Daily Archives: April 22, 2013

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,...

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