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

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

Op-Ed: MassPIRG is a partisan scam, and we should vote to defund them

Andrew J. Sciascia Connector Editor If you have spent even a semester here at UMass Lowell, chances are you have also heard of – or from – the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MassPIRG). MassPIRG representatives and members are well known around campus for invading classrooms to shamelessly preach their policy platforms and ask for

The True Beauty of Life

Editor’s note: This article was originally sent to The Connector during the waning weeks of the last semester. Due to some shuffling around of articles at that time, including the publication of former Editor-in-Chief Taylor Carito’s farewell letter, we were unable to fit it in last semester. However, due to recent events highlighting how harrowing

Op-Ed: Is Living on Campus Worth it?

Brigid Archibald Connector Staff Housing contracts opened last month and are due on March 31st. As always, some residents are debating whether they’d like to return to on-campus living next year, between the cost and other pitfalls of dorming some think an off-campus apartment is a better option.  Personally, the convenience of dorming alone is

Op-Ed: Top ten NFL receivers of 2017

With only two years in the National Football League, Stefon Diggs had made an impression on fans. (Courtesy of Hannah Foslien)  Punit Motiwala Connector Staff National Football League (NFL) receivers are can be some of the most important players on the field. Their ability to catch long passes and score game-winning touchdowns is unprecedented. Some

Finding peace in the wake of tragedy

Ann Kurian Connector Contributor As of late, it seems the world is throwing us unexpected events each and everyday. From the recent school shootings to the deportation threats to our country’s Dreamers, pain is always surrounding us. It is hard to live in our society and not loose faith in humanity. So how do we

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

Trump and the Mueller investigation

Another headache comes for President Trump in the second year of his presidency. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Owen Johnson Connector Editor On February 2, 2018, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, also known as the Nunes Memo, was released. According to Representative Devin Nunes, the

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