Ancient history and questioning everything: The story of Chris Torres


When sophomore history major Chris Torres is bored, he likes to either read books such as “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut or play video games like “Skyrim.”

As a history major, Torres said he finds ancient history fascinating. “It’s really cool,” he said. “[I like] more pre-traditional common era, so I guess B.C. and all that stuff. Like Egypt and Greece during those times.”

He also said he spends most of his time on South Campus, and said it is his favorite part about UMass Lowell.

“It’s a lot prettier than, say, North, and it’s just better. I really like this area [of the library] or the Allen House,” said Torres.

Somewhere he said he would love to visit is Iceland: “The scenery there is amazing. At night you can see the northern lights if you’re far enough north, so it’s a really beautiful place,” he said.

Torres also said that if he could give advice to a large group of people, he would tell them to question everything.

“I feel like a lot of people are more go-with-the-flow…they’re more just along for the ride,” he said. “And I feel like the more people question things, the more they’re going to be like, ‘Well, why are things the way they are? Why can’t they be this way, because this way might be better?”


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