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Robert and Donna Manning donate a generous $50 million to the University of Massachusetts

High school sweethearts utilized their studies at UMass Lowell to launch successful careers and give back to the school who taught them. (Courtesy of: UMass Lowell) Sophia Boucher Connector Contributor As one of their most recent acts of generosity to the higher education system, Robert and Donna Manning have begun distributing their donation of $50 million

Campus Life

Virtual classes versus on campus classes: what do students prefer?

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Hamza Chaudhry Connector Contributor UML students are coming back on the Lowell campus for a conscientious, productive, and exhilarating fall semester once again. The COVID-19 pandemic has inhibited many individuals from accessing on campus classes due to the tragic repercussions caused by the virus not just domestically but internationally. In

UMass Lowell Professors weigh in on how COVID and virtual learning have impacted them

(Lucas law/Unsplash) To say that all faculty are happy with the university’s efforts in supporting them is an overstatement. Samantha Dress  Connector Contributor  Faculty at UMass Lowell has been affected differently by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic gave insight into the faculty’s perseverance at modifying lessons and combating challenges as a community conscientiously. The university

Addressing the Dual Pandemic: University hosts ally training to support AAIP students as anti-Asian racism grows

(Photo Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Following the Atlanta shooting where eight people were killed, six of whom were Asian American women, Chancellor Jacquie Moloney released a statement condemning the event and the recent rise in violence and hate targeted towards Asian Americans. The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Department

Arts & Entertainment

Better call “Nobody” but Bob Odenkirk

“Nobody” is Odenkirk’s first lead role in an action film (Photo Courtesy of Universal Studios 2021) Harrison Lee Connector Editor Ever since Chad Stahelski’s “John Wick” was released in 2014, a new collection of films has emerged with simple but sweetly stylized stories to accompany ever-audience-pleasing action. Ilya Naishuller’s “Nobody”, released March 2021, is no

“Jane Eyre”: A book about passion, independence and making difficult choices

(Photo Courtesy of Penguin Classics) Jane Eyre was originally published under a male pseudonym. Michael Parke Connector Staff   Charlotte Bronte’s 1847 novel, “Jane Eyre”, is an adventurous tale of one woman’s search for independence and love in 18th to 19th century England. Though set in the past, the book remains surprisingly fresh and relatable

“Little Nightmares II”: A Pleasant Stroll Down Elm Street

(Photo Courtesy of Bandai Namco Entertainment) Little Nightmares II is the long-awaited sequel since the 2017 release of the first game. Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Little Nightmares II” feels like a lucid dream of a nightmare. Released on Dec. 9 by Bandai Namco Entertainment on Steam, “Little Nightmares II” is an adventure game where the

Better call “Nobody” but Bob Odenkirk

“Nobody” is Odenkirk’s first lead role in an action film (Photo Courtesy of Universal Studios 2021) Harrison Lee Connector Editor Ever since Chad Stahelski’s “John Wick” was released in 2014, a new collection of films has emerged with simple but sweetly stylized stories to accompany ever-audience-pleasing action. Ilya Naishuller’s “Nobody”, released March 2021, is no

Lorde’s return and her new album brings a refreshing energy in “Solar Power”

“Solar Power” is Lorde’s third studio album, released on Aug. 20, 2021. (Photo Courtesy of Universal Music Group 2021) Kyle Kelley Connector Contributor After a four-year hiatus following the release of her second studio album, “Melodrama”, Lorde has finally returned to the music industry with her new pop album, “Solar Power”. The much-anticipated album was

A very mischievous god entices audiences for Season 2 of “Loki”

With positive reception from both critics and audiences alike, Loki is scheduled for Season 2. (Photo Courtesy of Marvel Studios) Emily Teague Connector Contributor Joining the popular Marvel Studios series, “WandaVision”, “Loki” was released on Disney+ this past June. “Loki” has something for everyone including fans of comedy, drama, action and sci-fi. Directed by Katie

“Hamilton”: A Disney+ exclusive; bringing Broadway home

(Joan Marcus/ LA Times) With the use of hip-hop, rap and songs of other genres that will be stuck in the listeners’ heads forever, Miranda demonstrates where the story of Alexander Hamilton started and where it unfortunately ended. Venessa Bazile Connector Contributor  “Hamilton” is a tale of freedom, politics, and the many trials and tribulations

Sports

Mac Jones Continues Pre-Season Success Despite Week 1 Loss to Dolphins

(Photo courtesy of ESPN) The Patriots’ defense squares off against Miami’s offense on their September 12th showdown   Zach Lunghi Connector Contributor Mac Jones and the New England Patriots lost their 2021 season opener at Gillette Stadium to the Miami Dolphins with a final score of 17-16. The game featured a showdown between two former

Mac Jones Continues Pre-Season Success Despite Week 1 Loss to Dolphins

(Photo courtesy of ESPN) The Patriots’ defense squares off against Miami’s offense on their September 12th showdown   Zach Lunghi Connector Contributor Mac Jones and the New England Patriots lost their 2021 season opener at Gillette Stadium to the Miami Dolphins with a final score of 17-16. The game featured a showdown between two former

UMass Lowell Men’s Soccer Drop to 1-4-1 after a 1-0 loss to Merrimack

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) River Hawk Denis Petro controls the ball during last Tuesday’s game against Merrimack Alex Decato Connector Contributor The UMass Lowell Men’s soccer team faced another tough loss against Merrimack this past Tuesday night at Cushing Field in Lowell losing 1-0 The River Hawks failed to find the back of the net

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