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People of USM: Maria Tzianabos, Instructor’s passion for dance runs deep

By Jake Hahn, Free Press Staff For some, the art of dance is just part of the background noise of life, just another thing they...

The dreadlocks debate: appreciation or appropriation?

By Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff There is an ongoing debate about whether it is appropriate or not for white people to wear dreadlocks. The...

Top reasons why you should meet with your faculty advisors!

By Janis Albright and Kim Charmatz, Professional Advisors This article is the second in a series on the benefits of working closely with your Faculty...

Let’s Talk About It: Small ways to survive

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Is there anyway to keep my head above water these days? I was at a coffee shop last night and...

Our Opinion: When we forget world history, is it bound to repeat itself?

Editorial Board, Free Press Staff “Never Again.” It’s a phrase attached to some of the worst and most shameful moments in human history. We say...

Sustainability and ME: Know your labels to be a more conscious consumer

By Emily Eschner, Contributor Green. This term is thrown around daily to describe people, places, and things claiming to be sustainable. The truth is, not...

Now on Netflix: An overlooked film from 2016

By Aaron Halls, Staff, John Rocker, Staff Sing Street takes place in 1980s Dublin, Ireland. Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) has moved to a new school so...

Bookbinding and the pursuit of human touch exhibit

By Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff Surrounding students studying on the 7th floor of Glickman, in the Reading Room, is an art exhibit on the...

Field of Vision documentary shorts highlight global events

By Daniel Killgallon, Free Press Staff First Look Media is a multi-platform media company which was first launched in 2013. Amongst the company’s distributed content...

Circus Maine on track to be the next premiere école de cirque

By Matthew Craig, Arts & Culture Editor Circus Maine, a nascent company located on Thompson’s Point, has been bringing circus art and circus training to...

President Cummings talks openly about issues with SGA

What can you tell me about Madison's decision to tell the general public about your confidential conversation? Humza and Madison came to me to talk...

Controversial conservative speaker to visit Portland campus

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Fliers distributed Friday on the Portland campus announced that the USM student group Young Americans for Freedom (YAFF) will be...

Conservative students fear backlash for beliefs that contradict Liberals

By Sarah Tewksbury, Free Press Staff The response from USM students to the presidential election and President Trump’s first days as the nation’s leader has...

Men’s and Women’s basketball both find success on Gorham Night

By: Erin Brown, Free Press Sports Editor The University of Southern Maine’s Men’s and Women’s basketball teams honored the town of Gorham last Wednesday night...

Sexual assault prevention training on campus

By: River Plouffe Vogel, Free Press Staff The University of Southern Maine hopes to provide fair, safe and equal education to all students. Protecting as well...

NGOs worlwide respond after Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy

By: Johnna Ossie, Free Press News Editor Just days into office, newly installed President Donald Trump reinstated a policy that bans international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) receiving...

New program homes to connect faculty and staff

By: Julie Pike, Free Press Staff The University of Southern Maine will be implementing a program called, “Informing [email protected],” which is set to begin in...

Let’s Talk About It: The first week of Trump

By: Johnna Ossie, News Writer Many people in my family voted for Donald Trump, and since the election, I haven’t known what to say to...

Sustainability & ME: Exciting project to launch in several USM dorms this spring

By: Miranda Nemitz, junior year nursing student at USM Some of us hate it. Some of us love it. But regardless of our personal experience...

How the life of a childhood friend was relived through a polaroid

By: Krysteana Scribner, Editor-in-chief Yesterday, I stumbled upon a Polaroid photo while cleaning my closet. The image is now faded, discolored by time and folded...

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) analysis review

By: Dan Kilgallon, Free Press Staff The Place Beyond the Pines (R) Run Time: 140 mins The Place Beyond the Pines does not refer to the lovely...

Rocker and Halls Review: Split

By: John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press staff Plot: After attending a party, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) and her two classmates Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and...

Resistance, Resilience, and Renewal: Storytelling

By: Deliah Schreiber Well after 7 p.m., people of all ages, races and genders are still arriving. Every table in the room is taken and,...

People of USM: Dana McDaniel, Head of USM’s Linguistics Department

By: Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff Dana McDaniel is known to most as the head of the USM Linguistics Department. However, having the pleasure of...

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