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Starting out with Handshake has never been made easier

(Photo courtesy of Linkedin.com) Handshake is a professional job search site with a focus on early career opportunities for students. Timothy Delay Connector Contributor  (the writer is currently interning with the Career and Co-op center at the university that manages Handshake)  In the fast-paced social climate, networking and connecting with others is key to finding success in

Campus Life

With the rise of virtual learning, are snow days a thing of the past at UMass Lowell?

(Photo Courtesy of Boston 25 News) Lowell was recently buried under two feet of snow during a winter storm. Michael Parke Connector Contributor For UMass Lowell students enrolled in virtual classes, the longed-for snow day has disappeared. Although in-person classes might become normal again in the future, it begs the question: are snow days gone

With the rise of virtual learning, are snow days a thing of the past at UMass Lowell?

(Photo Courtesy of Boston 25 News) Lowell was recently buried under two feet of snow during a winter storm. Michael Parke Connector Contributor For UMass Lowell students enrolled in virtual classes, the longed-for snow day has disappeared. Although in-person classes might become normal again in the future, it begs the question: are snow days gone

Computer science department adjusts undergraduate curriculums to mitigate cheating during remote testing

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Student studies in UCrossing Chase White Connector Contributor Since last semester, computer science department administrators and professors have worked hard to integrate classes to an online environment. One challenge faced by faculty today is how best to mitigate cheating on tests in virtual classroom settings. The question arises, then, whether

Arts & Entertainment

“Judas and the Black Messiah”: American film director, Shaka King produces a relevant and timely film

(Photo Courtesy of HBO Max) “Judas and the Black Messiah” is based on a true story of an FBI informant, William O’Neal. Amir Kazemi Connector Staff In theaters and available to stream on HBO Max, “Judas and the Black Messiah” (2021) is directed by Shaka King who is known for “Newlyweeds” (2013) and “Mulignans” (2015).

“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

‘Superliminal’ Offers a Whole New Perspective

(Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Superliminal” is what would happen if “Inception” was a platformer. Released on November 5 by Pillow Castle on all consoles, “Superliminal” is a puzzle platform game reminiscent of the “Portal” series by Valve. The player follows a character through their dreams, controlling the environment by where they

“Judas and the Black Messiah”: American film director, Shaka King produces a relevant and timely film

(Photo Courtesy of HBO Max) “Judas and the Black Messiah” is based on a true story of an FBI informant, William O’Neal. Amir Kazemi Connector Staff In theaters and available to stream on HBO Max, “Judas and the Black Messiah” (2021) is directed by Shaka King who is known for “Newlyweeds” (2013) and “Mulignans” (2015).

Maluma’s Surprise Mini-Album ‘#7DJ’ Honors Reggaeton’s Roots in Jamaica

(Photo Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment) This album reflects Maluma’s seven days spent in Jamaica pre-pandemic. Sydney Lee Connector Editor Colombian artist Maluma experiments with reggaeton’s roots on his latest album “#7DJ.” Born as Juan Luis Londoño Arias, the 27-year-old artist timed the release of his surprise mini-album with his birthday on Jan. 28. The

Netflix’s Bridgerton: The binge-worthy, most-talked about period drama of the season

(Photo Courtesy of Netflix) Bridgerton is now Netflix’s most-watched series.  Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Trigger Warnings: Rape, suggested rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse Within the past month, “Bridgerton” has topped the charts as one of Netflix’s most watched shows. The show is an adaptation of the adult romance book series by Julia Quinn and follows

“Hamilton”: A Disney+ exclusive; bringing Broadway home

(Joan Marcus/ LA Times) With the use of hip-hop, rap and songs of other genres that will be stuck in the listeners’ heads forever, Miranda demonstrates where the story of Alexander Hamilton started and where it unfortunately ended. Venessa Bazile Connector Contributor  “Hamilton” is a tale of freedom, politics, and the many trials and tribulations

Sports

UMass Lowell’s Women Basketball team in third place of America East – Denise Solis named division’s player of the week

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Denise Solis America East Player of the Week   Matt Micale Connector Editor UMass Lowell’s sophomore forward Denise Solis was named America East’s Player of the Week on Feb. 15. This came after an all-star performance with games against UNH which the River Hawks won on Feb. 13 and 14.

Buccaneers defense shines in 31-9 Super Bowl victory

  (Photo courtesy of cbssports.com) Tom Brady hoists the Lombari Trophy after winning Super Bowl LV. Conor Dawson Connector Editor The 2020 NFL season was one that was full of unusual difficulties, but the league still managed to make its way to the playoffs, and eventually to the 2020 Super Bowl. The matchup between Tom Brady

UMass Lowell’s Women Basketball team in third place of America East – Denise Solis named division’s player of the week

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Denise Solis America East Player of the Week   Matt Micale Connector Editor UMass Lowell’s sophomore forward Denise Solis was named America East’s Player of the Week on Feb. 15. This came after an all-star performance with games against UNH which the River Hawks won on Feb. 13 and 14.

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