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Boston parking garage collapse highlights need for ongoing infrastructural initiatives

(Photo courtesy of Live Boston 617) The collapse of the Boston Government Center parking garage highlights the need for infrastructural initiatives to continue to prioritize human safety over development.  Harrison Lee Connector Editor On March 26, a large portion of Boston’s Government Center parking garage collapsed, resulting in the fatality of Peter Monsini. In the wake

Campus Life

A candidate for trustee interview: David Levine

(Photocourtesy of David Levine) “David Levine is running for student trustee against his opponent, Mina Lam.” Qinglong Diep Connector Staff David Levine, who is a Student Government Association senator for the Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell, is running for student trustee to advocate for changes that need to happen at the university. Levine

Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of Black Lowell

(Photocourtesy UMass Lowell Library’s Twitter) “Seen left to right; Wilda Chapman, Bobby Tugbiyele, and Diamond Asaaneh sitting at UMass Lowell’s Hidden in Plain Sight book panel event.” Kyra Barry Connector Editor Feb. 23, Francine Coston, associate director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, introduced the audience to the panel members for Hidden in Plain Sight

A candidate for trustee interview: David Levine

(Photocourtesy of David Levine) “David Levine is running for student trustee against his opponent, Mina Lam.” Qinglong Diep Connector Staff David Levine, who is a Student Government Association senator for the Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell, is running for student trustee to advocate for changes that need to happen at the university. Levine

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Sleeper director’s film turns 20, upon covering a 70 year old narrative about a very ‘Quiet American’

(Photo Courtesy of Miramax Films) “The Quiet American” celebrates the 20th Anniversary of it’s initial theatrical release. Harrison Lee Connector Editor Director Phillip Noyce may not be one of the most prominent names when it comes to filmmaking. However, the working man behind “Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger” and “Salt” has produced quite a

“Jane Eyre”: A book about passion, independence and making difficult choices

(Photo Courtesy of Penguin Classics) Jane Eyre was originally published under a male pseudonym. Michael Parke Connector Staff   Charlotte Bronte’s 1847 novel, “Jane Eyre”, is an adventurous tale of one woman’s search for independence and love in 18th to 19th century England. Though set in the past, the book remains surprisingly fresh and relatable

“Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel”: A faithful remaster of a classic card game

(Photo Courtesy of Konami) “Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel” was released on Jan. 19, 2022, and is the latest installment in the franchise’s resurgence.” Noah Madsen Connector Contributor Ever since the conclusion of the original “Yu-Gi-Oh!” anime series in 2006 (2004 in Japan), the relevancy of both the anime and the card game has slowly faded away.

Sleeper director’s film turns 20, upon covering a 70 year old narrative about a very ‘Quiet American’

(Photo Courtesy of Miramax Films) “The Quiet American” celebrates the 20th Anniversary of it’s initial theatrical release. Harrison Lee Connector Editor Director Phillip Noyce may not be one of the most prominent names when it comes to filmmaking. However, the working man behind “Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger” and “Salt” has produced quite a

Five Songs About Social Justice (From Five Different Genres)

(Photo Courtesy of Fantasy) “Fortunate Son” is a popular cultural Vietnam war product. Maxwell Valin Connector Staff In an age where musicians use their voices for more than just entertainment, but rather, to spread a message, it’s not hard to come across a plethora of songs written about major social movements. In case you’re feeling

5 Social Justice Documentaries

(Photo Courtesy of Netflix) – “Trial 4” is a documentary series currently available for streaming access on Netflix. Natalia Gonzalez Connector Editor Social justice is not a topic new to the screen: In the midst of the civil unrest in the criminal justice system brought about by police brutality, corruption and systematic racism, it is

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