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Q&A with Associate Dean of students affairs for violence prevention, Anne Ciraldi

(Photo courtesy of searchenginejournal.com) Julia Ashley Connector Contributor Annie Ciaraldi is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Compliance and Violence Prevention. She is also the Title IX Deputy Coordinator and Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for Food and Housing Insecure Students. She has her undergraduate degree in political science and psychology and has a

Campus Life

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

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

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

‘Weird!’: The latest album by UK’s indie rock star, Yungblud, that embraces love and identity

(Photo Courtesy of Kerrang) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor After a pushback from the previously announced release date of November 13, “Weird!” by Yungblud has been released after years in the making. Released on December 4, this album will interest those who are searching for an album with beautiful lyricism and songs that will touch souls.

Katrina Leno’s “Horrid”: A new whimsical, young adult horror released in time for this Halloween season

(Photo Courtesy from Little, Brown and Company) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Set in Bells Hollow, Maine, this latest psychological horror novel will have readers fearing the smell of roses and leave them suspicious of what lies behind closed doors. “Horrid” by Katrina Leno takes the typical ghost story and twists the genre with a unique

‘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

“The Witches” movie mixes humor and horror in this recent adaption of a Roald Dahl classic

(Photo Courtesy of IMDb) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Originally published as a children’s book in 1983, Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” gets revisited as an HBO Max movie adaptation. The film was released on Oct. 22 and stars Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the director behind the “Back to the Future” movies,

‘Weird!’: The latest album by UK’s indie rock star, Yungblud, that embraces love and identity

(Photo Courtesy of Kerrang) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor After a pushback from the previously announced release date of November 13, “Weird!” by Yungblud has been released after years in the making. Released on December 4, this album will interest those who are searching for an album with beautiful lyricism and songs that will touch souls.

Netflix’s ‘Sing On!’ takes the stage with glitz and glamour

(Photo courtesy of What’s New on Netflix) Brian Ho Connector Contributor Those who need to listen to some good music while also sitting back and enjoying the thrills of a game show will look forward to “Sing On!” A brand-new offering on Netflix, “Sing On!” brings in talented singers competing against each other for a

“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

Op-Ed: What are next steps for athletics during COVID-19

Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Twitter. Abdulmajid Ali Connector Contributor In mid- March, college basketball teams were prepared to participate in the highly anticipated 68-team tournament we recognize as “March Madness.” In the National Basketball Association, Rudy Gobert had tested positive for COVID-19. Soon after, his teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive for COVID-19. This

Patriots Fumble Close Game to Division Rival Buffalo 24-21

Photo courtesy of patriotswire.usatoday.com. Cam Newton fumbling away the week 8 game against Buffalo with only 31 seconds remaining. The Patriots were in range to tie the game and head to overtime before Newton fumbled, resulting in the close loss. Jeffrey Ring Sports Editor The New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills played a close game

Op-Ed: What are next steps for athletics during COVID-19

Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Twitter. Abdulmajid Ali Connector Contributor In mid- March, college basketball teams were prepared to participate in the highly anticipated 68-team tournament we recognize as “March Madness.” In the National Basketball Association, Rudy Gobert had tested positive for COVID-19. Soon after, his teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive for COVID-19. This

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