UMass Lowell Connector Logo

Opinions and Editorials articles

How Netflix, ‘House of Cards’, ‘Trolls 2’, and the $30 cost of renting ‘Mulan’ are related

How Netflix, ‘House of Cards’, ‘Trolls 2’, and the $30 cost of renting ‘Mulan’ are related

(Photo courtesy of Freestocks)  Kyra Barry Connector Staff Video on Demand (VOD), the early version of streaming services, has a long and fascinating technological history, popularized by the idea of content that one could watch outside of a broadcast schedule. Before its advent, it was not thought possible that videos could be transferred over the

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

Op-ed: Remembering Chadwick Boseman; A much needed inspiration

(Katie Jones/Variety/REX/Shutterstock) Boseman had wisdom and an understanding of life that would be beneficial for most individuals, but especially to those within the Black community. He ultimately had encouraged many to sincerely look at the surrounding society and help make changes for the better. Emmanuel Idehen-Ovabor Connector Contributor On August 28, 2020, during a year

Deadspin to blame for its own demise

Deadspin has seen more than a few ownership changes in its 14-year history. (Photo courtesy of theoutline.com) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor As many have heard, there has been a mass exodus to the once proud media/sports website Deadspin, which boasted some of the best blogging on the interwebs, featuring hilarious NFL columns from Drew Magary

Democratic Party should keep its moderates on the bench in 2020

According to RealClearPolitics, only four candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary have broken 15 percent support nationally. (Photo courtesy of Sean Rayford, Paras Griffin, Joe Raedle / Getty Images) Troy Lafond Connector Editor There are currently 17 major candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary nomination, including former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Kamala Harris

River Hawk pride is neither judgmental nor exclusive

UMass Lowell students will celebrate the university’s 125th year in operation with a series of special 2019 Homecoming events across campus. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Serena Arora Connector Staff When I was a freshman in high school, I was battling depression and failing school. I was not able to go to school in the

River Hawk pride is vested in modesty and experience

UMass Lowell students will celebrate the university’s 125th year in operation with a series of special 2019 Homecoming events across campus. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Conor Dawson Connector Editor I never wanted to be a River Hawk. Coming out of high school, I had been listening for four years about how getting into the right

Daughter of China: Left a lifetime of questions by one nation’s one child policy

“One Child Nation” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019, before a select-theaters national release on August 9, 2019. (Photo courtesy of ReasonTV) Amariah Condon Connector Contributor At 11 months old, I arrived in America with no evidence of my Chinese birth aside from a packet of documents which listed my birth

%d bloggers like this: