Campus Life articles

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

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

Campus Living Series: Off-campus tradeoffs

Students living off-campus can rent houses or apartment building units. (Matt Johnson/Connector) Veronica Cashman Connector Contributor Despite the variety of different-styled residence halls UMass Lowell has to offer, residing in an off-campus apartment is a leading alternative to on-campus options. Completely disassociated with university ownership, apartments are becoming a popular option for many students, mainly

UMass Lowell student Jack Travis’ self help literature

Jack Travis overcame hardships from addiction to depression, and brings the lessons he learned to paperback. Kelly Skelton Connector Staff Jack Travis is an undergraduate business student, author and entrepreneur in the Manning School of Business. To many peers, he may seem upbeat, professional and kind. Though, his life was not always this positive. Travis

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