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Dining hall workers ask UMass Lowell to support its family by providing hazard pay and compensation for lost hours

(Courtesy of UMass Lowell)  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  With 85 percent of workers laid off, UMass Lowell’s dining hall and cafe workers have created a petition asking for the university to commit to guaranteeing full pay for hours lost due to the closing of the campus. The petition was posted almost two weeks ago and currently has 165 signatures. It has

Campus Life

UMass Lowell Food Pantry to close its doors on Monday, Mar 23 after 5pm due to COVID-19 pandemic

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Food Pantry’s Twitter) Begeal says they can always use snack foods.  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor Updated on Mar 24 at 10:15 a.m. The UMass Lowell Navigators Food pantry will be closing its doors at the end of business hours on Monday, March 23 at 5:00 p.m. “Unfortunately, some things have

Hidden Gems Around Lowell Offer Alternative Options for Dining and Fun

(Courtesy of USA Restaurants) Tyler White Connector Contributor Over the course of the school year, students say they crave options when they inevitably grow tired of ordinary dining hall food and the familiar restaurants located on campus. Luckily, there is a way to break this cycle. UMass Lowell students have come to the rescue, sharing

Alternate textbook options for the thrifty student

UMass Lowell students are always looking for cheaper textbook options. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Deanna Darah Connector Contributor With the prices of textbooks reaching new highs every year, many students at UMass Lowell are opting to buy their textbooks through Amazon rather than through the university’s bookstore in order to save money – if

Arts & Entertainment

Op-Ed: Do not buy “Pokémon Sword and Shield”

“Pokémon Sword and Shield” are the first mainline Pokémon games to ever be released on a home console. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Troy Lafond Connector Editor I have been a long-time fan of Pokémon. One of the first video games I ever played was a copy of “Pokémon Gold” for the Nintendo Gameboy Color that

“Knives Out” a razor sharp murder mystery

“Knives Out” is directed by Rian Johnson, the director of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” (Photo courtesy of Lionsgate) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Knives Out” is a murder-mystery whodunit directed by Rian Johnson starring a large A-list ensemble cast including Daniel Craig as the investigator Benoit Blanc, Chris Evans as Ransom, Ana de Armas as

“The End of the F***ing World” season 2: The gripping new season lives up to its predecessor

“The End of the F***ing World” is based on a comic book of the same name published in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Kaliisha Cole Connector Staff Directed by Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak, The End of the F***ing World continues for another season after its successful debut in 2017 on Netflix. For those who

“She Kills Monsters”: A comedic, inspirational production

“She Kills Monsters” debuted in 2011 at the Flea Theater in New York. (Photo courtesy of Kaliisha Cole/Connector) Kaliisha Cole Connector Staff The Off-Broadway Players held their fall production of “She Kills Monsters” written by Qui Nguyen at the Comely-Lane Theatre. The production, which ran from November 20–24, is a comedic, yet dark fantasy that

Sports

Wall shines, River Hawks split series with Minutemen in Kennedy-Cup Challenge

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Jeffrey Ring Connector Staff LOWELL, Mass.- Senior goaltender Tyler Wall (Leamington, Ont.) furthered his case for the Hobey Baker Award this past weekend, saving 83 of 90 shots faced in a home-and-away series, as the No. 14 UMass Lowell River Hawks (16-10-5, 10-7-4 HEA) split a weekend series with

Real Madrid C.F does not deserve to win La Liga

(Photo courtesy of Getty Images) Marcos Aguilar Connector Editor Carlos Henrqiue Casimiro [Casemiro], defensive midfielder for Madrid and three-time UEFA Champions League winner with the club, recently cancelled his Disney World vacation plans with his daughter after a crushing 7-3 loss to city-rival, Atletico Madrid, in a preseason matchup in order to better prepare for

Wall shines, River Hawks split series with Minutemen in Kennedy-Cup Challenge

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Jeffrey Ring Connector Staff LOWELL, Mass.- Senior goaltender Tyler Wall (Leamington, Ont.) furthered his case for the Hobey Baker Award this past weekend, saving 83 of 90 shots faced in a home-and-away series, as the No. 14 UMass Lowell River Hawks (16-10-5, 10-7-4 HEA) split a weekend series with

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