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Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Mass.: UMass Lowell Ranked No. 19

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Chancellor Jacquie Moloney will be stepping down in June 2022. Sophia Boucher Connector Staff The latest release of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts continues UMass Lowell’s five-year streak of recognition among the top 20 businesses. Led by Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, the university ranked as number 19 on the

Campus Life

How UMass Lowell’s student centers are addressing the mitigation of COVID-19

(Photo courtesy UMass Lowell) To keep on-campus residents and staff safe, student centers at the university have adopted guidelines and protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Brianna Yuen Connector Contributor To keep on-campus residents and staff safe, student centers at the university have adopted guidelines and protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The

UMass Lowell Professors weigh in on how COVID and virtual learning have impacted them

(Lucas law/Unsplash) To say that all faculty are happy with the university’s efforts in supporting them is an overstatement. Samantha Dress  Connector Contributor  Faculty at UMass Lowell has been affected differently by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic gave insight into the faculty’s perseverance at modifying lessons and combating challenges as a community conscientiously. The university

Event Preview of UMass Lowell’s fall 2021 Magicon: All about pizza and games

(Photo courtesy pexels.com) D6 Dice are often used for Magic The Gathering games and tournaments, as well as other MGK games Evan Sisler Connector Editor Starting this Friday Nov. 19, UMass Lowell’s Master’s Gaming Konnection (MGK) will be hosting their once-per-semester gaming convention, Magicon. A free, fully in-person, three-day gaming event, Magicon will take place

Arts & Entertainment

Kristen Stewart shines in dull “Spencer”

(Photo courtesy of Komplizen Film) “Spencer” was released on Nov. 5, 2021 Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Spencer”, directed by Pablo Larraín and starring Kristen Stewart, follows a fictionalized account of the ending of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ relationship. Likely serving as an Oscar vehicle for Kristen Stewart, “Spencer” attempts to depict this highly publicized

“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

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” 2.0 Update Has Island Residents Doing More Than Just Flocking to The Roost

(Photo Courtesy of Nintendo) Update 2.0 is the latest downloadable content for “Animal Crossing: New Horizons”. Natalia Gonzalez Connector Staff With an update all island residents have been waiting for, on Nov. 4, Nintendo released the Version 2.0 update for “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” one day earlier than its announced launch date. While this massive

Kristen Stewart shines in dull “Spencer”

(Photo courtesy of Komplizen Film) “Spencer” was released on Nov. 5, 2021 Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Spencer”, directed by Pablo Larraín and starring Kristen Stewart, follows a fictionalized account of the ending of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ relationship. Likely serving as an Oscar vehicle for Kristen Stewart, “Spencer” attempts to depict this highly publicized

“Red (Taylor’s Version)” Makes a Masterpiece Better

(Photo Courtesy of Kitty Committee) “Red” is Taylor Swift’s latest studio album and consists of several of her re-recorded hits. Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Red”, originally the fourth studio album by superstar Taylor Swift, is now the second re-recording in her push to get ownership over her music. Like the preceding “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”, “Red

“What if…?”: Marvel’s newest series crushes expectations

(Photo Courtesy of Disney Plus/Marvel Studios) Brad Winderbaum, head of Streaming, Television and Animation at Marvel, says that there are other Marvel Cinematic Universe animated series currently in the works. Jessica Daniliuk Connector Staff Following the end of their “Avengers’” series, Disney has released a new television show on Disney+. Directed by Bryan Andrews, “What

“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

NFL Week Nine Recap: Patriots defeat the Carolina Panthers

(Photo courtesy of USAToday.com) Quarterback Mac Jones huddles with the Patriots offense against the Panthers Andrew Wilcox Connector Staff The New England Patriots came away with a strong win against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the final score was 24-6. Panthers’ Quarterback Sam Darnold faced off against New England for the first time since he

NFL Week Nine Recap: Patriots defeat the Carolina Panthers

(Photo courtesy of USAToday.com) Quarterback Mac Jones huddles with the Patriots offense against the Panthers Andrew Wilcox Connector Staff The New England Patriots came away with a strong win against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the final score was 24-6. Panthers’ Quarterback Sam Darnold faced off against New England for the first time since he

UMass Lowell Men’s Hockey beats Northeastern and Boston College

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) The River Hawks celebrate after their victory against Northeastern Matt Micale Connector Editor The UMass Lowell men’s hockey team took down 17th ranked Northeastern Huskies and 16th ranked Boston College Eagles this weekend pushing their record to 6-1-2. Leading into this weekend, Lowell was ranked 20th in the nation for

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