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USM rings in the holiday season

The holiday season is exciting, with presents, food and drinks, winter break and a little quality time with the family. Many USM students have...

Student involvement rises despite falling funding

As student enrollment drops, students become more involved Participation in student groups and organizations has been on the rise, and group members, along with Student...

The Free Press: Top 5 gifts for under $20

With the holidays fast approaching, it can be hard to figure out what to get for everyone on your list. There are the big...

Looking ahead: Must-listen winter releases

1. Bruce Springsteen High Hopes Due out Jan. 14, High Hopes is a highly anticipated album. With guitar work coming from Tom Morello, and a few...

Portland catches a case of those winter brews

Although we haven’t seen any significant snowfall yet in Portland, we’ve definitely felt the cold chill of the season. While many warm up with...

Legislators urge students to speak up at USM EDTalks

While the future of education is a topic generating much debate at USM, getting involved shouldn’t be. The event, spearheaded by Student Body Vice President...

Budget estimates demand reaction

In the face of a potential shortfall of $11.9 million for fiscal year 2015, university officials stand behind the work of the Direction Package...

Languages and classics disband and reorganize

All of the classes and the three majors associated with the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures are still running after the...

University and faculty union near agreement

An agreement on faculty union contracts may be closer than it has been in two and a half years after a tentative agreement was...

Ban conflicts with Gorham lifestyle

Students are still taking issue with the implementation of USM’s tobacco ban in Gorham since the university went tobacco-free last year. Students at USM want...

Student profile: Paul Nelson strives to serve

Paul Nelson, first year political science major, has already been working to make changes at USM and hear all student voices. Nelson is originally from...

Students study with artist Anna Helper

In an effort to describe and defy artistic comfort zones and exploring art forms, visiting artist Anna Hepler dedicated her Thursday afternoon on Nov....

Arts & Culture Recommends: “Circus in the Streets” on First Friday

First Friday Art Walk is going to be different this December, circus acts different. Plans for the monthly event include a debut performance by...

National Review: Davis does a lot with a little

Guy Davis, American bluesman and storyteller, shows the priceless value of acoustic blues on Juba Dance. Although modern unamplified blues is not as prominent as...

Local Review: Spose tries role as Andre 3000

For everyone who has had their fingers crossed, hoping for Andre 3000 and Big Boi to reunite and drop a classic Outkast album, we’ve...

Buffer zone protects patients and protesters

Portland’s new buffer zone ordinance is a lawful and efficient approach to protecting women’s rights to reproductive health care. Accounts of harassment and intimidation required...

Editorial: USM’s future trumps press access debate

Since the start of the Direction Package Advisory Board meetings in November, the group has questioned the admittance of the press at those meetings,...

Americans like it hot, but turn that thermostat down

America needs to turn the heat down, starting with USM. Dorms are blazingly hot, and by about mid-October, classroom windows close, and it feels like...

Top winter destinations

The days are getting colder and before you know it, winter will be here. With the end of fall sports and the semester drawing to...

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