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Marina Novaes the all-star activist

Michelle Janiak Connector Contributor “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go!” On Jan. 21, 2017, thousands of individuals in Boston united to protest the shocking election of Donald Trump. Among the protestors shouting anti-Trump slogans was Marina Novaes. In high school, Novaes actively engaged in fighting for human rights. Post-election, her activism

Why is UMass Lowell’s tuition increasing?

Bianca Chery Connector Contributor Going to college is such a unique experience that no other experience can quite simulate. More people are getting college degrees, therefore more people are getting to experience this formative, unique experience. Yet there is a major burden on the back of current college students and college graduates. The burden is…

Becoming a nomad in the digital age

It may be easier for college students to become digital nomads than they may think. (Courtesy of YouVisit) Dorian Taylor Connector Staff Many aspiring travelers become discouraged from traveling because they feel like they are too busy or do not have enough money. For aspiring travelers in a point in their lives where they are

MA Senate passes consumer protections for student loan borrowers

The students in UMass Lowell’s MASSPIRG chapter. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell MASSPIRG) Kelly Michael Skelton Connector Staff The Massachusetts Student Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) is a statewide, student directed and funded, nonpartisan organization engaging in research, education, service and action on many social issues. With a chapter at UMass Lowell, the consumer group stands

Hockey is life for Ben Wharram

Dorian Taylor Connector Staff It is a brisk Saturday morning in February outside of the Chelmsford Forum ice rink, and it is even colder inside. Families are gathered to watch a Bantam(13 to 14-year-old league) ice hockey game  between Billerica and Chelmsford, but games like these would not be possible without unsung heroes like 20-year-old

UMass Lowell’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu team and women’s safety

Erica Taylor Connector Contributor Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a form of martial arts that promotes the idea that a smaller and weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger and stronger opponent. While it is not as well known as other forms of martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu can be women’s perfect method of defense against

Is technology changing the classroom?

Emmy Misail Connector Contributor Dr. Thomas Shea has been a biology professor at UMass Lowell for 24 years, and has watched classrooms transition from paper to PC with alarming speed. He has seen computers help his students reach amazing heights in the classroom, from conducting cutting-edge research to crafting good PowerPoint presentations. But that influx

The comeback kid: Noelle Lambert’s return to the lacrosse field

Noelle Lambert (center) celebrates with teammate Kendyl Finelli following her first goal since returning to the field. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor In 2016, redshirt sophomore attack Noelle Lambert of the women’s lacrosse team was in a moped accident in which she lost her left leg. Starting all 17 games her

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