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UMass Lowell shakes up mailrooms

Conor Dawson and Hannah Manning Connector Editors A major change in the mailroom system is in store for students living on campus this fall. Students on South and East Campus will no longer be able to pick up their mail in their respective residence halls. UMass Lowell has done them one better; instead of managing

Despite minor opening woes, Hawk’s Nest opens to student praise

The Hawk’s Nest will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursday. (Hannah Manning/Connector) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor For sophomore exercise science major Patrick Pang, the opening of the newly renovated Hawk’s Nest dining hall at University Suites has, despite minor hiccups, been an overall positive experience. “I think it’s really cool.

DiFilippo elected as new Student Government president; Madigan to serve as Student Trustee in 22-member board

Andre DiFilippo and Vilma Okey-Euwurum won the SGA presidential election on April 4. Andre Ragel Connector Editor Marketing and management junior Andre DiFilippo beat David Morton as the new president of the Student Government Association in the university-wide online elections held last Tuesday and Wednesday. Andre DiFilippo and Vilma Okey-Ewurum won 63.5% of the votes

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

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