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MA Senate passes consumer protections for student loan borrowers

The students in UMass Lowell’s MASSPIRG chapter. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell MASSPIRG) Kelly Michael Skelton Connector Staff The Massachusetts Student Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) is a statewide, student directed and funded, nonpartisan organization engaging in research, education, service and action on many social issues. With a chapter at UMass Lowell, the consumer group stands

Campus Life

Marina Novaes the all-star activist

Michelle Janiak Connector Contributor “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go!” On Jan. 21, 2017, thousands of individuals in Boston united to protest the shocking election of Donald Trump. Among the protestors shouting anti-Trump slogans was Marina Novaes. In high school, Novaes actively engaged in fighting for human rights. Post-election, her activism

Morton and Eisner prioritize resources for students

Morton and Eisner are running parallel to Andre DiFilippo and Vilma Okey-ewurum. (Courtesy of the Morton-Eisner campaign) Kelly Skelton Connector Editor As UMass Lowell’s yearly Student Government Association (SGA) elections approach, students must decide which candidate will lead next year’s inevitable rebranding. This year’s presidential and vice-presidential ticket features David Morton and Eric Eisner against

Marina Novaes the all-star activist

Michelle Janiak Connector Contributor “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go!” On Jan. 21, 2017, thousands of individuals in Boston united to protest the shocking election of Donald Trump. Among the protestors shouting anti-Trump slogans was Marina Novaes. In high school, Novaes actively engaged in fighting for human rights. Post-election, her activism

Arts & Entertainment

The truth is ‘Truth or Dare’ is awful

Director Jeff Wadlow was hired after he came up with an idea for the movie’s opening scene. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor Horror movies that are based around games, such as “Ouija,” and horror movies that have dumb titles, such as “The Bye Bye Man,” tend to be awful. “Truth or

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Celeste’ review

“Celeste” was nominated for “Original Light Mix Score, New IP” at the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Awards. (Photo courtesy of Matt Makes Games) Brendan Jacques Connector Staff “Celeste” is a single-player 2-D platformer created by Matt Makes Games Inc., an indie developer best known for the competitive 2-D brawler “TowerFall.” Players take

The truth is ‘Truth or Dare’ is awful

Director Jeff Wadlow was hired after he came up with an idea for the movie’s opening scene. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor Horror movies that are based around games, such as “Ouija,” and horror movies that have dumb titles, such as “The Bye Bye Man,” tend to be awful. “Truth or

‘Now Only’ continues the examination of human finitude

The track “Tintin in Tibet” is a reference to volume 20 of the Belgian comic “The Adventures of Tintin” (Photo courtesy of  P.W. Elverum & Sun). Patrick Connell Connector Staff Last year, singer-songwriter Phil Elverum released an album titled “A Crow Looked at Me” while working under the artist name of Mount Eerie. The album was

‘Troy: Fall of a City’ falls short of potential

The show was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo courtesy of Endemol Shine Group) Josh Plunkett Connector Contributor This month, Netflix added the BBC’s new adaptation of the Trojan War for American audiences. This new interpretation of the war’s events includes a few compelling story elements, moments and characters never before delved into in

Theatre Arts Program to debut ‘P.O.V.’ on April 18

“P.O.V.” development ensemble outlining and assembling content for the show. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Theater Arts Department) Conrad Solomon Connector Contributor UMass Lowell’s Theatre Arts Program is putting the finishing touches on its production of a devised piece, “P.O.V.” in preparation for its debut on April 18. David E. Shane, former associate artistic director

Sports

For Ryan Lohin, UMass Lowell has more to offer than just hockey

Lohin tallied 29 points this past season, the most of any rookie on the team. (Matt Dwyer/Connector). Dan Cangiano Connector Contributor If someone asked freshman forward Ryan Lohin to describe himself, he would tell them he is just an ordinary guy, playing the sport he loves, trying to live a normal life. His teammates and

Op-Ed: The NFL Draft is full of possibilities

Sam Darnold is projected to be the first pick in the NFL draft by some analysts. (Mark J. Terrill/AP).  Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff April 26 will mark a life-changing event for the young men looking to make a dream come true. This year’s National Football League (NFL) Draft is highlighted by five quarterbacks that could

For Ryan Lohin, UMass Lowell has more to offer than just hockey

Lohin tallied 29 points this past season, the most of any rookie on the team. (Matt Dwyer/Connector). Dan Cangiano Connector Contributor If someone asked freshman forward Ryan Lohin to describe himself, he would tell them he is just an ordinary guy, playing the sport he loves, trying to live a normal life. His teammates and

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