Campus Life articles

Christmas shopping for the average college student

Troy Lafond Connector Staff Halloween has just ended, which means there’s one thing on everyone’s minds now…Christmas! Yes, it may be a little soon for some people, but don’t underestimate the advantages of starting to think about Christmas shopping in early November. Christmas shopping can add a lot of stress and burden to people’s lives

Study abroad fair preview

New Zealand is one of the many places you can study abroad. (Photo Courtesy of newzealand.com) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Editor “It changed my life,” said Dr. Christopher Carlsmith, chair of the history department at UMass Lowell when talking about his experience studying abroad in Italy in his junior year at Stanford University. He says that it

Why-fi: Eduroam frustrates students

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor UMass Lowell’s wi-fi network, “eduroam,” crashed over the first weekend of November and the network has been sluggish ever since. UMass Lowell students and faculty know about “eduroam” all too well; the recent outage isn’t the first time the network has gone down, and it won’t be the last. But why

Off-campus housing in crisis?: City of Lowell considers rental amendment

The meeting for the amendment will be held at Lowell City Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Conor Dawson and Hannah Manning Connector Editors Students at UMass Lowell may encounter roadblocks to living with their friends off-campus if an amendment by the City of Lowell gets passed, which would make

Speedway closed: where to get gas?

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor It was always there… until it wasn’t. The Speedway gas station located on South Campus has been closed for most of the semester, and many commuters are asking “What am I supposed to do now?” 68% of UMass Lowell students commute each day and the Speedway located on the corner of

The turbulent history of UMass Lowell’s forgotten campus

West Campus was formally the Graduate School of Education for UMass Lowell. (Courtesy of Aaron Robinson/Connector) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor UMass Lowell has been around since 1894, which means it’s had a lot of time to accumulate peculiar stories and happenings. Everyone knows about North, South and East Campus, but what about West Campus? And

Cumnock reopens, student organizations impacted by university growing pains

Andrew J. Sciascia Connector Editor In previous academic years, North Campus students have found themselves between classes sitting out in their cars, cramped elbow to elbow in hallways outside their lecture halls to do homework or making the lengthy trek back to Fox Dining Commons just to have a bite. Recognizing a key issue in

Bike Shop and Outdoor Adventure move to new space

A student worker for the Bike Shop works on a bicycle. (Hannah Manning/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Any students curious about how they can enjoy the great outdoors while getting their education have an exciting new place to call home — and it happens to be closer than they might think. UMass Lowell’s bike shop

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