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City dances around club confusion

After Portland police shut down after-hours dancing at several nightclubs last week, local club owners scrambled to find out what was going on. Club staff...

Class clown passes the mic

In high school, Brian Giles was voted loudest in his class. Now a professional comedian, Giles is furthering that reputation by hosting occasional open...

Sexual Assault: everyone’s problem that no one talks about

Lynn Ryan didn't tell anybody for 20 years. She didn't know whom to turn to. She was hurt, confused, and flooded with feelings of...

Health Beat-Vegetarianism

Not all Vegetarians are the same: Lacto-vegetarians do not eat any animal flesh, but do eat dairy products. Ovo-vegetarians do not eat flesh or milk products, but...

Learning to live with depression

She didn't want to get out of bed anymore. She stopped showing up for things. She lost her appetite. She had a hard time...

Building a relationship with your bartender

Finding a date in the town of Portland is no easy feat. In a town this size there should be plenty of single attractive...

Reporting on sexual assault nearly impossible

If you heard a rumor someone was raped on campus, what would you do? Would you report what you heard to the police, or to...

Union, UMS face off in Gorham

Stolid-faced trustees walked past the picket line ignoring the shouts and blaring music. An insistent murmur could be heard among the demonstrators. Quietly the...

Learning to ride

It is wintertime, and if you are like many others out there, you probably hate the cold and are wondering why the hell you...

This week in briefs

Pedophile in custody As the result of an ongoing investigation, the USM Police Department has arrested a Lewiston man suspected of downloading child pornography in...

Plans for ‘New College’ abandoned by Provost

In fear of creating yet another bureaucracy at USM, Provost Joe Wood has decided to cancel the plan for New College. This plan, originally...

Advising process confusing to students

When Melissa Noyes transferred here from St. Lawrence University, the registration process confused her. When she met with her adviser in Advising Services, she...

Incident highlights crossing hazard

Last week a vehicle struck USM student Albert Lothrop as he attempted to cross the busy intersection at Forest Avenue and Bedford Street. Although...

This week in the Student Senate

Vagina Monologues This Friday the Senate voted to give the Women's Center $2,000 for the third annual Vagina Monologues skit-based performance at USM. The skit,...

Students in a Rush to go Greek

With the start of the spring semester, the Greek community began its recruitment of potential new brothers and sisters. These students, if worthy, will...

Calcium for strong bones

One cup of milk a day is not enough calcium to keep your bones healthy and strong. Calcium needs vary by age, and pregnant...

National Geographic intern

In his knee-high steel-toed rubber boots Brian Alward looks like an anthropologist. However, the 60-year-old geography-anthropology major is more likely to be found in...

Goodbye Zootz…

Ah, Zootz. That dank, overcrowded, sweaty hole of a nightclub was host to many a fond high school memory. By the time I was 18,...

Smoking coalition has it all wrong

The University is teaming up with the City of Portland to find the silver bullet to end college smoking once and for all. Actually,...

Use your condom sense

The best defense against unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases is abstinence. The next best thing is a condom. However, some students question the effectiveness...

Women’s lacrosse takes off

Lacrosse has been taking off across the state and across the country in recent years, and USM isn't far behind. Last year the...

Expansion planned for campus

Imagine pulling into the Portland campus five minutes before class and easing your car into one of the many open spots - in the...

Task force to address smokers

The legendary Camel logo burns out of sight as the last drag is taken from the cigarette. Casually the butt is tossed aside into the...

Thefts on Portland Campus

Recent thefts on the Portland campus have led police to issue a warning to students and staff. Some are questioning the level of concern...

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