Author Archives: Taylor Carito

Miracle of the huddle and River Hawk pride Rise Up! celebrates UMass Lowell athletes

Miracle of the huddle and River Hawk pride Rise Up! celebrates UMass Lowell athletes

UMass Lowell gospel choir, Hawkapella, and Vocality join together on stage for a performance of “Rise Up”. (Courtesy of Taylor Carito/Connector) Taylor Carito Connector Editor After five years of transitioning to a fully Division I (D1) athletic school, UMass Lowell’s 2017 Homecoming was not shy of celebrations for every River Hawk. Riddled with athletes, faculty,

Boston shows much love for Alvvays

Christopher Romano Connector Staff   A band like Alvvays does not come around too often. With lush synthesizers and Fender-style-reverb washed guitars, Alvvays reminds listeners of a time that hasn’t really existed musically. Their use of lyrics about avoiding adulthood, and poppy, memorable choruses set them apart from other bands today. In some respects, Alvvays

Kinetic Sculpture Race turning STEM into STEAM

The Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race will get under way at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Festivities will start at 8 a.m. (Courtesy of Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race) Taylor Carito Connector Editor The once ingenious idea out in California to alter bicycles into something unique, kinetic sculpture races have managed to make their way across the

Welcoming address from the Editor-in-Chief

The Connector covered the Women’s March in Boston earlier this year. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Dear students, My name is Taylor Carito and I am the Editor-in-Chief of The Connector. First off, I would like to welcome back all the upperclassmen students returning from summer vacation, as well as welcome all the new students coming to UMass

Vocailty helps students discover their voice

Vocality performs a concert during each semester of the school year. (Courtesy of Vocality) Taylor Carito Connector Editor At a school rich in diversity and support for music and arts, Vocality has exemplified just how people can come together and create something truly different and extraordinary with only their voices. This a cappella club is

Changes to UMass Lowell bus routes to come in fall 2017

Red Line shuttle picks up passengers at UMass Lowell’s South Campus. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Taylor Carito Connector Editor With the termination of students living in East Meadow Lane apartments and the elimination of commuter parking in the Ayotte parking garage, big changes are coming to UMass Lowell transportation. Beginning in the fall semester of

Sheila Angelo speaks about working political campaigns

Taylor Carito Connector Editor UMass Lowell alumna Sheila Angelo graduated in 2015 with hopes of entering the political field. Little did she know how successful she would be by 24 years old. She is formerly a White House staffer for President Barack Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffer. In an event organized by the

Art Student Union molding young artists on campus

Students of ASU participating in their annually scheduled paint night. (Courtesy of Art Student Union) Taylor Carito Connector Editor Recipient of the Student Leadership Award the Rising River Hawk in 2016, the Art Student Union (ASU) at UMass Lowell makes an effort to help young artists better their skills regardless of abilities. It is open

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