Author Archives: Andrew Sciascia

Despite minor opening woes, Hawk’s Nest opens to student praise

Despite minor opening woes, Hawk’s Nest opens to student praise

The Hawk’s Nest will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursday. (Hannah Manning/Connector) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor For sophomore exercise science major Patrick Pang, the opening of the newly renovated Hawk’s Nest dining hall at University Suites has, despite minor hiccups, been an overall positive experience. “I think it’s really cool.

‘Spider-Man’ is an early contender for Game of the Year

“Spider-Man” was nominated for best action game and won best PlayStation4 at 2018’s Gamescom. (Photo courtesy of Sony Interactive Entertainment) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor From clunky abominations like 1999’s “Superman” for the Nintendo 64 to near-perfect glimpses into the world of comic books like the “Batman: Arkham” franchise, the world of gaming has long sought

Breakout freshman Emily Nelson brings far more to UMass Lowell than just athleticism

Freshman midfielder Emily Nelson drew the attention of the conference last week when she earned goals in three straight games. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Andrew J Sciascia Connector Editor Eight starts on eight appearances, four goals, two game-winners, nearly 600 minutes played and, as of Monday, an America East Rookie of the Week Award.

River Hawk men’s soccer defeats Northeastern in tense 1-0 finish

Junior forward Stanley Alves netted the winning goal Sunday, his 4th of the season. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Andrew J. Sciascia Connector Editor Strong performance on both ends of the pitch Sunday at Cushing Field exemplified precisely why the 22nd ranked UMass Lowell men’s soccer team is favored to win the America East Conference.

‘The Punisher’ is brutally well done and criminally underrated

The Punisher has been adapted into three feature films since the character’s debut in 1974. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Marvel’s brooding, skull-ornamented vigilante is back for his fourth chance at a proper screen adaptation in Marvel’s Netflix exclusive series “The Punisher.” And this 13 episode master class is just about as

River Hawks gaining steam with 5-2 triumph over University of Connecticut

Junior forward Ryan Dmowski celebrates following a River Hawk goal. (Matt Dwyer/Connector). Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Following a perfect weekend of Hockey East conference play, a confident UMass Lowell men’s ice hockey team took to the Tsongas Center ice surface Friday night with each unit firing on all cylinders. The River Hawks overtook the University

Same old zombies, just new scenery: Call of Duty ‘WWII’ is nothing special

Call of Duty WWII came out on Nov. 3, 2017. (Courtesy of Sledgehammer Games) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Plain and simple, “Call of Duty: WWII” is nothing new. It is a standard approach. The tried and true “Call of Duty” homage to World War II. Anyone who sunk a couple hours of their childhood into

Student expectations of university dining are unreasonably high

Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor For years it has been said, by employers, alumni, faculty, staff and the student body alike, that one thing that truly sets UMass Lowell apart from other world-class centers of higher education is the unentitled attitude of its students. The Open Forum on Campus Dining this past week was, however, an

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