Campus Life articles

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

Jiri “George” Banacek passes away

Michael Caizzi Connector Contributor It is always a sad event when somebody dies young, especially when they’re one of our own. Jiri “George” Banacek, a man whose warm smile and delicious eggs greeted the students of South Campus at breakfast for over a decade, sadly succumbed to a battle with liver cancer at the age

River Hawk flop: Difficulty purchasing books causes rough start to semester for students, professors

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor The newly erected River Hawk Shop at University Crossing was designed to help make buying books more convenient for students, according to bookstore director Ginger Defino. While some students have found the location more easily accessible, others say have not found the new store extremely helpful. Matthew Sweeney, who is currently

Mill City Grows to present third annual Harvest Festival

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor For the third year in a row, Mill City Grows invites the Lowell community to take part in their annual Harvest Festival. With free food, fun and games to abound Saturday afternoon, the local non-profit organization dedicated to “food justice in Lowell” aims to have their biggest turnout to date. Harvest

Students, officers speak out on student safety

Al Gentile Connector Editor Students, officers speak out about safety Every student remembers those text messages warning them about attacks that have just taken place. Through social media, students and news consumers at large are able to receive information about events minutes after they occur. Yet, the stories behind them, and what students can do,

Art galleries/live music venues in Lowell

Regina Alongi Connector Editor UnchARTed Gallery Taken from their Facebook page,“UnchARTed is a multimedia art space that offers the public a fresh and innovative approach to art.” The space is home to 24 resident artists along with visiting artists, musicians and other creative minds. 66 Merrimack St. Lowell, MA 01852 – unchartedstudios.tumblr.com Western Avenue Studios

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