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Event Preview of UMass Lowell’s fall 2021 Magicon: All about pizza and games

Event Preview of UMass Lowell’s fall 2021 Magicon: All about pizza and games

(Photo courtesy pexels.com) D6 Dice are often used for Magic The Gathering games and tournaments, as well as other MGK games Evan Sisler Connector Editor Starting this Friday Nov. 19, UMass Lowell’s Master’s Gaming Konnection (MGK) will be hosting their once-per-semester gaming convention, Magicon. A free, fully in-person, three-day gaming event, Magicon will take place

Addressing the Dual Pandemic: University hosts ally training to support AAIP students as anti-Asian racism grows

(Photo Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Following the Atlanta shooting where eight people were killed, six of whom were Asian American women, Chancellor Jacquie Moloney released a statement condemning the event and the recent rise in violence and hate targeted towards Asian Americans. The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Department

How to safely connect with other students and make friends during a virtual semester

(Photo Courtesy of LA Times) As the pandemic continues, students struggle to make meaningful personal connections Brigid Archibald Connector Editor “If you don’t have any questions, you are free to go,” a professor says. You click the red button and there is silence: no shuffling of papers, no bags zipping, no scraping as students vacate

How to successfully navigate Eco-grief and Climate Anxiety in the age of doomer headlines and climate emergencies

(Photo Courtesy of New York Times) Fires across California last august turned skies across the United States orange as they burned over a million acres of land  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor From last year’s wildfires to the most recent winter weather in Texas, it is getting hard to ignore the impacts of climate change. If

Computer science department adjusts undergraduate curriculums to mitigate cheating during remote testing

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Student studies in UCrossing Chase White Connector Contributor Since last semester, computer science department administrators and professors have worked hard to integrate classes to an online environment. One challenge faced by faculty today is how best to mitigate cheating on tests in virtual classroom settings. The question arises, then, whether

Society of Plastics Engineers helps UMass Lowell in its fight against single use plastic

(Brian Yurasits / Unsplash) Michael Van Arnam Connector Contributor  Members of the UMass Lowell community are currently making collective efforts to stop the crisis of plastic pollution. Innovations have been added to the campus to help individuals get involved in the effort. Screens which tells the user how many single-use bottles have been spared have been

New flu guidelines in place for 2021

UMass Lowell is offering flu clinics to students once again, although the format is different this year. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor Every year, UMass Lowell offers flu clinics to all students over the age of 18 to help reduce outbreaks of the seasonal flu. However, clinics this year, like everything else,