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What I am thankful for

Christina Laderoute Connector Staff Well, it’s that time of year again where everyone is asking each other what they are thankful for. I guess it’s my turn. I am thankful for all of the opportunities and experiences that have presented themselves to me this year. As a singer, I am thankful for the crazy things

Keep calm and march on: Why UMass Lowell’s Marching Band draws such a large crowd

The UMass Lowell Marching Band performed at the 2016 Freshman Convocation. (Courtesy of the Lowell Sun) Colin Blackmer Connector Contributor For most, the UMass Lowell is known, primarily, for its engineering discipline and hockey team; there is, however, something else that is arguably just as important to the identity of UMass Lowell. It is the

That’s a wrap: My final fall semester

Veronica Cashman Connector Staff Any college student is all too familiar with the feeling. The feeling of returning to campus after working your butt off all summer, reuniting with friends you haven’t seen since May and getting ready to conquer the new school year. The first day of fall semester was one that I anxiously

Student expectations of university dining are unreasonably high

Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor For years it has been said, by employers, alumni, faculty, staff and the student body alike, that one thing that truly sets UMass Lowell apart from other world-class centers of higher education is the unentitled attitude of its students. The Open Forum on Campus Dining this past week was, however, an

UMass Lowell parking crisis and raised decal prices

Nicholas Driscoll Connector Contributor If you were to ask any commuter or resident student who attends UMass Lowell what their opinion is regarding the university’s parking decal prices, be prepared to listen to a five minute rant. “Paying $400+ to park in inconvenient and insufficient lots is ridiculous. I would rather park on the street

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