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Understanding the history Anti-Asian Racism in the U.S. and its impacts today and during COVID

Understanding the history Anti-Asian Racism in the U.S. and its impacts today and during COVID

(Robert Mill/ Lowell Sun) Kevin Chan and Mai Nagabayashi, both of Lowell, hold signs during a vigil against Asian hate held in Clemente Park in Lowell’s Cambodiatown neighborhood on March 17. Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a marked increase in anti-Asian racism. According to Stop AAPI

Addressing the Dual Pandemic: University hosts ally training to support AAIP students as anti-Asian racism grows

(Photo Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Following the Atlanta shooting where eight people were killed, six of whom were Asian American women, Chancellor Jacquie Moloney released a statement condemning the event and the recent rise in violence and hate targeted towards Asian Americans. The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Department

How to safely connect with other students and make friends during a virtual semester

(Photo Courtesy of LA Times) As the pandemic continues, students struggle to make meaningful personal connections Brigid Archibald Connector Editor “If you don’t have any questions, you are free to go,” a professor says. You click the red button and there is silence: no shuffling of papers, no bags zipping, no scraping as students vacate

How to successfully navigate Eco-grief and Climate Anxiety in the age of doomer headlines and climate emergencies

(Photo Courtesy of New York Times) Fires across California last august turned skies across the United States orange as they burned over a million acres of land  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor From last year’s wildfires to the most recent winter weather in Texas, it is getting hard to ignore the impacts of climate change. If

‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’: 2020’s most anticipated sequel in the video game world

(Photo Courtesy of PlayStation) Brigid Archibald Connector Editor Insomniac Games continues its love letter to Spider-Man in its second game, “Spider-Man: Miles Morales.” Two years after the launch of “Spider-Man,” the game was released on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. “Miles Morales” lives up to its predecessor in almost every way, from the

Hudson residents say possible amazon fulfillment centers pose a threat to the quality of life in surrounding areas

(Photo courtesy of CPS Daily News) A digital photo of a skyline with the amazon logo in front of it. Editor Note: This story has been updated since it was first posted on Oct. 12 to include the perspective of Hillwood, the developers of the Hudson Logistic Center. Nothing was removed from the original story.

UMass Lowell expands student presence in dorms while maintaining strict social distancing guidelines

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Students cross in front of one of UMass Lowell dorms called Bourgeois Hall Brigid Archibald Connector Editor Starting Oct. 5, roughly 70 more students will be moving on campus throughout the week. The Office of Residence Life (ResLife) announced in an email on Sept. 22 that students who felt that

PETA calls for audit of Umass Lowell for possible animal killings, UMass Lowell says all animals were cared for

(Photo courtesy of Dreamstime) Gala says government data shows that 95% of all new medicine that tests positive with animals actually fail when they get to human clinical trials.  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  When COVID-19 shut down universities and research facilities last March, administrations across the nation were forced to make quick decisions about the pausing

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