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Why-fi: Eduroam frustrates students

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor UMass Lowell’s wi-fi network, “eduroam,” crashed over the first weekend of November and the network has been sluggish ever since. UMass Lowell students and faculty know about “eduroam” all too well; the recent outage isn’t the first time the network has gone down, and it won’t be the last. But why

Homecoming week events at UMass Lowell

Rowdy River Hawk and students cheer on the hockey team (Courtesy of Umass Lowell) Troy Lafond Connector Staff UMass Lowell’s annual homecoming festival runs from October 12-14 this year. The homecoming festival comprises of a wide variety of different events for all kinds of students, alumni and families to enjoy. The highlights of homecoming, to

Marina Novaes the all-star activist

Michelle Janiak Connector Contributor “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go!” On Jan. 21, 2017, thousands of individuals in Boston united to protest the shocking election of Donald Trump. Among the protestors shouting anti-Trump slogans was Marina Novaes. In high school, Novaes actively engaged in fighting for human rights. Post-election, her activism

Becoming a nomad in the digital age

It may be easier for college students to become digital nomads than they may think. (Courtesy of YouVisit) Dorian Taylor Connector Staff Many aspiring travelers become discouraged from traveling because they feel like they are too busy or do not have enough money. For aspiring travelers in a point in their lives where they are

Students respond to the Student Open Forum on campus dining

On Nov. 1, UMass Lowell students had the opportunity to voice their opinions about campus dining. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Andre Ragel Connector Staff On Nov. 1, University Dining held its annual Student Open Forum on Campus Dining, sponsored by the Student Government Association. Days after Larry Siegel, associate vice chancellor of student affairs, and

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

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

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