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UMass Lowell student entrepreneur launches local business

Robert Badger Connector Contributor Alyssa Piper kickstarts Nature & Co. with the help of Transform Mill City program. Student leader and entrepreneur, Alyssa Piper, has ignited her entrepreneurial spirit. She is sole founder of Nature & Co, a three-branched business consisting of all-natural beauty products, small space and urban home gardening and bohemian style art,

Attention Senior Students

Chancellor’s Medal for Student Service (Deadline March 5, 2014 5:00PM) Have you made outstanding contributions to the University in clubs and organizations, campus programs, leadership position, or other activities that improved the quality of life for students at the University of Massachusetts Lowell? Chancellor’s Medal for Community Service (Deadline March 5, 2014 5:00PM) Have you made

Do we really want a tobacco free campus?

Adam Leary UML Student There is a substantial desire in the Umass Lowell community to ban smoking on campus. We all know that smoking is harmful for both the smoker and those exposed to second hand smoke and it makes sense to try to get students to stop smoking. However, when we take a look

It can be as easy as changing your mind

Jim Graves Connector Contributor We all reserve the right to change our mind. It reflects our free will. Who has not had a change of heart? Also, isn’t it amazing how sensitive our behavior is to what we think? Henry Ford’s quote: “If you think you can, or, if you think you can’t, you’re generally

Fear and loathing in the post-apocalypse

Cole Fitzgerald Connector Contributor One part survival game and one part murder simulator, “DayZ” is one of the greatest games of this generation, and it’s not even fully released yet. Created by Dean “Rocket” Hall and developed by “Bohemia Interactive”, “DayZ” started from humble beginnings as a mod for the relatively unknown military simulator “Arma

‘Space Dandy’ crash lands on U.S. television

Mike Flanagan Connector Contributor “Space Dandy” has big space boots to fill. The new anime series that premiered on Adult Swim’s late-night animation block Toonami in January is the newest show from beloved anime director, Shinichirō Watanabe – creator of the popular anime series, “Cowboy Bebop” and “Samurai Champloo.” The series is a notable milestone

In case you missed it: violence, neon, and insanity

David MacDonald Connector Contributor Hotline Miami is a very interesting little game.  It’s an indie game by Dennaton Games about a man in 1980s Miami who receives strange messages over the telephone which prompts him to go out and perform stylized and bloody killing sprees.  It uses an overhead grid like gameplay system that isn’t

Put. The Flappy Bird. Down.

Robert Shaffer UML Student “Flappy Bird is about pride. It’s about beating your friends’ scores.” Briefly looking up from yet another Game Over screen, this is what my amazing girlfriend of three years told me about the maddeningly simple, and frighteningly addictive, game Flappy Bird. My identical twin brother, also looking up from yet another