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Sheila Angelo speaks about working political campaigns

Taylor Carito Connector Editor UMass Lowell alumna Sheila Angelo graduated in 2015 with hopes of entering the political field. Little did she know how successful she would be by 24 years old. She is formerly a White House staffer for President Barack Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffer. In an event organized by the

Chancellor’s Forum panelists address student academic, financial success

Associate Vice Chancellor Larry Siegel speaks at the Chancellor’s forum on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Student Government Association) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Following a half-hour of mingling and dining shared among members of student leadership, the student body and UMass Lowell administration, Student Affairs administrators took the microphone for the Chancellor’s Open Forum that happens once

‘Beyond Headlines and Memes’ tackles fake news

From left to right: Dr. Jenifer Whitten-Woodring, Karyn Regal, Adeja Crearer and Dr. Jonathan Silverman. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff The accelerating change in media has had many news outlets put on task to present themselves as credible, especially with the term “fake news” being thrown around. This dilemma has left consumers wondering how

Sanders and Warren campaign at Our Revolution rally

Bernie Sanders speaks to hundreds at Our Revolution rally in Boston. (Chris Romano/Connector) Chris Romano Connector Staff Despite being a stormy night with a mix of rain, snow and hail, Senator Bernie Sanders’ organization, Our Revolution, held a rally at the Orpheum Theater in Boston. The rally, held on Friday, was meant to highlight local

Administrators reflect on HESI policy, plan for student success in nursing program

Since repealing the “850 rule,” the School of Nursing is meeting with students who were dismissed from the program as a result of it to reinstate them. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor When Vice Provost for Student Success Julie Nash first heard about the requirement for nursing students to score an 850 or

Event planned to discuss legitimacy of news sources

The abundance of media outlets makes it difficult for consumers to decide which one is credible.  (Courtesy of Infowars) Alex Salucco Connector Editor Over the past few months, portions of the media have been scrutinized and their credibility has been questioned. With the term “fake news” being used frequently, consumers are left with a dilemma:

The American Health Care Act: How it compares

Brendan Jacques Connector Editor On Friday, March 24, Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that the American Health Care Act was being withdrawn from Congress without a vote. The bill was designed as a replacement for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is more commonly known as “Obamacare.” Republican leadership opted

The ‘perks’ of living in Perkins

The Perkins complex has become of high interest to residential students next year. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “I believe that the Perkins Complex is a great addition to UMass Lowell. It provides students with affordable luxury housing, and many colleges do not offer buildings nearly as nice as Perkins,” said freshman Kevin Lucey.

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