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Climate Change Coalition more important than ever

Climate Change Coalition more important than ever

Sabrina Pederson was a speaker at the annual Climate Change Teach-In. Alex Salucco Connector Editor When looking for clubs to join, students first need to ask themselves what impact they want to have. Are they joining something for self-pleasure or are they joining something to help a cause? When it comes to the Climate Change

University administrators react to travel ban

Taylor Carito Connector Editor Just hours after President Trump signed his executive order to ban citizens of seven countries from entering the United States, Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and President Marty Meehan released statements on social media standing up for their international students, reassuring that they will ensure that all students have a place to stay

David Aguiar: RA advocating for acceptance

Brock Johnson Connector Editor David Aguiar, a resident advisor in the Riverview Suites, wanted to focus on promoting diversity on his floor’s bulletin board due to the recent divisive election, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History month. To his astonishment on Friday, Jan 20, Aguiar discovered vandalism in the form of hate speech

Diversity display vandalized with hate speech

Brock Johnson Connector Editor In response to the currently divided feeling around the nation, David Aguiar, a resident advisor at Riverview Suites, wanted to proudly display the floor’s diversity. On Friday, Jan. 20, however, Aguiar and a team of RAs found a floor’s bulletin board designed to promote diversity vandalized with hate speech. They had

UMass Lowell WAVES event eliminates STEM bias

Dr. Pamela Conrad from NASA speaking about diversifying STEM careers. (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff Dr. Pamela Conrad, deputy private investigator and investigative scientist for sample analysis at Mars on the Mars Science Laboratory mission was the keynote speaker on Feb. 2 at the Making WAVES, or Women Academics Valued and Engaged in STEM

Annual March for Life takes place in Washington

Thousands gather at Capitol Hill for the March for Life. Christina Laderoute Connector Editor With the theme “The Power of Love,” this year’s March for Life took to the streets of Washington D.C. The March for Life takes place every year around the anniversary of the legalization of abortion that was the result of the

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

Thousands attend Women’s March for America

Thousands gathered at Boston Common with signs and signature pink hats. (Courtesy of Taylor Carito/Connector) Taylor Carito and Nick Bramante Connector Staff Over 100,000 people flooded Boston Common on Saturday in attendance of the Women’s March for America Boston following Friday’s inauguration of President Donald Trump. With a sea of attendees covering a majority of

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