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MassPIRG aims to create a better world for everyone starting with students

Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff When students first get up on their feet and face the world, it can be a daunting task. When success or failure as a student hinges on the ability to trust a higher authority, it can be easy to lie down and accept the decisions of those in power, and trust

Christmas shopping for the average college student

Troy Lafond Connector Staff Halloween has just ended, which means there’s one thing on everyone’s minds now…Christmas! Yes, it may be a little soon for some people, but don’t underestimate the advantages of starting to think about Christmas shopping in early November. Christmas shopping can add a lot of stress and burden to people’s lives

Off-campus housing in crisis?: City of Lowell considers rental amendment

The meeting for the amendment will be held at Lowell City Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Conor Dawson and Hannah Manning Connector Editors Students at UMass Lowell may encounter roadblocks to living with their friends off-campus if an amendment by the City of Lowell gets passed, which would make

Best places in New England to get spooked

Salem, MA is one of the premiere haunted destinations in the United States. (Courtesy of The Salem Wiki) Valeria Montoya Connector Contributor It’s almost Halloween and it’s time to get spooky! Do you have any plans for Halloween besides crying because of midterms? No? Well, lucky for you, here is a list of the top

Downtown Lowell is a great place for students to enjoy the arts

Mill No. 5 is one of Lowell’s best underground destinations for music and movies. (Photo courtesy of www.makersjournal.com) Christina Laderoute Connector Staff For those that enjoy exploring and finding new and exciting things to do, the city of “Lowell has a lot to like.” If live music and unleashing your inner performer satisfies your checklist

Now arriving: Free MBTA Commuter Rail service for UMass Lowell

Day trips to Boston just became a whole lot easier for UMass Lowell students. (Courtesy of Mass.gov) Emmy Misail Connector Contributor As if traffic, the environment and the cost of a parking decal were not enough reasons to leave the car at home, UMass Lowell’s new partnership with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will

Comedian and politcal commentator Trevor Noah to take the stage at the Tsongas

Trevor Noah has hosted ‘The Daily Show’ since September of 2015. (Courtesy of Comedy Central Press) Valeria Montoya Connector Contributor Comedian Trevor Noah is coming to Lowell this fall. Appearing at the Tsongas Arena on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m, Noah will bring his comedic relief, political wit, and unparalleled humor as seen on