Author Archives: Taylor Carito

Changes to UMass Lowell bus routes to come in fall 2017

Changes to UMass Lowell bus routes to come in fall 2017

Red Line shuttle picks up passengers at UMass Lowell’s South Campus. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Taylor Carito Connector Editor With the termination of students living in East Meadow Lane apartments and the elimination of commuter parking in the Ayotte parking garage, big changes are coming to UMass Lowell transportation. Beginning in the fall semester of

Sheila Angelo speaks about working political campaigns

Taylor Carito Connector Editor UMass Lowell alumna Sheila Angelo graduated in 2015 with hopes of entering the political field. Little did she know how successful she would be by 24 years old. She is formerly a White House staffer for President Barack Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffer. In an event organized by the

Art Student Union molding young artists on campus

Students of ASU participating in their annually scheduled paint night. (Courtesy of Art Student Union) Taylor Carito Connector Editor Recipient of the Student Leadership Award the Rising River Hawk in 2016, the Art Student Union (ASU) at UMass Lowell makes an effort to help young artists better their skills regardless of abilities. It is open

UMass Lowell gets grant to renovate Perry Hall

Perry Hall on North Campus has had minimal renovations over the last 70 years. (Chris Romano/Connector) Taylor Carito Connector Editor Over the past few weeks, Gov. Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) have been awarding $39 million worth of grants to universities and high schools across the state to promote and improve

How to eat healthy on campus

“Farmer’s Market, located at University Dining Commons in Fox Hall, offers healthy options for students. (Courtesy of Navitas UML) Taylor Carito Connector Editor Eating healthy is challenging for everyone, especially on a college campus. More often than not, students who live on-campus find themselves in the dining halls, indulging in foods that may or may

John Prendergast speaks about importance of activism

John Prendergast addresses a crowd from the O’Leary Mezzanine. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Taylor Carito Connector Editor On Feb. 15, students and faculty members gathered in the O’Leary Library mezzanine eager to hear how activism can make a difference and how they can get involved. Humanitarian, activist and published author John Prendergast came to UMass Lowell to

The Navigators Club: Helping students in need

Faculty and staff in the Navigators Club have this sign on their doors. (Courtesy of The Navigators Club) Taylor Carito Connector Editor From volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club to creating a food pantry for students who are in need, the Navigators Club is comprised of students and faculty who want to help people.

University administrators react to travel ban

Taylor Carito Connector Editor Just hours after President Trump signed his executive order to ban citizens of seven countries from entering the United States, Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and President Marty Meehan released statements on social media standing up for their international students, reassuring that they will ensure that all students have a place to stay

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