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National midterm election results: Red wave loses strength before reaching shore

National midterm election results: Red wave loses strength before reaching shore

(Photo courtesy of FiveThirtyEight) A proverbial red wave attempting to make a splash at the Capitol Building. Jose Zamora Connector Editor In a history-defying moment, the 2022 Midterm Elections turned out to be a massive victory for Democrats. Pundits have predicted that Republicans would sweep across the nation on November 8th, dominating the rest of

North Korea orders nuclear testing and fires missiles over Japan

(Photo courtesy of Geoawesomeness) “Map of Korean Peninsula including both North Korea and South Korea.” Steven O’Hara Connector Editor On September 29th, North Korea launched two missiles toward Japan: one landing on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and the other landing in North Korean territory. The motivation for their actions are unclear, however, it’s

This year’s Massachusetts gubernatorial race heats up

(Photo Courtesy of NBC Boston) “Massachusetts governor candidates Geoff Diehl (Republican) and Attorney General Maura Healy (Democrat) prepare for a debate.” Nicholas Ewing Connector Contributor On November 8th, 2022, Massachusetts residents will be given the opportunity to elect a new governor. The 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial election is between the Democratic candidate, Maura Healey, and the

UMass Lowell hosts third congressional district debate

(Photo Courtesy of Lowell Sun) The third congressional district debate visit UMass Lowell. Michael Van Arnam Connector Staff With midterms approaching this November, residents of Massachusetts’ 3rd congressional district prepare to elect their representative. A general election debate occurred between Democrat Lori Trahan, the incumbent, and Republican opponent Dean Tran in Moloney Hall on Friday

Venezuelan migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard; Was it legal?

(Photo Courtesy of WBUR) “A Venezuelan mother holds her frightened daughter as they were flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Governor Ron DeSantis (R, FL).” Jose Zamora Connector Editor On September 14th, a chartered flight from Texas arrived in Martha’s Vineyard carrying 50 Venezuelan migrants. The plane promptly dropped the migrants off on the island and

Student Government Association to hold elections this October

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell SGA) “A statement graphic from UMass Lowell’s SGA Facebook page.” Tanner Hume Connector Editor This past Tuesday, the school of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, or FAHSS, sent out an email to all UMass Lowell students. The email came announcing openings on the Student Government Association (SGA) board, and

UMass Lowell faculty discuss ongoing conflict in Ukraine

(Photo courtesy of David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe) People gather in front of the Massachusetts State House in solidarity with Ukraine in response to Russia’s invasion. William Doherty Connector Contributor On March 1, six members of the political science department addressed questions and concerns about the invasion of Ukraine to a packed auditorium. The panel,

German Chancellor steps down from politics after 16 years in power

 Angela Merkel is stepping away from the political life after 16 years of serving as Germany’s Chancellor (Courtesy of Forbes) Victoria Eluszkiewicz Connector Editor Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel has made the decision to step down after 16 years of governing Germany as the country’s first female chancellor. She is remembered for governing the country throughout