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Be ‘World Ready’ by studying language

Katrina Desrosiers Connector Editor In a diverse world, learning a language and gaining an understanding of a new culture is essential for obtaining a well-rounded education at UMass Lowell. The Department of World Languages and Cultures provides plenty of study abroad opportunities for students, and within the department a community of foreign language blossoms. Department

River Hawk dollars: Spend wisely

Starbucks and Crossroads Cafe, which opened in 2014 in University Crossing. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Alex Salucco Connector Editor Being a college student and living on a budget is not an easy thing to do, and college students are already spending a lot of their earnings just to obtain a degree. With on campus food

Freshman perspective: First semester takeaways

A UMass Lowell student ponders the endless possibilities in her future while admiring the canal. (Courtesy of Navitas at UMass Lowell) Nick Bramante Connector Staff With the dawn of the New Year comes the official end of the first semester for many freshmen attending UMass Lowell. The first semester experience is crucial in preparing freshmen

MLK Celebration Week takes over UMass Lowell

Martin Luther King Jr. waves at the crowd following his notorious “I have a Dream.” (Courtesy of The Source) Taylor Carito Connector Editor Just over 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. diligently worked while taking a stand for what he believed in, and to this day, encouraged millions of other Americans to do

Gambling After Dark shows record-breaking turnout

Shane Foley Connector Editor In its fourth year of operation, The Gambling After Dark decimated its previous attendance record, now clocking in at 455 attendees this year. Many improvements were implemented by the Gambling After Dark team to make this year’s event much larger than years past. One of the biggest changes they were able

Promise of bonus points gets students to attend tutoring

Hannah Manning Connector Editor Organic chemistry is a course so notoriously difficult that Dr. Khalilah Reddie offers students an extra seven points on their final score. Of course, there is a catch: to earn the points, students have to attend 30 half-hour tutoring sessions during the semester. Unlike other science courses, attendance and participation does

How to overcome being a freshman

Evanthia Tully Connector Staff Surviving the first year college can be tough, but is not impossible. Upperclassmen know what it is like to be in the shoes of a first-year student and what it takes to make it successful. Associate Director of Residence Life Joy Schmelzer, who is also an expert in first year experience,

More tables, better prizes, bigger event: Gambling After Dark steps up their game big time

(from left to right) Teresa Santana, Jon Rodgers, John Romano and Nicole Hamel made up last year’s e-board. (Courtesy of John Romano) Shane Foley Connector Editor Occuring for the fourth year in a row, the event many have come to know as Gambling After Dark has undergone a huge makeover. This year’s event will host

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