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“Octopath Traveler II” brings the budding franchise to new heights

“Octopath Traveler II” brings the budding franchise to new heights

(Photo courtesy of Nintendo Life) “‘Octopath Traveler II’ serves as a successful sequel to the original, and an excellent entry into the JRPG genre.” Troy Lafond Connector Editor The long-awaited sequel to Square Enix’s surprise 2018 hit, “Octopath Traveler,” arrived on February 24, 2023. For the uninitiated, the “Octopath Traveler” franchise is a Japanese role-playing

Kacey Musgraves experienced her “Golden Hour” five years ago

(Photo courtesy of The Guardian) “‘Golden Hour’ has left behind an award-winning legacy that is sure to be a sign of the album standing the test of time. Troy Lafond Connector Editor March 30, 2023, commemorated the five-year anniversary of the release of Kacey Musgraves’ third studio album, “Golden Hour.” The album was released to

Miley Cyrus shines on “Endless Summer Vacation” 

(Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone) “Miley Cyrus’ latest outing does not reach as high as the last, but still hits the notes it needs to in order to deliver a satisfying experience.”  Troy Lafond Connector Editor Despite the fact that summer still feels ages away, Miley Cyrus is getting it started early with her new

Proposed increases to dining costs spit in the faces of UMass Lowell students

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) “Hawk’s Nest is one of several dining options at UMass Lowell that has not yet returned to its pre-COVID functionalities.” Troy Lafond Connector Editor The quality of the dining hall has been a constant source of strife for students, as expressed frequently in this newspaper. Issues such as food availability

“You” Season 4 Part 1 loses its charm

(Photo courtesy of Vogue) Penn Badgley returns for another season as Joe Goldberg in “You” season 4. Troy Lafond Connector Editor For its first three seasons, “You” has held a certain charm for its nuanced portrayal of Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), a deranged, obsessive serial killer with self-delusions of his perceived righteousness. After the fallout

Hunger Free Campus Initiative address food access

(Photo Courtesy of Action Network) “A banner advertising the Hunger Free campus initiative in Massachusetts.” Troy Lafond Connector Editor On Monday, February 20, the Boston Intercollegiate Government (BIG) sent a letter to Governor Maura Healey, urging her to promote the implementation of the Fair Share Amendment. One of the crucial elements of the Fair Share

“Knock at the Cabin” is an apocalyptic disappointment

(Photo courtesy of The New York Times) “Knock at the Cabin” may not be remembered as the best of Shyamalan’s output. Troy Lafond Connector Editor Night Shyamalan has had perhaps the most tumultuous career of any director in modern Hollywood. “Knock at the Cabin” is his most interesting film since his 2015 comeback to credibility,