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Bowdoin uses late burst of energy to down women’s soccer

Bowdoin College used a late surge of goals, including two late in the second half from freshman Lauren Skerritt, to power past USM 5-1...

Emergency campus repairs disrupt services

Emergency repairs to aging buildings and equipment as well as scheduled maintenance saw the campuses swarming with construction crews last week. Facilities management discovered a...

Tired of the same old trends

In my short time so far at USM I have noticed there to be an interesting uniform amongst students here. I had always...

Gorham bus stop location moving next week

The bus stop on the Gorham campus will be moved from outside Bailey Hall to the bus turn around in front of Costello Sports Complex from Monday, Oct. 4 to Saturday Oct. 9 because of a leaking steam pipe.

Q & A with Maggie Guzman, former student body president

What do you do at USM? My title is project associate. My job is to partially oversee the office of Internships and Career Placement. I...

Mine, craft, and survive in this year’s indie hit

If there were two lessons to derive from playing "Minecraft Alpha," it would be these: be creative and be prepared. While some computer games...

Student senate cancels fall election

The student senate canceled its fall election, which were to be held the week of Sept. 13, because too few students applied...

Spouse shows some ‘Confidence’

Despite forming over a decade ago, indie rock band Spouse is anything but old hat and their new album “Confidence,” which came out earlier...

Faculty senate looks at the future of laptops in the classroom

We’ve all seen both kinds. On one hand there is the student diligently focused on taking notes and then there is the other student...

USM alums prepare for Movie Knight

While Movie Knight prepares for their penultimate practice leading to their show at Slainte, another band can be heard in a distant room through...

LOTR Online drops pay model, now free-to-play

"Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar" is an MMORPG that takes place in the world of Middle Earth, based on the...

Mornings into night in ‘Jungle’

The last few years in new music have been primarily preoccupied with two easily distinguishable concepts: an unhealthy obsession with summer, and its singular...

Brains for your ears

What could be more intense than thousands of blood thirsty, brain craving zombies? The Devil Wears Prada’s new "Zombie EP." Sprouting from frontman Mike Hranica’s obsession...

Battick and Friends play Mayo Street

On the night of Sept. 17 Jakob Battick and Friends became Jakob Battick and Friend, when Battick and fellow USM student Mark Dennis played...

President Clinton headlines Democratic rally at SMCC

Clinton called on Democrats to dig in and get involved as the November election looms.

A modest proposal to improve campus parking

I had a revelation last Wednesday in the parking garage on the Portland campus: USM doesn’t have enough parking spots. I know, I know. This...

Dion paces USM to ninth place finish at UMD Invitational

Senior Carly Dion (Biddeford) finished 26th among 290 finishers to pace the USM women's cross country team to a ninth place result Saturday at...

USM students, Lady Gaga speak against ‘don’t ask’ policy at Portland rally

Student body president Ashley Willems-Phaneuf found herself in an unlikely position last Monday: opening for Lady Gaga. The Grammy-winning pop star was in town to...

Alumni association holding $6,000 tuition raffle

The alumni association is raffling off a free year of tuition. "For the price of two Starbucks coffees, you could win $6,000 to cover your...

Fund available to residential students

Did you ever wonder where the money from returnables at USM go? Well if you live on campus, then it could be yours. Last spring,...

A home away from home

After graduating high school, most people stick near home, or else choose a more exotic locale to pursue their degree. That is why USM volleyball...

Salem State edges women’s soccer 1-0

Salem State senior captain Taylor Orlando took a free kick from co-captain KatyLyn Verrette, and sent a header into the far the side of...

Behind closed doors

A look inside the Student Conduct Committee: The community group with the power to dole out punishments — and grant pardons — to students accused of defying community standards.

This just in: NFL players majoring in crime

All-American honors, first round draft pick, five-year 50 plus million dollar contract, impressive first year, face of the franchise, vehicle crash, drunken driving arrest. That's...

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