Daily Archives: January 25, 2016

Album Review: A Dotted Line

You know those moments when you stumble upon an album so great, each song sends goosebumps down the nape of your neck? In their...

Anarchist Luddite: Give Me Your Yearning Masses and I’ll Vaguely Try to Keep Them...

It’s surprising American students are allowed to study abroad because everyone knows we’re all gun-toting lunatics that pack heat while going to church and...

Letter from the Editor: How interviews have changed my perspective

Last week, I sat down with Andrew Kiezulas for an interview about the Students and Recovery group and his own experiences with addiction. Never...

Semester At Sea: The Return

By Joie Grandbois    You can’t unknow things.  You can’t unhear or un-see or un-taste.  Short of full on amnesia, once you have an experience it is...

Burn the Books: This post does not exist

By Martin Conte, USM Graduate  “I’d like to sit down on a wooden chair,” she continued.  “Not a concrete one or a metal one.” “You can...

Sustainability & ME: Fill Your Belly, Not the Landfill

By Emily Eschner Wasting food - we're all guilty of it from time to time. The head of lettuce you forgot about in your refrigerator....

Men Defeat Beacons in Overtime

By Nick Beauchesne The University of Southern Maine men’s basketball team won an overtime thriller Wednesday night against the UMass Boston Beacons in a Little East...

Remembering Dr. King

By Thomas Fitzgerald As we return for another semester here at USM, we all gain an extra day off before adjusting to a full week...

Students of USM: Delaney Kenney

By Meaghan Gonsior Student Delaney Kenny jokingly describes herself as a “Super Senior,” double-majoring in Finance and Economics and minoring in geoscience. Her post-graduate goal...

USM Free Press Staff Bio: Nicholas Beauchesne

Nicholas Beauchesne, who goes by Nick, is the Sports Editor at the University of Southern Maine Free Press student newspaper. As an English major...

Luther Bonney computer lab set to be completed by May

In Luther Bonney, students meander around the atrium, some using computers that sit right outside the computer lab. Dusty footprints clutter the first floor,...

Letter from the Editor

We all know that imminent, beautiful doom that comes with the dawning of a new semester. We prepare ourselves for only the best, as...

President Cummings used first semester to repair and heal USM

By Bradford Spurr/Free Press Staff & Troy Bennett/Bangor Daily News Midway through the month of May in late 2015 it was announced that the university had found...

First Somali Woman Police Officer in Portland

By Seth Koenig, Bangor Daily News Pious Ali — who was touted as the first African-born man and first Muslim to be elected to public office...

Community Listings

Monday, January 25   Two Small Pieces of Glass University of Southern Maine Southworth Planetarium, Portland Starts: 1:00 p.m. / Ends: 2:00 p.m.   Tuesday, January 26   PEB: Pancake Breakfast University of Southern...

USM Freshman Muna Adan is invited to join Portland’s Global Shapers Hub

By Meaghan Gonsior The Treehouse Institute, located in Portland, announced on December 3, 2015 the selection of the city’s “inaugural class of Global Shapers;” an...

Police Beats

01/15/2016 Reading Books Deemed Illegal Unwanted person, Glickman Library. Officer located a person that is not welcomed at the library. Trespass paperwork served by Officer. Buying...

Art exhibit looks at agression

By Amanda Melanson. On Thursday evening, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Glickman Library hosted the opening reception for local artist Cole Caswell. The title:...

Poetry Corner: Last Goodbye

By Dustin Kelly   Getting an injection of pure pain and misery It fries my heart and breaks my brain, this thing is a mystery You lied to...

Film Review: The Revenant

By John Rocker Films can be put into several categories. Some can be mindless entertainment that allows viewers to turn off their brains and have...

Advising Advice: Can you graduate in four years?

Can you graduate from USM in four years?  Yes!  Many students here have accomplished this goal because they followed the suggestions below and so...

Film Review: The Hateful Eight

By John Rocker  There’s one thing I want to establish before I begin this review. I’m not a fan of ratings. The purpose of my reviews...

Meet the Free Press team: Nicholas Beauchesne

Nicholas Beauchesne, who goes by Nick, is the Sports Editor at the University of Southern Maine Free Press student newspaper. As an English major...

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