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Op-Ed: What are next steps for athletics during COVID-19

Op-Ed: What are next steps for athletics during COVID-19

Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Twitter. Abdulmajid Ali Connector Contributor In mid- March, college basketball teams were prepared to participate in the highly anticipated 68-team tournament we recognize as “March Madness.” In the National Basketball Association, Rudy Gobert had tested positive for COVID-19. Soon after, his teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive for COVID-19. This

Computer science department adjusts undergraduate curriculums to mitigate cheating during remote testing

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Student studies in UCrossing Chase White Connector Contributor Since last semester, computer science department administrators and professors have worked hard to integrate classes to an online environment. One challenge faced by faculty today is how best to mitigate cheating on tests in virtual classroom settings. The question arises, then, whether

The battle for women in STEM

(Photo courtesy of STOCKPHOTO.COM/VECTOR ARTIST) Photo shows a cartoon woman with chemistry symbols, atoms and other science related drawings in her hair.  Natalie Battle Connector Contributor Over the years, sexism in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has become a more openly known and prevalent issue. As women begin to fill more

Student Spotlight: Grayson Owens, Co-founder of Gray-Mitch Productions

(Photo Courtesy from Grayson Owens) Robert Saquet Connector Contributor The influence and impact that the internet has had over our lives is undeniable. Through social media, streaming sites, and many other platforms, the internet has brought us together and increased accessibility in ways that once seemed like pure science-fiction. Actors, writers and artists are now

Society of Plastics Engineers helps UMass Lowell in its fight against single use plastic

(Brian Yurasits / Unsplash) Michael Van Arnam Connector Contributor  Members of the UMass Lowell community are currently making collective efforts to stop the crisis of plastic pollution. Innovations have been added to the campus to help individuals get involved in the effort. Screens which tells the user how many single-use bottles have been spared have been

Op-ed: A student’s thoughts from their first time watching a presidential debate

(Brian Snyder/Reuters) President Trump and Vice President Biden on stage at the first of the 2020 presidential debates on Sept. 29, 2020 David Rosario  Connector Contributor  When I saw the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, I was in disbelief. America is in an outrageous state. Wildfires, racial injustice and an

Netflix’s ‘Sing On!’ takes the stage with glitz and glamour

(Photo courtesy of What’s New on Netflix) Brian Ho Connector Contributor Those who need to listen to some good music while also sitting back and enjoying the thrills of a game show will look forward to “Sing On!” A brand-new offering on Netflix, “Sing On!” brings in talented singers competing against each other for a

How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted my mental health, what it means for other college students

(Nick Bolton/Unsplash) Prevalence of depression symptoms in the US increased more than 3-fold during the COVID-19 pandemic, from 8.5% before COVID-19 to 27.8% during COVID-19, David Rosario Connector Contributor  My 2020 changed quite drastically when COVID-19 came about. I felt less free and confined to my home, which is problematic for me. I have been

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