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Hidden Gems Around Lowell Offer Alternative Options for Dining and Fun

Hidden Gems Around Lowell Offer Alternative Options for Dining and Fun

(Courtesy of USA Restaurants) Tyler White Connector Contributor Over the course of the school year, students say they crave options when they inevitably grow tired of ordinary dining hall food and the familiar restaurants located on campus. Luckily, there is a way to break this cycle. UMass Lowell students have come to the rescue, sharing

Students say they worry about their votes mattering

Julia Ashley  Connector Contributor In the political sphere, two extremes dominate the discussion: those who are not aware of any political agenda, and people who care very much about the political climate. A point of contention between these two differing views often stems from the subject of voting participation or lack thereof among the different

Little-known program, River Hawk Experience Distinction, offers students service-learning opportunity

Nicholas DeBella  Connector Contributor  The River Hawk Experience Distinction (RHED), a community involvement program, offers the opportunity for UMass Lowell students to earn a special stamp on their diploma, stating they have been involved in two courses participating in community engagement and two volunteer experiences. Although the program is two years old, information about RHED

Alternate textbook options for the thrifty student

UMass Lowell students are always looking for cheaper textbook options. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Deanna Darah Connector Contributor With the prices of textbooks reaching new highs every year, many students at UMass Lowell are opting to buy their textbooks through Amazon rather than through the university’s bookstore in order to save money – if

“She Kills Monsters”: A comedic, inspirational production

“She Kills Monsters” debuted in 2011 at the Flea Theater in New York. (Photo courtesy of Kaliisha Cole/Connector) Kaliisha Cole Connector Staff The Off-Broadway Players held their fall production of “She Kills Monsters” written by Qui Nguyen at the Comely-Lane Theatre. The production, which ran from November 20–24, is a comedic, yet dark fantasy that

MBTA and university cut student discount due to funding concerns

(Courtesy of Learning Lowell) Jeffery Ring Connector Contributor  Many students at UMass Lowell used the pilot program that allowed students to use the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail for free. But a year later, the program is gone, because they both believed it was financially unsustainable. The program was based on an idea

Campus police help students retrieve lost items with new lost and found form

(Paul Gorbould/creativecommons.org)  Emmy Misail Connector Editor  It is inevitable that students lose things on campus. According to the campus police headquartered at UCrossing, where lost and found items often end up, they could be anything: school IDs, state IDs, laptops, bicycles, phones, phone chargers and even entire sets of car keys from the parking lot

College meal options lack balance

Fox Hall is one of the largest dining halls on campus. (Courtesy of Richard Mandelkorn Photography) Devin Molloy Connector Contributor Dining halls, late night fast food and easy access to vending machines  make up much of the student culinary experience. There is not much guessing as to why the infamous “freshman 15” exists, and how

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