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Students’ safety on and off campus is all up to them

Students’ safety on and off campus is all up to them

UMLPD Officer Jeff Connors speaks with a university student at Coffee with a Cop event. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor Despite living in Lowell’s urban environment, UMass Lowell students said they felt safe on campus, and university police agree that the campus is secure. However, some are wary about their safety off

River Hawks enter 2017-18 season with new alternative practice facility in Tewksbury

Recently the River Hawks have changed their regular practice site from the Tully Forum in Chelmsford to the Breakaway Ice Center in Tewksbury.(Courtesy of Breakaway Ice Center) Vrinda Punj Connector Contributor The university has been utilizing the Tsongas Center for a lot events, for things other than the hockey practice sessions and games. As a

New dining hall coming to USuites

A rendering of the intended seating layout for the USuites Dining Hall, scheduled to open in January 2018. (Courtesy of Student Affairs) Morgan Joubert Connector Contributor As the growing university continues to expand, so does a growing population of students, and with more students, more meal plans. With new residence halls and additional property being

Multiple charges filed after rogue vehicle crashes into Pulichino Tong Business Center

Among seven charges brought against the operator of the vehicle there are two counts of motor vehicle hit and run, one count of operating unlicensed, and one count of operating to endanger. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell PD) Christopher Romano Connector Staff Just before 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, a vehicle crashed into the newly

UMass Lowell stresses inclusive environment in wake of Trump’s DACA decision

Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor To much controversy, President Donald Trump announced his plans to roll back the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Rolled out by the Obama administration in June of 2012, DACA allowed for those who were brought by their parents illegally to the United States to remain in the U.S.

Questionable success of River Hawk Village

River Hawk Village, formally known as Perkins, houses 780 students. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Morgyn Joubert Connector Contributor With the growing number of students attending UMass Lowell in the fall of 2017, quick decisions had to be made as to where and how to accommodate the new members of the growing university. UMass Lowell has

Kinetic Sculpture Race turning STEM into STEAM

The Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race will get under way at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Festivities will start at 8 a.m. (Courtesy of Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race) Taylor Carito Connector Editor The once ingenious idea out in California to alter bicycles into something unique, kinetic sculpture races have managed to make their way across the

Convocation emphasizes what being a River Hawk means

An energetic standing ovation is given to Convocation speaker Benjamin O’Keefe by UMass Lowell’s incoming class of 2021. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Hannah Manning Connector Editor As Chancellor Jacquie Moloney welcomed the largest incoming class in UMass Lowell history, a sea of blue that ran awash over sections 103-109 of the Tsongas Center, she stressed

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