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You Are Wrong: Don’t believe everything you read, except this

I'm Thaddeus Moriarty, and you are wrong. Why? Because you believe what you read. Because you believe that because an "expert" said it or wrote...

Our Opinion: USM has cause to celebrate for now …

Certainly there’s a reason to celebrate at USM since last Friday, but let’s not forget about the fine print: student protesters and faculty may...

News Analysis: Same deficit, different decade

As a university news source, the Free Press tries to do a few different things. The ones that are the most relevant to our...

Recent grads discuss their level of career preparation post-USM

One of the arguments made by protesters of the recently retracted faculty layoffs and the still slated for elimination program is that such cuts...

#USMFuture pledges to keep it up

#USMFuture protesters were thrilled Friday when President Theo Kalikow reversed all twelve faculty cuts made in mid-March, but the protests’ organizers assured the Free...

Future remains unclear after Kalikow cuts back on cuts

President Theo Kalikow surprised everyone at Friday’s Faculty Senate with the sudden reversal of all 12 of the controversial March faculty cuts, but for...

Saving bucks with bikes

From insurance payments to oil changes, cars can be just as limiting as they are liberating. However, there is one method of transit that...

Musicians riff to pay the bills

Singers and musicians whose passion is pouring hours of practice and rehearsal into honing a musical craft, are finding plenty of ways to make...

Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Go down the road that splits at the Starbucks until you see the statue of the man with the lobster.  Enter the theater doors...

Azaria Chamberlain set to perform last show

Two USM students, Nick Decker and Chris Armstrong, have been bringing new sounds to Gorham with their band Azaria Chamberlain, but now, with only...

Hartley’s latest album is full of lyrical twists

No, Portland is not the home of Willie Nelson or Townes Van Zandt, but we do have Wesley Allen Hartley—a country/folk asset giving this...

Watts releases solo album after 31 years

Ben Watt, an accomplished writer, DJ, BBC radio personality, and musician, gives a peak songwriting performance on Hendra. Hendra begins with its self-titled track. Acoustic...

President Kalikow surprises at senate with a reversal of all 12 faculty layoffs

President Theo Kalikow surprised those in attendance at today’s Faculty Senate meeting when she announced a reversal of all 12 of the faculty cuts...

Sustainability and ME: An Eco-Rep Program Begins at USM

By: Jocylin Egan   The USM Assistant Director for Sustainable Programs, Tyler Kidder, and a few student workers ,are planning the launch of an EcoRep program at...

Who will lead the pack this summer?

As the weather warms up and athletic events move outdoors, so begins the season for marathons, dashes, and road races. Here’s the inside scoop...

You Are Wrong: The cuts you should have made

I’m Thaddeus Moriarty, and you are wrong. Why? Because you didn’t think that I would be delving into the #USMFuture issue here in You Are...

Our Opinion: Everyone is watching, USM

During the slew of recent cuts at USM, we had to bring you the news, but we can also see the effect that these...

Local electronic band deviates from the norm with their latest album

S/T, released by Contrapposto, is some of the strangest electronic music to come out of Portland. But something new is going on with this...

USM students zip their lips for the National Day of Silence

Students at USM and across the world will join in a vow of silence on Wednesday to show their support for the LGBTQA community. Thousands...

Roman decadence thrives in The Great Beauty.

Whether he is walking down a cobble stoned street, dancing to pulsating electronic music on a rooftop into the morning, or staring up at...

Heroes and misfits and jazz

Heroes + Misfits, released by up-and-coming jazz pianist Kris Bowers, exemplifies the emerging trend of fusing hip-hop grooves with jazz proficiency. Winner of the Thelonious...

Sign of the rhymes: Poetry serves as a medium for change

Poetry reading has evolved from coffeehouses and dusty leather bound books into packed bars, snapping fingers and vocal performance pieces with powerful messages. No longer...

Spring enrollment drop surprises administrators

Enrollment numbers for spring 2014 have come in lower than anticipated by the USM administration, exacerbating already difficult financial circumstances. The 5.3 percent drop in...

CAHS talks consolidation, considers proposals to reorganize

Retrenchment and program cuts aren’t the only changes in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. On March 28, the CAHS faculty debated...

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