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History of UMass Lowell basketball

History of UMass Lowell basketball

Tyler O’Keefe Connector Staff In 1988, believe it or not, the UMass Lowell River Hawks were coached by Stan Van Gundy. It was actually the year before Van Gundy started coaching the River Hawks that was most impressive. Don Doucette was the coach of the team in the year of 1987 to 1988 when they

‘Smash’ tournament helps smash cancer

Mike Paige/Connector Mike Paige Connector Staff The brothers of Sigma Beta Rho put on a tournament in the gaming lounge of University Crossing to help St. Jude’s and their fight against childhood cancer. And what was the fraternity’s game of choice? “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.” Fifty-eight worthy combatants showed up to prove their

New minor makes big splash on South Campus

Courtesy of Nancy Selleck Jacob Boucher Connector Staff On South Campus this past Wednesday, a new minor celebrated its launch with a luncheon and information session. New to UMass Lowell, the Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor is interdisciplinary, including classes from the departments of art, music, history, English and philosophy. The minor includes classes like

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

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