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School shooting at Michigan State University

School shooting at Michigan State University

(Photo Courtesy of Cappex) “Aerial shot of the Michigan State University Campus.” Sarah Mahannah Connector Editor It was a normal Monday night on the streets of East Lansing, Michigan on February 13th. For students of Michigan State University, things quickly changed.    Around 8:30 pm, a gunman opened fire on the MSU campus. Three students, Brian

Fair Share Amendment could potentially benefit students across Massachusetts universities

(Photo Courtesy of Massachusetts Teachers Association) “A poster made promoting the “Fair Share Amendment” movement. The poster is urging voters to vote “Yes” on Question 1, which pertains to the Fair Share amendment.” Steven O’Hara Connector Editor A new amendment has been introduced to the government of Massachusetts, and it could potentially benefit college students

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

National midterm election results: Red wave loses strength before reaching shore

(Photo courtesy of FiveThirtyEight) A proverbial red wave attempting to make a splash at the Capitol Building. Jose Zamora Connector Editor In a history-defying moment, the 2022 Midterm Elections turned out to be a massive victory for Democrats. Pundits have predicted that Republicans would sweep across the nation on November 8th, dominating the rest of

North Korea orders nuclear testing and fires missiles over Japan

(Photo courtesy of Geoawesomeness) “Map of Korean Peninsula including both North Korea and South Korea.” Steven O’Hara Connector Editor On September 29th, North Korea launched two missiles toward Japan: one landing on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and the other landing in North Korean territory. The motivation for their actions are unclear, however, it’s

This year’s Massachusetts gubernatorial race heats up

(Photo Courtesy of NBC Boston) “Massachusetts governor candidates Geoff Diehl (Republican) and Attorney General Maura Healy (Democrat) prepare for a debate.” Nicholas Ewing Connector Contributor On November 8th, 2022, Massachusetts residents will be given the opportunity to elect a new governor. The 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial election is between the Democratic candidate, Maura Healey, and the

UMass Lowell hosts third congressional district debate

(Photo Courtesy of Lowell Sun) The third congressional district debate visit UMass Lowell. Michael Van Arnam Connector Staff With midterms approaching this November, residents of Massachusetts’ 3rd congressional district prepare to elect their representative. A general election debate occurred between Democrat Lori Trahan, the incumbent, and Republican opponent Dean Tran in Moloney Hall on Friday

Venezuelan migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard; Was it legal?

(Photo Courtesy of WBUR) “A Venezuelan mother holds her frightened daughter as they were flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Governor Ron DeSantis (R, FL).” Jose Zamora Connector Editor On September 14th, a chartered flight from Texas arrived in Martha’s Vineyard carrying 50 Venezuelan migrants. The plane promptly dropped the migrants off on the island and