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Students respond to stopgap end to government shutdown

Students respond to stopgap end to government shutdown

President Trump makes announcement from White House Rose Garden Andrew J Sciascia Connector Editor Following 35 days of uncertainty and bitterness, Washington DC was released from the grips of the longest government shutdown in United States history. The news broke Friday afternoon when President Donald Trump made a surprise announcement from the White House Rose

Degou, Madigan elected SGA president, vice president; Reed re-elected trustee

President-elect Lisa Degou and Vice President-elect Brian Madigan won the election by a close margin. (Courtesy of Facebook) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “I thought it was a hard-fought election, between two terrific candidates. I knew whichever ticket took over, they were going to lead the student experience to be more positive. It’s the closest election

Donald Trump takes office as president

Citizens packed Washington D.C. to watch the inauguration of Donald Trump. (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “We are one nation and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams. And their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home and one glorious destiny. These words were said by the

UMass Lowell students share their experiences interning at both National Conventions

Five UMass Lowell students interned at the national conventions and shared their experiences. Jessica Kergo Connector Staff “Surreal”, “breathtaking”, “once-in-a-lifetime”. These were just a few phrases that UMass Lowell students described their experiences interning at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions through The Washington Center. UMass Lowell’s tagline, “Learning with a purpose” was certainly made

Clinton falls short in polls after health concerns

Liam Elliot Connector Contributor Sept. 11, Democratic Party Nominee for President Hillary Clinton had to leave the 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony she was attending for apparent medical reasons. Her campaign originally came out with a statement 90 minutes after her departure saying she “felt overheated.” The Conservative news circle soon started circulating a video that seemed

SGA debate answers questions about candidates

Student trustee candidates Lindy Reed and Jesse Kruszka lay out their campaign ideas (Michael Calamonici/Connector) Taylor Carito Connector Staff With elections just two weeks away, the SGA presidential and trustee candidates gathered for a debate to discuss their platforms and ideas to the students. The moderator, Dr. Frank Talty, read questions asked by students which

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

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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