News

MBTA and university cut student discount due to funding concerns

(Courtesy of Learning Lowell) Jeffery Ring Connector Contributor  Many students at UMass Lowell used the pilot program that allowed students to use the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail for free. But a year later, the program is gone, because they both believed it was financially unsustainable. The program was based on an idea

Campus Life

Alternate textbook options for the thrifty student

UMass Lowell students are always looking for cheaper textbook options. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Deanna Darah Connector Contributor With the prices of textbooks reaching new highs every year, many students at UMass Lowell are opting to buy their textbooks through Amazon rather than through the university’s bookstore in order to save money – if

Admin pairs with Catholic Charities for Thanksgiving food drive

Conor Dawson Connector Editor UMass Lowell is partnering with Catholic Charities of Boston to feed families once again this Thaksgiving. On Monday, Nov. 25, UMass Lowell will launch an operation out of the Inn and Conference Center to deliver Thanksgiving meals to 300 families in and around Lowell. The turkey delivery will be from 12

Alternate textbook options for the thrifty student

UMass Lowell students are always looking for cheaper textbook options. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Deanna Darah Connector Contributor With the prices of textbooks reaching new highs every year, many students at UMass Lowell are opting to buy their textbooks through Amazon rather than through the university’s bookstore in order to save money – if

Arts & Entertainment

“Knives Out” a razor sharp murder mystery

“Knives Out” is directed by Rian Johnson, the director of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” (Photo courtesy of Lionsgate) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Knives Out” is a murder-mystery whodunit directed by Rian Johnson starring a large A-list ensemble cast including Daniel Craig as the investigator Benoit Blanc, Chris Evans as Ransom, Ana de Armas as

Op-Ed: Do not buy “Pokémon Sword and Shield”

“Pokémon Sword and Shield” are the first mainline Pokémon games to ever be released on a home console. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Troy Lafond Connector Editor I have been a long-time fan of Pokémon. One of the first video games I ever played was a copy of “Pokémon Gold” for the Nintendo Gameboy Color that

“Knives Out” a razor sharp murder mystery

“Knives Out” is directed by Rian Johnson, the director of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” (Photo courtesy of Lionsgate) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Knives Out” is a murder-mystery whodunit directed by Rian Johnson starring a large A-list ensemble cast including Daniel Craig as the investigator Benoit Blanc, Chris Evans as Ransom, Ana de Armas as

“The End of the F***ing World” season 2: The gripping new season lives up to its predecessor

“The End of the F***ing World” is based on a comic book of the same name published in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Kaliisha Cole Connector Staff Directed by Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak, The End of the F***ing World continues for another season after its successful debut in 2017 on Netflix. For those who

“She Kills Monsters”: A comedic, inspirational production

“She Kills Monsters” debuted in 2011 at the Flea Theater in New York. (Photo courtesy of Kaliisha Cole/Connector) Kaliisha Cole Connector Staff The Off-Broadway Players held their fall production of “She Kills Monsters” written by Qui Nguyen at the Comely-Lane Theatre. The production, which ran from November 20–24, is a comedic, yet dark fantasy that

Sports

Friars topple River Hawks 4-1 to split Hockey East home-and-home

The River Hawks managed to best the Friars in their three-game season series despite Saturday’s loss. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor The No. 16 UMass Lowell River Hawks’ three game win streak ended Saturday night as the No. 15 Providence College Friars trounced the River Hawks 4–1 at the Tsongas

Deadspin to blame for its own demise

Deadspin has seen more than a few ownership changes in its 14-year history. (Photo courtesy of theoutline.com) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor As many have heard, there has been a mass exodus to the once proud media/sports website Deadspin, which boasted some of the best blogging on the interwebs, featuring hilarious NFL columns from Drew Magary

Friars topple River Hawks 4-1 to split Hockey East home-and-home

The River Hawks managed to best the Friars in their three-game season series despite Saturday’s loss. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor The No. 16 UMass Lowell River Hawks’ three game win streak ended Saturday night as the No. 15 Providence College Friars trounced the River Hawks 4–1 at the Tsongas

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