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How UMass Lowell’s student centers are addressing the mitigation of COVID-19

How UMass Lowell’s student centers are addressing the mitigation of COVID-19

(Photo courtesy UMass Lowell) To keep on-campus residents and staff safe, student centers at the university have adopted guidelines and protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Brianna Yuen Connector Contributor To keep on-campus residents and staff safe, student centers at the university have adopted guidelines and protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The

DIY last-minute Halloween costumes

Christina Laderoute Connector Editor It is that time of the semester to dress up and have some fun. Forgetting to acquire a costume can be stressful, but not the end of the world with this do-it-yourself (DIY) guide to last-minute costumes. One option is to dress as a potato. This effortless look only requires a

Campus Living Series: Off-campus tradeoffs

Students living off-campus can rent houses or apartment building units. (Matt Johnson/Connector) Veronica Cashman Connector Contributor Despite the variety of different-styled residence halls UMass Lowell has to offer, residing in an off-campus apartment is a leading alternative to on-campus options. Completely disassociated with university ownership, apartments are becoming a popular option for many students, mainly

Campus Living Series: Suite life of Donohue residents

Donohue Hall accommodates eight, six, and four person arrangements in close proximity to Fox Dining Commons. (Courtesy of Flickr) Andre Ragel Connector Staff There are many residence halls that students can select from around campus, and surely there is one for just about everyone. One of these buildings named Donahue Hall continues to be a

New dining hall coming to USuites

A rendering of the intended seating layout for the USuites Dining Hall, scheduled to open in January 2018. (Courtesy of Student Affairs) Morgan Joubert Connector Contributor As the growing university continues to expand, so does a growing population of students, and with more students, more meal plans. With new residence halls and additional property being

Campus Living Series: Quiet Concordia

Concordia Hall, located at 6 Solomont Way on UMass Lowell’s South Campus. (Andre Ragel/Connector) Andre Ragel Connector Contributor Amidst the myriad of changes that has happened this fall semester around campus, there remains a quiet, traditional residence hall perched upon the top of a small hill: Concordia Hall. Built in 1957 as a residence hall

Zero Shades of Gray event sheds light on sexual violence

Zero Shades of Gray educates students about what consent sounds like. (Courtesy of Collegiate Empowerment) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff Sexual assault on campus is a pervasive issue that can make students uncomfortable to talk about and address. Zero Shades of Gray aims to alleviate that problem while also facing the issue head on to educate

A closer look at UMass Lowell’s transportation options

Emma Hargraves Connector Contributor Various methods of transportation for navigating campus exist, but it can often be confusing as to which one is best for students. “Usually I’ll just use my car,” said commuter Manuel Garcia. He said he has had his car on campus since freshman year. “I’ve taken the bus one time.” Garcia