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New Covid-19 variants hit UMass Lowell

New Covid-19 variants hit UMass Lowell

(Photo courtesy of healthshots). “Illustration of BA.2.68 Covid-19 variant molecule.” Julie Sage Connector Staff The height of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, but it’s not over based on the number of people on campus who have been sick. This is caused by the new COVID variants, of which there are many types, that have mutated

Student sentiments regarding COVID-19 and the pandemic

(Photo courtesy of: Time) “Many students are still adjusting to the changes COVID-19 has caused on campus.” Colin D. McGovern Connector Contributor This period at the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024 will mark the fourth year of living with the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the pandemic has yet to conclude completely, a routine

On COVID-19 vaccine and its bivalent vaccine with Professor Matthew Nugent

(Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health site) “Covid boosters have been a thing for a year now. COVID-19 bivalent boosters have been approved this fall.” Kyra Barry Connector Editor Around the start of the academic school year, 2022, the FDA approved a new vaccine to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a

How will the lifted mask mandate affect the UMass Lowell Population?

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) As of Feb. 28, face coverings are optional for all campus locations, including the Tsongas Center and the Inn and Conference Center. Face coverings will continue to be required in the Wellness Center and became optional on campus transportation on Saturday, March 12. Alex Decato-Roed Connector Editor On Monday, Feb.

UMass Lowell mask mandate stopping at month’s end amid lifting mandate for Boston

(Photo courtesy of Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Gov. Charlie Baker takes off his mask as he talks into the microphone during a press conference during April of last year. Will Doherty Connector Contributor UMass Lowell announced on Thursday afternoon that they would be joining the growing list of schools lifting their mask

Women’s Basketball: River Hawks heartbreaking losses to Maine and Vermont

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Lowell’s Denise Solis takes the starting tip during their game against Maine Alex Decato-Roed Connector Staff The UMass Lowell women’s basketball team faced an upsetting loss to the University of Maine Black Bears and University of Vermont Catamounts this week. The River Hawks are now 3-4 (6-10 overall) in the

How UMass Lowell’s student centers are addressing the mitigation of COVID-19

(Photo courtesy UMass Lowell) To keep on-campus residents and staff safe, student centers at the university have adopted guidelines and protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Brianna Yuen Connector Contributor To keep on-campus residents and staff safe, student centers at the university have adopted guidelines and protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The

UMass Lowell Alum Noelle Lambert competes in 2021 Tokyo Paralympics

(Photo courtesy of Paralympian Noelle Lambert in the 100-meter sprint Matt Micale Connector Editor Noelle Lambert played women’s lacrosse at UMass Lowell and graduated in 2019. Her freshman year, she was the leading point scorer on her team. After losing her leg in a moped accident in 2016, not only did Noelle return to