News

Visionary leader steps to the helm for UMass Lowell Nursing

(Brigid Archibald/ Connector) Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Dean Leslie Neal-Boylan continues her listening tour into her second month as the new Dean of Solomont School of Nursing and the Vice Dean of the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences. She hopes to learn about the needs of the program from her staff and students. Previously, Neal-Boylan

Campus Life

978 Cafe taps into local roots

Dara Svay has wanted to own a cafe since high school (Conor Dawson / UMass Lowell Connector) Conor Dawson Connector Editor Running a small business is as often as not a labor of love. This new series will attempt to bring into the student eye some small businesses around UMass Lowell that cater to students,

Arts & Entertainment

Canadian powerhouse, Craig Stickland, is a musical sensation

Craig Stickland opened for Irish band, Hudson Taylor, at the City Winery in February. (Taken by Christina Laderoute) Born in Vancouver and raised in Toronto, singer-songwriter Craig Stickland found his passion for music at 15 years old. From touring with “Alessia Cara” and opening shows for “Hudson Taylor,” to headlining his own shows around the

A totally accurate look at ‘TABS’

“Totally Accurate Battle Simulator” had an open alpha phase released in November 2016. (Photo courtesy of ABGames) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Total War?” No, thanks. “Hearts of Iron?” Absolutely not. “Arma?” Not even close. No, none of those compare to the realism and strategy involved in “Totally Accurate Battle Simulator.” Released for early access on April

Underrated Classics: ‘Viy’

A remake of “Viy” was released in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Mosfilm) Hannah Manning Connector Editor It took 45 years for the Soviet Union to produce and release its first horror film, but the wait paid off. “Viy,” directed by Konstantin Ershov and Georgiy Kropachyov, is a film that dazzles with its practical effects and

Canadian powerhouse, Craig Stickland, is a musical sensation

Craig Stickland opened for Irish band, Hudson Taylor, at the City Winery in February. (Taken by Christina Laderoute) Born in Vancouver and raised in Toronto, singer-songwriter Craig Stickland found his passion for music at 15 years old. From touring with “Alessia Cara” and opening shows for “Hudson Taylor,” to headlining his own shows around the

Underrated Classics: There are millions of reasons to catch up on Showtime’s ‘Billions’

“Billions” is considered the first American TV show to feature a non-binary character. (Photo courtesy of Showtime Networks) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “The Sopranos,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Wire” and “Lost:” from broadcast television to the newly established streaming service marketplace, episodic storytelling is in its Golden Age. Big-budget box office filmmaking is not going

‘Perfect Arrangement’ brings Lavender Scare to UMass Lowell

(Photo courtesy of Hannah Manning/UML Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Schoolchildren across the United States know what the Red Scare is, but there is a good chance they may scratch their heads at the mention of the Lavender Scare. UMass Lowell’s Theatre Arts program intends to change that with their newest show set to premiere this

Sports

Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker and the new National Basketball Association

(Photo Courtesy of Frank Gunn/ Association Press. Leonard celebrating with Toronto native and superstar musician Drake while wearing his iconic  “Board Man Gets Paid” Nike ad shirt) Marcos Aguilar Sports Editor Three seasons ago, the Celtics finished atop the eastern conference with all-star point guard Isiah Thomas leading the way in his third place MVP

Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker and the new National Basketball Association

(Photo Courtesy of Frank Gunn/ Association Press. Leonard celebrating with Toronto native and superstar musician Drake while wearing his iconic  “Board Man Gets Paid” Nike ad shirt) Marcos Aguilar Sports Editor Three seasons ago, the Celtics finished atop the eastern conference with all-star point guard Isiah Thomas leading the way in his third place MVP

Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker and the new National Basketball Association

(Photo Courtesy of Frank Gunn/ Association Press. Leonard celebrating with Toronto native and superstar musician Drake while wearing his iconic  “Board Man Gets Paid” Nike ad shirt) Marcos Aguilar Sports Editor Three seasons ago, the Celtics finished atop the eastern conference with all-star point guard Isiah Thomas leading the way in his third place MVP

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