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MSNBC journalist Steve Kornacki to break down America’s first year with Trump at UMass Lowell

MSNBC journalist Steve Kornacki to break down America’s first year with Trump at UMass Lowell

Kornacki is a correspondent for NBC News, and has also contributed to such media agencies as Salon, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal. (Courtesy of NBC) Christopher Romano Connector Staff In the Donald Trump era of American history, have the rules of American politics as Americans thought they knew them changed? This is

Ideality versus reality: NHL Playoff predictions

In a perfect world, we could see the Stanley Cup return to Canada for the first time since 1993, preferably with Edmonton taking the chalice home. (Courtesy of Getty Images) Ryan Delaney Connector Staff The NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday and it is no doubt going to be another exciting couple of months. I’m sure everyone

Bob Forrant speaks on reform of public education

Bob Forrant, named a Distinguished Professor instructs one of his classes. (Courtesy of The Lowell Sun) Hannah Manning Connector Editor “We can’t allow UMass Lowell to become so expensive that we become Boston University on the Merrimack.” Dr. Bob Forrant, a professor in the UMass Lowell history department and awarded the prestigious title of Distinguished

‘Beauty and the Beast’: Another pointless remake

As of March 24th, “Beauty and the Beast (2017)” has grossed over $300 million. (Courtesy of Disney) Owen Johnson Connector Staff The new “Beauty and the Beast” is the equivalent of the special editions to the original “Star Wars” movies: they are still the same movie as the original, but the few changes that have

Starch Madness: Frosted Four doughnut showdown

Doughnuts seem simple, but finding the perfect one can be difficult.  Marlon Pitter Connector Editor It is March. You know what that means. The Connector’s Starch Madness local doughnut bracket returned this month as a special for the Downtown Lowell Issue and a play on college basketball’s March Madness. This year, we shrunk the field

UMass Lowell gets grant to renovate Perry Hall

Perry Hall on North Campus has had minimal renovations over the last 70 years. (Chris Romano/Connector) Taylor Carito Connector Editor Over the past few weeks, Gov. Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) have been awarding $39 million worth of grants to universities and high schools across the state to promote and improve

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

Thirsty First Grill hosting refugee charity drive

The Syrian Refugee Crisis, along with several other refugee situations around the world, have displaced millions of people. (Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons – DFID: UK Department for International Development) With all the political and social conflict surrounding refugees entering the United States, it can be difficult to know how just one person can help. On

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