Daily Archives: April 21, 2014

USM defeats Bates in softball doubleheader

By: David Sanok The Huskies’ softball team defeated the Bates Bobcats 1-0 and 7-6 in a doubleheader last Wednesday. The first matchup featured solid pitching...

Student honors fallen marine

Brandon Sodergren is a senior criminology major, member of the wrestling team and a student senator. Before attending USM, Sodergren served in the Marines...

Students for #USMFuture’s open letter to administrators

Dear USM President Kalikow, Provost Stevenson, UMaine System Chancellor Page, and UMaine Trustees: We were overjoyed when we heard President Kalikow her decision to...

You Are Wrong: Isn’t laughing awesome? You’re welcome.

I’m Thaddeus Moriarty, and you are wrong. Why? Because you think I’m funny. Or you think I’m not funny. Either way, that’s why you’re...

Our Opinion: Paging Provost Stevenson

The ghost in the machine at USM has a name, and I think we all know what it is. Provost Stevenson has always been...

Retrenchment Retrospective: Dean Kuzma explains criteria for cuts

Though the retrenchments and position discontinuances that were announced last March have since been rescinded, the process by which faculty members were selected for...

Honors morale high as funding drops and program reviews

The time has come again, after more than a decade, for the USM honors program to be reviewed, and according to program director Nancy...

Blue Smoke brings nostaligia with familiar sounds

Blue Smoke, released by legendary country music heroine Dolly Parton, is what you would expect—a few good hearted tunes that you should never tell...

Nymphomaniac is the sex filled journey you’d expect

Nymphomania Vol. I and Vol. II, in many ways, is not so different from other blockbuster Hollywood films today.  There is sex, there is...

Arcadia hopes to combine beer and video games in a new venue

Coming in June there may  be a place where games and beer come together for the people of Portland. Arcadia National Bar is looking to...

Understanding mortality through photography: how one artist understands death

The photography that junior foreign language major Kelly Donaldson brought to submit for the President’s Art Show deals with a topic that, according to...

Earth day events aim to spread awareness about waste management

Earth Day is a celebration of progress in green practices, but it is also a day of awareness for environmental issues. Waste management has...

Student profile: A commuter for community

Brendan Butler is first year student with a lot going on. He has not yet declared a major, but is already a member of...

Phi Mu Delta strengthens community partnership

The Phi Mu Delta fraternity and University Neighborhood Organization co-hosted a cleanup of Longfellow Park with a block party to follow in the hope...

Residential Life says goodbye to Dickey-Wood

Come next semester, Dickey Wood Hall will be entirely offline to students. Due to a combination of low on-campus enrollment and the unpopularity of...

Stonecoast MFA may soon be out of a house

One of USM’s most prestigious pieces of architecture may have reached the point where it’s more trouble than it’s worth to the university, according...

New student body president pushes to dissolve BSO

After 23 years of controlling student activity fee funding for student groups, the Board of Student Organizations may be stripped of its financial responsibilities,...

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