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‘thank u, next’ review: Who is Ariana Grande?

‘thank u, next’ review: Who is Ariana Grande?

“thank u, next” was recorded in two weeks. (Photo courtesy of Republic Records) Troy Lafond Connector Staff “thank u, next” is the fifth studio album from Ariana Grande and comes a mere six months after her prior album, “Sweetener.” Before its release, it was supported by two singles, “thank u, next” and “7 rings”, both

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” breaks in its finale

The series has been nominated for 18 Primetime Emmys, including four for Outstanding Comedy Series. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Troy Lafond Connector Staff “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” created by Tina Fey, was Netflix’s first original sitcom. Debuting in 2015 and running for four seasons, “Unbreakable” garnered widespread critical acclaim for its unique characters, delightful character arcs

Bring Me the Horizon brings down the Tsongas Center

“Amo” is Bring Me the Horizon’s sixth studio album. (Photo courtesy of Troy Lafond/Connector) Troy Lafond Connector Staff On Friday, Feb. 1, metal band Bring Me the Horizon came to UMass Lowell to perform at the Tsongas Center. They are currently on their First Love World Tour in support of their new album “Amo,” which

91st Academy Awards preview

The 91st Academy Awards will be the first ceremony since 1989 to not have a host due to original host Kevin Hart stepping down following controversy. (Courtesy of ABC) Troy Lafond Connector Staff Last Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards. Leading the

Netflix’s ‘You’ is scarily flawed

The second season will be based off the sequel book to “You,” “Hidden Bodies.” (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Troy Lafond Connector Staff On Sep. 9, Lifetime began airing their new show “You,” based on a book with the same title by Caroline Kepnes. It flew mostly under the radar, generating very little attention. This quickly

Christmas shopping for the average college student

Troy Lafond Connector Staff Halloween has just ended, which means there’s one thing on everyone’s minds now…Christmas! Yes, it may be a little soon for some people, but don’t underestimate the advantages of starting to think about Christmas shopping in early November. Christmas shopping can add a lot of stress and burden to people’s lives

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