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UMass Lowell shoots for the stars with new observatory

UMass Lowell shoots for the stars with new observatory

(Serena Arora/ the Connector) Serena Arora Connector Staff Next November, UMass Lowell is opening a new astronomical observatory on South Campus. Adam Baacke, the Director of Planning and Development, explained how the team had a difficult time finding a location for the observatory. He described that they went around the campus trying to find a

Hawk Talk Volume One: The lost neighborhood on South Campus

Hannah Manning Connector Editor Ever walk on the South Campus quad and wonder what used to be there? You might ask, “The old dining hall?” Well, technically yes. What used to be a dining hall was razed to the ground in 2015 to make space for the quad, and food-related activity moved to the newly-made

“It actually hasn’t been that bad:” Red Line’s rerouting positive overall

Students at South Campus board a Red Line shuttle bound for East Campus. (Courtesy of Transportation Services) Hannah Manning Connector Editor At the tail end of the summer, UMass Lowell was presented with a huge problem: the reconstruction of the Pawtucket Street bridge on East Campus. Although the bridge had fallen into disrepair with several

UMass Lowell shakes up mailrooms

Conor Dawson and Hannah Manning Connector Editors A major change in the mailroom system is in store for students living on campus this fall. Students on South and East Campus will no longer be able to pick up their mail in their respective residence halls. UMass Lowell has done them one better; instead of managing

Campus Living Series: Sheehy offers various living learning communities

Sheehy Hall houses the Living Allegro, Creative Artists and MediaMakers Living Learning Communities. (Courtesy of YouVisit) Andre Ragel Connector Staff Located in the heart of South Campus, Sheehy Hall offers a friendly atmosphere within a relaxed environment close to the Merrimack River. Opened in 1989, this residence hall is named after former Lowell City Manager

Revamping the history of South Campus one building at a time

Coburn Hall on South Campus. (Katrina Desrosiers/Connector) Katrina Desrosiers Connector Contributor No elevator, no ramp, bathrooms in the basement, limited parking and inaccessible offices make Coburn Hall out of reach for some UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff. In order for Coburn Hall to be an appropriate fit for South Campus, many students say that

UMatter brings Fresh Check Day to South Campus

Shane Foley Connector Editor Fresh Check Day, an event on the South Campus quad sponsored by UMatter, raised awareness for the importance of mental health as well as many other issues around campus, such as suicide prevention. UMatter began “four years ago to help raise awareness of suicide prevention,” said Jackie Keeves, who not only

UMass PokeNav for ‘Pokemon Go’

Pokemon habitats discorvered for the region of Lowell (Photo Courtesy/Christina Laderoute) Christina Laderoute Connector Contributor Assuming that you did not live under a rock for the summer, chances are you know about “Pokemon Go.” It’s one of those games that you either love or hate, and it seems that basically 99% of the population loves

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