News

Changes to UMass Lowell bus routes to come in fall 2017

Red Line shuttle picks up passengers at UMass Lowell’s South Campus. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Taylor Carito Connector Editor With the termination of students living in East Meadow Lane apartments and the elimination of commuter parking in the Ayotte parking garage, big changes are coming to UMass Lowell transportation. Beginning in the fall semester of

Campus Life

ACE presents Spring Carnival over weekend

The lead singer of The Ready Set performs at the Campus Recreation Center Friday night as part of Spring Carnival. (Christina Laderoute/Connector) Marilyn Saha Connector Editor With the spring semester coming to an end, it is time to kick back and relax before the dreaded finals week. The Association for Campus Events presented this year’s

‘Pulp Fiction’ and its connection to race and masculinity

Luna Theater located in Mill No. 5 has one more film to show in the Philosophy and Film Series. (Connector/Marilyn Saha) Marilyn Saha Connector Staff In the third installment of the Philosophy and Film Series made possible by the philosophy department, students, faculty and Lowell residents made the trek downtown to watch “Pulp Fiction” at

ACE presents Spring Carnival over weekend

The lead singer of The Ready Set performs at the Campus Recreation Center Friday night as part of Spring Carnival. (Christina Laderoute/Connector) Marilyn Saha Connector Editor With the spring semester coming to an end, it is time to kick back and relax before the dreaded finals week. The Association for Campus Events presented this year’s

Arts & Entertainment

An Evening with Post Animal in Allston

Since the band’s formation in 2015, Post Animal has released two albums and multiple singles. (Photo courtesy of Hristina Tasheva) Christopher Romano Connector Staff On the first hot day following nearly two weeks of chilly temperatures, I made my way to the Brighton Music Hall in Allston for the Post Animal / Wavves show on

‘Nioh’ brings the Samurai Spirit to PS4

“Nioh” began development in 2004 and was originally an adaption of “Oni,” an unfinished film script written by legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. (Courtesy of Koei Tecmo) Abram Spinney Connector Contributor The year 2017 is looking to become a festive year in the world of gaming with an upcoming string of big titles such as

‘King Arthur’ is not legendary

Jai Courtney and Henry Cavill were both considered for the titular role of King Arthur, but lost it to Charlie Hunnam. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff It’s inexcusable, just plain inexcusable, that a modern day blockbuster with a budget of $175 million ends up looking like something thrown together for the

An Evening with Post Animal in Allston

Since the band’s formation in 2015, Post Animal has released two albums and multiple singles. (Photo courtesy of Hristina Tasheva) Christopher Romano Connector Staff On the first hot day following nearly two weeks of chilly temperatures, I made my way to the Brighton Music Hall in Allston for the Post Animal / Wavves show on

Underrated classics: ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

Despite its low popularity, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” ran for seven seasons before cancellation. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Domestic Television) Owen Johnson Connector Staff There have been five “Star Trek” television series that have been brought to the small screen over the franchise’s half century of existence. The three that people remember are “The

Theatre Arts program presents ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff Dancing at Lughnasa’ delivered a story of a dynamic family that was brought to life thanks to a great cast and their wonderful chemistry. The Theatre Arts Program presented the play “Dancing at Lughnasa” at the Comley-Lane Theatre in Mahoney Hall to a sold-out crowd. It was directed by Jennie Israel,

Sports

UMass Lowell ‘in the right place’ finishing transition to Division I

In many ways, UMass Lowell has exceeded expectations as its transition to Division I wanes. (Courtesy of America East) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor With every road trip comes a map. With every long-term goal comes a plan on how to achieve it. With the final weeks winding down on UMass Lowell’s transition to becoming a

Ideality versus reality: NHL Playoff predictions

In a perfect world, we could see the Stanley Cup return to Canada for the first time since 1993, preferably with Edmonton taking the chalice home. (Courtesy of Getty Images) Ryan Delaney Connector Staff The NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday and it is no doubt going to be another exciting couple of months. I’m sure everyone

UMass Lowell ‘in the right place’ finishing transition to Division I

In many ways, UMass Lowell has exceeded expectations as its transition to Division I wanes. (Courtesy of America East) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor With every road trip comes a map. With every long-term goal comes a plan on how to achieve it. With the final weeks winding down on UMass Lowell’s transition to becoming a

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