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Professor of physical therapy part of research team in Pyeongchang

Professor of physical therapy part of research team in Pyeongchang

Associate Professor Alexandre Lopes spent two weeks in South Korea researching athlete injuries in during the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Courtesy of Alexandre Lopes/UMass Lowell) Hannah Manning Connector Editor UMass Lowell was closer to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games than many students or faculty members might think. Despite being separated by a day’s worth of flying

‘Beyond Headlines and Memes’ tackles fake news

From left to right: Dr. Jenifer Whitten-Woodring, Karyn Regal, Adeja Crearer and Dr. Jonathan Silverman. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff The accelerating change in media has had many news outlets put on task to present themselves as credible, especially with the term “fake news” being thrown around. This dilemma has left consumers wondering how

Donald Trump takes office as president

Citizens packed Washington D.C. to watch the inauguration of Donald Trump. (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “We are one nation and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams. And their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home and one glorious destiny. These words were said by the

MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki addresses lingering shock of presidential election results

Steve Kornacki’s expertise helped demystify the results of the presidential election. (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Editor The media’s and polls’ generally inaccurate prediction of the 2016 presidential election could not have prepared the country any less for what was to become of the U.S. presidency. MSNBC Political Correspondent and former UMass Lowell student, Steve

Chancellor Moloney courted by the sport of basketball

Chancellor Jacquie Moloney has high hopes for the River Hawks this year. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Marlon Pitter  Connector Editor On the fourth floor of University Crossing works one of UMass Lowell’s biggest basketball fans. Though it may not seem apparent in normal conversation, Chancellor Jacquie Moloney has a special place in her heart for

Problems flowing in Lowell canals

Trash and other waste pollute water in the canals of Lowell. (Taylor Carito/ Connector)  Gabriel Bettencourt Connector Contributor When the water levels of the Merrimack River in Lowell are at a high point, the Pawtucket Canal which stretches throughout the city is drained to prevent overflows. During this period, locals of the city and students

Nintendo flips creative Switch

“Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” has been announced for the Switch. (Courtesy of Nintendo) Sarah Noone and Shane Foley Connector Contributors After months of speculation by gamers everywhere, Nintendo finally released the first trailer of their brand new game system: the Nintendo Switch. One of the most important things to make note of

Lowell remembers Kerouac with annual festival

Katrina Desrosiers Connector Editor It took a long time for Lowell to honor Jack Kerouac as a great writer, but now every year Lowell Celebrates Kerouac through an annual festival. As part of LCK, on Oct. 10 Kerouac expert Bill Walsh led a historic walk starting at the Kerouac Commemorative Park. The event’s aim was

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