Author Archives: Hannah Manning

Adjunct professors struggle to have their voices heard

Adjunct professors struggle to have their voices heard

Tess George, secretary of Union of Adjunct Faculty, responding to police response against adjuncts on July 27. (Courtesy of Tess George/Facebook) Hannah Manning Connector Editor During Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 14, some of UMass Lowell’s adjunct faculty distributed informational flyers in front of the Tsongas Center, and the situation became tense quickly. While an

Tyler Mueller: The quiet man

Tyler Mueller is a captain in his final season as a River Hawk. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Like his head coach, senior defenseman and captain of the men’s ice hockey team Tyler Mueller appears to be a man of few words. He answers questions directly, with no more clutter than a fair smattering

The diamond in the rough: Women’s hockey at UMass Lowell

UMass Lowell’s women’s ice hockey team faces off against other schools like Westfield State. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Hannah Manning Connector Editor The women’s club ice hockey team at UMass Lowell makes the best of what they have. Ice time is expensive, so they practice at the Tsongas Center at 10 o’clock at night. The

‘Hello Destroyer’ suffers for never lightening up

“Hello Destroyer” won all five awards that it was nominated for at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. (Courtesy of Tabula Dada) Hannah Manning Connector Editor “Hello Destroyer” is not your father’s hockey movie. Moving past the light and funny fare of “The Mighty Ducks” or even the dark humor of “Slap Shot,” this film is

Big skates to fill: 2017-18 season preview

UMass Lowell finished with a 27-11-3 overall record last season. (Christina Laderoute/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor The UMass Lowell men’s hockey team started its season with three banners being sent to the rafters honoring last year’s accomplishments, yet it is largely uncertain how this season will end. After losing key players such as C.J. Smith,

How hockey saved me

Managing Editor Hannah Manning credits hockey for helping her get through hard times. (Hannah Manning/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor On New Year’s Eve 2014, I would have traded my college education just to see the United States beat Canada. In hindsight, judging by the state of mania I was in I’d say I came pretty

River Hawks tamed by Wildcats in hardfought 3-2 match

Katherine Claybaugh ended the night with 15 kills and 13 digs for the River Hawks. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Hannah Manning Connector Editor The UMass Lowell volleyball team had a strong showing against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, but ultimately fell 3-2 on Friday, Sept. 22 at Costello Athletic Center. The loss extended the

Convocation emphasizes what being a River Hawk means

An energetic standing ovation is given to Convocation speaker Benjamin O’Keefe by UMass Lowell’s incoming class of 2021. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Hannah Manning Connector Editor As Chancellor Jacquie Moloney welcomed the largest incoming class in UMass Lowell history, a sea of blue that ran awash over sections 103-109 of the Tsongas Center, she stressed

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