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River Hawks defeat UMass Amherst in Friday night rivalry game

River Hawks defeat UMass Amherst in Friday night rivalry game

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) “Forward Dillan Bentley skates to goaltender Edvard Nordlund.” Tanner Hume Connector Editor Friday night was filled with excitement and intensity, as the UMass Lowell Hockey Team hosted their in-state rivals, UMass Amherst. The crowd was hyped up, the players knew the potential stakes at hand and before everyone knew

River Hawks men’s basketball 8-1 after record start for program

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) “Graduate Everette Hammond charges past Sacred Heart defender Mike Sixsmith.” Jake Messer Connector Staff On Wednesday, UMass Lowell beat Merrimack College: 77-51 at the Costello Athletic Center, sealing the team’s incredible 7-1 start on the year. This marks the programs best first half of the season start while playing

UMass Lowell should partner with Farm Forward

(Photo courtesy of Farm Forward) “The official Farm Forward logo.” Andrew Theobald Connector Contributor UMass Lowell has always prided itself on its sustainability, particularly in its dining options, proudly labeling dishes as “plant-forward”: vegan, vegetarian, or halal. As a vegetarian, I have found myself satisfied with the selections offered. That said, UMass Lowell can do

River Hawks ice hockey go 1-2 in busy week

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) “Defenseman Brehdan Engum skates up the ice against conference rival UConn.” Andrew Wilcox Connector Editor The no. 13 River Hawks came off a busy week in which they faced Hockey East rival Boston College Tuesday night on the road and then faced rival UConn at home Friday night and

Housing costs on the rise at UMass Lowell

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) An overhead shot of Donahue and Bourgeois Halls on East Campus. Jaimie Tanner Connector Contributor Cost plays a role every school year when UMass Lowell students are deciding to live on campus because they are normally strapped for money. For some students, the combined cost of tuition and fees is

UMass Lowell’s finals schedule is the student body’s final straw after a challenging semester

(Photo courtesy of ADDitude) “Final exams at UMass Lowell begin on December 14 and conclude on December 20.” Tanner Hume Connector Editor It’s the most horrible time of the year. Where we have to go suffer in all of our classrooms in preparation for the finals. But alas, it is that time. The only thing

UMass Lowell’s steps to becoming a more sustainable campus for students

(Photo Courtesy of UMass Lowell Office of Sustainability) A shot from the sustainable greenhosue on East Campus. Shriya Thakur Connector Contributor The sustainability program at UMass Lowell has grown enormously since its start. Established in 1932, UMass Lowell has emphasized sustainability on and off campus. Starting off with the launch of its recycling program, the

River Hawks ice hockey shuts out Vermont in back-to-back games

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) “Forward Ryan Brushett and defenseman Brehdan Engum celebrate after a goal.” Andrew Wilcox Connector Editor On November 4th and 5th, the no. 17 UMass Lowell River Hawks came away with back-to-back dominant victories over the University of Vermont (UVM) at the Tsongas Center, a rival in the Hockey East