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North Carolina’s new bill is protecting nothing

Tom Lydon UML Student They say that those who do not learn from their past are doomed to repeat it. Apparently, North Carolina didn’t get the memo. In a move that many would have hoped to be an early, cruel April Fool’s Day prank, North Carolina passed a new bill into law recently. House Bill

Louie: A Satirical Take on Life as a Single Dad

Louis C.K. has performed stand-up since 1985 and has won 6 Primetime Emmys over the course of his career. (Courtesy of FX Productions) Mary Connell Connector Writer A fifth season of hit show “Louie” has been released and is now on Netflix after a two year wait. For those of you who haven’t heard of

Open letter to Kobe Bryant: Blame yourself

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season. (Richard Mackson/USA Today Sports) Tom Lydon UML Student ‘Question: “What’s the thing you hate the most about the farewell tour?” Answer: “That we suck.”’ ~Kobe Bryant, when asked about his final season You know what, Kobe? You have a right to believe

‘Ghostbusters’ trailer is worse than expected

When the new “Ghostbusters” was announced back in 2014, there was a lot of outrage about it. One of the main groups of outraged people was upset because they felt the new movie would be awful. The other main group was upset because they felt the animosity towards the movie was due to sexism because

Marvel coasts between big movies

It is surprising to know that “Deadpool” was made by 20th Century Fox rather than Marvel Studios. Marvel Studios rose to fame because of its cinematic universe idea. They make a bunch of movies that are part of the same universe, which expands the world and allows for crossover movies like “The Avengers” and the

Should voting be mandatory?

Individuals entering a polling station to vote. (Photo courtesy of Medford Patch) Jennifer Wall UML Student According to the Center for the Study of the American Electorate, in the last four presidential elections the percentage of voters to participate has not peaked 62.3 percent. This means that nearly 38 percent of the population has chosen

Why I hate Valentine’s Day

Carly Chabot UML Student Ugh, Valentine’s Day. The worst holiday ever created. The day every single woman dreads.  It almost feels as if this dumb holiday was created to make us loners feel bad that we are single. Or single yet again…Or single again for the eighth year in a row…And if you are just

Discussing your doubts: Why you should vote Bernie Sanders on March 1st

Sen. Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by a wide margin among N.H. voters aged 18-29 according to a UMass Lowell/7News poll. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo) Zachary Zuber UML Student Bernie Sanders has done the once thought impossible and emerged as a legitimate threat for President of the United States. As the date of our Massachusetts

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