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Housing costs on the rise at UMass Lowell

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

Mill No 5’s Ghastly Markets galore with their Halloween themed Bizarre Bazaars

(Photo courtesy Mill No 5 site) “A promo for an upcoming Bazaar.” Kyra Barry Connector Editor This October, spend Saturdays appreciating the spooky and bizarre at the Bizarre Bazaar, a marketplace of vendors set up on the fifth floor of Mill No. 5. The Bazaar, typically titled “A little Bazaar” is a most-weeks year-round event,

Fun Things To Do In Lowell

(Photo courtesy of LikeLowell) “A view of Lowell’s historic downtown.” Valentina Munoz Roa Connector Contributor As the new semester begins and students reacquaint themselves with campus as well as get used to a set schedule throughout the weekdays, but what about the weekends? Or the free time students have when they aren’t studying? For anyone

Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of Black Lowell

(Photocourtesy UMass Lowell Library’s Twitter) “Seen left to right; Wilda Chapman, Bobby Tugbiyele, and Diamond Asaaneh sitting at UMass Lowell’s Hidden in Plain Sight book panel event.” Kyra Barry Connector Editor Feb. 23, Francine Coston, associate director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, introduced the audience to the panel members for Hidden in Plain Sight

Hawk Talk: The Forgotten Alumni Thelma Todd

(Photo courtesy of the vintage woman magazine) “Thelma Todd was a Massachusetts actress, comedian, model and pageant queen from the town of Lawrence. She was an alumni of UMass Lowell.” Olivia Goulding Connector Contributor Thelma Todd -born Thelma Alice Todd (1906-35)- was a Massachusetts actress, comedian, model, and pageant queen from the town of Lawrence

UMass Lowell Professors weigh in on how COVID and virtual learning have impacted them

(Lucas law/Unsplash) To say that all faculty are happy with the university’s efforts in supporting them is an overstatement. Samantha Dress  Connector Contributor  Faculty at UMass Lowell has been affected differently by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic gave insight into the faculty’s perseverance at modifying lessons and combating challenges as a community conscientiously. The university

With the rise of virtual learning, are snow days a thing of the past at UMass Lowell?

(Photo Courtesy of Boston 25 News) Lowell was recently buried under two feet of snow during a winter storm. Michael Parke Connector Contributor For UMass Lowell students enrolled in virtual classes, the longed-for snow day has disappeared. Although in-person classes might become normal again in the future, it begs the question: are snow days gone

Hidden Gems Around Lowell Offer Alternative Options for Dining and Fun

(Courtesy of USA Restaurants) Tyler White Connector Contributor Over the course of the school year, students say they crave options when they inevitably grow tired of ordinary dining hall food and the familiar restaurants located on campus. Luckily, there is a way to break this cycle. UMass Lowell students have come to the rescue, sharing