Daily Archives: October 2, 2017

People of USM: Catherine Barbarits

By: Dionne Smith, Community Editor The Women and Gender Studies program has many interesting people, one of them being Catherine Barbarits, the coordinator of the Women...

Gloria S. Duclos Convocation begins ceremoniously

By: Kate Rogers, Staff Writer Friday morning on the lawn in front of Payson Smith Hall, USM student Mariana Angelo led hundreds of audience members...

Abortion should be legal without any restriction

By: Emma Donnelly, Contributor Content warning: rape, abuse 1 in 3 women will have an abortion by the time they are 45. Most of these women...

What if everyone is wrong about climate change?

By: Aaron Witham, Contributor To some people, climate science seems like straight-up fiction—so why even try to lower your carbon footprint? For others, climate science seems...

USM student attends rally in Augusta over the weekend

By: Andrew Volkers, Contributor Saturday, Sept. 30 a broad coalition of left leaning political groups, including Maine John Brown Gun Club, Portland Confront Community Network for...

My journey to becoming a part of the ROCC

By: Micaela Manganello, Contributor Thursday. August 25th, 2016. For most, this was probably another normal day. Some might have been enjoying the beautiful weather and...

Fitting in as an American in England

By: Julie Pike, Staff Writer One of the reasons I chose to study at the University of Winchester was the fact that I’d be going to...

Game of Thrones season recap

By: Daniel Kilgallon, Staff Writer When looking back on the eventful seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, the word bittersweet comes to mind for...

Keller Williams gives Free Press exclusive preview

By: Mary Ellen Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor On Saturday, Oct. 7, Aura in downtown Portland will welcome Keller Williams, a one man band. Williams...

Princess Nokia’s 1992 Deluxe is Everything Hip-Hop Should Be in 2017

By: Cormac Riordan, Staff Writer Although it’s Princess Nokia’s first mixtape, 1992 Deluxe is not the first mixtape by Destiny Frasqueri. She began rapping in 2010...

Xiu Xiu epitomizes emotional expression in the new age of music

By: Jess Ward, Staff Writer On Thursday, Sept. 21, Portland’s Space Gallery was home to the experimental art rock group known as Xiu Xiu. Featuring two...

USM theater production is original and unique

By: Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer The USM theatre production of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom is original, violent, abstract and the furthest thing from boring. I...

Changes to the MBA program continue to plague USM

By: Sam Margolin, Staff Writer A new home for USM’s MBA program is still in the planning stages after almost five years.  Since 2013, the process...

USM requested safety audit report suggest campus changes

By: Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) orchestrated an audit report this summer for the USM Police Department. Between...

New senator elected as senate thinks METRO and financial aid

By: Cara DeRose, Copy Editor The Sept. 29 student senate meeting began with the election of senior business major Chase Hewitt. When Senate Chair Muna Adan...

Right wing rally draws counter protestors in Augusta

By: Jess Ward, Staff Writer Saturday, Sept. 30 in Augusta Maine, two opposing political forces met in the form of rallies: one called the “Rally to...

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