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Lowell Covid Patrol use’s social media to keep a vigilant eye out for social distance violations

Cassandra Milnes Conector Editor  On September 7, 2020, multiple UMass Lowell students noticed a sudden follow request on Instagram from a private account called @lowellcovidpatrol with no name in the profile. “Giving the cold hard facts on people being inconsiderate and partying during a global pandemic in good ol’ Lowell,” says the account’s bio. “Send

Campus Life

Salesforce Club teaches students professional skills

Kyra Barry Connector Contributor Since its founding over 15 years ago, Salesforce has become an integral tool for many businesses across the globe as a customer relationship management software. For the past year, the Salesforce club at UMass Lowell has been offering students on campus an opportunity to utilize the organization’s resources.   Like most

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

Salesforce Club teaches students professional skills

Kyra Barry Connector Contributor Since its founding over 15 years ago, Salesforce has become an integral tool for many businesses across the globe as a customer relationship management software. For the past year, the Salesforce club at UMass Lowell has been offering students on campus an opportunity to utilize the organization’s resources.   Like most

Arts & Entertainment

2020’s “Mulan” can’t escape its own reflection

Troy Lafond Managing Editor  The 2020 remake of the Disney animated classic “Mulan” had an incredibly troubled rollout, with plans for the movie starting as early as 2010. Hope for the project began resurfacing in 2015 when director Niki Caro joined on, and momentum finally picked up when Yifei Liu was cast in the lead

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

2020’s “Mulan” can’t escape its own reflection

Troy Lafond Managing Editor  The 2020 remake of the Disney animated classic “Mulan” had an incredibly troubled rollout, with plans for the movie starting as early as 2010. Hope for the project began resurfacing in 2015 when director Niki Caro joined on, and momentum finally picked up when Yifei Liu was cast in the lead

Women in Music: Part III: a record that embraces the summer nights and days

Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Being the all-female band’s third album, HAIM’s “Women in Music: Part III” is arguably their most experimental yet. With standout hits like “Gasoline” and “Don’t Wanna,” this extremely varied album has a little bit for fans of every genre. The album starts out with the chill track “Los Angeles,” which lives

Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy” leaves viewers crossing their fingers for season three

Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor  “The Umbrella Academy” is loosely based on a collection of graphic novels and comics that were written and created by My Chemical Romance lead singer, Gerard Way. The show received an 82% rating from Rotten Tomatoes, an eight out of ten from IMDb, and a four out of five from Common

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

Venessa Bazile Connector Contributor  “Hamilton” is a tale of freedom, politics, and the many trials and tribulations of life. This production is created by composer, producer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda. “Hamilton” takes viewers on the journey of the ever-so ambitious Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. With the use of hip-hop, rap and songs of other genres

Sports

10 Years and Counting

Jeffrey Ring Connector Sports 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 not pass up the

Celtics Advance to East Semis

Matt Micale Connector Comtributor On Friday, September 11, the Boston Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors, the defending champs, in game seven of the Eastern Conference semifinals (BOS – 92 TOR – 87). The Celtics will be advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals for the third time in four years and will face the Miami Heat. 

10 Years and Counting

Jeffrey Ring Connector Sports 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 not pass up the

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