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Aramark needs improvement in several areas

Aramark needs improvement in several areas

(Photo courtesy of Aramark) “The official logo of Aramark.” Qinglong Diep Connector Staff Aramark has been our food vendor for quite some time for both catering and dining hall services. Their management team needs to address the complaints and issues students bring up each and every semester that are especially heard in our dining halls.

Climate activism in capitalism

(Photo courtesy of YES! Magazine) “One of the most devastating impacts of climate change is the melting of the ice caps.” Troy Lafond Connector Editor So much climate change advocacy is based around change on an individualistic level. Endeavors such as reducing personal use of plastics, partaking in recycling endeavors and not littering are certainly

UMass Lowell should partner with Farm Forward

(Photo courtesy of Farm Forward) “The official Farm Forward logo.” Andrew Theobald Connector Contributor UMass Lowell has always prided itself on its sustainability, particularly in its dining options, proudly labeling dishes as “plant-forward”: vegan, vegetarian, or halal. As a vegetarian, I have found myself satisfied with the selections offered. That said, UMass Lowell can do

Current laundry situation in Sheehy Hall is disastrous

(Photo courtesy of YouVisit) “Sheehy and Concordia Halls are connected, and serve as two of the three resident halls on South Campus.” Troy Lafond Connector Editor As of this semester, UMass Lowell’s laundry machines were made free for residential students. This did raise the cost of housing, but made laundry machines more accessible for many

UMass Lowell’s finals schedule is the student body’s final straw after a challenging semester

(Photo courtesy of ADDitude) “Final exams at UMass Lowell begin on December 14 and conclude on December 20.” Tanner Hume Connector Editor It’s the most horrible time of the year. Where we have to go suffer in all of our classrooms in preparation for the finals. But alas, it is that time. The only thing

Dear [Deadname]: UMass Lowell struggles with LGBTQ+ acceptance

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) “UMass Lowell has an LGBTQ+ Resource Center, but students face struggles beyond the scope of the office.” Riley Fontana Connector Editor “Dear [Deadname],” is how a good chunk of my emails from the school arrive in my inbox. I have changed my name through the school, got a new ID