News

“It actually hasn’t been that bad:” Red Line’s rerouting positive overall

Students at South Campus board a Red Line shuttle bound for East Campus. (Courtesy of Transportation Services) Hannah Manning Connector Editor At the tail end of the summer, UMass Lowell was presented with a huge problem: the reconstruction of the Pawtucket Street bridge on East Campus. Although the bridge had fallen into disrepair with several

Campus Life

Former Obama administration official to visit UMass Lowell and discuss gun violence

Bryan Gomez Connector Contributor UMass Lowell will be hosting its XXIII Panasuk Symposium, which is an academic conference for researchers to present and discuss their work. Together with academic or scientific journals, conferences provide an important channel for exchange of information between researchers. This year the symposium will be feature Peter Cunningham, a former Obama

Downtown Lowell is a great place for students to enjoy the arts

Mill No. 5 is one of Lowell’s best underground destinations for music and movies. (Photo courtesy of www.makersjournal.com) Christina Laderoute Connector Staff For those that enjoy exploring and finding new and exciting things to do, the city of “Lowell has a lot to like.” If live music and unleashing your inner performer satisfies your checklist

Former Obama administration official to visit UMass Lowell and discuss gun violence

Bryan Gomez Connector Contributor UMass Lowell will be hosting its XXIII Panasuk Symposium, which is an academic conference for researchers to present and discuss their work. Together with academic or scientific journals, conferences provide an important channel for exchange of information between researchers. This year the symposium will be feature Peter Cunningham, a former Obama

Arts & Entertainment

“Super Mario Party”: The frameworks of a great game

The game offers 20 playable characters, including new characters Pom Pom, Goomba and Monty Mole. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Troy Lafond Connector Staff “Mario Party” is a long-standing staple on Nintendo consoles. The franchise now boasts 11 installments since its introduction in 1998, as well as a plethora of spin-off titles. “Super Mario Party” is

Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Trench’ is not very deep

“Trench” is Twenty One Pilot’s first album to reach number one in Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands. (Photo courtesy of Fueled by Ramen) Troy Lafond Connector Staff After a full year of near-complete silence from them, Twenty One Pilots have returned to the music industry with their fifth studio album, “Trench,” released on Oct.

How Low Can ‘Bojack Horseman’ Go?

Comedy Central acquired linear television rights to the series on Jul. 26, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Troy Lafond Conector Contributor On Friday, Sept.14, everyone’s favorite depressed horse returned to Netflix. The debut of “Bojack Horseman” season five has brought with it everything that the show has utilized to remain incredible. The juxtaposition of the

‘The Haunted Life’ stage reading at Mahoney Hall

UMass Lowell students reading the stage play Saturday, Sept. 29. (Photo courtesy of Owen Johnson/Connector) Owen Johnson Connector Editor On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Merrimack Reparatory Theatre showcased the developmental workshop of Jack Kerouac’s “The Haunted Life” at the Comley-Lane Theatre in Mahoney Hall on UMass Lowell South Campus. The stage reading was presented in

Sports

Men’s Soccer wins big against Binghamton on Alumni Day

UMass Lowell’s offense was kicked off with Prsa’s opening goal  leading to their second America East win (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Marcos Aguilar Connector Staff The UMass Lowell Men’s Soccer team (7-4-2, 2-2-0) defeated Binghamton Bearcats (3-8-2, 2-2-0) the 3-0 to snap their losing skid on Alumni Day. The win marks an important win

Op-Ed: It’s Baker-Time for the Cleveland Browns

Mayfield went 17-23, threw for 201 passing yards and caught one touchdown (Courtesy of Sports Illustrated) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Editor The Cleveland Browns won their first game in over 635 days on Thursday Night Football against the New York Jets 21-17. Quarterback Baker Mayfield provided the spark the Browns have been searching for. Mayfield went

Men’s Soccer wins big against Binghamton on Alumni Day

UMass Lowell’s offense was kicked off with Prsa’s opening goal  leading to their second America East win (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Marcos Aguilar Connector Staff The UMass Lowell Men’s Soccer team (7-4-2, 2-2-0) defeated Binghamton Bearcats (3-8-2, 2-2-0) the 3-0 to snap their losing skid on Alumni Day. The win marks an important win

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