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Increased reports of mental health issues spark University response

Increased reports of mental health issues spark University response

University officials responded to students’ grievances of lacking support and long appointment wait times at the Wellness Center in University Crossing. (Andre Ragel / Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff The UMass Lowell Wellness Center is currently struggling to meet all of students’ needs. “I think a lot of what we’re lacking right now is budget

Achieving in-state tuition at UMass Lowell

Isabella Cacioli Connector Contributor There is a lot of confusion and misinformation surrounding the process of getting in-state tuition for out-of-state students. “I thought you had to live in Massachusetts for 3 years or so before being considered for in-state [tuition]. The exact law, though? I’m not too sure about that,” said Connor Greenfield, a

City of Lowell considers rental amendment

Conor Dawson and Hannah Manning Connector Editors Students at UMass Lowell may encounter roadblocks to living with their friends off-campus if an amendment by the City of Lowell gets passed, which would make it harder for more than two students to rent an apartment together. This amendment proposed by the Pawtucketville Citizen’s Council defines a

Chancellor’s Open Forum: It takes a villiage

Brigid Archibald Connector Staff For the last two years, UMass Lowell has doubled down on its commitment to helping students succeed through the efforts of the Student Success Committee. The sole goal of the group is to look at what factors that contribute to student success.  This year the school has increased their effort tenfold

Constant Fox Hall fire alarms spark angry residents and staff

Brigid Archibald Connector Staff Fox Hall fire alarms are undoubtedly everyone’s least favorite UMass Lowell tradition. Whether it was last year’s busted pipes or various residents’ run of the mill cooking mistakes, it seems that Fox Hall’s alarms are wired to go off at the worst possible time and disrupt everyone’s sleep and studying. According

Off-campus housing in crisis?: City of Lowell considers rental amendment

The meeting for the amendment will be held at Lowell City Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Conor Dawson and Hannah Manning Connector Editors Students at UMass Lowell may encounter roadblocks to living with their friends off-campus if an amendment by the City of Lowell gets passed, which would make

Mill No. 5 showcases a new “Destination” in downtown Lowell

The sign for Vinyl Destination welcomes patrons in Mill No. 5 (Jason Ounpraseuth/Connector) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Editor “It’s all vinyl, and that’s final.” That’s the primary thing to know when walking into Vinyl Destination, a shop run on the fourth floor of Mill No. 5. Dave Perry and his son Dan started this shop in

Professor sponsors lecture on CTE and concussions

Dr. Robert Stern shares his findings on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) (Photo courtesy of Jacob Belcher / Boston Herald) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Editor Dr. Robert A. Stern and his colleagues at Boston University (BU) have spent the last couple of years studying the brains of deceased athletes and researching long-term effects sports like football and

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