News

Adjunct faculty give UMass President Meehan a failing grade

Ellen Martins, president of the UMass Lowell Union of Adjunct Faculty, uses a bullhorn to rally a group of adjuncts outside the Board of Trustees meeting in the Inn & Conference Center. (Brigid Archibald/Connector)  Brigid Archibald Connector Staff UMass Lowell adjunct faculty continue their efforts to convince the university that they should receive the same

Campus Life

“We Are All Fast Food Workers Now” addresses labor education locally and globally

Jessica Kergo Connector Staff On Thursday, Sept. 20, UMass Lowell’s Labor Education Program hosted “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now,” where Dartmouth College history professor Annelise Orleck spoke about her new book “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages.” The book calls to attention the plight of wage

Downtown Lowell is a great place for students to enjoy the arts

Mill No. 5 is one of Lowell’s best underground destinations for music and movies. (Photo courtesy of www.makersjournal.com) Christina Laderoute Connector Staff For those that enjoy exploring and finding new and exciting things to do, the city of “Lowell has a lot to like.” If live music and unleashing your inner performer satisfies your checklist

“We Are All Fast Food Workers Now” addresses labor education locally and globally

Jessica Kergo Connector Staff On Thursday, Sept. 20, UMass Lowell’s Labor Education Program hosted “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now,” where Dartmouth College history professor Annelise Orleck spoke about her new book “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages.” The book calls to attention the plight of wage

Arts & Entertainment

Indie game spotlight: ‘Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun’

“Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun” received three German Developer Awards. (Photo courtesy of Daedalic Entertainment)  Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun” takes the stealth genre of games and cranks up its aspects to eleven. Released on Steam on December 6, 2016 by Mimimi Productions, “Shadow Tactics” follows a group of

Indie game spotlight: ‘Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun’

“Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun” received three German Developer Awards. (Photo courtesy of Daedalic Entertainment)  Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun” takes the stealth genre of games and cranks up its aspects to eleven. Released on Steam on December 6, 2016 by Mimimi Productions, “Shadow Tactics” follows a group of

‘BlacKkKlansmen’ is the summer’s best film

The movie was released on Aug. 10, 2018 to coincide with the one year anniversary of the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally. (Photo courtesy of Focus Features) Owen Johnson Connector Editor As the summer months and subsequently the summer movie season comes to a close, it is without a doubt that “BlacKkKlansmen” should hold the

‘Cry Pretty’ – Carrie Underwood Remains Triumphant

“Cry Pretty” is predicted to be Underwood’s fourth album top top the Billboard 200 chart. (Photo courtesy of Nashville Capitol) Troy Lafond Connector Contributor Carrie Underwood has not had an easy past few years. On the surface level, it may appear that she has it all: a kid, a stable relationship with her husband Mike

How Low Can ‘Bojack Horseman’ Go?

Comedy Central acquired linear television rights to the series on Jul. 26, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Troy Lafond Conector Contributor On Friday, Sept.14, everyone’s favorite depressed horse returned to Netflix. The debut of “Bojack Horseman” season five has brought with it everything that the show has utilized to remain incredible. The juxtaposition of the

Theatre Arts Program to debut ‘P.O.V.’ on April 18

“P.O.V.” development ensemble outlining and assembling content for the show. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Theater Arts Department) Conrad Solomon Connector Contributor UMass Lowell’s Theatre Arts Program is putting the finishing touches on its production of a devised piece, “P.O.V.” in preparation for its debut on April 18. David E. Shane, former associate artistic director

Sports

Men’s soccer beats Vermont 2-0 to earn first America East win

A team effort led the way for the River Hawks that has only allowed three goals this year (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Marcos Aguilar Connector Contributor The UMass Lowell men’s soccer team (6-1-2) shutout the Vermont Catamounts (6-3-0) 2-0 on Saturday night at Cushing Field. The River Hawks earned their sixth shutout of the

Seattle Storm win third WNBA championship sweeping the Washington Mystics, 3-0

The Storm win their third championship with help from stars Stewart, Bird and their supporting cast (Courtesy of Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Editor For the third time in franchise history, the Seattle Storm have won the WNBA finals sweeping the Washington Mystics 3-0. The Storm capped off the series beating the

Men’s soccer beats Vermont 2-0 to earn first America East win

A team effort led the way for the River Hawks that has only allowed three goals this year (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Marcos Aguilar Connector Contributor The UMass Lowell men’s soccer team (6-1-2) shutout the Vermont Catamounts (6-3-0) 2-0 on Saturday night at Cushing Field. The River Hawks earned their sixth shutout of the

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