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Lunar New Year Festival shooting

(Photo Courtesy of Los Angeles Times) “Families gather for a candlelight vigil to honor those killed in the festival shooting.” Steven O’Hara Connector Editor On January 22nd the night of Lunar New Year, an act of hate and violence took place in Monterey Park in Las Angeles, California. A gunman walked into Lae Lae Ballroom

Campus Life

Homesick Project aims to study the experience of immigrants with “home” during Covid-19

(Photo courtesy of Homesick Project Instagram) “Home means something different to everyone.” Kayla Jewett Connector Editor How do people, especially immigrants, live, express and relate to the experience of lockdowns, border closures and social isolation during the pandemic? The #homesick project aims to give immigrants a space to share their experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Housing costs on the rise at UMass Lowell

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) An overhead shot of Donahue and Bourgeois Halls on East Campus. Jaimie Tanner Connector Contributor Cost plays a role every school year when UMass Lowell students are deciding to live on campus because they are normally strapped for money. For some students, the combined cost of tuition and fees is

Arts & Entertainment

The look inside the Oscar nominations

(Photo courtesy of: Variety ) Many of the years top movies made the but, but who will take home the trophy? Troy Lafond Connector Editor The nominations for the annual Oscars ceremony were announced on Tuesday, January 24. Leading the pack in nominations was A24’s critically acclaimed and biggest commercial hit to date, “Everything Everywhere

UMass Lowell professors launch new book

(Photo courtesy of Lowell Sun) “Professor Allyssa McCabe (left) and Professor Minjeong Kim (right) standing with their new book “Perspectives on East and Southeast Asian Folktales.”” Steven O’Hara Connector Editor January 24 marks the successful launch of “Perspectives on East and Southeast Asian Folktales,” edited by UMass Lowell’s very own Professor Minjeong Kim and Professor

Wizards of the cost-goodberrys given to fans

(Photo courtesy of: Wizards of the Coast) The art of the source books has brought in many fans, only to be turned away by the price tag. Riley Fontana Connector Editor On the 5th of January, Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast, the companies overseeing “Dungeons and Dragons” and “Magic the Gathering,” fell into hot

The look inside the Oscar nominations

(Photo courtesy of: Variety ) Many of the years top movies made the but, but who will take home the trophy? Troy Lafond Connector Editor The nominations for the annual Oscars ceremony were announced on Tuesday, January 24. Leading the pack in nominations was A24’s critically acclaimed and biggest commercial hit to date, “Everything Everywhere

Måneskin in Boston – concert review

(Photo courtesy of Vogue) Måneskin’s success has brought about the world tour they find themselves on right now. Kali Patterson Connector Editor Despite having been around since 2016, Måneskin are only on their first worldwide tour. After discovering fame through the “X Factor” and “Eurovision”, the Italian rock quartet have grown a fanbase that warrants

Sports

Debrief of 18 NFL teams to miss the playoffs

(Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated) “Rams head coach Sean McVay.” Tanner Hume Connector Editor The NFL playoffs are here, and 18 teams have seemingly gone to waste in the putrid toxicity known as their own stench. It reeks just about as much as kicker Brett Maher missing extra points, or Georgia scoring endless touchdowns against

Debrief of 18 NFL teams to miss the playoffs

(Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated) “Rams head coach Sean McVay.” Tanner Hume Connector Editor The NFL playoffs are here, and 18 teams have seemingly gone to waste in the putrid toxicity known as their own stench. It reeks just about as much as kicker Brett Maher missing extra points, or Georgia scoring endless touchdowns against

River Hawks defeat UMass Amherst in Friday night rivalry game

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) “Forward Dillan Bentley skates to goaltender Edvard Nordlund.” Tanner Hume Connector Editor Friday night was filled with excitement and intensity, as the UMass Lowell Hockey Team hosted their in-state rivals, UMass Amherst. The crowd was hyped up, the players knew the potential stakes at hand and before everyone knew