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Underrated Classics: ‘Viy’

Underrated Classics: ‘Viy’

A remake of “Viy” was released in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Mosfilm) Hannah Manning Connector Editor It took 45 years for the Soviet Union to produce and release its first horror film, but the wait paid off. “Viy,” directed by Konstantin Ershov and Georgiy Kropachyov, is a film that dazzles with its practical effects and

‘Perfect Arrangement’ brings Lavender Scare to UMass Lowell

(Photo courtesy of Hannah Manning/UML Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Schoolchildren across the United States know what the Red Scare is, but there is a good chance they may scratch their heads at the mention of the Lavender Scare. UMass Lowell’s Theatre Arts program intends to change that with their newest show set to premiere this

Morton and Casey intend to “build on progress” as SGA president and vice-president

Brigid Archibald and Hannah Manning Connector Editors UMass Lowell Student Government Association (SGA) elections open on Tuesday, April 2 and close the next day on Wednesday, April  3. This year, David Morton, a senior majoring in business and political science, and Hannah Casey, a sophomore majoring in political science, are running an unopposed ticket for

‘The Jungle Book’ is the king of Disney animated movies

The animation of “The Jungle Book” was done by xerography. (Photo courtesy of Buena Vista Distribution) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Disney’s “The Jungle Book” has literally every single element that constitutes a great children’s film: excellent voice acting, beautiful animation and a barbershop quartet of vultures. Almost every bit and piece of this film is

Women’s lacrosse fights back a tough UAlbany team but falls 16-10

Hannah Manning Connector Editor Two exciting comebacks made by UMass Lowell’s women’s lacrosse team ended in a disappointing 16-10 loss against the UAlbany Great Danes on Saturday afternoon. Wicked Blue made quite the battlefield for the two aggressive America East teams as they grinded to the result. The loss is UMass Lowell’s third in a

FAFSA moves to mobile devices in effort to ease student confusion

Students can now their FAFSA from mobile app (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Financial Office) Hannah Manning Connector Editor  Filing for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and receiving a financial aid package from UMass Lowell just got a whole lot easier. Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, has

Overrated Classic: ‘Ghostbusters’ is good, but hardly the best ‘80s comedy

“Ghostbusters” grossed $295 million during its theatrical run. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Ivan Reitman’s “Ghostbusters” is one of those movies that many people think of when asked to provide an example of a classic ‘80s comedy, alongside “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Airplane!” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” “Ferris,” “Airplane!” and “Vacation”

A heartfelt defense of ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee makes a nonspeaking posthumous cameo in the movie. (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Beneath the sometimes pandering and relentless references to the Internet of today and the lingering feeling that this film will be almost embarrassingly dated within six months of its release, “Ralph

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