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“Judas and the Black Messiah”: American film director, Shaka King produces a relevant and timely film

“Judas and the Black Messiah”: American film director, Shaka King produces a relevant and timely film

(Photo Courtesy of HBO Max) “Judas and the Black Messiah” is based on a true story of an FBI informant, William O’Neal. Amir Kazemi Connector Staff In theaters and available to stream on HBO Max, “Judas and the Black Messiah” (2021) is directed by Shaka King who is known for “Newlyweeds” (2013) and “Mulignans” (2015).

Starting out with Handshake has never been made easier

(Photo courtesy of Handshake is a professional job search site with a focus on early career opportunities for students. Timothy Delay Connector Contributor  (the writer is currently interning with the Career and Co-op center at the university that manages Handshake)  In the fast-paced social climate, networking and connecting with others is key to finding success in

“Jane Eyre”: A book about passion, independence and making difficult choices

(Photo Courtesy of Penguin Classics) Jane Eyre was originally published under a male pseudonym. Michael Parke Connector Staff   Charlotte Bronte’s 1847 novel, “Jane Eyre”, is an adventurous tale of one woman’s search for independence and love in 18th to 19th century England. Though set in the past, the book remains surprisingly fresh and relatable

With the rise of virtual learning, are snow days a thing of the past at UMass Lowell?

(Photo Courtesy of Boston 25 News) Lowell was recently buried under two feet of snow during a winter storm. Michael Parke Connector Contributor For UMass Lowell students enrolled in virtual classes, the longed-for snow day has disappeared. Although in-person classes might become normal again in the future, it begs the question: are snow days gone

“A King Alone” by Jean Giono: A mystery in the Alps leaves readers just as confused

A King Alone was published in 1947 (Photo Courtesy of Penguin Random House) Michael Parke Connector Contributor “A King Alone”, written by French author Jean Giono (1895-1970) in 1947, transports us to a remote French village in the Alps where chilling events happen in a sea of snow and fog. The story revolves around mysterious

The importance of equitably distributed vaccines amidst the Corona virus Pandemic

(Photo courtesy of With the Corona-virus pandemic still on going, the question and concern over the equitable distribution of the vaccine is an ever-growing and pressing issue.  Kyra Barry Connector Staff COVID-19 spurred a global pandemic that has struck the United States particularly hard. As of February 2021, cases have reached 27 million in

‘It is What it Is’ Album by Thundercat: The album that pays tribute to a rapping legend and reflects on life itself

(Photo Courtesy of Pitchfork) Tim Delay Connector Contributor Thundercat, also known as Stephen Bruner, released his album “It Is What It Is” on April 3 earlier this year. This album comes over a year after fellow artist and friend, Mac Miller, passed away in 2018. The two were very close friends and collaborated often. Many

Miles Davis’ Album “In a Silent Way”: A Review in Rhythm

(Photo Courtesy of Rolling Stone) Luke Lagos Connector Contributor Whether listening to music on Spotify or on a record player, there will inevitably be music that stands out amongst others. An album that hits home is Miles Davis’, “In a Silent Way”. It is a good feeling when you can listen to something 50 years

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