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Diving into the threats to the Merrimack River

(Photo courtesy of American Rivers) The Merrimack River runs through the city of Lowell, stretching over 100 miles from New Hampshire through Massachusetts.  Max Campo Connector Contributor The Merrimack River runs through the city of Lowell, stretching over 100 miles from New Hampshire through Massachusetts. The Merrimack River can be considered the heart of Lowell,

Are they building prisons or people?

(Photo courtesy of Harvard) In January 2021, Governor Baker introduced his plan to replace the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Framingham, Massachusetts. Baker is hopeful to build a new trauma informed facility designed by the HDR Architecture Firm, which would cost $50 million dollars. Abby Janowicz Connector Contributor In January 2021, Governor Baker introduced his plan

Album Review: Barnett is on time

(Photo courtesy by ELIZABETH WEINBERG) Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer.  Alex Decato-Roed Connector Staff With her unmistakable Sheryl Crow-like vocal delivery and Tom Petty style guitar hooks, Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett returns with her fourth studio album, “Things Take Time, Take Time.” A softer and more reflective release of the well-crafted, catchy pop songs

OPED: Admit it, “Die Hard” Is a Christmas Movie

(Photo courtesy of Photo illustration by NBC News; 20th Century-Fox) Is die hard a Christmas movie? One student weighs in. Jeff Therriault Connector Editor John Mc Tiernan’s 1988 action classic “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie. Without a doubt. But how could it be? There is no snow, no gift giving, no Santa Claus– and