Author Archives: Andrew J. Sciascia

Morton/Casey elected SGA Pres. & Vice Pres., Callahan in as Student Trustee

Andrew J Sciascia Connector Editor Student Government Association’s 2019 Election season saw the candidacy of qualified student leaders as well as heavily detailed-oriented policy discussions. Above all, however, its conclusion sees unprecedented excitement to get started on the job from all of its newly elected board members. “I am just very excited to start representing

Underrated Classics: There are millions of reasons to catch up on Showtime’s ‘Billions’

“Billions” is considered the first American TV show to feature a non-binary character. (Photo courtesy of Showtime Networks) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “The Sopranos,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Wire” and “Lost:” from broadcast television to the newly established streaming service marketplace, episodic storytelling is in its Golden Age. Big-budget box office filmmaking is not going

MassPIRG’s unwillingness to make inroads is both telling and troubling

Andrew J. Sciascia Connector Editor Recently, around the country we have seen a dynamic, and much needed, shift in the way we discuss predatory behaviors and actions – and it all begins with the idea of affirmative consent. For those unfamiliar with the term, affirmative consent is the idea that we should all be discussing

River Hawks fall to Boston University in Game 1 of Hockey East Tournament

Andrew J Sciascia Managing Editor In uncharacteristic fashion, River Hawk fans vacated the Tsongas Center before the final whistle on Friday as the UMass Lowell men’s ice hockey team fell 3-0 to the Boston University Terriers in Game 1 of their Hockey East Tournament quarterfinal series. The four seed River Hawks may have been the

Op-Ed: MassPIRG is a partisan scam, and we should vote to defund them

Andrew J. Sciascia Connector Editor If you have spent even a semester here at UMass Lowell, chances are you have also heard of – or from – the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MassPIRG). MassPIRG representatives and members are well known around campus for invading classrooms to shamelessly preach their policy platforms and ask for

Mock Trial team has the Ivy Leagues in their crosshairs this tournament season

Courtesy of UMass Lowell Mock Trial team Andrew J. Sciascia Connector Editor At the end of a remarkably successful season, the UMass Lowell Mock Trial team paid a visit to the hallowed halls of Yale University – arguably the nation’s most prestigious Ivy League undergraduate university and law school – on Feb. 15 for the

River Hawks work out the kinks in tale-of-three-periods win over Merrimack

(Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Andrew J. Sciascia Connector Editor UMass Lowell fans present at the Tsongas Center on Friday night were treated to an intense 6-3, back-and-forth scoring battle Friday on a night which in all likelihood should have seen the 17-10-2 River Hawks men’s ice hockey team tuning up on a 7-21-2 Merrimack

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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