Author Archives: Aaron Robinson

Blink-182’s “Nine” shows improvement, maturity and nuance in an age of nostalgia

Blink-182’s “Nine” shows improvement, maturity and nuance in an age of nostalgia

Former frontman Tom Delonge left the band to chase aliens. (Photo courtesy of Billboard) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor After the colossal failure of Blink-182’s “California” in 2016, the anticipation of “Nine,” Blink’s ninth studio album, was met with little fanfare. “Nine,” which was released on Sept. 20, has surprised fans and critics alike, as the

Brown water at the ICC

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor  Ngosu Ndiwane, a junior Accounting student at UMass Lowell and a resident of the Inn and Conference Center, took to Twitter last week after she discovered that the water coming from the faucets in her dorm room were brown. Ndiwane claimed that it was not the first time that the water

UMass Lowell students Weigh in on MassPIRG opt-out fee

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor “I didn’t even know I was paying them.” The statement above is one that was echoed frequently across UMass Lowell students on campus. The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group is a non-profit student advocacy group that strives to make environmental and social changes, which most students can get behind. However, very

River Hawks fall to Terriers, eliminated from Hockey East Playoffs

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor Boston University defenseman Chad Krys and wing men Joel Farabee and Patrick Harper potted first period goals against UMass Lowell goaltender Christoffer Hernberg, and the No. 5 Terriers eliminated the No. 4 River Hawks from the Hockey East Playoffs with a 4-1 victory Sunday night at the Tsongas Center. Awful defense

‘The Black Album’: This is bad and Weezer should feel bad

This is Weezer’s sixth self-titled album. (Photo courtesy of Atlantic Records and Crush Music) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor If anyone has ever had a beloved friend make really bad decisions, then Weezer’s “The Black Album” should remind those people of that time. It is almost impossible to find an album worse than this, except if

UMass Lowell reassures student safety in wake of off-campus incidents

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor Following the stabbing that took place behind LeLacheur Park by East Campus late last month, UMass Lowell police officers and other university officials have assured students that they are safe on campus. James Kohl, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrichment, says that the safety of every member of the UMass Lowell

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

Lowell PD establishes perrimeter as students celebrate Super Bowl

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor As the clock ticked down to zero in Super Bowl LIII, many UMass Lowell students rejoiced as the New England Patriots celebrated their sixth Super Bowl victory with a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday night. As has been tradition every year a New England sports team wins

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