Author Archives: Taylor Carito

Five secret study spots in and around UMass Lowell

Megan Dillon, Bryan Gomez, Shae Carter, Janden Mendola Connector Contributors Tired of returning to the same study spot every day? Try one of these five secret locations to enhance your studying experience! The third floor of University Crossing The center of the university buzzes with concentrated thoughts on UCrossings third floor. This space offers study

The Connector’s declassified advising period survival guide

Hannah Manning Connector Editor Tensions are running high. The exams are ramping up in intensity, papers are getting assigned one after another and none of the vending machines seem to be accepting cards. To add to all of that existential stress, it just so happens to be the merriest time of the semester: advising period.

To go or not to go: Making the leap to graduate school

Megan Dillon Connector Staff Less than half of the population in the United States has obtained a bachelor’s degree, yet the demand for jobs almost makes a college education a necessity. The number of students attending universities has jumped dramatically within the last few decades, and a lot of students have debated taking their education

Sustainable Move-Out returns to residence halls this spring

The Sustainable Move-Out initiative by the Office of Sustainability relies heavily on students. (Courtesy of Ed Brennan/University Relations) Nisa Holley Connector Staff Ditch the Dumpster; the Office of Sustainability will once again launch its Sustainable Move-Out initiative this spring to all on-campus residence halls. Now on its fifth year, the Move-Out program team is looking

Shuttle driver allegedly called racial slurs; Student punched in his defense

The UMass Lowell shuttles operate from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on most weekends. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Taylor Carito & Chris Romano Connector Staff Shuttle driver Daniel Denis Prophete was working the yellow-line night shift, along with his co-driver and other passengers when a group of students became belligerent. This resulted in two abrupt stops on

Op-Ed: The real Boston anthem

Neil Diamond performs “Sweet Caroline” at Fenway Park in 2013. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Taylor Carito Connector Editor It’s that song that you turn off when you’re in your car by yourself, but you know that when that first note plays you’ll be swaying side-by-side with the stranger next to you at the bar, baseball game

Top five best television show intro songs

The “Game of Thrones” theme was composed by Ramin Djawadi (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Television). Taylor Carito Connector Editor Choosing a theme song is a small but imperative part to creating a successful television show, and the most successful shows tend to have a hook or some way to get their audience to stay

Writers on Campus Preview

Owen Johnson Connector Editor   On Thursday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m., the UMass Lowell English department will be hosting a Writers on Campus event. It will be in the O’Leary Library Auditorium, Room 222, and it is open to the public. It is being advertised as a night of poetry and prose. In the

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