Author Archives: Taylor Carito

Chancellor’s Open Forum: It takes a villiage

Brigid Archibald Connector Staff For the last two years, UMass Lowell has doubled down on its commitment to helping students succeed through the efforts of the Student Success Committee. The sole goal of the group is to look at what factors that contribute to student success.  This year the school has increased their effort tenfold

Constant Fox Hall fire alarms spark angry residents and staff

Brigid Archibald Connector Staff Fox Hall fire alarms are undoubtedly everyone’s least favorite UMass Lowell tradition. Whether it was last year’s busted pipes or various residents’ run of the mill cooking mistakes, it seems that Fox Hall’s alarms are wired to go off at the worst possible time and disrupt everyone’s sleep and studying. According

‘Manifest’ review: It is just plane good

The first season will have sixteen episodes. (Photo courtesy of Compari Entertainment) Taylor Carito Connector Editor Do people who fear of flying ever think about the possibility of having really bad turbulence and landing five years after they took off? Well, maybe they will start thanks to “Manifest.” An interesting premise combining planes, trains and

The mysterious West Campus

Taylor Carito and Hannah Manning Connector Editors A lot has stirred over the years about the notorious west campus – a seemingly desolate and decrepit property owned by UMass Lowell. But what few realize is that there is more than meets the eye, in fact, the importance of west campus lies beneath the dust and

Alumni Spotlight: Chancellor Jacquie Moloney

Moloney is the first woman to serve as chancellor in the university’s history. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Taylor Carito Connector Editor “Girls like you don’t go to college.” Those were the words of UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney’s high school guidance counselor when she asked to be enrolled in college-level courses. One of eight children,

‘Sacred Lies:’ A cult classic?

‘Sacred Lies’ is based on the 2015 novel ‘The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly’ by Stephanie Oaks. (Photo courtesy of Angry Annie Productions) Taylor Carito Connector Editor One of two shows to ever generate interest off of Facebook Watch, “Sacred Lies” takes readers through underdeveloped characters, mysteriously disappearing plots, and a crazy cult that spent

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.

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