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Discussions, donations and hard conversations: How many more until we solve gun control?

Discussions, donations and hard conversations: How many more until we solve gun control?

After the Las Vegas shooting, many are questioning gun control laws and are advocating for change. (Courtesy of iStock) Alex DePalma Connector Contributor I am only 25 years old, but I am already too familiar with the cycle of discussion after a mass shooting. The initial confusion and absence of answers opens a vacuum for

Best UMass Lowell jerseys

A selection of UMass Lowell’s game worn hockey jerseys. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Having been ranked top 12 in average attendance for over five consecutive seasons, the UMass Lowell men’s ice hockey team has drawn more than their fair share of audiences. Throughout the seasons, the Tsongas Center has seen more than a

How hockey saved me

Managing Editor Hannah Manning credits hockey for helping her get through hard times. (Hannah Manning/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor On New Year’s Eve 2014, I would have traded my college education just to see the United States beat Canada. In hindsight, judging by the state of mania I was in I’d say I came pretty

Know Your History and Shape the Future

President Donald Trump addresses a crowd. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Alex DePalma UMass Lowell Student Dear editor, I write to remind my fellow students of our obligation to express dissent against the xenophobia, militarism, and economic elitism of the Trump administration. Within a few weeks, the president has confirmed his loyalty to corporate interests by appointing

Opinion: Donald Trump and His Unfair Treatment

President Donald Trump was the runner-up for 2015 TIME Person of the Year award. (Courtesy of TIME Magazine) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Even well before his victory on election day, President Donald Trump has been feuding with the press and the mainstream media. The president’s antagonistic views of the press are a result of his

Thank you, 2016.

David Bowie’s death marked the start of a crazy 2016. (Courtesy Photo) Taylor Carito Connector Editor I don’t know about the rest of you, but 2016 has been the weirdest year of my life. David Bowie passed away. That’s how the year started, with this incredibly influential and overall good role model who inspired so many

Do away with one-and-dones

Greg Oden of Ohio State is one of the biggest draft busts in NBA history. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Alexander J. Salucco Connector Editor I love basketball, but I hate the NBA. It is not what it used to be. Yeah I know, I was not even alive to see Michael Jordan in his prime or

What’s really killing Trump’s campaign

Donald Trump speaks during a debate with Se. Hillary Clinton. (Getty Images) Owen Johnson Connector Staff This past Columbus Day weekend has been the worst in Donald Trump’s whole campaign. After the release of the tapes where Trump is heard talking about sexually assaulting a woman, which he attempted to pass off as locker room

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