10 Kerouac expert Bill Walsh led a historic walk starting at the Kerouac Commemorative Park. The event’s aim was

South Campus’ new dining hall: What to expect when you are starving

Katrina DesRosiers Connector Editor South Campus is currently undergoing a major change in dining with the up and coming McGauvran Student Center. With this addition, there will be a new all-you-care-to-eat dining facility on the first floor, and Subway, Freshii, a bakery, café and a grab-and-go market on the second. On the third floor, there

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