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Tax Reform should help the needy, not the greedy

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

Discussions, donations and hard conversations: How many more until we solve gun control?

After the Las Vegas shooting, many are questioning gun control laws and are advocating for change. (Courtesy of iStock) Alex DePalma Connector Contributor I am only 25 years old, but I am already too familiar with the cycle of discussion after a mass shooting. The initial confusion and absence of answers opens a vacuum for

What it means to be a River Hawk

For the 2017-18 academic year, university administrators have begun to focus in on what it means to be a River Hawk. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Kelly Skelton Connector Contributor Ah, the almighty question: What does it mean to be a Riverhawk? This is a question that every UMass Lowell student can answer. Though, I’m sure

How hockey saved me

Managing Editor Hannah Manning credits hockey for helping her get through hard times. (Hannah Manning/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor On New Year’s Eve 2014, I would have traded my college education just to see the United States beat Canada. In hindsight, judging by the state of mania I was in I’d say I came pretty

Outlook on the abnormal weather around the country

Eleazar Saints Connector Contributor This year has been extreme with varying weather patterns across the country. Depending on where you were, the weather has been either good or bad. Here in New England, mother nature spared us in terms of an overall bad winter. Two years’ prior multiple snowstorms buried Massachusetts over seven feet. California,

Welcoming address from the Editor-in-Chief

The Connector covered the Women’s March in Boston earlier this year. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Dear students, My name is Taylor Carito and I am the Editor-in-Chief of The Connector. First off, I would like to welcome back all the upperclassmen students returning from summer vacation, as well as welcome all the new students coming to UMass

Letter to the Editor: Campuses need to keep up with renewable energy

Dear Editor, In good weather on my days off, I take a stroll with my little spotted beagle and bask in the benefits of my favorite star- the sun. I watch the wind ripple through the tall grass and I marvel at the power of the sun and the wind; wondering why we’re so reliant

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