News

Increased reports of mental health issues spark University response

University officials responded to students’ grievances of lacking support and long appointment wait times at the Wellness Center in University Crossing. (Andre Ragel / Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff The UMass Lowell Wellness Center is currently struggling to meet all of students’ needs. “I think a lot of what we’re lacking right now is budget

Campus Life

UMass Lowell Graphic Design students tackling social issues

The students in Professor Karen Roehr’s Graphic Design I and Graphic Design III classes were tasked with creating posters that raise awareness for a myriad of social issues. Her Graphic Design 1 students’ project was a single poster on one of 3 topics: 1. Opioid Addiction 2. Social Media Addiction 3. Mental Health/Illness Her Graphic

Christmas shopping for the average college student

Troy Lafond Connector Staff Halloween has just ended, which means there’s one thing on everyone’s minds now…Christmas! Yes, it may be a little soon for some people, but don’t underestimate the advantages of starting to think about Christmas shopping in early November. Christmas shopping can add a lot of stress and burden to people’s lives

UMass Lowell Graphic Design students tackling social issues

The students in Professor Karen Roehr’s Graphic Design I and Graphic Design III classes were tasked with creating posters that raise awareness for a myriad of social issues. Her Graphic Design 1 students’ project was a single poster on one of 3 topics: 1. Opioid Addiction 2. Social Media Addiction 3. Mental Health/Illness Her Graphic

Arts & Entertainment

‘Mandy:’ An underrated gem of 2018

“Mandy” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Jan. of 2018. (Photo courtesy of Spectrevision) Jaden Mendola Connector Contributor “Mandy,” starring Nicholas Cage and Andrea Riseborough, changed the way I look at film. Phrases like ‘A hallucinatory trip’ or ‘The psychedelic fever dream of a blood lusting metal head’ are perhaps the best way one

‘Civilization 6:’ From sticks and stones to nuclear apocalypse

The first major expansion for “Civilization 6” was released in Feb. 2018. (Photo courtesy of 2K Games) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff There are countless genres of video games in today’s market, yet one of the least represented is the 4X strategy game: explore, expand, exploit and exterminate. “Sid Meier’s Civilization” series has a long running

‘Mandy:’ An underrated gem of 2018

“Mandy” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Jan. of 2018. (Photo courtesy of Spectrevision) Jaden Mendola Connector Contributor “Mandy,” starring Nicholas Cage and Andrea Riseborough, changed the way I look at film. Phrases like ‘A hallucinatory trip’ or ‘The psychedelic fever dream of a blood lusting metal head’ are perhaps the best way one

‘Evil Genius’ is an experiment in madness

The cover art was released on Instagram Nov. 27. (Photo courtesy of Atlantic Records) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor Rapper Gucci Mane dropped his thirteenth album, “Evil Genius,” Thursday night after teasing so for much of the year. The album is his first in almost one calendar year, after he had released four albums over the

‘Haunted:’ weak for ghost shows and for Netflix

“Haunted” is the second Netflix original with producer Howard Owens attached to it. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Owen Johnson Connector Editor Netflix has been sinking its teeth into every genre out there to create their own original content. With “The Haunted,” the streaming service has now reached the true-story paranormal documentary series genre, and it

Macbeth: Killing it as usual

UMass Lowell Theatre Arts students performing “Macbeth.” (Photo courtesy of the UMass Lowell Theatre Arts department)  Vernon Gibbs Conector Staff When one first thinks of Shakespeare, their first memories with his works often come in the form of a confusing read and a paper due on Monday. The UMass Lowell Theatre Arts program disproves this

Sports

There are many obstalces for women’s ice hockey at UMass Lowell

The club women’s ice hockey team was established in 2007 (Photo courtesy of Justin Lawler) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Editor UMass Lowell does not have a Division I women’s ice hockey team. It does, however, have a club women’s ice hockey team. The members of the team hope that UMass Lowell will someday have a Division

Op-Ed: Too many numbers

Rick Middleton had his number 16 retired by the Boston Bruins on Thursday night (Photo courtesy of Associated Press) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor Rick Middleton’s “iconic” number 16 was raised into the rafters of the TD Garden Thursday night as the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 2-1 in a shootout. Middleton had a

There are many obstalces for women’s ice hockey at UMass Lowell

The club women’s ice hockey team was established in 2007 (Photo courtesy of Justin Lawler) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Editor UMass Lowell does not have a Division I women’s ice hockey team. It does, however, have a club women’s ice hockey team. The members of the team hope that UMass Lowell will someday have a Division

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