Tag Archives: students

New off campus housing site has UMass Lowell administrators on edge

Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Just crossing the Bridge Street bridge into the heart of the city or driving past French Street, one can see the speedy development of a new “purpose built, student housing” facility on the water: Edge Merrimack River. Throughout the 2016-17 academic year at UMass Lowell numerous students have come in contact

Commuter conundrum: The trouble with raising GPAs

The South Campus upper classmen garage is located on Broadway Street. (Courtesy of Fennick McCredie Architecture) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Tristyn Mitchell, a sophomore commuter student from Lowell, says that she wakes up two hours before her classes start each day. With a can of Red Bull tucked in her backpack, she walks 20 minutes

Help adjunct faculty at UMass Lowell

Chris Romano Connector Staff I am writing to show support for UMass Lowell adjunct faculty in their campaign to receive the same benefits that the rest of the UMass schools provide to their adjunct faculty. At UMass Lowell, the adjunct professors teach a majority of the freshmen and sophomore classes and should have access to

Be ‘World Ready’ by studying language

Katrina Desrosiers Connector Editor In a diverse world, learning a language and gaining an understanding of a new culture is essential for obtaining a well-rounded education at UMass Lowell. The Department of World Languages and Cultures provides plenty of study abroad opportunities for students, and within the department a community of foreign language blossoms. Department

A SadFish lifestyle: Two students following their dreams

The official logo for SadFish clothing company. (Courtesy of SadFish) Alex Salucco Connector Editor Creating an original clothing line is one of the most competitive fields in terms of businesses, but two local college students have managed to gain a following for their minimalistic looks, cheap prices and passion. Matt Caruccio and Lukas Narkevicius of Danvers,

How to overcome being a freshman

Evanthia Tully Connector Staff Surviving the first year college can be tough, but is not impossible. Upperclassmen know what it is like to be in the shoes of a first-year student and what it takes to make it successful. Associate Director of Residence Life Joy Schmelzer, who is also an expert in first year experience,

Finding the ‘write’ way at UMass Lowell

Ben St. Pierre Connector Staff To write is to communicate. The skill of being able to communicate effectively can go a long way in students’ lives upon graduating, whether they enter graduate school or the full-time workforce. Writing is an essential part of any career. Even if a job’s daily tasks are not focused around

Faculty and students show their acceptance

Ariah Murphy Connector Contributor One of the greatest things about this country is freedom. The idea that one is free to pursue any dream, work hard and become successful is what makes this melting pot a destination for many. Unfortunately, there seems to be an undeniable divide among this nation’s people. Acts of bias, intimidation

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