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‘Don Jon’ at the center of faculty-led ethics discussion

‘Don Jon’ at the center of faculty-led ethics discussion

Luna Theater located in Mill No. 5 where the philosophy and film series takes place. (Courtesy of Luna Theater) Marilyn Saha Connector Staff As the second showing of the UMass Lowell Philosophy Department’s four-part film series at the Luna Theater, “Don Jon” was shown to a packed house of both UMass Lowell students and Lowell

Coffee and Cotton: Hidden gem in Mill No. 5

Coffee and Cotton located in Mill No. 5 has adequate seating for students’ studying needs. (Courtesy of TripAdvisor) Chrissy Conley Connector Contributor Students who are looking for an alternative study spot to the libraries on campus can look to a hidden gem within Mill No. 5 known as Coffee and Cotton. This coffee shop has

The race for diversity and acceptance on campus

Michaela Goss Connector Editor Both students and faculty said that UMass Lowell needs to take more steps to promote racial diversity and acceptance throughout the campus for both American-born and international students. The UMass Lowell community includes members from many diverse backgrounds, and some said this University has helped them feel accepted. Yet other students

New Perkins apartments and changes to housing

The recently acquired Perkins Park located on Perkins Street. Alex Salucco Connector Editor As a university grows, all of its parts grow with it. With state-of-the-art buildings being built around campus and the improvement of campus culture, UMass Lowell is becoming a more desirable place to obtain a degree. To support a growing student body,

Commuter conundrum: The trouble with raising GPAs

The South Campus upper classmen garage is located on Broadway Street. (Courtesy of Fennick McCredie Architecture) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Tristyn Mitchell, a sophomore commuter student from Lowell, says that she wakes up two hours before her classes start each day. With a can of Red Bull tucked in her backpack, she walks 20 minutes

How to eat healthy on campus

“Farmer’s Market, located at University Dining Commons in Fox Hall, offers healthy options for students. (Courtesy of Navitas UML) Taylor Carito Connector Editor Eating healthy is challenging for everyone, especially on a college campus. More often than not, students who live on-campus find themselves in the dining halls, indulging in foods that may or may

UMass Lowell students celebrate Chinese New Year

“UMass Lowell students practice Chinese calligraphy as part of the event. (Marilyn Saha/Connector) Marilyn Saha Connector Staff Chinese New Year, also known as the “Spring Festival,” is typically celebrated between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20, depending on the day when the new moon appears. This year, Chinese New Year took place on Jan. 28, initiating

The Navigators Club: Helping students in need

Faculty and staff in the Navigators Club have this sign on their doors. (Courtesy of The Navigators Club) Taylor Carito Connector Editor From volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club to creating a food pantry for students who are in need, the Navigators Club is comprised of students and faculty who want to help people.

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