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UML students, alumni walk for a cure

Tyler Cote Connector Contributor Terrifying, chilling, scary, unknowing; those are just a few words to describe the feeling you get hearing the word “cancer.” However, support and love come to make a lasting difference and that is what was done in Boston on Sept. 21. For all the bad that comes with cancer, the rally

SGA President comments on “Share Fresh Air”

Michael Caizzi Connector Staff UMass Lowell’s recent campus-wide ban on smoking has created a great deal of controversy among students. The initiative for the ban began last fall and successfully went into effect this semester, leaving both smokers and non-smokers in confusion about its execution and enforcement. Student Government Association (SGA) president Amanda Robinson emphasized

Police, community come together for “Coffee with a Cop”

Al Gentile Connector Editor On Wednesday Sept. 24, several members of the UMass Lowell Police Department and the Lowell Municipal City Police Department gathered at University Crossing to meet with members of the community to participate in an open forum as part of the “Coffee with a Cop” event. As community members and police officers

Support Our Students begins uphill battle

David Rudderham Connector Editor Food insecurity. The definition of the phrase is “inconsistent access to adequate food” and some students at UMass Lowell suffer from it. A new non-profit organization that just launched this semester, Support Our Students, or SOS, aims to create solutions to it. UML financial records have indicated an increase in students

Senator Warren speaks at UMass Lowell

(Photo/Christopher Tran/Connector) David Rudderham Connector Editor A large crowd gathered at the new University Crossing building on Friday to see one of the country’s senators speak on the current state of politics and financial distress in America. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat that has made a name for herself by focusing on issues such as

Ferguson inspires forum at UMass Lowell

Samuel Linstead-Atkinson Connector Staff In response to the events that took place in Ferguson, Mo., the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted a forum Wednesday to discuss the incident and the ethical issues surrounding it. The conversation was an informal one, and the two microphones made it into the hands of nearly everyone in the room.

University Crossing grand opening a grand slam

Alex Gentile Connector Editor On Tuesday, Sept. 16, dignitaries from the UMass University system, local icons, facilities personnel, faculty and students came together for the grand opening of University Crossing, with a lavish ribbon cutting ceremony. The event began with an opening reception. Patrons mingled among themselves with food, drink and jazz music from two

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