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UMass Lowell’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu team and women’s safety

Erica Taylor Connector Contributor Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a form of martial arts that promotes the idea that a smaller and weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger and stronger opponent. While it is not as well known as other forms of martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu can be women’s perfect method of defense against

A sisterhood that fights the stigma

The members of Kappa Delta Phi N.A.S. are focused on eliminating the current stigma of sororities. (Courtesy of Ann Kurian) Ann Kurian Connector Contributor With chapters spanning across the east coast, the members of Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority (N.A.S.) breaks down the stigma surrounding Greek Life and brings a new perspective on what

The English Department gets real about graduate school

Hannah Manning Connector Staff When Dr. Michael Black, a professor in the English department at UMass Lowell, was first thinking about going to graduate school the first response he got from other people was “no.” But Black pushed forward through a master’s and a Ph.D. program, and considers himself lucky that he did not listen

Campus Living Series: The twin dormitories

Andre Ragel Connector Staff Standing outside the steps of Fox Hall, it is easy to notice the similarities between the two buildings across the street. Almost like mirror images, Leitch and Bourgeois Halls provide students with traditional accommodations that foster a friendly and studious community among its residents. Each room in both Leitch and Bourgeois

Campus Living Series: Is Fox Hall the place to be?

Fox Hall is located on UMass Lowell’s East Campus. (Courtesy of the University of Massachusetts) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Since the 2016-2017 school year, Fox Hall has gotten quite the makeover. Construction on two new elevators finished over the summer while the entrances to both the residence and dining halls have also been altered to

MLK Celebration Week takes over UMass Lowell

Martin Luther King Jr. waves at the crowd following his notorious “I have a Dream.” (Courtesy of The Source) Taylor Carito Connector Editor Just over 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. diligently worked while taking a stand for what he believed in, and to this day, encouraged millions of other Americans to do

Gambling After Dark shows record-breaking turnout

Shane Foley Connector Editor In its fourth year of operation, The Gambling After Dark decimated its previous attendance record, now clocking in at 455 attendees this year. Many improvements were implemented by the Gambling After Dark team to make this year’s event much larger than years past. One of the biggest changes they were able

Promise of bonus points gets students to attend tutoring

Hannah Manning Connector Editor Organic chemistry is a course so notoriously difficult that Dr. Khalilah Reddie offers students an extra seven points on their final score. Of course, there is a catch: to earn the points, students have to attend 30 half-hour tutoring sessions during the semester. Unlike other science courses, attendance and participation does

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