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Bringing Maine Day to USM

By: Kate Rogers, Staff Writer Every spring, USM holds the Husky Day of Service, during which students and faculty participate in a myriad of community service...

People of USM: Michael Boudewyns

By: James Fagan, Staff Photographer Professor Michael Boudewyns has been teaching theater courses at USM since the Fall of 2016. He teaches classes that are...

Opinion: Vote ‘Yes’ on 2

By: Emma Donnelly, Contributor This November, Maine has four statewide initiatives. Question 2 is a Medicaid expansion initiative. A “yes” vote supports this initiative to...

The Survivor’s Burden or A Survivor’s Burden

By: Jess Ward, News Editor The summer after my senior year of high school, I was raped. It was not the violent and graphic kind of...

Advisor explains accelerated graduate student pathway programs

Accelerated Graduate Pathway Programs: Short Cut to Graduate Program, by Lynsey Thibeault, Professional Advisor The University of Southern Maine now offers several new exciting Accelerated...

An Adventure in Munich

By: Julie Pike, Staff Writer One thing that I would highly recommend to all students who are hoping to travel is to get the experience...

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

By: Daniel Kilgallon, Staff Writer As I’ve made clear before, film sequels have become somewhat dangerous territory to me. In contemporary Hollywood, it seems to be...

All Saints Day

By: Mary Ellen Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor All Saints’ Day is a celebration in which some Christian denominations partake. Most commonly known to be...

Facing your decisions

By: James Fagan, Staff Photographer Of Thee I Sing opened on the shows cast singing behind the viewers at the top of the auditorium, urging...

Favorites and others, the best albums of 2017

By: Cormac Riordan, Staff Writer 2017 has been a strong year for music. The past fall has been the grounds for many great albums to come...

USM Professor Hosts Halloween Event at Portland Museum of Art

By: Sam Margolin, Staff Writer In the spirit of the Halloween season, the Portland Museum of Art hosted a special event Friday night as part...

USM Board of Visitors gathers on the Lewiston-Auburn campus

By: Sarah Tewksbury, Editor-in-Chief USM’s Board of Visitors (BOV) is a group of professionals who meet roughly three times a semester to work with the President...

York High School rallies against bullying

By: Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer Over 200 York High School students rallied against bullying across the street from the high school on Monday morning. The...

Student Senate moves forward

By: Jess Ward, Staff Writer The Student Senate met this Friday, Oct. 27, to hear from guest speakers and discuss their budget, as well as...

Freedom of Expression Space opens on Portland campus

By: Jess Ward, News Editor This semester, USM has been home to several incidents involving the right to free speech and its place on a college...

Young Americans for Freedom no longer recognized as a group on campus

By: Sarah Tewksbury, Editor-in-Chief The USM chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) has failed to meet the standards for maintaining active status as a...

Portland celebrates Fire Prevention Week

By: Kate Rogers, Staff Writer “I think when students leave home there’s a false sense of security that someone’s looking out for them, but that’s...

People of USM: Anila Karunakar

By: Dionne Smith, Community Editor The USM Multicultural Center is home to many students that use the space as an area to meet people who...

It’s your choice, not theirs

By: Hawraa Rikan, Contributor We all agree that free speech is fundamental for a civilized society, but who gets to draw the line between...

Celebrating Moral Immortality

By: Cornelia Cone, Contributor Reflections on the “Descendants of Henrietta Lacks” bioethics lecture hosted at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus on Oct. 13, 2017 ‘Individuals...

Becoming a financially literate student at USM

By: Solomon Nkhalamba and Catherine Darragh, Contributors Students know that they must invest time to succeed academically, but there is less understanding about financial preparedness. As...

Stranded in Dublin

By: Julie Pike, Staff Writer On Monday October 16, 2017, one of the worst hurricanes that Ireland has ever seen swept across the country. Hurricane Ophelia...

Marvel Cinematic Universe Update

By: Daniel Kilgallon, Staff Writer To no surprise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had yet another successful year at the box office thus far, with...

Leslie Odom Jr.’s inimitable, original performance

By: Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer Leslie Odom Jr. recently graced Portland and the Merrill Auditorium with his love for both jazz and theatre. He was entertaining...

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