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All fun and Games with MGK Vice President Jackson O’Connor

Master’s Gaming Konnection’s Vice President Jackson O’Connor previews the weekend-long gaming spectacle known as “Magikon” Marlon Pitter Connector Editor The upcoming semi-annual weekend of fun and games known as Magikon is set to take place Friday March 28 through Sunday March 30, featuring a horde of card and board games, and even more excitement for

Jiri “George” Banecek saves breakfast

Lucas Brown Connector Contributor It is 7:30 a.m., and you’re a sleepy-eyed freshman. Your “8 a.m. every day” schedule makes you so sleepy that class can seem like a nightmare. College has been packed with exciting new knowledge and opportunity; a sensory overload of growth potential, but growth can be hard without healthy sustenance. The

Pride Alliance Welcomes All Comers

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor When Pride Alliance President Kendra Mahoney joined the organization as a first-year student, she dedicated herself to “becoming a better ‘ALLY,’” someone who supports and advocates for the LGBTQ community. “I always thought it was weird that LGBTs didn’t have the same rights as those who weren’t,” said Mahoney. Pride Alliance

Vegetable enchilada enfuego

Joseph Bruni Connector Contributor Warm Tofu Vegetable Salad Stir-fried tofu, broccoli, onion, cabbage, carrot, and celery in chili garlic sauce over salad greens. Often, the chili garlic sauce clashes with some ingredients in a veggie meal, but here it is allowed to be “the star of the show”, paired with lighter, creamier flavors of the

Student petitions dining hall

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor Due to unpleasant weekend experiences at University Dining Commons in recent weeks, sophomore Joshua Smolinski decided to start an online petition on as his first step towards increasing the amount of food choices and hours for students to eat on weekends. Smolinski said he knew it was time to act


How much good can UMass Lowell do for the environment? That question will be answered over the next few weeks over the course of RecycleMania. RecycleMania is a national eight-week competition, running from Feb. 2 to March 29 to see which school can compost the most food and recycle the most electronics. This year will

Finding NEMA

David Rudderham Connector Staff Last weekend, the city of Lowell hosted the New England Music Awards at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium and other music events all around the city. The weekend was also busy with Winterfest where many local musicians had also played. On Friday, the day before the official New England Music Awards ceremonies,

How I became the Bionic Woman

Maddie Koufogzos Connector Editor I was born with a hearing deficit. Not a major one, but as I’ve gotten older, my hearing has worsened. When I was last tested by an audiologist, my hearing levels had dropped by 30 decibels, which makes hearing soft noises or conversations much more difficult. Although my hearing levels have

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