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

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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