Campus Life articles

The mysterious West Campus

Taylor Carito and Hannah Manning Connector Editors A lot has stirred over the years about the notorious west campus – a seemingly desolate and decrepit property owned by UMass Lowell. But what few realize is that there is more than meets the eye, in fact, the importance of west campus lies beneath the dust and

Former Obama administration official to visit UMass Lowell and discuss gun violence

Bryan Gomez Connector Contributor UMass Lowell will be hosting its XXIII Panasuk Symposium, which is an academic conference for researchers to present and discuss their work. Together with academic or scientific journals, conferences provide an important channel for exchange of information between researchers. This year the symposium will be feature Peter Cunningham, a former Obama

Ruben Sanca: River Hawk and olympian

Ruben Sanca ran in the 2012 Olympics (Courtesy of www.boston.com) Hannah Manning Connector Editor In the last ten years, Ruben Sanca has become synonymous with UMass Lowell not only for working there since attending undergraduate school but also in his exemplification of the traits that the university holds close. Sanca, an Olympian marathon runner who

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

Downtown Lowell is a great place for students to enjoy the arts

Mill No. 5 is one of Lowell’s best underground destinations for music and movies. (Photo courtesy of www.makersjournal.com) Christina Laderoute Connector Staff For those that enjoy exploring and finding new and exciting things to do, the city of “Lowell has a lot to like.” If live music and unleashing your inner performer satisfies your checklist

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