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Student profile: Katie Belgard, at your service

Katie Belgard hadn’t planned on being the president of the Board of Student Organizations when she first joined. She’s one of those students everyone seems...

Involvement spotlight: USM junior Bryn Gallagher does it all

Bryn Gallagher does it all–well, practically. She's involved in a number of on and off-campus activities and organizations. A junior sociology major and criminology minor...

Students stand in solidarity against pipeline

TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline is drawing objections from a range of USM students, staff and faculty, perhaps most dramatically when a handful of...

Lab supplies combust, igniting in an empty room

Even with the multitude students coming in and out of the Science building during the school week, the most explosive thing to happen in...

USM hires new associate provost

Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh, who is no stranger to USM, has recently been appointed as the associate provost for graduate studies and research, scholarship and creative...

Study finds link between student income and achievement

A report released January 9th by the Maine Education Policy Research Institute at USM on the impact of poverty on student achievement in Maine...

Arts & Culture Recommends: the Portland Comedy Showcase

A Wednesday night at Bull Feeney’s on Fore street helps you realize that Portland has more to offer than just its restaurants, breweries and...

USM athletes bridge community gap and mentor youth basketball

The Athletics Department has been engaging with the town of Gorham to improve relations and build community as a whole. The Second Annual ‘Town of...

A&C Album Review–Gunther Brown

Good Night for Daydreams, released by Portland-based band Gunther Brown, shows expert songwriting matched with classic Americana styling. The regular hard-strummed acoustic guitar is an...

The Pickle Jar: Obama’s NSA speech fails to inspire

President Obama spoke on Jan. 17 to quell the country’s fears of domestic spying and internet surveillance brought on by Edward Snowden and his...

Our Opinion: Ensuring student safety

USM has seen more than its fair share of breaking news this week.From the arrest of a former USM student body president for arson...

University oversight of fraternities questioned after Gorham standoff

Last Wednesday’s Gorham standoff between local police and an armed USM student, Alan-Michael Santos, has raised a lot of questions about the university’s policies...

Police standoff with armed Sigma Nu brother at fraternity house in Gorham

An armed USM student has barricaded himself inside the Sigma Nu fraternity house at 24 School st. and threatened to hurt himself, authorities say. All...

Former USM student body president arrested for arson

Former USM student body president, resident assistant and fraternity member TJ Williams was arrested at the home of his parents in Mexico, ME on...

Our Opinion: Maine’s extreme weather linked to climate change?

So let’s talk about the weather. We know, we know–not the most inspired conversation starter, but this time it’s about more than just weather....

We’re back, and it’s not so bad

Winter break for college students is one of the best and worst times of the year. We welcome it as a much-appreciated respite, and...

Project takes root at USM

By: Tyler Kidder Here at USM we are always working to lighten our carbon footprint in creative ways including establishing sustainable landscapes right on our...

Alumni artists return for campus exhibition

A new semester has begun and with it an opportunity to enjoy art from former students with a new exhibition in the AREA Gallery...

50 years in education

By: Robert McClure At 75, George Burk stands over six feet tall, a gentle giant whose size is only outdone by his kind nature and...

Local Review: Farewell Drifters following played-out trend

Tomorrow Forever, set to be released next Tuesday, shows The Farewell Drifters in the midst of development. The tracks off of Tomorrow Forever stick close...

Quick Hits

Men’s Hockey USM ties Skidmore late 2-2 The men’s hockey team came back after being down 2-0 early to tie the game in the third. Neither...

ARAMARK adds local flavor to Portland dining

Students who regularly find themselves having to grab a quick bite to eat in the Woodbury Campus Center between classes or before they catch...

Bailey flood washed clean

USM’s libraries don’t normally close for long weekends, but over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, Gorham’s Bailey Hall Library took advantage of the...

USM budget gap estimate widens

In the weeks between the initial presentation of USM’s budget on Nov. 15 and Dec. 9, when the estimate was revised, the structural gap...

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