Tag Archives: campus life

Alternate textbook options for the thrifty student

Alternate textbook options for the thrifty student

UMass Lowell students are always looking for cheaper textbook options. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Deanna Darah Connector Contributor With the prices of textbooks reaching new highs every year, many students at UMass Lowell are opting to buy their textbooks through Amazon rather than through the university’s bookstore in order to save money – if

HawkTalk: Lowell Textile Institute

The Lowell Textile Institute opened its doors in 1897. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor With three campuses at UMass Lowell, it can be hard to keep up with where each one came from. Lowell Normal School became South Campus and Lowell Textile School became North Campus. In 1895, a Massachusetts State

College meal options lack balance

Fox Hall is one of the largest dining halls on campus. (Courtesy of Richard Mandelkorn Photography) Devin Molloy Connector Contributor Dining halls, late night fast food and easy access to vending machines  make up much of the student culinary experience. There is not much guessing as to why the infamous “freshman 15” exists, and how

Students and faculty discuss what it means to be a Riverhawk

Serena Arora Connector Staff Students and professors across UMass Lowell gave their opinions on what it means to be a River Hawk. There is the general definition; a River Hawk is a fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. All jokes aside, though, what does it mean to be a River Hawk? Dr. Neil

HawkTalk: Greek Life making resurgence on campus

Three fraternities were established within six years of the university being open. (Courtesy of Marie Frank/Arcadia Publishing) Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor The Greek Life community went on hiatus for a few years and returned in 2012. But what happened before the fraternity brothers, sorority sisters and fraternity houses students know today? Lowell Textile Institute was

Navigators club supports students with nutrition

The Navigators food pantry is located on floor one of UCrossing. (Photo courtesy of Taylor Carito / Connector) Anna Ward Connector Contributor Navigating college is difficult enough without the added stress of not knowing where your next meal will come from or having no home to return to after a long day of classes. Unfortunately,

Students come up with different study methods

Aidan Connor Connector Contributor Exams are never a fun time for anyone. Whether they are midterms or finals, it can be difficult to stay relaxed. According to a study performed by MentalHelp in 2016, 89 percent of college students were stressed at least two to four times during the semester. Out of this 89 percent,

No laptops, no Uber, and definitely no phones: unique professor rules

Brigid Archibald Connector Editor This is the routine in nursing major Shanneah Manchur’s English class: As students walk into the classroom, they take out their phones, turn them off and line them up on the lip of the dry erase board. If a phone goes off? Their professor will place it on his desk and

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Image and video hosting by TinyPic