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Palate Perspectives: Five Years of Dining at UMass Lowell

(Photo courtesy of: Dunia Seidu) “The dining hall options very every day.” Dunia Seidu Connector Contributor Six resident students echo past students’ frustrations with the lack of healthy food options and meal variety at the Umass Lowell on-campus dining halls. This has been a hot topic for years, but they are still hoping for more

What are the Best Supplements for College Students?

(Photo Courtesy of European Food Safety Authority) “Food supplements are shown in spoons.” Shaan Baid Connector Staff Many college students have fitness goals, including bulking, cutting, gaining muscle, improving cardiovascular endurance and so on. Yet, they do not know the best ways to achieve those goals. Some college-age fitness experts say supplements are an effective

The work/drive balance: A look into the commuter food experience at UMass Lowell

(Photo courtesy of: Jake Hogan) “Lentil soup: Lentil soup prepared by Grace Foley.“ Jake Hogan Connector Staff Strolling through the Fox or South Campus dining halls after a long day of class is the norm for many UMass Lowell students. But not for many commuters, who say they think meal plans are too expensive for what

Top five hardest Papa’s “Gamerias”

(Photo courtesy of: Kizi) “‘Papa’s Sushiria’ is the hardest game in the series.” Kimberly Mai Connector Editor With over 10 themes, the Papa Louie’s restaurant time-management games—created by Flipline Studios—are staples of many gamers’ childhoods. The franchise has expanded to other platforms aside from web browsers, including iOS and Andriod apps as well as having

Merrimack repertory theater celebrates the holiday season with the return of “A Christmas Carol”

(Photo courtesy of: MegPix/Meghan Moore) “Karen MacDonald, Christina Acosta Robinson, and Ken Robinson in A Christmas Carol.” Lynn Sullivan Merrimack Repertory Theater “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” These are the famous words of Charles Dickens and at the heart of the Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s (MRT) beloved

The snack that smiles back

(Photo courtesy of Washington Square Local). “Goldfish crackers.” Steven O’Hara Connector Staff People are up in fins about the best flavor of Goldfish. When it comes to this snack, there has been much dissension over the best flavor, and this debate has even reached UMass Lowell.  Goldfish is an afterschool snack that can be found