Author Archives: UML Connector

Achieving in-state tuition at UMass Lowell

Isabella Cacioli Connector Contributor There is a lot of confusion and misinformation surrounding the process of getting in-state tuition for out-of-state students. “I thought you had to live in Massachusetts for 3 years or so before being considered for in-state [tuition]. The exact law, though? I’m not too sure about that,” said Connor Greenfield, a

Men’s basketball wins Tsongas Center debut against NJIT in blow out fashion

Lutete led the River Hawks with a career high 28 points (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Marcos Aguilar Connector Staff The UMass Lowell men’s basketball team (5-5) won their debut game at the Tsongas Center on Saturday defeating the visiting New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders (7-2) with a final score of 94-71. Redshirt junior

Taylor Swift dove “Fearless” into fame 10 years ago

“Fearless” was Swift’s second studio album. (Photo courtesy of Big Machine) Troy Lafond Connector Staff On Nov. 11, 2008, a little over 10 years ago, now-world renowned country and pop superstar Taylor Swift released her sophomore studio album “Fearless.” At the time, Taylor Swift was fairly well known in the country industry, but not necessarily

Little Mix spread their wings on experimental “LM5”

“LM5” is Little Mix’s fifth studio album. (Photo courtesy of Billboard) Troy Lafond Connector Staff Little Mix is one of the last English-speaking girl groups left standing. With Fifth Harmony recently split and extremely little competition in this regard, it stood to question whether or not they still had a place left in the industry.

Imagine Dragons look back on ‘Origins’

Lead single “Natural” has peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. (Photo courtesy of Billboard) Troy Lafond Connector Staff Imagine Dragons need little introduction. The Las Vegas-based rock band burst onto the music scene in 2012 with three of the defining hits of that year: “It’s Time,” “Radioactive” and “Demons.” Since then, they

CupcakKe finds new life in ‘Eden’

“Eden” is CupcakKe’s second album of 2018. (Photo courtesy of Muzeroom) Troy Lafond Connector Staff CupcakKe is potentially one of the oddest success stories of recent years. She first found recognition on her viral sensation “Deepthroat” in 2015. In most cases, the artists that tend to go viral in this regard simply fail to make

Why-fi: Eduroam frustrates students

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor UMass Lowell’s wi-fi network, “eduroam,” crashed over the first weekend of November and the network has been sluggish ever since. UMass Lowell students and faculty know about “eduroam” all too well; the recent outage isn’t the first time the network has gone down, and it won’t be the last. But why

Men’s basketball wins home opener in overtime thriller

Obadiah Noel led UMass Lowell with 17 points (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Marcos Aguilar Connector Staff The UMass Lowell men’s basketball team (1-1) earned their first win of the season on Saturday afternoon against the visiting Wagner Seahawks (0-2) with a final score of 88-84 in overtime. The River Hawks had four players in double figures and

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