Home 2013 April

Monthly Archives: April 2013

Gorham Initiative work hurt by budget cuts

Faculty, staff and students have been working in one form or another since 1997 to improve the Gorham experience, but after $5 million in...

Roya Hejabian prepares for commencement

Roya Hejabian will be celebrating the completion of her third degree, a master’s in social work, when she speaks at USM’s afternoon commencement session...

Student presents six month’s of work at Thinking Matters conference

At the edge of the gym floor at USM’s annual Thinking Matters conference, Matthew Dobson, a senior theater major, showed how he can make...

Meat subsidies strip other food industries to the bone

Written by Fatoumata Issifi Hidjo Would you go into a fast food restaurant to order a hamburger if you knew it would cost you over...

Local Top 5: Beaches

1.) Kettle Cove There is nothing particularly exciting about Kettle Cove–no big waves, no stunning vistas, no shocking wildlife. There doesn’t need to be. Kettle...

A farewell as I depart after three years at The Free Press

As an opinion writer for this newspaper, I’ve had the distinct privilege of making readers laugh, confused, upset and moved. Typically, I’m not as...

Hand dryer efficiency and cost blows away paper towels

Written by Shaun Carland If you’ve spent time in an academic building’s bathroom over the course of the semester, you may have noticed that paper...

Portland Public Library bookmobile is on the road

The Portland Public Library’s new “mobile branch” visited USM on Wednesday for the first time, showing off their customized Mercedes-Benz mobile library and spreading...

Our opinion: Reflecting on success in a year filled with obstacles and stress

There is only one week until finals, the weather is better than it has been in months and it’s becoming more and more difficult...

National Review: #willpower by will.i.am

Let’s just say that will.i.am’s fourth solo album #willpower will never be trending on Twitter, despite its not-so-subtle marketing scheme of the album’s title. You’d...

National Review: Indicud by Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi tweeted last June that his next release, Indicud, would be his own version of Dr. Dre’s 2001. Sounds like it’d be quite...

Secondhand smoke a first-hand risk for one student

By: Lucie Tardif I don’t think anyone was happier than I when USM established a tobacco-free campus earlier this year. After suffering a blood clot...

USM community mourns Boston Marathon tragedy

Hundreds of USM community members across all three campuses held vigils Wednesday at noon for the victims and families affected by the Boston Marathon...

The role of the student body vice president is still unclear

Student Body President-elect Kelsea Dunham, a junior double-majoring in business and women and gender studies, is searching to fill the newly created student vice...

Student involvement sees a sharp increase

Chris O’Connor, the director of Portland Student Life, told The Free Press that student involvement this year is much greater than it has been...

Students still uneasy after Hammond talk

Coordinator of the Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity Sarah Holmes organized a counter panel last week after minister Guy Hammond’s speech in Gorham...

Commencement moves this year from the Civic Center to Costello

USM is splitting its commencement into two ceremonies this year as a result of the ongoing renovations at the Cumberland County Civic Center. “We knew...

Meeting Noah Hurowitz

Not all of the graduating student body will get to hear Noah Hurowitz’s commencement speech. This year graduation will be split into two ceremonies,...

School of Music receives $1 million bequest to be used in music scholarships

In a press release posted by the Office of Public Affairs on April 12, USM announced that the School of Music would be the...

Staff Picks: End of the semester stress relief

1.) Nate Mooney, News Assistant I like to change up my choices for stress-relief depending on my mood and the urgency of the situation. If...

A&C Recommends: Garbage to Garden

Take some time on Earth Day to talk to a Garbage to Garden representative set-up at a Portland cafe. They’ll be tabling throughout Portland...

Our opinion: Non-traditional sources, be careful where you get your news

After the Boston bombing last week, we had coverage streaming in the newsroom nonstop, but we noticed something –– every major broadcast outlet had...

Things of the Week: Republican conventions & the Boston bombing

Boston Marathon bombing I’d been trying to write this piece for the last few days, but I kept getting distracted by news coverage of the...

Baseball: USM win streak snapped at 19, Lions triumph 6-1

The USM baseball team last played the Wheaton College Lions on Thursday in Norton, Mass., routing them 15-3. On Sunday, they faced off again,...

LATEST NEWS

MUST READ

X