UMass Lowell Connector Logo

Opinions and Editorials articles

Op-Ed: What are next steps for athletics during COVID-19

Op-Ed: What are next steps for athletics during COVID-19

Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Twitter. Abdulmajid Ali Connector Contributor In mid- March, college basketball teams were prepared to participate in the highly anticipated 68-team tournament we recognize as “March Madness.” In the National Basketball Association, Rudy Gobert had tested positive for COVID-19. Soon after, his teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive for COVID-19. This

Op-ed: Massachusetts sees a spike in COVID-19 cases and it will not stop till we do more

(CDC/Unsplash) Matthew Micale Connector Staff  As of Oct. 28, Massachusetts has had a total of 153,000 coronavirus cases. Of these cases, close to 10,000 have resulted in deaths. This past week, there was a recent spike of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts with over 1,000 new cases per day. This is amid social distancing guidelines and

Op-ed: Why people are saying ‘It’s time to settle for Biden’

Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor  Everyone has heard the tagline or seen it on a yard sign, “Settle for Biden.” Many ex-Warren and ex-Sanders supporters are following this trend as they prepare to enter the polls on November 3 with the hope to make Donald Trump a one term president. Many people are voting for Biden

Op-ed: A student’s thoughts from their first time watching a presidential debate

(Brian Snyder/Reuters) President Trump and Vice President Biden on stage at the first of the 2020 presidential debates on Sept. 29, 2020 David Rosario  Connector Contributor  When I saw the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, I was in disbelief. America is in an outrageous state. Wildfires, racial injustice and an

Op-ed: An analysis of the 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Policies Regarding Criminal Justice

(Photo by Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash) Incarcerations of Blacks and Hispanics in this country are 38% and 21% of the prison population even though there are 13% and 17% of the population of the United States. Emmanuel Idehen-Ovabor Connector Staff With approximately 22 days left until the election, both 2020 presidential candidates are

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s trials and triumphs

(T.J. Kirkpatrick / New York Times) In the last decade, the last one-third of her Supreme Court Career and only one-sixth of her legal career, Ginsburg has had a surge of popularity surrounding her legal career and position on the Supreme Court Kyra Barry Connector Staff Rosh Hashanah, the start of the New Year for

Second Hand September should occur every month for the sake of our planet

(Seab Benesh/Unsplash) According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), it takes about 2,000 liters of water to make one t-shirt, which is about the amount of water we drink over a three-year period. Victoria M Eluszkiewicz Connector Editor  The organization, Oxfam, has created a movement called Second Hand September to encourage people to shop at

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

%d bloggers like this: