Tag Archives: campus life

Vaping on campus – all the rage, or just smoke?

Jaden Mendola Connector Contributor Vaping and e-cigarette devices have been exploding in popularity recently, and there are few demographics that have been affected as heavily as college undergraduates. Originally intended as an aid for those who want to quit cigarettes, vaping has exploded into a national phenomenon and has been taken up by both ex-cigarette

Christmas shopping for the average college student

Troy Lafond Connector Staff Halloween has just ended, which means there’s one thing on everyone’s minds now…Christmas! Yes, it may be a little soon for some people, but don’t underestimate the advantages of starting to think about Christmas shopping in early November. Christmas shopping can add a lot of stress and burden to people’s lives

Study abroad fair preview

New Zealand is one of the many places you can study abroad. (Photo Courtesy of newzealand.com) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Editor “It changed my life,” said Dr. Christopher Carlsmith, chair of the history department at UMass Lowell when talking about his experience studying abroad in Italy in his junior year at Stanford University. He says that it

Why-fi: Eduroam frustrates students

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor UMass Lowell’s wi-fi network, “eduroam,” crashed over the first weekend of November and the network has been sluggish ever since. UMass Lowell students and faculty know about “eduroam” all too well; the recent outage isn’t the first time the network has gone down, and it won’t be the last. But why

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

Bike Shop and Outdoor Adventure move to new space

A student worker for the Bike Shop works on a bicycle. (Hannah Manning/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Any students curious about how they can enjoy the great outdoors while getting their education have an exciting new place to call home — and it happens to be closer than they might think. UMass Lowell’s bike shop

Ruben Sanca: River Hawk and olympian

Ruben Sanca ran in the 2012 Olympics (Courtesy of www.boston.com) Hannah Manning Connector Editor In the last ten years, Ruben Sanca has become synonymous with UMass Lowell not only for working there since attending undergraduate school but also in his exemplification of the traits that the university holds close. Sanca, an Olympian marathon runner who

Self-therapy with a paintbrush and a vibrant mind: The story of Talia McNamara

Above is one of McNamara’s works of art. (Serena Arora/Connector) Serena Arora Connector Contributor The angst of living as a creative person can be self-crippling. The life of always overthinking, overanalyzing, feeling different from those around them. However, Talia McNamara has a gift that comes with being an ingenious being. She has the DaVinci code

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