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‘Pokemon: Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon:’ Not quite super

‘Pokemon: Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon:’ Not quite super

“Pokemon: Ultra Sun and Moon” are the last entries in the series planned to release on Nintendo 3ds. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff Nintendo and Game Freak have a bad habit of creating expansion packs for their Pokémon games and selling them as separate games a couple years later for some easy

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri:’ The Dark Comedy Everyone Should See

The film is nominated for 11 awards at Britain’s Independent Film Awards this week. (Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures) Eric Smith Connector Staff Writer and director Martin McDonagh had already grasped the art of dark comedy with his debut film “In Bruges.” In his third and most brilliant film, Frances McDormand plays Mildred Hayes,

Gender inclusivity on campus

In April of 2016, UMass Lowell designated 40 single-person bathrooms around campus as gender-neutral restrooms. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Veronica Cashman Connector Staff Over the past years, UMass Lowell has significantly increased its efforts to demonstrate support and appreciation for underrepresented members of the student body, such as those who identify as LGBTQ. However, some

Campus Living Series: Sheehy offers various living learning communities

Sheehy Hall houses the Living Allegro, Creative Artists and MediaMakers Living Learning Communities. (Courtesy of YouVisit) Andre Ragel Connector Staff Located in the heart of South Campus, Sheehy Hall offers a friendly atmosphere within a relaxed environment close to the Merrimack River. Opened in 1989, this residence hall is named after former Lowell City Manager

Repurposing of Cumnock Hall greeted with mixed response

Cumnock Hall was opened in 1954 as part of the Lowell Technological Institute. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Andre Ragel Connector Editor As students walked around North Campus on a busy morning, they hurried down the various paths leading to different academic buildings along University Avenue. It was a sunny day, and doors swung back and

Matt Harris leading a successful men’s basketball team

Matt Harris is one of the leading 3-point shooters for the River Hawks. (Matt Dwyer/Connector). Kelly Skelton Connector Staff The UMass Lowell men’s basketball team is off to their best start since entering Division I. The team has won five of their first seven game, with key wins over opponents that got the better of them

River Hawks suffer first home loss of the season 87-80 to Sacred Heart

Junior guard Ryan Jones defends against the Sacred Heart offense. (Matt Dwyer/Connector). Kelly Skelton Connector Staff Following five straight wins, the UMass Lowell men’s basketball team entered the game against the Sacred Heart Pioneers looking to earn their sixth, but fell short 87-80 Wednesday night. A rowdy crowd just shy of 900 fans packed the

River Hawks stage comeback to top Loyola 83-75

Senior guard Matt Harris led the River Hawks with 19 points. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Kelly Skelton Connector Staff The Costello Athletic Center was rather quiet for the majority of the UMass Lowell men’s basketball game against the Loyola Greyhounds, until it wasn’t. The River Hawks stormed back from a sizable deficit to stay

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