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University reverts plan for Cumnock Hall, Campus Rec Center to reopen for on-campus students.

University reverts plan for Cumnock Hall, Campus Rec Center to reopen for on-campus students.

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) The Lowell General Hospital officials recently decided that the field hospital at the Campus Recreation Center would not be necessary anymore.  Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor On Dec. 2, the university put out a statement outlining plans for the Campus Recreation Center (CRC). This plan said that UMass Lowell would be working with

The importance of equitably distributed vaccines amidst the Corona virus Pandemic

(Photo courtesy of Thirdway.org) With the Corona-virus pandemic still on going, the question and concern over the equitable distribution of the vaccine is an ever-growing and pressing issue.  Kyra Barry Connector Staff COVID-19 spurred a global pandemic that has struck the United States particularly hard. As of February 2021, cases have reached 27 million in

Op-ed: Massachusetts sees a spike in COVID-19 cases and it will not stop till we do more

(CDC/Unsplash) Matthew Micale Connector Staff  As of Oct. 28, Massachusetts has had a total of 153,000 coronavirus cases. Of these cases, close to 10,000 have resulted in deaths. This past week, there was a recent spike of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts with over 1,000 new cases per day. This is amid social distancing guidelines and

UMass Lowell expands student presence in dorms while maintaining strict social distancing guidelines

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Students cross in front of one of UMass Lowell dorms called Bourgeois Hall Brigid Archibald Connector Editor Starting Oct. 5, roughly 70 more students will be moving on campus throughout the week. The Office of Residence Life (ResLife) announced in an email on Sept. 22 that students who felt that

How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted my mental health, what it means for other college students

(Nick Bolton/Unsplash) Prevalence of depression symptoms in the US increased more than 3-fold during the COVID-19 pandemic, from 8.5% before COVID-19 to 27.8% during COVID-19, David Rosario Connector Contributor  My 2020 changed quite drastically when COVID-19 came about. I felt less free and confined to my home, which is problematic for me. I have been

PETA calls for audit of Umass Lowell for possible animal killings, UMass Lowell says all animals were cared for

(Photo courtesy of Dreamstime) Gala says government data shows that 95% of all new medicine that tests positive with animals actually fail when they get to human clinical trials.  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  When COVID-19 shut down universities and research facilities last March, administrations across the nation were forced to make quick decisions about the pausing

Lowell Covid Patrol use’s social media to keep a vigilant eye out for social distance violations

(Photo courtesy of the United Nations Covid-19 Response Creative Content Hub) Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor  On September 7, 2020, multiple UMass Lowell students noticed a sudden follow request on Instagram from a private account called @lowellcovidpatrol with no name in the profile. “Giving the cold hard facts on people being inconsiderate and partying during a

Dining hall workers ask UMass Lowell to support its family by providing hazard pay and compensation for lost hours

(Courtesy of UMass Lowell)  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  With 85 percent of workers laid off, UMass Lowell’s dining hall and cafe workers have created a petition asking for the university to commit to guaranteeing full pay for hours lost due to the closing of the campus. The petition was posted almost two weeks ago and currently has 165 signatures. It has

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