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Welcoming address from the Editor-in-Chief

The Connector covered the Women’s March in Boston earlier this year. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Dear students, My name is Taylor Carito and I am the Editor-in-Chief of The Connector. First off, I would like to welcome back all the upperclassmen students returning from summer vacation, as well as welcome all the new students coming to UMass

Letter to the Editor: Campuses need to keep up with renewable energy

Dear Editor, In good weather on my days off, I take a stroll with my little spotted beagle and bask in the benefits of my favorite star- the sun. I watch the wind ripple through the tall grass and I marvel at the power of the sun and the wind; wondering why we’re so reliant

Vision Properties: An open letter to the UMass Lowell community

(Courtesy of Edge Merrimack River) Vision Properties wants nothing more than to be a good neighbor to the residents and businesses of Lowell – to become a contributor to the local economy and a piece of the community fabric. But not everyone believes that to be the case, including those who produce this publication. Because

New $75 fee on your bill – but why it could be worth it

The new recreational space will be across the street from the Aiken Street entrance of the Campus Recreation Center. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Lindy Reed Sutdent Trustee Slated for completion by the first day of the fall 2017 semester, UMass Lowell will have brand new athletic and recreational fields on east campus. They will be

A farewell letter from your editor-in-chief

Men’s soccer won the America East championship back in November 2016. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Dear UMass Lowell, It has been an absolute pleasure serving as the editor-in-chief of The Connector for the last two years and bringing you news for the last four. As we present the final Connector issue of the year, I want to

10 ways to live more sustainably (and save money)

Emma Hargraves Connector Contributor Living sustainably means paying attention to how and what one consumes. The goal is to limit our use of energy the best we can and consider the environment in our daily life choices to ensure long-term ecological balance. From cradle to crypt, each commodity contributes to climate change in one way

Verging on predatory: Edge Merrimack River’s shady marketing practices

Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “Find Your Freedom.” Chances are, if you have been active on the UMass Lowell campus this semester you have encountered Edge Merrimack River. You’ve seen them tabling by our dining halls. You’ve heard their pitch. And chances are, if you saw the email from Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Larry Siegel

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