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Local Farmers tackle nutritional deficiency in their crops due to climate change

Local Farmers tackle nutritional deficiency in their crops due to climate change

(Photo courtesy of The New York Times). “Various foods on a table.” Nicholas Ewing Connector Staff Major challenges in food sustainability are problems local farmers face as they grapple with the repercussions of climate change. New England farmers need to deal with rising temperatures that can negatively affect their crop yields and the nutritional value

Analyzing the 2023 United States Elections and What They Mean for 2024

(Photo courtesy of WSHU). “Freestanding sign that reads ‘VOTE HERE’.” Eric Schultz Connector Staff On November 7, 2023, Americans in several states took to the polls to cast their votes on Election Day. Generally speaking, odd-numbered election years in America are considered to be less important than presidential or midterm election years because of the

Will Colorado Court remove Trump from 2024 ballot? 

(Photo courtesy of NBCNews). “Donald Trump in a court room.” Michael Makiej Connector Staff Last Monday on October 30, proceedings began for a trial that may decide the 2024 election before a single ballot is cast. In Colorado, an activist group is attempting to disqualify Trump from the 2024 presidential ballot under subsection 3 of

Who is Mike Johnson? A Look at the New Speaker of the House 

(Photo courtesy of World Today News). “Jim Jordan being sworn in as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.” Michael Makiej  Connector Staff After several failed votes over the last month for different Speakers of the House, including Representatives Steve Scalese, Jim Jordan and Tom Emmer (among several other candidates), the fourth and final speaker

How AI will change education

(Photo courtesy of iGuestPost). “Typewriter with sheet of paper that says ‘Artifical Intelligence’.” Lydia Robert Connector Staff In recent years, the phrases “AI” and “Chat GPT” have instilled fear in Americans, and advancements in AI have brought up the famous question: Will robots take over? Realistically, there are current limitations on AI and computing systems

Narcan is for everyone – opioids no longer the sole source of fentanyl overdoses in Lowell

(Photo courtesy of NALOXBOX). “Naloxbox unit: opioid rescue kit.” Nicholas Rossi Connector Contributor With opioid overdoses on the rise, local health agencies and first responders are coming together in Lowell to find a solution. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, there have been 173 confirmed deaths from opioid overdose in the city of

Israel’s siege on Gaza continues

(Photo courtesy of EMEA Tribune). “Air strikes hitting buildings in Gaza as conflict continues.” Jonathan Hatem Connector Staff As of October 27, over 7,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s siege on Gaza, as well as attacks in the West Bank. This includes over 2,900 children but does not include missing people or unidentified dead