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Alternate textbook options for the thrifty student

Alternate textbook options for the thrifty student

UMass Lowell students are always looking for cheaper textbook options. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Deanna Darah Connector Contributor With the prices of textbooks reaching new highs every year, many students at UMass Lowell are opting to buy their textbooks through Amazon rather than through the university’s bookstore in order to save money – if

HawkTalk: Lowell Textile Institute

The Lowell Textile Institute opened its doors in 1897. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor With three campuses at UMass Lowell, it can be hard to keep up with where each one came from. Lowell Normal School became South Campus and Lowell Textile School became North Campus. In 1895, a Massachusetts State

Heartbreaker: River Hawks overtaken by Sacred Heart in 89-69 nail-biter

A stock photograph of UMass Lowell freshman forward Alan Blunt. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Branden Milton-Kielbowicz Connector Contributor After leading the game for the entire second half until the closing minutes, the River Hawks fell to Sacred Heart 89–86. The River Hawks had one of their best games yet offensively, with graduate forward

MBTA and university cut student discount due to funding concerns

(Courtesy of Learning Lowell) Jeffery Ring Connector Contributor  Many students at UMass Lowell used the pilot program that allowed students to use the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail for free. But a year later, the program is gone, because they both believed it was financially unsustainable. The program was based on an idea

College meal options lack balance

Fox Hall is one of the largest dining halls on campus. (Courtesy of Richard Mandelkorn Photography) Devin Molloy Connector Contributor Dining halls, late night fast food and easy access to vending machines  make up much of the student culinary experience. There is not much guessing as to why the infamous “freshman 15” exists, and how

River Hawks snap losing streak with big win over Brown

Graduate guard Josh Gantz was a key factor in the River Hawks’ defensive effort Tuesday night, registering four steals and three blocks in the second half. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Branden Melton-Kielbowicz Connector Contributor A late 9–0 run and hyperactive defense secured the UMass Lowell River Hawks (3–5) a 75–63 victory over the Brown University Bears (4–2) to snap a three-game losing

UMass Lowell veterans have wealth of resources on campus

Justin Kauppi Connector Contributor With Veterans Day just around the corner, our nation uses the day to reflect on those who have served and to appreciate the sacrifices they have made in order to keep every American citizen safe from foreign enemies. Although, here at UMass Lowell, veterans and those who are still serving our

Mental health resources at UMass Lowell

Sydney Lee Connector Editor As college students undergo an extreme amount of stress throughout the semester, their mental health can often become hard to manage. Finding the help and resources they need is a step forward that is not as easy when done alone. Despite the counseling services that are offered through the Wellness Center,

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