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Underrated Classics: There are millions of reasons to catch up on Showtime’s ‘Billions’

Underrated Classics: There are millions of reasons to catch up on Showtime’s ‘Billions’

“Billions” is considered the first American TV show to feature a non-binary character. (Photo courtesy of Showtime Networks) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “The Sopranos,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Wire” and “Lost:” from broadcast television to the newly established streaming service marketplace, episodic storytelling is in its Golden Age. Big-budget box office filmmaking is not going

UMass Lowell students Weigh in on MassPIRG opt-out fee

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor “I didn’t even know I was paying them.” The statement above is one that was echoed frequently across UMass Lowell students on campus. The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group is a non-profit student advocacy group that strives to make environmental and social changes, which most students can get behind. However, very

‘Resident Evil 2’ does more than just reanimate an old corpse

Three million units were shipped worldwide the first week. (Photo courtesy of Capcom) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Face the music: the arts and entertainment industry has all but run out of original concepts. From Hollywood to the triple-A gaming industry, mainstream entertainment is a soulless machine that churns out tasteless remakes of timeless classics, each

Cumnock reopens, student organizations impacted by university growing pains

Andrew J. Sciascia Connector Editor In previous academic years, North Campus students have found themselves between classes sitting out in their cars, cramped elbow to elbow in hallways outside their lecture halls to do homework or making the lengthy trek back to Fox Dining Commons just to have a bite. Recognizing a key issue in

‘Spider-Man’ is an early contender for Game of the Year

“Spider-Man” was nominated for best action game and won best PlayStation4 at 2018’s Gamescom. (Photo courtesy of Sony Interactive Entertainment) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor From clunky abominations like 1999’s “Superman” for the Nintendo 64 to near-perfect glimpses into the world of comic books like the “Batman: Arkham” franchise, the world of gaming has long sought

‘The Punisher’ is brutally well done and criminally underrated

The Punisher has been adapted into three feature films since the character’s debut in 1974. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Marvel’s brooding, skull-ornamented vigilante is back for his fourth chance at a proper screen adaptation in Marvel’s Netflix exclusive series “The Punisher.” And this 13 episode master class is just about as

Ed Sheeran keeps to winning formula with ‘Divide’

“Divide” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 upon it’s release. (Photo courtesy of Asylum Records) Andrew Sciascia Connector Staff The red-headed, mid-twenties music icon with the humble, awkward persona and English roots had been dodging the public eye for over a year after taking a social media hiatus. An off blue square

‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ indicates Ubisoft is back in form

“Ghost Recon: Wildlands” is the first major entry in the “Ghost Recon” series since 2012’s “Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.” (Photo Courtesy of Ubisoft) Andrew Sciascia Connector Staff When the beta dropped for the newest installment of the “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon,” longtime fans of Clancy games and the tactical shooter genre were floored. With last

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