Campus Life articles

‘The climate change game is over’ – Fifth annual Climate Change Teach-In

Heather Hamilton Connector Contributor “We are playing Russian roulette with your future,” said Dr. John Sterman. Sterman, a Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was one of three guest speakers at UMass Lowell’s fifth annual Climate Change Teach-In. Sterman used the analogy to explain how

University Crossing: Is it bridging the gap?

Heather Hamilton Connector Contributor The completion of the new student center, University Crossing, marks an accomplishment that was 27 years in the making, according to Assistant Dean of Students Mary Connelly. “Part of it was finding the right location,” she says. Connelly says the university tried to buy the space earlier for the College of

The ‘bar’ exam

A review of Lowell’s hotspots for before and after the game. Al Gentile & David Rudderham Connector Editors After the game’s out, who’s ready to go to bed? Nobody. Exactly what we were thinking. Therefore, students should take advantage of downtown Lowell. It is in close proximity to the Tsongas Center, situating it perfectly in

Work Study: The Kids Corner

Melissa Almonor UML Student The best words to see on your financial aid package are “work study.” Now, if you’re smart, you’d get on the work-study search immediately. If you procrastinate like me, you get stuck with whatever job is left. I had the lovely opportunity to work at The Kids Corner, an after-school program

Roommate Wars: The Free Spirit

Melissa Almonor UML Student To live on campus means to co-exist in a tiny room with one other person: your roommate. My friend Natalie began her freshman year at college in 2009. She met her roommate, Rebecca, through orientation. The night of orientation, all of the incoming freshmen got the chance to spend the night

SGA President comments on “Share Fresh Air”

Michael Caizzi Connector Staff UMass Lowell’s recent campus-wide ban on smoking has created a great deal of controversy among students. The initiative for the ban began last fall and successfully went into effect this semester, leaving both smokers and non-smokers in confusion about its execution and enforcement. Student Government Association (SGA) president Amanda Robinson emphasized

Saboury dominates Fat Chicken Eating Contest

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor  While the other 19 contestants in the Fat Chicken Eating Contest seemed unable to hold their sandwiches, let alone eat them, Saede Saboury annihilated Suppa’s specialty sub and took home first place in the competition. Saboury, a senior finance major, said he had just eaten dinner before participating in the challenge

Support Our Students begins uphill battle

David Rudderham Connector Editor Food insecurity. The definition of the phrase is “inconsistent access to adequate food” and some students at UMass Lowell suffer from it. A new non-profit organization that just launched this semester, Support Our Students, or SOS, aims to create solutions to it. UML financial records have indicated an increase in students

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