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Now arriving: Free MBTA Commuter Rail service for UMass Lowell

Now arriving: Free MBTA Commuter Rail service for UMass Lowell

Day trips to Boston just became a whole lot easier for UMass Lowell students. (Courtesy of Mass.gov) Emmy Misail Connector Contributor As if traffic, the environment and the cost of a parking decal were not enough reasons to leave the car at home, UMass Lowell’s new partnership with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will

Comedian and politcal commentator Trevor Noah to take the stage at the Tsongas

Trevor Noah has hosted ‘The Daily Show’ since September of 2015. (Courtesy of Comedy Central Press) Valeria Montoya Connector Contributor Comedian Trevor Noah is coming to Lowell this fall. Appearing at the Tsongas Arena on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m, Noah will bring his comedic relief, political wit, and unparalleled humor as seen on

Morton and Eisner prioritize resources for students

Morton and Eisner are running parallel to Andre DiFilippo and Vilma Okey-ewurum. (Courtesy of the Morton-Eisner campaign) Kelly Skelton Connector Editor As UMass Lowell’s yearly Student Government Association (SGA) elections approach, students must decide which candidate will lead next year’s inevitable rebranding. This year’s presidential and vice-presidential ticket features David Morton and Eric Eisner against

Andrew Marshall making a name for himself in Lowell

“Letters from Lowell” is expected to be released in either the spring or summer. (Courtesy of Michael Miller Photography) Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor The first time Andrew Marshall’s parents heard their son sing was in a school play when he played Danny Zuko, the male lead in “Grease.” Following in his sister’s footsteps, the singer-songwriter from

‘Unveiled:’ Dispelling religious prejudice

Malik has traveled across the United States and Canada performing. She now looks to expand to England. (Courtesy of The Huffington Post) Kelly Skelton Connector Editor Students and members of the UMass Lowell community poured into the O’Leary Library on Feb. 16 to witness “Unveiled,” a one-woman show about racism and more specifically, the treatment

“Young Artist”: Acclaimed artist visits Lowell

Esther Robinson teaches independent filmmakers how to monetize their work. (Courtesy of Film Maker Magazine) Nisa Holley Connector Contributor What was once a brisk, empty lecture hall immediately emerged into a warm, welcoming environment. Esther Robinson brought a sprightful joy to the room. Robinson immediately took an interest in the audience; she was intrigued by

Storytelling events in Boston give platform to artists

Mary Everett Connector Contributor Alex Glover was not expecting to share a personal story with the crowd when he went to Laugh Boston on a Tuesday night in October. “I showed up and I didn’t know that it was a participatory event. I actually thought I was going to see a stand-up comedy routine,” Glover

‘Pulp Fiction’ and its connection to race and masculinity

Luna Theater located in Mill No. 5 has one more film to show in the Philosophy and Film Series. (Connector/Marilyn Saha) Marilyn Saha Connector Staff In the third installment of the Philosophy and Film Series made possible by the philosophy department, students, faculty and Lowell residents made the trek downtown to watch “Pulp Fiction” at

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