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Author event: ‘Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid’

Author event: ‘Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid’

Co-authors and sisters, Gina Gallagher and Patricia Terrasi, addressed an audience at the O’Leary Library, describing their motivation behind their book, “Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid.” The book details their similar struggles in raising unique children with disabilities. They had had normal lives, Gallagher explained, until they started to see the signs. And they

International students: a different perspective

Al Gentile Connector Editor   Every student has a story. For international students coming to the United States for their education means crossing oceans, cultural boundaries and, in rare cases, having to tackle the challenge of communication with their peers and professors. According to the Institute of International Education, a nonprofit, international students account for

The bus stops here

New location of North Campus bus stop is an inconvenience, students say. Rebecca Gates Connector Contributor The North Campus bus stop has a new location behind Olney Hall, and students say they are not happy about it. But according to Nicholas Piscitello, the associate director of administrative services, the city forced the university to move

American Red Cross hosts blood drive at UMass Lowell

Karla Garcia Connector Staff The American Red Cross is looking for student volunteers to promote blood drives on campus. At the most recent blood drive, hosted in Cumnock Hall, the American Red Cross only had a total of 44 appointments, and are hoping to get more volunteers in the future. Dave Koerner, the recruiter for

Freshman perspective: UMass Lowell after seven weeks

Meghan Driscoll Connector Contributor  Starting college is like trying a new food. Everyone can tell you different things about it, but you have to experience it for yourself. So, here I am, giving you my perspective of what it’s like to be a freshman this year at UMass Lowell. Moving in to my residence hall,

Leaders with backpacks: ROTC members stand out at UMass Lowell

Robert Shaffer Connector Contributor To nonmember students, the uniformed cadets of UMass Lowell’s ROTC program stand apart on campus thanks to their noticeable composure, helpfulness and poise. While ROTC leadership said they keep a humble view of the program’s stature and activities, UMass Lowell nonmember students see cadets as a notable part of campus life.

‘The climate change game is over’ – Fifth annual Climate Change Teach-In

Heather Hamilton Connector Contributor “We are playing Russian roulette with your future,” said Dr. John Sterman. Sterman, a Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was one of three guest speakers at UMass Lowell’s fifth annual Climate Change Teach-In. Sterman used the analogy to explain how

University Crossing: Is it bridging the gap?

Heather Hamilton Connector Contributor The completion of the new student center, University Crossing, marks an accomplishment that was 27 years in the making, according to Assistant Dean of Students Mary Connelly. “Part of it was finding the right location,” she says. Connelly says the university tried to buy the space earlier for the College of

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