Author Archives: UML Connector

Op-ed: Is it ethical for UMass Lowell to partner with Aramark?

Alexander Gounaris Connector Contributor   On Dec. 3, 2018, students at New York University (NYU) — the nations largest private university — began a 155-hour occupation of the institution’s library demanding the termination of any business relations with the dining services conglomerate Aramark. NYU’s Incarceration to Education Coalition, which advocates for prison divestment organized the protest.

UMass Lowell’s ‘Smash Bros.’ club is a smash hit

Todd “Maxx” Robinson Connector Contributor When it comes to competitive fighting games, there are few communities as dedicated as “Super Smash Bros.” fans. Whenever a new title releases, “Smash” players from around the globe come together to learn and teach what the new game has to offer. After years of waiting, the latest installment in

New peer mentoring program helps UMass Lowell students tackle financial hurdles impeding success and well-being

Craig Williams Connector Contributor High school and college education are extremely valuable today, but often  what they fail to teach students is basic financial literacy. College students across the country are often left hung out to dry, with $20,000 or more in debt, while possessing very little knowledge about how to make payments or save

New business club is preparing UMass Lowell students for the consulting world

UMass Lowell’s newest business club, the Manning Consulting Club, is headed up by student Greg Montemurro (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Prabakar Adithya Connector Contributor The Manning Consulting Group is a business organization on campus that is quickly rising up the ladder as one of the most influential organizations on campus. Led by student Greg Montemurro,

You can now sleep in UCrossing

UCrossing is a hub for many University offices. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Sciascia) Emmanuel Edobor-Ovabor Connector Contributor A few months ago, when students trekked to University Crossing to study for exams or complete assignments, they were usually up against an ever-running clock. The multi-purpose hub would close at 12 o’clock every night. However, as many

‘Bird Box’ is a real turkey

“Bird Box” had the biggest week-long viewership of any Netflix original film. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Emmy Misail Connector Editor For those thinking of watching the Netflix movie “Bird Box,” take heed from the movie itself: put on a blindfold and don’t look. “Bird Box” follows Malorie (Sandra Bullock), a detached woman who learns to

The reality of being a parent at UMass Lowell

Jessica Berry Connector Contributor UMass Lowell has several resources for student parents on campus. There are two Title IX Coordinators that help student parents understand their rights as parents through the ADA, there are “Mothers Rooms” scattered across each campus where mothers can breastfeed and the UML Parents’ club, where parents can unite and discuss

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