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‘Bird Box’ is a real turkey

‘Bird Box’ is a real turkey

“Bird Box” had the biggest week-long viewership of any Netflix original film. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Emmy Misail Connector Editor For those thinking of watching the Netflix movie “Bird Box,” take heed from the movie itself: put on a blindfold and don’t look. “Bird Box” follows Malorie (Sandra Bullock), a detached woman who learns to

The reality of being a parent at UMass Lowell

Jessica Berry Connector Contributor UMass Lowell has several resources for student parents on campus. There are two Title IX Coordinators that help student parents understand their rights as parents through the ADA, there are “Mothers Rooms” scattered across each campus where mothers can breastfeed and the UML Parents’ club, where parents can unite and discuss

The True Beauty of Life

Editor’s note: This article was originally sent to The Connector during the waning weeks of the last semester. Due to some shuffling around of articles at that time, including the publication of former Editor-in-Chief Taylor Carito’s farewell letter, we were unable to fit it in last semester. However, due to recent events highlighting how harrowing

UMass Lowell Graphic Design students tackling social issues

The students in Professor Karen Roehr’s Graphic Design I and Graphic Design III classes were tasked with creating posters that raise awareness for a myriad of social issues. Her Graphic Design 1 students’ project was a single poster on one of 3 topics: 1. Opioid Addiction 2. Social Media Addiction 3. Mental Health/Illness Her Graphic

‘Mandy:’ An underrated gem of 2018

“Mandy” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Jan. of 2018. (Photo courtesy of Spectrevision) Jaden Mendola Connector Contributor “Mandy,” starring Nicholas Cage and Andrea Riseborough, changed the way I look at film. Phrases like ‘A hallucinatory trip’ or ‘The psychedelic fever dream of a blood lusting metal head’ are perhaps the best way one

Vaping on campus – all the rage, or just smoke?

Jaden Mendola Connector Contributor Vaping and e-cigarette devices have been exploding in popularity recently, and there are few demographics that have been affected as heavily as college undergraduates. Originally intended as an aid for those who want to quit cigarettes, vaping has exploded into a national phenomenon and has been taken up by both ex-cigarette

Kurt Russell sleighs in “The Christmas Chronicles”

“The Christmas Chronicles” was streamed 20 million times its first week up. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Linda Poe Connector Contributor Should a Christmas film contain a high speed car chase and a jailhouse rock number? Apparently for director Clay Kaytis and screenwriter Matt Lieberman, the answer is an enthusiastic, “Yes.” These elements, along with many

Men’s basketball bounces back with another Tsongas Center victory

The River Hawks remain a perfect 4-0 at home thus far into the season (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Marcos Aguilar Connector Staff The UMass Lowell men’s basketball team (6-6) bounced back in their 110-63 rout of the Maine-Fort Kent Bengals (2-9) this past Friday night. The team had five players scoring in double figures with redshirt junior Christian Lutete scoring a team

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