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Student Government Association to hold elections this October

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell SGA) “A statement graphic from UMass Lowell’s SGA Facebook page.” Tanner Hume Connector Editor This past Tuesday, the school of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, or FAHSS, sent out an email to all UMass Lowell students. The email came announcing openings on the Student Government Association (SGA) board, and

Campus Life

A look into Homecoming events for UMass Lowell in 2022

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Alumni Online Community) “Homecoming is designed to be an event for current students, alumni, and family to enjoy.” Steven O’Hara Connector Contributor Another school year another week of sports, games and music for all ages approaches. Homecoming 2022 is on its way starting on Friday, September 30 spanning to Saturday,

Fun Things To Do In Lowell

(Photo courtesy of LikeLowell) “A view of Lowell’s historic downtown.” Valentina Munoz Roa Connector Contributor As the new semester begins and students reacquaint themselves with campus as well as get used to a set schedule throughout the weekdays, but what about the weekends? Or the free time students have when they aren’t studying? For anyone

Noelle Garcia’s Material Truths at UMass Lowell

(Photo courtesy of Jordan Harrington) “A piece from Noelle Garcia’s Material Truths exhibit at University Gallery.” Jordan Harrington Connector Editor On Tuesday afternoon in Coburn Hall on South Campus, UMass Lowell hosted Chicago based indigenous artist Noelle Garcia for a lecture on her art exhibit Material Truths which is now present in Mahoney Hall’s University

Arts & Entertainment

Rina Sawayama shifts gears on new, star-making album “Hold the Girl”

(Photo courtesy of BBC) “Rina Sawayama’s newest album is out now.” Troy Lafond Connector Editor Rina Sawayama broke through the underground pop scene with her catchy, experimental debut album “Sawayama” in 2020. Blending elements of pop, rock, R&B, metal, and dance with Y2K stylings, the appeal was immediate and striking. With her second album “Hold

“Jane Eyre”: A book about passion, independence and making difficult choices

(Photo Courtesy of Penguin Classics) Jane Eyre was originally published under a male pseudonym. Michael Parke Connector Staff   Charlotte Bronte’s 1847 novel, “Jane Eyre”, is an adventurous tale of one woman’s search for independence and love in 18th to 19th century England. Though set in the past, the book remains surprisingly fresh and relatable

Sleeper director’s film turns 20, upon covering a 70 year old narrative about a very ‘Quiet American’

(Photo Courtesy of Miramax Films) “The Quiet American” celebrates the 20th Anniversary of it’s initial theatrical release. Harrison Lee Connector Editor Director Phillip Noyce may not be one of the most prominent names when it comes to filmmaking. However, the working man behind “Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger” and “Salt” has produced quite a

Rina Sawayama shifts gears on new, star-making album “Hold the Girl”

(Photo courtesy of BBC) “Rina Sawayama’s newest album is out now.” Troy Lafond Connector Editor Rina Sawayama broke through the underground pop scene with her catchy, experimental debut album “Sawayama” in 2020. Blending elements of pop, rock, R&B, metal, and dance with Y2K stylings, the appeal was immediate and striking. With her second album “Hold

Sports

NFL Week Two Recap: Patriots defeat Steelers 17-14

(Photo courtesy of Patspulpit.com) “Running back Damien Harris charges past Steelers defenders.” Tanner Hume Connector Editor This week was filled with nothing but upsets and laughter. Unlike Week 1 this week featured teams showing their actual mediocrity and how inept they are. Here are the results from Week Two. Chargers: 24 (1-1), Chiefs: 27 (2-0):

NFL Week Two Recap: Patriots defeat Steelers 17-14

(Photo courtesy of Patspulpit.com) “Running back Damien Harris charges past Steelers defenders.” Tanner Hume Connector Editor This week was filled with nothing but upsets and laughter. Unlike Week 1 this week featured teams showing their actual mediocrity and how inept they are. Here are the results from Week Two. Chargers: 24 (1-1), Chiefs: 27 (2-0):

2022 Homecoming sports preview

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) “UMass Lowell hockey players pose under blue light.” Steven O’Hara Connector Staff Another homecoming celebration, another exciting week of UMass Lowell sporting events. Starting on Friday, September 30th, UMass Lowell is showing off their athletic prowess for the whole week, ending on Saturday, October 8th. The River Hawks are