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Supreme Court adopts new Code of Ethics

(Photo courtesy of TheRoot). “Members of the Supreme Court.” Michael Makiej Connector Staff On Monday, November 13, The Supreme Court of the United States adopted a new code of ethics. Signed by all nine Justices, the code was implemented in response to several months of media criticisms for an assortment of undisclosed donations made to

Campus Life

Student survey about internships

Diana Arhcibald A survey about internships has been emailed to students in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS). Those who complete the quick, anonymous survey by the Nov. 21 deadline have a chance to win one of several $10 gift cards. An interdisciplinary workgroup of FAHSS faculty and staff has been

Humans of UMass Lowell: James McNulty

(Photo courtesy of: Steven O’Hara) “James McNulty is a senior with a love for music.” Steven O’Hara Connector Editor Music, his guitar and books are all passions that make up James McNulty, an English Literature and Spanish major studying at UMass Lowell. “[P]laying music,” McNulty said, when asked about what accomplishment in life he is

Press release: Merrimack Repertory Theatre opens 2023-2023 season with “Gaslight”

(Photo courtesy of Merrimack Repertory Theatre site) “Promotional picture for the Theatre’s rendition of the play ‘Gaslight’.” Lynn Sullivan Connector Contributor The Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is proud to begin its 2023-2024 season with the world premiere of award-winning playwright Steven Deitz’s Gaslight. Produced in partnership with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, this new psychological thriller

Student survey about internships

Diana Arhcibald A survey about internships has been emailed to students in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS). Those who complete the quick, anonymous survey by the Nov. 21 deadline have a chance to win one of several $10 gift cards. An interdisciplinary workgroup of FAHSS faculty and staff has been

Arts & Entertainment

“The Killer”: A disappointing case study of valuing style over substance

(Photo courtesy of: Variety) “David Fincher’s ‘The Killer’ does not live up to his previous work.” Henrique Santos Connector Contributor David Fincher has quietly and quickly become a household name as a director. Fincher has directed phenomenal and iconic films for multiple generations such as “Zodiac,” “Fight Club,” “The Social Network” and arguably his greatest

“Spider-Man 2” exceeds expectations

(Photo courtesy of: DiscussingFilm) “Insomniac’s ‘Spider-Man 2’ features both Peter Parker and Miles Morales suiting up as the titular character.” Ekaterina Photis Connector Editor Insomniac Games’ new PlayStation 5 exclusive, “Spider-Man 2”, has had fans bouncing off the walls since its release on Oct. 20. As a third iteration in this franchise, Insomniac expertly balanced

“The Killer”: A disappointing case study of valuing style over substance

(Photo courtesy of: Variety) “David Fincher’s ‘The Killer’ does not live up to his previous work.” Henrique Santos Connector Contributor David Fincher has quietly and quickly become a household name as a director. Fincher has directed phenomenal and iconic films for multiple generations such as “Zodiac,” “Fight Club,” “The Social Network” and arguably his greatest

Big Time Rush return strong on “Another Life”

(Photo courtesy of: People) “Big Time Rush reunited in 2021 after a seven-year hiatus and released their first album in a decade this year.” Tyler Browne Connector Editor Over a decade after the release of their last album, boy band Big Time Rush has returned with “Another Life”, which perfectly updates their sound to fit

“Fellow Travelers” brings LGBTQ+ representation to screens

(Photo courtesy of: People) “‘Fellow Travelers’ explores a relationship between two men at a time when such relationships were forbidden.” Sohini Nath Connector Staff The Showtime network is not new to creating political shows with actors in heavy prosthetic make-up, dressed as real-life historical figures, nor are they to LGBT+ centric shows. The channel has

“Bat Boy: The Musical” is a smash hit

(Photo courtesy of: Seacoast Repertory Theater) “Seacoast Rep’s production of ‘Bat Boy: The Musical’ runs through Oct. 29 Riley Fontana Connector Editor The Seacoast Repertory Theater is currently running its version of “Bat Boy: The Musical.” This is a horror-comedy show that’s not for the faint of heart. The show is filled with fake blood,

Sports

Death of former NHL player causes debate over neck guards

(Photo courtesy of the Colgate Maroon-News) “Community members leave flowers in memorial of Adam Johnson” Sarah Mahannah Connector Editor The death of former Pittsburgh Penguins player Adam Johnson from an on-ice accident had stirred up movements to mandate protective hockey equipment. On Oct. 28, the 29-year-old died after being slashed in the neck by a

Death of former NHL player causes debate over neck guards

(Photo courtesy of the Colgate Maroon-News) “Community members leave flowers in memorial of Adam Johnson” Sarah Mahannah Connector Editor The death of former Pittsburgh Penguins player Adam Johnson from an on-ice accident had stirred up movements to mandate protective hockey equipment. On Oct. 28, the 29-year-old died after being slashed in the neck by a

No.1 River Hawks end historic season in the America East Semi-finals against No.4 Golden Bears

(Photo Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) “River Hawk Karli Penrod fights for the ball with Golden Bear Claire Hind.” Sarah Mahannah Connector Editor The UMass Lowell River Hawks field hockey team had an upsetting double overtime loss to the University of California at Berkley Golden Bears during the America East Conference Championship semi-finals that were