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Destroying it from the inside

Destroying it from the inside

Sen. Bernie Sanders was edged slightly by Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses Monday. (Courtesy photo) Benjamin St. Pierre Connector Staff In the past few weeks, the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Des Moines Register have all officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as their Democratic nominee for president This should not come as a surprise

The Ballad of an Aloof Fan: Why the Patriots’ loss doesn’t upset me

Tom Lydon UML Student And so here we are again. The New England Patriots’ season ended in the Rocky Mountains at the hands of the Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning is on his way to his fourth Super Bowl, hoping to tame the Carolina Panthers and draw even with little brother Eli. Meanwhile, Tom Brady goes

The Oscar may glitter, but it isn’t gold

Jeffrey Cullen UML Student The Academy Awards have been one of the most notable and glitzy celebrations of film for decades. The gold, faceless man is an eternal goal for countless actors and actresses. But the glistening image of that goal is being tarnished. This year’s nomination lineup has been under harsh criticism for its

Trump & What Is Freedom of Speech?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will speak at the Tsongas Center on Monday, Jan. 4. (Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore) Zachary Zuber UML Student When the news broke that Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was in the works to organize at rally at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, it was greeted with much controversy and

Give a Little Respect

Tom Lydon UML Student For many years, there has been some sort of controversy when December rolls around. One particular area that seems to get a lot of focus is the use of “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” as greetings. Some people don’t want to offend those who don’t celebrate Christmas, while others feel that

How is Donald Trump actually a potential president?

Henry St. Pierre UML Student It takes a few minutes to even process the idea – Donald Trump being the president of a nation. And not just any nation, a small country maybe, where his net worth of approximately $4 billion would be like a GDP – but he’s earning real votes, and has even

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