Campus Life articles

ASAO President Brittaney Cameron previews Culture Shock

UMass Lowell students’ food, fashion and talents will be on display at Culture Shock Marlon Pitter Connector Editor Among the plethora of end-of-year activities and events, Culture Shock, presented by ASAO and Greek Council, stands out as a premier event to take part in on April 27 at the Campus Recreation Center (CRC). Full of

UMass Lowell Muslim Student Association familiarizes student body with Muslim culture

Alexander Gentile Connector Staff In McGauvran Hall on March 27th, several students from the Muslim Student Association sat armed with an assortment of hijabs, traditional cloths wrapped around the head to conceal a woman’s image in public. The students offered the campus a first-hand glance into Muslim culture through their style in an effort to

CAPA, AST bring Battleship to UMass Lowell

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor The Campus Activities Programming Association (CAPA) and the Alpha Sigma Tau (AST) sorority partnered to bring the first of many great aquatic slugfests to UMass Lowell. Armed with buckets as weapons to dump water into their opponents’ boats and storage container lids as shields, a total of 16 three-person teams battled

Chicken consumers crippled by Talon Challenge

David Rudderham Connector Staff If you are what you eat, then the Talon Challenge turned grown men into full-blown chickens Wednesday night in McGauvran Hall. UMass Lowell’s Campus Activities Programming Association (CAPA) designed an eating challenge tough enough to make grown men cry. Students flocked to the lobby of McGauvran Hall Wednesday night to witness

Great futures start at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor In Athletic Director William Gilmore’s office, a poster featuring a young African-American boy holding a basketball hangs on the rear wall. It reads, “Show him he doesn’t need a 360 slam dunk to succeed.” While superior athletic skills may be desirable, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell helps show

All fun and Games with MGK Vice President Jackson O’Connor

Master’s Gaming Konnection’s Vice President Jackson O’Connor previews the weekend-long gaming spectacle known as “Magikon” Marlon Pitter Connector Editor The upcoming semi-annual weekend of fun and games known as Magikon is set to take place Friday March 28 through Sunday March 30, featuring a horde of card and board games, and even more excitement for

Jiri “George” Banecek saves breakfast

Lucas Brown Connector Contributor It is 7:30 a.m., and you’re a sleepy-eyed freshman. Your “8 a.m. every day” schedule makes you so sleepy that class can seem like a nightmare. College has been packed with exciting new knowledge and opportunity; a sensory overload of growth potential, but growth can be hard without healthy sustenance. The

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