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The mysterious West Campus

Taylor Carito and Hannah Manning Connector Editors A lot has stirred over the years about the notorious west campus – a seemingly desolate and decrepit property owned by UMass Lowell. But what few realize is that there is more than meets the eye, in fact, the importance of west campus lies beneath the dust and

Alumni Spotlight: Former Connector Editor-in-Chief Patronick finds paradise on the ice

Patronick has built her career from her past experiences and looks to achieve so much more beyond (Courtesy of Michelle Jay) Hannah Manning Connector Editor The trajectory of Krista Patronick’s life would be wildly different had she not decided to attend UMass Lowell. If Patronick had never spent four formative years at UMass Lowell, the

Alumni Spotlight: Different worlds above and beneath the surface in Coach Norm Bazin

Norm Bazin has been a River Hawk for over two decades (Courtesy of Hockey East) Andrew J Sciascia Connector Editor In his seven-year tenure as head coach, Norm Bazin has ushered in an era of record prosperity for the UMass Lowell men’s hockey team. Rarely appearing anything but cold and calculated from the Tsongas Arena to

Hockey is life for Ben Wharram

Dorian Taylor Connector Staff It is a brisk Saturday morning in February outside of the Chelmsford Forum ice rink, and it is even colder inside. Families are gathered to watch a Bantam(13 to 14-year-old league) ice hockey game  between Billerica and Chelmsford, but games like these would not be possible without unsung heroes like 20-year-old

Their head’s in the game, but their heart’s in the song

2 Chainz’s college coach compared his skill set to NBA player George Gervin, who played for 14 pro seasons. (Courtesy of Getty Images) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff Musicians are the best at their craft because of the dedication they put into the medium. For many, it was their childhood dream to become to be a

River Hawks’ season ends as Merrimack wins series with 2-1 OT thriller

Senior forward Jake Kamrass skates towards the puck in the second playoff game against Merrimack. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor The end of the 2017-18 men’s hockey season came sooner than expected. UMass Lowell fell in the first round of the Hockey East playoffs to tenth-seeded Merrimack College. “We’re not used to finishing this

Op-Ed: River Hawk hockey in crisis

The River Hawks currently have a 16-16 overall record this season. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Daniel McDermott Connector Staff Let’s face it, UMass Lowell hockey has had it made for the last five years. Norm Bazin has taken us to the Hockey East tournament final the last five straight years, winning three of them. The only time

River Hawks swept by Providence as they lose edge in series finale 3-1

Sophomore goaltender Tyler Wall stopped 28 out of 31 shots on net on Saturday night. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor The third period was the best one for the UMass Lowell men’s hockey team. Rebounding from a slow first period and a more heated second one, they came in roaring for the final twenty

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