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People of USM: Rikki Miller

By: James Fagan, Photographer Professor Rikki Miller is a psychology professor here at USM who started teaching in 2016. Miller has been working at USM for...

World Aids Day is a day of remembrance and healing

By: Andrew Volkers, Contributor December 1 is World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is a day of remembering, mourning, learning, and educating about those who live...

A Farewell to Winchester

By: Julie Pike, Staff Writer I am nearing the end of my semester abroad. Ninety days, eight countries, and almost no money left in my...

Justice League, the finest yet

By: Daniel Kiilgallon, Staff Writer Over five years ago, Marvel Studios released The Avengers, the culmination of a collection of solo movies leading up to...

The end of net neutrality could be near

By Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could be changing the way the internet is regulated on Dec.14. The FCC plans to dismantle...

Christmas Calendar: what’s up for break

By: Kate Rogers, Staff Writer #MECAmade Showcase December 6 - 23, 10 p.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Thurs, 10 - 7 Fri, 11 - 5 Sat. 522...

From Southern comfort food to daring dishes

By: Sam Margolin, Staff Writer Since the early 2000s, Maine has rapidly become one of the country’s best cities for eating. The laid back New England...

High school students seek a head start at USM

By: Jess Pike, Staff Writer Students at the University of Southern Maine may have noticed the presence of high school students in their classrooms this...

Senate funded Trevor Project at USM has high hopes

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer In the United States about 43,000 people take their own lives every year. This makes suicide the tenth leading cause...

New direction for USM Young Americans for Freedom

By: Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer Nov. 28, 2017, USM’s Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) group had a meeting on campus. Attended by six group members,...

The Free Press will stand by its predecessors

By: Sarah Tewksbury, Editor-in-chief In the last month the Free Press has received requests for information to be removed from published online content. In both...

Bowdoin professor deliberates over research

By: Sarah Tewksbury, Editor-in-Chief “What is the history of racism outside the south?” Keynote speaker Dr. Brian Purnell posed this question to introduce his research. Spread...

Traveling Tips

By: Julie Pike, Staff Writer After my trip this past weekend to Rome, I’ve realized that every time I travel something has to go wrong. I...

Third in series hits theatres

By: Daniel Kilgallon, Staff Writer For better or worse, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been continuously dominating the global box office and it doesn’t look...

Super Slimey, product of a quality collaboration

By: Bradford Spurr, Photography Director In a release that came relatively out of the blue, Atlanta rappers Future and Young Thug have created a collaborative effort...

A show of resilience

By: Cara Derose, Copy Editor With the right director, a low-budget film can pack a big punch. Haley Depner, a 22-year-old biology major and aspiring...

Time of remembrance

By: Kate Rogers, Staff Writer Thanksgiving is right around the corner and elementary schools around the country are pulling out their turkey themed activities and...

Trip of a lifetime: a student perspective on culture

By: Liz Trudel, Staff Writer A few summers ago, I traveled to Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on a mission trip with Global Leadership Adventures (GLA). GLA...

Breakdown of the student activity fee

By: Jess Ward, Staff Writer Every semester, college students everywhere take on the task of paying their school bills. Between tuition, housing, meal plans and...

Veterans celebrate their community at USM

By: Sam Margolin, Staff Writer This past week, Veterans Day was observed through different events and ceremonies sponsored by the Office of Veterans Affairs at USM....

Election exemplifies historic results

By: Sarah O'Connor, Staff Writer In the past, Maine has had notoriously high voter turnout, with 72.8 percent of eligible citizens voting in the 2016 election,...

USM course enrollment no longer requires pin number

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer As students know, signing up for classes can often be a process that can take days. USM required advice from...

Republican Female leadership gather at Volk Packaging

By: Sarah Tewksbury, Editor-in-Chief With a backdrop of corrugated cardboard boxes, adviser to the President, Ivanka Trump, joined Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins and U.S....

First Light: A discussion of Native Tribes

By: Sam Margolin, Staff Writer “The trees and stone bore witness to their suffering and for generations as they have stood in solemn prayer. Generations of...

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