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Are UMass Lowell’s COVID guidelines enough?

Are UMass Lowell’s COVID guidelines enough?

(Photo courtesy of TIME) “Colleges across the country have varying degrees of COVID-19 measures still in place.” Julie Sage Connector Contributor Everything feels like it’s returning to normal after COVID with only a few restrictions and protocols. Many people consider COVID over and no one really needs to worry about catching it anymore. However, COVID

One student’s letter to Title IX guest speaker Donna Lopiano

(Photo courtesy of American Enterprise Institute) “Title IX is the federal law barring sex-based discrimination in American schools and universities that receive federal funding.” Luca Tedesco Connector Contributor Dear Dr. Lopiano, First of all, I wanted to thank you for coming to UMass Lowell, and appreciate all that you’ve done for women in sports. However,

One student’s perspective of being back to campus for a second year since Covid shutdown

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) “UMass Lowell campus was shut down for a year and a half due to the Covid-19 pandemic.” Tanner Hume Connector Editor I remember it like it was yesterday. March 13th, 2020, otherwise known as The Day The World Stood Still.  The day schools announced closures left, right, and center. At

A potential solution to the student loan debt crisis

(Photo courtesy of CNET) “The current cumulative student loan debt in America totals over 1.6 trillion.” Qinglong Diep Connector Staff Students hold over $1.7 trillion dollars in student loan debt in the second quarter of 2022 according to the Federal Reserves website. You may be wondering how the student loan debt became a crisis: There

Best Bachelors in Stardew Valley

(Photo courtesy of Nintendo Studios) Natalia Gonzalez Connector Editor Of the many reasons to tie the knot in ConcernedApe’s “Stardew Valley,” character storylines and individual perks are usually what attract most to marriage in the open-ended RPG and hit indie game originally released in 2016. Marriage is a useful, but optional, feature to “Stardew Valley”