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Do away with one-and-dones

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

Trustee Talk: Commitment to campus safety and inclusion

Lindy Reed Student Trustee At Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting, I proudly voted in favor of approving an updated non-discrimination and harassment policy. This policy is a statement of the UMass system’s commitment to fighting discrimination and harassment on campus, and promoting a safe, inclusive environment for all. The old policy specifically prohibited sexual harassment.

Let’s talk about police brutality

Ashney Saint-Hubert UML Student I sat in the dining hall with the drone of replays and commentary about the most recent Patriots game in the background.  I was eating, more focused on my food than anything but still aware that others were more focused on our recent victory.  That was when someone changed the channel

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