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More to busking than meets the eye

Michael Calamonici plays guitar at a busk stop in Downtown Lowell (Courtesy of Mary Connell) Mary Connell Connector Contributor New England has been experiencing record setting weather this March, inducing early onset Spring fever in college students. With the warm weather, it is increasingly tempting to spend money on spring activities. But how can students

Street wear, skateboarding have home in Persona

Persona has been a vibrant force in the Downtown Lowell community since its opening in 2011. (Marlon Pitter/Connector) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor Rooted in the cultures of street wear and skateboarding, Persona thrives as a member of the downtown Lowell community. From the store’s exterior, a bevy of hats, sneakers, t-shirts, skateboard decks and other

Brewing up some poetry

Mariah Alix Connector Contributor Hiding within the streets of Lowell are an assortment of the arts, spoken word and competitive poetry being one of them. Downtown Lowell itself holds the wonderful Brew’d Awakening on Market Street, which holds an open mic and poetry slam every first and third Tuesday of each month from 6 to

Humanity brings new flavor to women’s fashion

Amaris Torres Connector Staff On 128 Merrimack Street in downtown lies one of Lowell’s many hidden treasures: Humanity. The owner, Ani Vong, would describe Humanity as a “vintage-sheek” boutique that caters to all women. The warm, welcoming atmosphere of the shop makes this the perfect spot to satisfy your shopping sweet tooth, and catch up

UPDATED: Downtown Lowell for the under-21 crowd

*Note: Article has been updated 25 March 2015 to include additional happenings. Thanks to Craig H. for the suggestions. Regina Alongi and Jen Desrosiers Connector Editors Downtown Lowell has a thriving late-night scene, bars and nightclubs galore. From throwing back a few drinks at Finn’s to listening to local bands at the Last Safe and

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