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Homecoming week events at UMass Lowell

Homecoming week events at UMass Lowell

Rowdy River Hawk and students cheer on the hockey team (Courtesy of Umass Lowell) Troy Lafond Connector Staff UMass Lowell’s annual homecoming festival runs from October 12-14 this year. The homecoming festival comprises of a wide variety of different events for all kinds of students, alumni and families to enjoy. The highlights of homecoming, to

“We Are All Fast Food Workers Now” addresses labor education locally and globally

Jessica Kergo Connector Staff On Thursday, Sept. 20, UMass Lowell’s Labor Education Program hosted “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now,” where Dartmouth College history professor Annelise Orleck spoke about her new book “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages.” The book calls to attention the plight of wage

Self-therapy with a paintbrush and a vibrant mind: The story of Talia McNamara

Above is one of McNamara’s works of art. (Serena Arora/Connector) Serena Arora Connector Contributor The angst of living as a creative person can be self-crippling. The life of always overthinking, overanalyzing, feeling different from those around them. However, Talia McNamara has a gift that comes with being an ingenious being. She has the DaVinci code

UMass Lowell shakes up mailrooms

Conor Dawson and Hannah Manning Connector Editors A major change in the mailroom system is in store for students living on campus this fall. Students on South and East Campus will no longer be able to pick up their mail in their respective residence halls. UMass Lowell has done them one better; instead of managing

New Campus Recreation Complex a game changer for students

The new Campus Recreation Complex’s ribbon cutting ceremony is on Tuesday, September 18 at 2pm. Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and UMass President Marty Meehan are expected to attend. (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff A brand-new athletic space for club and intramural sports, as well as the rest of the UMass Lowell community is formally opening

Now arriving: Free MBTA Commuter Rail service for UMass Lowell

Day trips to Boston just became a whole lot easier for UMass Lowell students. (Courtesy of Mass.gov) Emmy Misail Connector Contributor As if traffic, the environment and the cost of a parking decal were not enough reasons to leave the car at home, UMass Lowell’s new partnership with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will

New history club presents a fresh take on looking to the past

Brigid Archibald Connector Staff The city of Deadwood, South Dakota, was home to one of America’s most significant gold rushes, but it is mostly known for its colorful locals like Wild Bill, Calamity Jane or to some Potato Creek Johnny. It is likely a few students may have heard about Deadwood before, be it from

Comedian and politcal commentator Trevor Noah to take the stage at the Tsongas

Trevor Noah has hosted ‘The Daily Show’ since September of 2015. (Courtesy of Comedy Central Press) Valeria Montoya Connector Contributor Comedian Trevor Noah is coming to Lowell this fall. Appearing at the Tsongas Arena on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m, Noah will bring his comedic relief, political wit, and unparalleled humor as seen on

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