News

Student injured during hike at Mount Major

(Courtesy of Lakes Region mutual Fire Aid) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor 19-year-old student Matthew McGaunn was seriously injured during a hike on icy trails at Mount Major in Alton, N.H. Saturday Feb. 9, according to multiple reports. McGaunn was hiking with The UMass Lowell Outdoor Adventure Program when he slipped, lost traction on a steep

Campus Life

You can now sleep in UCrossing

UCrossing is a hub for many University offices. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Sciascia) Emmanuel Edobor-Ovabor Connector Contributor A few months ago, when students trekked to University Crossing to study for exams or complete assignments, they were usually up against an ever-running clock. The multi-purpose hub would close at 12 o’clock every night. However, as many

Arts & Entertainment

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ is too weird

There are currently discussions about a third “Happy Death Day” film. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Happy Death Day 2U” has everything one would expect from a cynical cash-grab horror film: zero scary things, dumb character decisions, a girl dressing up as a blind French woman so there can be a

‘Resident Evil 2’ does more than just reanimate an old corpse

Three million units were shipped worldwide the first week. (Photo courtesy of Capcom) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Face the music: the arts and entertainment industry has all but run out of original concepts. From Hollywood to the triple-A gaming industry, mainstream entertainment is a soulless machine that churns out tasteless remakes of timeless classics, each

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ is too weird

There are currently discussions about a third “Happy Death Day” film. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Happy Death Day 2U” has everything one would expect from a cynical cash-grab horror film: zero scary things, dumb character decisions, a girl dressing up as a blind French woman so there can be a

Avril Lavigne returns with ‘Head Above Water’

The album was originally set for release in 2017. (Photo courtesy of BMG) Troy Lafond Connector Staff “Head Above Water” is the sixth studio album by Avril Lavigne, best known for her wildly popular hits “Complicated,” “Sk8er Boi” and “Girlfriend.” This was her first album in six years, and the lead single of the same

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” breaks in its finale

The series has been nominated for 18 Primetime Emmys, including four for Outstanding Comedy Series. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Troy Lafond Connector Staff “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” created by Tina Fey, was Netflix’s first original sitcom. Debuting in 2015 and running for four seasons, “Unbreakable” garnered widespread critical acclaim for its unique characters, delightful character arcs

Macbeth: Killing it as usual

UMass Lowell Theatre Arts students performing “Macbeth.” (Photo courtesy of the UMass Lowell Theatre Arts department)  Vernon Gibbs Conector Staff When one first thinks of Shakespeare, their first memories with his works often come in the form of a confusing read and a paper due on Monday. The UMass Lowell Theatre Arts program disproves this

Sports

River Hawks struggle through deflating 6-1 defeat at the hands of the Friars

Junior goaltender Tyler Wall stopped 28 shots in Friday night’s game against Providence. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Andrew J. Sciascia Connector Editor Coming off of an exciting two weeks and ten games without a loss, the UMass Lowell men’s ice hockey team came out to face the Providence College Friars with no shortage of intensity. After just

Op-Ed: Too many numbers

Rick Middleton had his number 16 retired by the Boston Bruins on Thursday night (Photo courtesy of Associated Press) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor Rick Middleton’s “iconic” number 16 was raised into the rafters of the TD Garden Thursday night as the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 2-1 in a shootout. Middleton had a

River Hawks struggle through deflating 6-1 defeat at the hands of the Friars

Junior goaltender Tyler Wall stopped 28 shots in Friday night’s game against Providence. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Andrew J. Sciascia Connector Editor Coming off of an exciting two weeks and ten games without a loss, the UMass Lowell men’s ice hockey team came out to face the Providence College Friars with no shortage of intensity. After just

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