Author Archives: Andrew J. Sciascia

Modern Warfare (2019) a flashy, fluid take on the Call of Duty formula

Modern Warfare (2019) a flashy, fluid take on the Call of Duty formula

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” is the first “Call of Duty” game to support console cross-play. (Photo courtesy of Activision) Story and general game review Conor Dawson Connector Editor The original “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” trilogy has long been heralded as one of the greatest storylines in all of gaming. With a visually stunning

River Hawks open homecoming weekend with shaky overtime loss to Colgate

The River Hawks played from behind for more than 35 minutes in their 4-3 Friday night loss. (Photo Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Andrew J. Sciascia Editor-in-Chief UMass Lowell men’s ice hockey struggled to put the pieces together Friday night at the Tsongas Center, falling 4-3 at the hands of the Colgate University Raiders. Bested

Daughter of China: Left a lifetime of questions by one nation’s one child policy

“One Child Nation” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019, before a select-theaters national release on August 9, 2019. (Photo courtesy of ReasonTV) Amariah Condon Connector Contributor At 11 months old, I arrived in America with no evidence of my Chinese birth aside from a packet of documents which listed my birth

University seeks to empower independent student-alumni networking with new platform

Andrew J. Sciascia Editor-in-Chief UMass Lowell faculty and staff have had their noses to the grindstone recently in an attempt to gin up excitement for the university’s 125th anniversary among more than 18,000 active students and an expansive pool of alumni. With the anniversary year now well under way, the university took another major step

Small changes make a big difference, but we need visionary action to halt climate change

Thousands took to the streets of Boston last week for the Youth Action Climate Strike. Many skipped school and took the day off from work to march against government inaction with regard to climate change. (Photo Courtesy of Robin Lubbock, WBUR) Katlyn Santo Connector Contributor Climate change is one of the gravest challenges facing our

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

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Image and video hosting by TinyPic