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Students say they worry about their votes mattering

Julia Ashley  Connector Contributor In the political sphere, two extremes dominate the discussion: those who are not aware of any political agenda, and people who care very much about the political climate. A point of contention between these two differing views often stems from the subject of voting participation or lack thereof among the different

Forget a quick fix, dedicate yourself to chipping away at the mental health stigma

One in three college freshmen in the United States struggle with mental illness, according to the American Psychological Association. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Mental Health Commission) Serena Arora Connector Staff Last month, like many of you, I saw Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Joker” in theaters and I was thoroughly entertained by it.  But a nagging voice kept scratching at me throughout the

UMass Lowell professor and alumna give student writers advice in preparation for Writers on Campus series

Serena Arora Connector Staff UMass Lowell’s “Writers on Campus Series” will be returning to campus with readings by UMass Lowell English professor Maureen Stanton and UMass Lowell alumna Diannely Antigua. The readings will be held on Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the UMass Lowell O’Leary Library Mezzanine. After the readings, there will be a

No laptops, no Uber, and definitely no phones: unique professor rules

Brigid Archibald Connector Editor This is the routine in nursing major Shanneah Manchur’s English class: As students walk into the classroom, they take out their phones, turn them off and line them up on the lip of the dry erase board. If a phone goes off? Their professor will place it on his desk and

Local woman’s body found in Merrimack River; man arrested on Howe Bridge in unrelated incident

Authorities recover body found below O’Donnell Bridge early Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy of Jon Winkler/Lowell Sun) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor  The Lowell Police and Fire departments responded to a report of a woman’s body found below the O’Donnell Bridge early Tuesday morning and arrested a Lowell man in an unrelated case a few hours later

River Hawks draw against Colgate on second Homecoming weekend matchup

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor After a crushing 4-3 overtime loss to the Colgate University Raiders on Friday night, the UMass Lowell River Hawks fought to a tough 0-0 tie on Saturday night to improve to 3-2-1 (0-0-0 HEA) on the young season. HC Norm Bazin’s post-game comments after the

Red Sox: A Poor Ending

(Photo Courtesy of WCVB.com) Nicholas DeBella Connector Staff Following the 2018 season, many New England fans expected a strong follow-up season after ending with a 103-59 record and a World Series win. With very few changes to the roster during the offseason, many thought the dominant team would remain in unison after only losing Craig

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