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ICC dining hall renovation improves residents’ experience

ICC dining hall renovation improves residents’ experience

Students wait to be served at the ICC dining hall. (Marlon Pitter/Connector) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor No longer traveling to East or South Campus frequently to eat, UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center (ICC) residents say the recent finalization of the dining hall renovation has made their living experience a bit more complete. The new

Gambling After Dark 3.0 to be better than last year

Shane Foley Connector Editor “I can see that our numbers have grown,” said John Romano, executive board member for the annual Gambling After Dark event. “Everything about it has grown. It’s going to be better this year than it was last year, because we’re gonna have the room set up very nice, we’re gonna have

Four-legged inclusive housing

Courtesy of Mark Taylor Jen Desrosiers Connector Editor UMass Lowell students often talk about getting pets because although students are allowed to have fish, watching Bubbles swim in circles for hours on end can get pretty boring. Students joke about sneaking cats into the dorms (there have been students living in Riverview Suites who have

Healthy eating should not give your wallet a beating

Courtesy of The OCD Diaries Shayna Vigliotta Connector Contributor College students have become accustomed to all-nighters and the art of procrastination. Our bodies put up a fight daily to keep us going, and how do we repay them? With a bowl of ramen? A majority of college students effectively suffer from malnutrition mainly because they

Studying does not have to equal (stu)dying

Courtesy of HeyKiki Taylor Carito Connector Staff Whether it be exams, quizzes, midterms, or finals, it is hard to study for anything that is going on. In addition to that dreaded exam, students have work, sports, clubs, internships, four to five other classes and a social life. How does one find time to study without

Jack Kerouac exhibit goes on display

Among the items retrieved were one of Kerouac’s typewriters. (Photo courtesy of Michael Calamonici) Taylor Carito Connector Staff The Jack Kerouac Exhibit opened Thursday, Oct. 8, and it was no small event. The room, just to the left of the entrance with an enriching blue color, brightens and accentuates the many pieces of history that

Milk, coffee, culture and poetry

Shane Foley Connector Editor The Latin American Student Association, known as LASA, sponsored a program called Café Con Leche, a celebration of Latin culture, in University Crossing’s Moloney Hall. There were many Latin performers, food, dancing, and even Latino languages spoken at the event. It was not a requirement, however, to be Latin to attend

Lights, camera, puck drop: How to get on the video board at hockey games

Courtesy Photo Marlon Pitter Connector Editor One passionate UMass Lowell student pounded his chest in excitement during a hockey game in the 2013-14 season and landed himself on ESPN’s NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament Selection Show at the end of the year. He showed the right combination of energy, personality and creativity and made it

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