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How they got here and why they can stay

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

Thank you, 2016.

David Bowie’s death marked the start of a crazy 2016. (Courtesy Photo) Taylor Carito Connector Editor I don’t know about the rest of you, but 2016 has been the weirdest year of my life. David Bowie passed away. That’s how the year started, with this incredibly influential and overall good role model who inspired so many

Do away with one-and-dones

Greg Oden of Ohio State is one of the biggest draft busts in NBA history. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Alexander J. Salucco Connector Editor I love basketball, but I hate the NBA. It is not what it used to be. Yeah I know, I was not even alive to see Michael Jordan in his prime or

Opinion: Election season was fun until it was scary

President-elect Donald Trump earned 290 electoral college votes to win the 2016 presidential election Tuesday night. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Christopher Romano Connector Staff On the morning of November 7th, I began to write my thoughts about the 2016 presidential election. Throughout the day, I completed my article for The Connector. I wrote about

Veterans Day: Showing our appreciation

UMass Lowell held its annual flag ceremony on Friday, Nov. 4 to pay tribute to the service of the university’s 1,200 student-veterans, the most at any college or university in Massachusetts. The event speakers included, from left, UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney; Col. Francis Magurn of the Massachusetts Army National Guard; Giselle Sterling, commissioner of

Domestic Violence PSA

Members of The Connector participated in a public service announcement to promote awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Members of The Connector who appeared in this video include: Alexander J. Salucco, Christina Laderoute, Taylor Carito, Marlon Pitter and Jessica Kergo. To learn more about domestic violence, visit www.thehotline.org. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

What’s really killing Trump’s campaign

Donald Trump speaks during a debate with Se. Hillary Clinton. (Getty Images) Owen Johnson Connector Staff This past Columbus Day weekend has been the worst in Donald Trump’s whole campaign. After the release of the tapes where Trump is heard talking about sexually assaulting a woman, which he attempted to pass off as locker room

Finding a successor

Christoffer Hernberg played for the Espoo Blues in Finland before joining the 2015-16 River Hawks. (Photo courtesy of Timo Savela) Alexander J. Salucco Connector Editor Finding a replacement, in any sport, is already a monumental task. Finding a replacement for arguably the best goalie in a program’s history – that is something that could take

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