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Finding peace in the wake of tragedy

Ann Kurian Connector Contributor As of late, it seems the world is throwing us unexpected events each and everyday. From the recent school shootings to the deportation threats to our country’s Dreamers, pain is always surrounding us. It is hard to live in our society and not loose faith in humanity. So how do we

Trump and the Mueller investigation

Another headache comes for President Trump in the second year of his presidency. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Owen Johnson Connector Editor On February 2, 2018, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, also known as the Nunes Memo, was released. According to Representative Devin Nunes, the

What I am thankful for

Christina Laderoute Connector Staff Well, it’s that time of year again where everyone is asking each other what they are thankful for. I guess it’s my turn. I am thankful for all of the opportunities and experiences that have presented themselves to me this year. As a singer, I am thankful for the crazy things

Keep calm and march on: Why UMass Lowell’s Marching Band draws such a large crowd

The UMass Lowell Marching Band performed at the 2016 Freshman Convocation. (Courtesy of the Lowell Sun) Colin Blackmer Connector Contributor For most, the UMass Lowell is known, primarily, for its engineering discipline and hockey team; there is, however, something else that is arguably just as important to the identity of UMass Lowell. It is the

That’s a wrap: My final fall semester

Veronica Cashman Connector Staff Any college student is all too familiar with the feeling. The feeling of returning to campus after working your butt off all summer, reuniting with friends you haven’t seen since May and getting ready to conquer the new school year. The first day of fall semester was one that I anxiously

How feminism can combat degrading medias

The late Hugh Hefner founded Playboy Magazine in 1953. (Jae C. Hong/AP) Jack Healey Connector Contributor Everybody knew of him as the misogynist, male chauvinist pig who took advantage of women to grow his millions.  You’ve seen him plastered on billboards in his red velvet robe with women less than half his age wrapped around

Student expectations of university dining are unreasonably high

Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor For years it has been said, by employers, alumni, faculty, staff and the student body alike, that one thing that truly sets UMass Lowell apart from other world-class centers of higher education is the unentitled attitude of its students. The Open Forum on Campus Dining this past week was, however, an

Tax Reform should help the needy, not the greedy

The proposed tax brackets for 2017. (Courtesy of kitces.com) Alex DePalma Connector Contributor For the past 50 years, America has been suffering from an increase in economic inequality; the wealthiest individuals are accumulating a greater share of the national income and capital assets than at any time since the 1920s. The median wage has not

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