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Graduate Students Union receives increased stipend, but problems remain

Graduate Students Union receives increased stipend, but problems remain

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) The Graduate Student Union recently negotiated a contract with the university to increase wages and benefits for graduate student workers.  Alex Decato-Roed Connector Editor As the spring semester draws to a close, many students are preparing to graduate, ready to take the next step and enter the workforce, travel the

Does Matthew Vaughn avenge Ralph Fiennes’ previous suit and derby role in “The King’s Man”?

(Photo Courtesy of Marv Studios) Matthew Vaughn’s third “Kingsman” installment is currently available to stream on Hulu. Alex Decato-Roed Connector Editor Written and directed by Matthew Vaughn, “The King’s Man” is the prequel to “The Kingsman” series–also directed by Vaughn–and stars Ralph Fiennes as Orlando, the Duke of Oxford: a former British soldier turned pacifist,

How will the lifted mask mandate affect the UMass Lowell Population?

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) As of Feb. 28, face coverings are optional for all campus locations, including the Tsongas Center and the Inn and Conference Center. Face coverings will continue to be required in the Wellness Center and became optional on campus transportation on Saturday, March 12. Alex Decato-Roed Connector Editor On Monday, Feb.

Dear Reader: Sexual violence take

(Photo Courtesy of Mihai Surdu via Unsplash) “The #MeToo movement sometimes stands as short hand for the impact of sexual violence.” Alex Decato-Roed Connector Editor There is a culture of silence in the man box or guy code. Us men see violence but refuse to speak up because we are afraid of being outcasts or of violence

Dear Reader: Abortion take

(Photo Courtesy Andrew Harnik of Associated Press) “Stephen Parlato of Boulder, Colo., holds a sign that reads ‘Hands Off Roe!!!’ as abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington, as the court hears arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would

UMass Lowell Riverhawks cursed at Costello

(Photo courtesy ESPN) UMass Lowell Riverhawks and NJIT Highlanders logos Alex Decato-Roed Connector Editor On Wednesday night, the UMass Lowell women’s basketball looked to further their two-game winning streak against the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders at Costello. However, the River Hawks couldn’t find their momentum despite a solid defensive effort. With the 50-60 loss

Zero shades freed: Sexual assault prevention presentation

(Photo courtesy of Collegiate empowerment) Zero shades freed is the third installment of the Zero shades series. Zach Lungi and Alex Decato-Roed Connector Staff Representative of Collegiate Empowerment, Alix Feathers, recalled a moment when she was sitting in her hotel room, reviewing slides for an upcoming Zero Shades presentation. Feathers came across one slide that

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