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George Santos Expelled from Congress

George Santos Expelled from Congress

(Photo courtesy of The New Yorker). “George Santos outside a Manhattan courthouse.” Eric Schultz Connector Staff When the United States House of Representatives has 435 members, it can be hard for individual members to stand out from the crowd and be notable. Some Representatives, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are seen as the voice of their

Congress debates the banning of controversial Chinese-owned social media app TikTok

(Photo courtesy of People) “TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testifying before Congress on TikTok safety concerns.” Nicholas Ewing Connector Staff TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testified before Congress after accusations from US lawmakers and intelligence agencies that the app TikTok is a threat to US national security. TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese social

Op-Ed: Trump’s national emergency doomed to fail

Trump declared a national emergency on Feb. 15. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) Troy Lafond Connector Editor On Friday, February 15, President Trump decided to declare a national emergency along the southern border of the U.S. in an attempt to finally get his wall built. Throughout his shutdown of the government, he had threatened to do so

Post Parkland: What has changed at UMass Lowell?

Thousands of people participated in protests across the country. (Courtesy of Politifact) David Todisco Connector Contributor Since the shooting in Parkland, Fla. a conversation has erupted throughout campus. As with every mass shooting, the recent tragedy in Florida has stirred feelings of stress and hopelessness among people across campus and the nation. Most of the

John Prendergast speaks about importance of activism

John Prendergast addresses a crowd from the O’Leary Mezzanine. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Taylor Carito Connector Editor On Feb. 15, students and faculty members gathered in the O’Leary Library mezzanine eager to hear how activism can make a difference and how they can get involved. Humanitarian, activist and published author John Prendergast came to UMass Lowell to

UMass Lowell students recount their D.C. experience

Five UMass Lowell Students attend Donald Trump’s Innauguration in Washington D.C. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Andrew Sciascia Connector Staff “It was almost unreal… It was just a weird feeling. The air was just full of contempt and uncertainty,” said sophomore Political Science major David Todisco. Introduced by Professor Francis Talty, the UMass Lowell liaison to

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

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas speaks with students about issues in US Military

Niki Tsongas speaking to studnts about experiences and accomplishments in the Senate. (Courtesy of  Michaela Goss) Michaela Goss Connector Contributor  After her nine years in office, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas said she has worked hard to achieve gender equality in the U.S. Military, and positive change is definitely coming. On Thursday, Oct. 6, Congresswoman Tsongas visited