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USM professor brings Democracy Now! producer to speak on censorship

On Oct. 3, 2013 at the Space Gallery at 7:00 p.m., Nermeen Shaikh, news producer and co-anchor of DemocracyNOW!, a daily and independent global...

University Politics 101: take it before they cut it

Physics not cut but still on the table   Headlines across the state last week led with news that USM officials had announced a plan to...

Huskies bite back at soapbox preachers

Gorham was the unsuspecting host of a religious group, Cross Country Evangelism on Thursday. The group came hoping to “spread, the Word” to students. Mike...

Local Review: Change by Pallaso and The Mess

Change, released last Saturday by the Lewiston based rappers. Pallaso and The Mess, takes Ugandan influence and incorporates elements of popular American music. Pallaso, a...

USM students look forward to fall flavors

By: Courtney Aldrich Everyone here in Maine knows what’s coming –– walking across campus or commuting to class will soon become unthinkable in the flurry...

Playlist: First day of Fall

We know music is an essential in your everyday life. Whether you're jamming out in your dorm room, studying in the library, or drowning...

Tweets of the week: 9/15-9/22

Every week we look through the tweets of known USM students and pick out our favorites. Here are some gems from last week: https://twitter.com/ihmunssmd/status/380705344437383168 https://twitter.com/ihmunssmd/status/380669571877072896 https://twitter.com/ELandauperc/status/380549245847470080 https://twitter.com/jazmyn0925/status/380331766244179969 https://twitter.com/kris10_annis/status/379962046848069632 https://twitter.com/karinazellou/status/379688929748066304 To be...

Cram: Obama’s education reform will keep us from being buried by debt

With the increasing difficulties college students and their parents are facing, President Obama has come up with a new education reform plan according to...

USM panel aims to “change the game” for LGBTQA students in athletics

The conversation about LGBTQA students in collegiate and high school sports has not been common, but it should be, according to Sarah Holmes, coordinator...

Divest UMaine pushes ahead, strives for more student involvement

Despite a less than enthusiastic reception from students this fall, the USM branch of the student organization Divest UMaine plans to continue with its...

Faculty contract settlement may be in sight

There are 34 articles in the University of Maine faculty’s last, expired contract, but in the two and a half years since that contract...

USM cripples all STEM programs by phasing out physics degree

My name is Derick Arel; I've been a full time student of the University of Southern Maine for four years.  I'm a non-traditional student...

USM President Theo Kalikow’s solutions aren’t creative enough

When President Kalikow retires next year, the Board of Trustees should appoint me as the new President of the University of Southern Maine. I'm...

Our Opinion: Cutting physics is not the answer for USM

Last Thursday’s announcement that the physics department will be cut due to low enrollment maybe shouldn’t have come as such a surprise, especially after...

Shelley: New “Teach” documentary is pure propaganda for the corporate-driven war on education

Last Friday night I watched Davis Guggenheim’s new "documentary,” Teach, which was broadcast in on CBS. Guggenheim, you may recall, is the filmmaker who...

In brief

Gas leak makes for delays The area of Bedford Street connecting to the USM parking garage on the Portland campus sprung a leak on Tuesday,...

USM fall enrollment drops four to six percent

USM’s admissions office projects that enrollment for the fall 2013 semester will drop four to six percent from last fall, a decrease of between...

New student space opens at USM after Gorham stores consolidate

The early bird gets the worm. Or, in this case, a few new breakfast options and some space to rest. This year, in an attempt...

Tensions over cuts linger into new semester at USM

After the university cut over $5 million last year, the administration and many faculty members still do not see eye to eye on the...

Syria strike or education – where to spend U.S. dollars?

For two years now, horrific images from a brutal civil war in Syria, have dominated mainstream news in the U.S. Our military is ready...

Our Opinion: Student Life a bright spot at USM

Even though in recent months USM has lost manpower and some serious cash,  welcome events showed that the fun will go on. Everyone at USM...

USM students take a bite of Portland

This past Thursday students were offered to get a taste of Portland, and they ended up coming back for seconds. The Taste of Portland...

Local Top 5: Places your conversations are being overheard

By Courtney Aldrich The fall semester has begun. The campus is suddenly cluttered again, and there's no chance of getting a seat to yourself on...

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