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Hudson residents say possible amazon fulfillment centers pose a threat to the quality of life in surrounding areas

(Photo courtesy of CPS Daily News) A digital photo of a skyline with the amazon logo in front of it. Editor Note: This story has been updated since it was first posted on Oct. 12 to include the perspective of Hillwood, the developers of the Hudson Logistic Center. Nothing was removed from the original story.

Campus Life

Artist Steve Locke the first Greeley Peace Scholar speaker – discusses memory and the built form of artwork in relation to history and racism

[Pat Greenhouse / Boston Globe] Steve Locke was the first speaker for the Greeley Peace Scholar Speaker Series. Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor On October 10, 2020, a Greeley Peace Scholar Speaker Series event was held over a Zoom webinar. The speaker series is supported by the Reverend Dana McLean Greeley Fellowship for Peace Studies and

Hidden Gems Around Lowell Offer Alternative Options for Dining and Fun

(Courtesy of USA Restaurants) Tyler White Connector Contributor Over the course of the school year, students say they crave options when they inevitably grow tired of ordinary dining hall food and the familiar restaurants located on campus. Luckily, there is a way to break this cycle. UMass Lowell students have come to the rescue, sharing

Artist Steve Locke the first Greeley Peace Scholar speaker – discusses memory and the built form of artwork in relation to history and racism

[Pat Greenhouse / Boston Globe] Steve Locke was the first speaker for the Greeley Peace Scholar Speaker Series. Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor On October 10, 2020, a Greeley Peace Scholar Speaker Series event was held over a Zoom webinar. The speaker series is supported by the Reverend Dana McLean Greeley Fellowship for Peace Studies and

Arts & Entertainment

“Every Body Looking” by Candice Iloh: The debut young adult novel in verse that preaches the power of loving oneself

(Photo Courtesy of Penguin Random House) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor On Sept. 22, new Young Adult novel in verse, “Every Body Looking”, was released by debut author, Candice Iloh. The novel’s structure of verses was unique while also reading like a typical prose novel, tackling the topics of starting college, family drama, body image issues

“Every Body Looking” by Candice Iloh: The debut young adult novel in verse that preaches the power of loving oneself

(Photo Courtesy of Penguin Random House) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor On Sept. 22, new Young Adult novel in verse, “Every Body Looking”, was released by debut author, Candice Iloh. The novel’s structure of verses was unique while also reading like a typical prose novel, tackling the topics of starting college, family drama, body image issues

Op-Ed: Do not buy “Pokémon Sword and Shield”

“Pokémon Sword and Shield” are the first mainline Pokémon games to ever be released on a home console. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Troy Lafond Connector Editor I have been a long-time fan of Pokémon. One of the first video games I ever played was a copy of “Pokémon Gold” for the Nintendo Gameboy Color that

‘Enola Holmes’: Netflix produces a film that breaks the fourth wall and further shows the power of women

(Photo courtesy of IMDb) Kyra Barry Connector Staff The tale of Sherlock Holmes has endured never-ending popularity in recent years. The story has been retold through books, television shows and films. Netflix’s newest film in the franchise, “Enola Holmes,” is based on a book series by Nancy Springer. It takes a new approach on Conan

‘Tickets to My Downfall’ by Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker: The new pop-punk album from a drumming icon and a former rapper

(Photo Courtesy from Machinegunkelly.com) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Pop punk is hitting the music scene in 2020 with the release of “Tickets to My Downfall” by Machine Gun Kelly and Blink-182’s Travis Barker. The album was released on Sept. 25 and has received a lot of attention. This track features 15 raw and energetic songs

Netflix’s ‘Sing On!’ takes the stage with glitz and glamour

(Photo courtesy of What’s New on Netflix) Brian Ho Connector Contributor Those who need to listen to some good music while also sitting back and enjoying the thrills of a game show will look forward to “Sing On!” A brand-new offering on Netflix, “Sing On!” brings in talented singers competing against each other for a

“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

Brady Plays Twice In Three Days

Photo courtesy of USA Today. Tom Brady signaling for fourth down after throwing incomplete pass on fourth down. Tampa Bay would lose to the Chicago Bears 20-19, Thursday October 8, 2020. The 2-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the 1-2 Los Angeles Chargers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL in week 4 and came

Brady Plays Twice In Three Days

Photo courtesy of USA Today. Tom Brady signaling for fourth down after throwing incomplete pass on fourth down. Tampa Bay would lose to the Chicago Bears 20-19, Thursday October 8, 2020. The 2-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the 1-2 Los Angeles Chargers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL in week 4 and came

10 Years and Counting

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Jeffrey Ring Connector Editor UMass Lowell Men’s Ice Hockey has a rich history. From its coaches to the players, to the rowdy fans in the seats. When the 2020-2021 seasons begins, current head coach, Norm Bazin will begin his tenth season behind the bench for the River Hawks. Bazin could

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