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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

Great treats for fans at games

Shane Foley Connector Editor Amongst the many bullets on Men’s and Women’s Basketball’s to do list this year will certainly be to raise their attendance numbers. While the few games last year at the Tsongas Center were played to large home crowds, Costello Gym has traditionally had a rougher time getting students through the door.

An interview with Orientation Leader Yonnie Collins

Marilyn Saha Connector Staff Q: Tell me about yourself. A: I am a junior majoring in exercise physiology with a minor in psychology. I am in the Honors College and am currently working on becoming inducted into ODK. Q: What’s ODK? A: ODK is Omicron Delta Kappa and it’s a National Honor Society. Q: How

Fall Fever: The big fashion trends for the season

Christina Laderoute Connector Contributor Fall weather is finally upon us: the trees have changed, the crisp air and beautiful breezes are gracing us with their presence. Naturally, with the cooler weather comes a change in fashion. Fashion seems to be a pertinent component of the fall. Scarves, knee high boots, and cute jackets. If only

Safety first: Inside scoop from University Police

This is one of the many emergency telephones seen around campus. (Michaela Goss/Connector) Katrina Desrosiers Connector Editor Staying safe on campus involves much more than looking both ways before crossing the street. The UMass Lowell Police Department (UMLPD) says it is important that all students use common sense and make safe choices on campus. At the

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