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UMass Lowell unveils new low to no cost textbooks for students

UMass Lowell unveils new low to no cost textbooks for students

(Photo courtesy of: The Varsity) “Students struggle to afford textbooks as well as affording classes, housing and everything else.) Jocelyn Dean Connector Contributor The high cost of textbooks has become a major debate across UMass Lowell. Many financially concerned students face hardships at the beginning of each semester, worrying if they will be able to

Exploring the benefits and downsides of online courses

Taking an online course allows students to do their work from anywhere at anytime, as long as they have access to a computer. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Christina Laderoute Connector Editor Gaining a college education does not mean that students must sit in a classroom three days a week. Online classes are a great alternative

Commuter conundrum: The trouble with raising GPAs

The South Campus upper classmen garage is located on Broadway Street. (Courtesy of Fennick McCredie Architecture) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Tristyn Mitchell, a sophomore commuter student from Lowell, says that she wakes up two hours before her classes start each day. With a can of Red Bull tucked in her backpack, she walks 20 minutes

Advising 101: How students choose classes

Emily Bergman Connector Contributor In preparation for the fall 2016 semester, students consider how to build their schedule to adhere to their own priorities, such as work schedule, professors and time of day. Starting April 12, students will be able to register for classes for the fall 2016 semester. The undeclared advising office receives frequent