It’s that time of year FINALS! Some of you might not even be thinking about finals…or others can’t even believe where the semester went..or for the few who might not have been to class in a month might be saying hmm I think i should start going to class. ANYWAYS whatever the excuse is it’s coming whether you like it or not. I bet you are wondering how do I know when my final is. There are 2 ways

1. Check ISIS under enrollment there is a section where it says view my exam scheduale
2. Look under the Office of Registar it will show you a matrix of all exam scheduales. It goes by what time and day you normally have the class.

MY recommendation would be to check ISIS AND your professor!!!


GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanksgiving Recipes That Look AWESOME

I’m a giant fan of food. And an even bigger fan of online recipes. With Thanksgiving swiftly approaching why not make something cool at home for your family and friends or with them? Here are some of my favorite recipes that I have found online!

“Chicken Pot Pie” (easily substituted with leftover turkey!)

Pumpkin Pie Bars!

Red Velvet Cheesecake (Personal favorite!)

Pizza Dough Garlic Rolls!!! 

Here are just a few different things for you to try either for Thanksgiving or life in general! Try it! 


T-shirt time? More like: TURKEY TIME

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog all about eating massive amounts of turkey for Thanksgiving!

Now I have been noticing the past couple of thanksgivings that I see all of this wonderful and fantastic food and because I am Italian, I naturally try to stuff my plate with as much food as possible… And an hour later which seems like its own battle, I end up being full, but there is still food on my plate.  It is the worst feeling ever of being too full to finish my mom’s dynamite stuffing and my half eaten leg of turkey.  Obviously this is important enough to research on the internet, and so that is what I did.  Here are my findings:

1) Do not starve yourself before you eat your thanksgiving dinner
-Professional eaters will even tell you that if you don’t eat anything prior to a large meal, your stomach actually shrinks and you will not be able to eat as much as you usually would.  If you don’t want to eat before the meal, water will help you expand your stomach without giving you any nutrients and it has no calories so it wont really take up a lot of space… but it will send you to the bathroom frequently that day so proceed with caution.  I think you’re just better off with eating a decent sized breakfast that day.

2) Chew your food.

-I know… Sounds kind of stupid right?  But it also makes a whole world of sense.  Take it this way:  Your stomach has a certain amount of space in which it can hold food.  If you fill all that space because you swallowed 4 biscuits whole, you obviously won’t have room for anything else for a while… and why do you have to wait?  Well that’s because it is harder for your body to digest larger chunks of food over smaller ones.  Makes sense right?  So if you chew your food well, it will take up the same amount of space, but of it like you’re getting more bang for your buck because everything will fit.  Also, it will be digested sooner and it will make new room for more food… KIND OF LIKE TETRIS!

3) Pace Yourself Until the Very End

– I actually found this tip hilarious and I will share it with you.  Apparently you should take your time eating your food any enjoy it.  This will re-enforce proper chewing and digestion…. but when you start to feel like you are getting full.. apparently you are suppose to start eating like it was the last meal you are ever going to have.  The thought behind this is that your brain sends you a signal to your body telling you: “Game over man… game over”  So the goal is to cram as much food down your throat as possible before you brain has a time to stop you.  Funny? Yes. Probably works too.. which makes it even funnier.

But now in all seriousness, don’t over do it.  There are going to be leftovers in your freezer for like… what… the next 10 years right?  And you’re going to be having turkey sandwiches for months correct?  So enjoy the food, and don’t go over your limit.  I hope that you all have a happy and turkey-filled Thanksgiving!

~James (Future Champion Of My Mom’s Mashed Potatoes.)  F.C.O.M3.P for short.

Snoop Doggy Dogg

Guess who is coming to UMass Lowell??


yes, you heard right, CAPA was able to obtain the multi-platinum hit artist Snoop Dogg on January 28th.  Tickets go on sale 11/29 at 10 AM.  That is just in 10 days!!  Tickets cost $25 for students with a valid school ID and $40 for the general public.  They can be bought at the Tsongas Box Center!

Save the date!

-Jess :]

GLEE?!!? WHAT?!?!?! AT UML!?!?!

Yes. That is right! A Glee Club is starting up HERE at the lovely UML!!!

Do you like singing?
Do you like dancing?
Do you play an instrument?

If you said ‘yes’ to any of the above, then JOIN!!!
To join contact Ashley Tello – 
The UML Glee Club is currently under construction and will be an official club once there are 10 signatures of committed members, a constitution written, and SGA approves the club! And they already have an advisor, the CD of South Campus, Marshall Greenleaf!!

So….how do you start a club of your own?!
Step 1. Find something you’re interested in! It can be basically anything….(that is obviously legal…)
Step 2. Find 9 other people that want to join your club!! (10 including you!!)
Step 3. Find a full-time faculty member to be your adviser!
Step 4. Stop by SGA (In McGauvran) and pick up a “How to Form a New Undergraduate Student Club” form and fill it out!!
Step 5. Use said form to get those students from Step 2 and get them to sign your Form!!
Step 6. Write a constitution, a template is in the form!
Step 7. Send in your form to SGA and wait for approval!!!
It’s that easy!!!
So…great take aways from this amazing blog.
– If their isn’t a club already for your interest, MAKE YOUR OWN!!!


Notable UML Alumni

You might be wondering as you sit in your Exploring the Universe lecture “What am I going to do with a degree from UMass Lowell?”
Well I’m here to answer that question and give you a few names of people who have used that degree to go above and beyond. You might even recognize a few of these names. 🙂
  • Jerry Bergonzi, jazz saxophonist and is the founder of Not Fat Records.
  • Michael Casey, poet. His first collection, Obscenities, was chosen by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Other collections include Millrat (Adastra Press), The Million Dollar Hole (Orchises Press), Raiding a Whorehouse (Adastra), Permanent Party (March Street Press), Cindi’s Fur Coat (The Chuckwagon), and The Bopper (Kendra Steiner Editions).
  • Craig Charron, Professional Ice Hockey Player
  • Roger W. Cressey Former U.S. National Security Council Staff, President of Good Harbor Consulting Group
  • Edson deCastro, President and Founder, Data General Corporation
  • Brian S. Dempsey, (B.A.), member of the Mass. House of Representatives (served 1990 – present)
  • Mark Eshbaugh, Artist, Author, Musician and former professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Christopher G. Fallon, (M.S. 1978), member of the Mass. House of Representatives (served 1996 – present)
  • Sean Garballey, (B.A.), member of the Mass. House of Representatives (served 2008 – present)
  • Colleen M. Garry, (B.S.), member of the Mass. House of Representatives (served 1995 – present)
  • Thomas A. Golden, Jr., (B.S.) and (MBA), member of the Mass. House of Representatives (served 1995 – present)
  • Ron Hainsey, A professional ice hockey defenseman and an alternate captain of the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League.
  • Craig MacTavish, Played  centre for 19 NHL seasons with the Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues. MacTavish later coached the Oilers from 2000 to 2009.
  • Marty Meehan, Congressman (served 1993 – 2007) and current chancellor
  • John Pinette, Comedian
  • Dwayne Roloson, Professional Ice Hockey Player currently playing for the New York Islanders in the NHL.
  • Robert Silvers, Photo mosaic artist whose art portrays familiar images throughout history and contemporary culture, either portraits of well-known personalities, world currency or fascinating renditions of masterpiece paintings.
  • Thelma Todd, movie actress who appeared in about 120 pictures between 1926 and 1935.
  • John Traphagan, Former Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and professor of Religious Studies
  • Boris Hirmas Rubio, noted Latin American entrepreneur, past Vice Chairman of Lan Chile
So many people with just one thing in common; they all have degrees from UMass Lowell! So work hard for that degree, it’s a BIG deal. Maybe one day you’ll end up on this list.


There are about 16 days left of school but don’t let that stress you out! If you prepare yourself by studying and staying on top of things you will be fine. But I know that school can get very stressful and when it is combined with other things it can get out of hand! How do you deal with stress?

Stress can be dealt with in many ways including but not limited to the following:



However you deal with stress just make sure to keep it under control and don’t sweat the small stuff! If you ever feel that your stress is too much to handle head over to counseling services and talk to someone about it.


SubUrbia on Campus!!

Hello there fellow students!! Well, it’s almost Turkey time!!! While you’re getting ready for Thanksgiving break, why not see a show with some of your friends?? What show you ask? Well…..
“SubUrbia” by Eric Bogosian, opens in just TWO DAYS for UML’s Off Broadway Players!!

  “SubUrbia is a brutally honest play about America’s youth post-high school, and the lives of people stuck in America’s suburbia, where the push to live the American Dream reigns supreme. From the life of a rock star to the life of a drunken war veteran, Bogosian examines the American Dream and how it affects the way we act. A drama, this play is both comedic and powerful, hitting every emotional nerve, while remaining very real and raw.” — Off Broadway Players

The show contains mature language, nudity, violence, and drug use and is intended for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.

“SubUrbia” by Eric Bogosian
Directed by Andrea Southwick

Thursday, November 18 @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 19 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 20 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, November 21 @ 2:00pm

Performances are at the Comley-Lane Theater (UML South Campus), 870 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA.

TICKETS are $5 for Students/Seniors & $10 for Adults and are available at the door. The box office opens one hour prior to each performance.

Support the arts, your fellow students, and OBP by heading over to SubUrbia this weekend! 

Cough Cough Cough

Do you feel like people around you are getting sick? Can’t afford to take time off from school? Let alone work?? They are giving students an oppurtunity to get a flu shot Tuesday November 16th, 2010 3rd floor McGauvran for $15 dollars. Prevent the flu get a flu shot… If your sick don’t cough on people even if you don’t like them.

Stay healthy ~ Stef