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The Writing Center offers students free writing tutoring

The Writing Center offers students free writing tutoring

The Writing Center was founded in March 2014, and has steadily grown in the years since. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Taylor Steinbrecher Connector Contributor In a corner on the third floor of O’Leary Library lies the check-in desk to a tutoring center that many students on campus do not know exists. “It started out with

Campus Living Series: Honors Living in University Suites

University Suites is a $54 million building opened in 2013 and located on East campus at 327 Aiken Street. (Andre Ragel/Connector) Andre Ragel Connector Staff As UMass Lowell’s primary honors housing located on east campus, University Suites offers a premium living experience for high-achieving students. Opened in 2013, this $54 million residence hall serves as

Gambling After Dark: Bigger Staff, Bigger Space, Bigger Event

Gambling After Dark will offer a night of fun and sexual education. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Shane Foley Connector Staff Gambling After Dark, an annual event that has grown into tradition at UMass Lowell, has expanded this year to present possibly the largest event in its history. Although it has had several makeovers over the

DECA: Learning through competition

Kelly Skelton Connector Staff A new club with a passion for competition and team-building has launched on campus this fall. DECA, which stands for the Distributive Education Club for America, now has a UMass Lowell chapter. The organization is common among high schools, allowing for students to engage in business competitions. The idea was brought

DIY last-minute Halloween costumes

Christina Laderoute Connector Editor It is that time of the semester to dress up and have some fun. Forgetting to acquire a costume can be stressful, but not the end of the world with this do-it-yourself (DIY) guide to last-minute costumes. One option is to dress as a potato. This effortless look only requires a

Campus Living Series: The twin dormitories

Andre Ragel Connector Staff Standing outside the steps of Fox Hall, it is easy to notice the similarities between the two buildings across the street. Almost like mirror images, Leitch and Bourgeois Halls provide students with traditional accommodations that foster a friendly and studious community among its residents. Each room in both Leitch and Bourgeois

Teach-in shows the importance of climate action

Lower water levels as a result of warmer weather and less rain. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Andre Ragel Connector Staff Hundreds of students, faculty and environmental advocates gathered on Oct. 19 for the UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative’s 2017 Teach-In Building Communities for Climate Action held at Cumnock Hall. The Climate Change Teach-In is an annual event

DifferenceMaker program opens its annual competitions

Registration for the DifferenceMaker competitions is on Oct. 31. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell DifferenceMaker) Kelly Skelton Connector Staff The fifth year of the DifferenceMaker program is underway, with the beginning of the annual competition’s registration, open to all UMass Lowell students. Registration closes on Oct. 31 with a variety of contests inciting a renewed sense

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