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

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

Local Farmers tackle nutritional deficiency in their crops due to climate change

(Photo courtesy of The New York Times). “Various foods on a table.” Nicholas Ewing Connector Staff Major challenges in food sustainability are problems local farmers face as they grapple with the repercussions of climate change. New England farmers need to deal with rising temperatures that can negatively affect their crop yields and the nutritional value

First dining experience at UMass Lowell

(Photo courtesy: Kara MacDougall) “A customized sandwich offered in the dining hall.” Kara MacDougall Connector Contributor Although I am a junior at UMass Lowell, I had never tried any dining hall food until this week. I asked a few students around South Campus about their experiences dining at McGauvran Center to prepare for my first

Eating healthy in college: is it viable?

(Photo courtesy of: Thomas McAndrews) “McAndrews picking fresh apples at Parlee Farms.” Ashley Greene Connector Contributor Maintaining healthy food habits while balancing a rigorous class schedule is difficult for many college students. Students at UMass Lowell mention numerous challenges with eating healthy, including a lack of nutritional information and variety at the dining hall, not