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Know Your History and Shape the Future

Know Your History and Shape the Future

President Donald Trump addresses a crowd. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Alex DePalma UMass Lowell Student Dear editor, I write to remind my fellow students of our obligation to express dissent against the xenophobia, militarism, and economic elitism of the Trump administration. Within a few weeks, the president has confirmed his loyalty to corporate interests by appointing

Opinion: Donald Trump and His Unfair Treatment

President Donald Trump was the runner-up for 2015 TIME Person of the Year award. (Courtesy of TIME Magazine) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Even well before his victory on election day, President Donald Trump has been feuding with the press and the mainstream media. The president’s antagonistic views of the press are a result of his

The importance of going to class

Business professor Ashwin Mehta lectures a group of students at UMass Lowell. William Hanna UML Student Skipping class. We have all done, at least once. Next time we go, we take a second. Pause. We never cover that much material! The one (maybe more*) class we skip, the harder it is to recover. Inevitably, it

Help adjunct faculty at UMass Lowell

Chris Romano Connector Staff I am writing to show support for UMass Lowell adjunct faculty in their campaign to receive the same benefits that the rest of the UMass schools provide to their adjunct faculty. At UMass Lowell, the adjunct professors teach a majority of the freshmen and sophomore classes and should have access to

What it means to be your student newspaper

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor In light of recent criticism of our news reporting and objectives, I would like to take the opportunity to address the matter of serving this campus as the official student newspaper at UMass Lowell. As a news organization for the campus community, we strive to bring you information pertinent to your

On a level playing field

UMass Lowell was added as the conference’s ninth member for the 2013-14 academic year. (Courtesy of America East) Alex Salucco Connector Editor Turning point — a time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results. In February 2013, UMass Lowell announced that all of its athletic teams will compete

Trustee talk: Fall 2016 recap

UMass Lowell student trustee Lindy Reed provides insight into the progress of the UMass Board of Trustees this fall semester. (Courtesy of Lindy Reed) Lindy Reed Student Trustee Fall 2016 has been busy for the UMass Board of Trustees. Although new to the Board, I have learned a lot about the way it works and

How they got here and why they can stay

Freshman goalie Tyler Wall has proven that he is up to the task of helping carry the River Hawks to another successful season. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Alex Salucco Connector Editor After starting the year as the eighth-ranked team in the nation, the UMass Lowell hockey team has found itself as high as number

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