On Campus articles

Dining hall reform continue as students return to campus

Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Last semester many students left campus disgruntled and discouraged by the service they had received at the dining halls around campus. After what students describe as years of slipping service few students were not hopeful for change. However, as students returned to campus this week, they were greeted to new posters

Music-Business Major reflects on American Idol experience

(Courtesy of Andrew Marshall) Alecia Connolly & Hannah Manning Connector Editors  UMass Lowell student Andrew Marshall has been making quite a name for himself across Massachusetts as an up-and-coming singer-songwriter. The hardworking music-business major has fully immersed himself in his craft during his time so far at UMass Lowell. With an array of live gigs

Student uses dining halls napkins against them

The student used their background in graphic design to create a graphic seemingly identical to Campus Dining’s original. Brigid Archibald Connector Editor There are many things that students might expect to read on the comment and question cards that are attached to napkin holders, but the phrase “Does it look like anybody here cares?” is

The reality of being a parent at UMass Lowell

Jessica Berry Connector Contributor UMass Lowell has several resources for student parents on campus. There are two Title IX Coordinators that help student parents understand their rights as parents through the ADA, there are “Mothers Rooms” scattered across each campus where mothers can breastfeed and the UML Parents’ club, where parents can unite and discuss

UMass Lowell Graphic Design students tackling social issues

The students in Professor Karen Roehr’s Graphic Design I and Graphic Design III classes were tasked with creating posters that raise awareness for a myriad of social issues. Her Graphic Design 1 students’ project was a single poster on one of 3 topics: 1. Opioid Addiction 2. Social Media Addiction 3. Mental Health/Illness Her Graphic

Vaping on campus – all the rage, or just smoke?

Jaden Mendola Connector Contributor Vaping and e-cigarette devices have been exploding in popularity recently, and there are few demographics that have been affected as heavily as college undergraduates. Originally intended as an aid for those who want to quit cigarettes, vaping has exploded into a national phenomenon and has been taken up by both ex-cigarette

Study abroad fair preview

New Zealand is one of the many places you can study abroad. (Photo Courtesy of newzealand.com) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Editor “It changed my life,” said Dr. Christopher Carlsmith, chair of the history department at UMass Lowell when talking about his experience studying abroad in Italy in his junior year at Stanford University. He says that it

Why-fi: Eduroam frustrates students

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor UMass Lowell’s wi-fi network, “eduroam,” crashed over the first weekend of November and the network has been sluggish ever since. UMass Lowell students and faculty know about “eduroam” all too well; the recent outage isn’t the first time the network has gone down, and it won’t be the last. But why

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