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UMass Lowell’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu team and women’s safety

Erica Taylor Connector Contributor Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a form of martial arts that promotes the idea that a smaller and weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger and stronger opponent. While it is not as well known as other forms of martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu can be women’s perfect method of defense against

Is technology changing the classroom?

Emmy Misail Connector Contributor Dr. Thomas Shea has been a biology professor at UMass Lowell for 24 years, and has watched classrooms transition from paper to PC with alarming speed. He has seen computers help his students reach amazing heights in the classroom, from conducting cutting-edge research to crafting good PowerPoint presentations. But that influx

UMass Lowell hosts Non-Profit and Government Career Fair

Nisa Holley Connector Staff UMass Lowell hosted a Non-Profit and Government Career Fair Wednesday afternoon in O’Leary Library. Going to a career fair can be nerve wrecking because students may not know what awaits them. One could possibly meet their future employer and have no expectations coming in. There is also the struggle of deciding

Morton and Eisner prioritize resources for students

Morton and Eisner are running parallel to Andre DiFilippo and Vilma Okey-ewurum. (Courtesy of the Morton-Eisner campaign) Kelly Skelton Connector Editor As UMass Lowell’s yearly Student Government Association (SGA) elections approach, students must decide which candidate will lead next year’s inevitable rebranding. This year’s presidential and vice-presidential ticket features David Morton and Eric Eisner against

UMass Lowell hosts its first step and dance competition

UMass Lowell’s step team can be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The Instagram and Facebook usernames are @steppininunity and the Twitter handle is @UMLSteppin. (Courtesy of Steppin in Unity) Kelly Skelton Connector Editor For one that has encountered the art of step, it was an educational and entertaining evening last Saturday as South Campus’

Post Parkland: What has changed at UMass Lowell?

Thousands of people participated in protests across the country. (Courtesy of Politifact) David Todisco Connector Contributor Since the shooting in Parkland, Fla. a conversation has erupted throughout campus. As with every mass shooting, the recent tragedy in Florida has stirred feelings of stress and hopelessness among people across campus and the nation. Most of the

SGA Election Spotlight: Andre DiFilippo & Vilma Okey-ewurum

DiFilippo and Okey-ewurum bring prior SGA experience. (Courtesy of the DiFilippo/Okey-ewurum Campaign) Kelly Michael Skelton Connector Editor It is once again almost time for UMass Lowell’s prominent Student Government Association (SGA) Elections. This year’s presidential and vice-presidential ticket features Andre DiFilippo and Vilma Okey-ewurum against David Morton and Eric Eisner. Running together, the DiFilippo/Okey-ewurum campaign features

Andrew Marshall making a name for himself in Lowell

“Letters from Lowell” is expected to be released in either the spring or summer. (Courtesy of Michael Miller Photography) Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor The first time Andrew Marshall’s parents heard their son sing was in a school play when he played Danny Zuko, the male lead in “Grease.” Following in his sister’s footsteps, the singer-songwriter from

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