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Women’s indoor track and field wins LEC title

Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer and River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor USM has a rich history of athletic achievement. It goes without saying that the University...

People of USM: Susan Feiner

Charlie Wheeler, Contributor Does a straw have two holes, or one? According to Professor Susan Feiner, it has two holes, one for each end. Feiner...

A summit on social justice and our community

Dionne Smith, Community Editor Social justice is a very hard hitting, important, and sensitive topic to a lot of people. It can mean a...

Working on Wellness: It’s not too late to vaccinate!

Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services Ken has the flu. Poor Ken. He’s feeling nasty and pretty wiped-out with fever, body aches, sore throat, runny...

Sustainability & ME: Burying stress in the soil

Tyra Howes, Sustainable Food Eco-Rep Eight in ten college students say they have sometimes or frequently experienced stress in their daily lives over the past...

A Canadian’s Perspective: About gun control in the U.S.

Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer The tragic event that took place Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, FL has yet again sprung the gun control debate among...

James’ ‘Gotcha Day’

James Fagan, Photojournalist My name has only been “James Fagan” for fifteen years now. If you’re wondering, no I’m not some genius who got into...

Varying GPA requirements to make Dean’s List

Jessica Pike & Michael Laforte, Staff Writer & Contributor In high school, there was always that fight to make it into the top 10, to...

Movie Talk: Pooh’s Grand Adventure

Cooper Trapp, Staff Writer For those wishing to submerge themselves in nostalgia, a double-edged sword must be forewarned. The movies of your childhood are not...

The culture and lives of Iranian women

Ben Theriault, Staff Writer Two weeks ago, on Feb. 14, The Poet and the Assassin, a five-act play written by USM’s own, Reza Jalali was...

Maine Foodie Tours in Downtown Portland

River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Portland is by far, the largest city in Maine. Some wouldn’t call it a city, but rather a big town....

Subtle degrees brings unique sound to stage

Kate Rogers, Staff Writer Subtle Degrees, an ensemble consisting of drummer Gerald Cleaver and Travis Laplante on tenor saxophone, is certainly uncategorizable. Their album, A...

The quest for consistency in online learning

Emily Adams, Contributor The Center for Technology and Enhanced Learning (CTEL), located on the Portland campus, is working with faculty to further develop both online...

The timely process of awarding tenure to faculty

Sarah O'Connor, Staff Writer Achieving tenure as a professor at any university is a huge academic achievement and requires a lot of time and work...

Bringing the conversation of sexual assault to USM

Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief In response to the #metoo movement and the Women’s March, the discussion about sexual assault has been trending across the nation, including...

Letter from the editor: gun regulations need to change

Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief In the wake of the school shooting at the high school in Parkland, FL, where 17 people were killed, it makes me reflect...

Food insecurity problem seen across entire state

Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer Maine’s food insecurity situation has gotten worse in the past three years. The number of food insecure Mainers has decreased from 2014...

Movie Talk: Empowerment through Moana

James Fagan, Photojournalist   One of Disney’s most anticipated movies of 2016, Moana, has stunning visuals, lighthearted, enjoyable songs and a cast of voice actors who...

Language workshops taught by students

Kate Rogers, Staff Writer The University of Southern Maine has direct exchange programs with universities in 10 countries. This means that study abroad students...

SOJA gets back to roots with new album

Ben Theriault, Staff Writer   The South is not the first place one would expect to find an alternative reggae band, let alone a successful one...

Vintage-style cafe offers quiet study space

Noor Ibrahim, Contributor   The Portland Pottery Cafe is a local cafe and pottery shop located on one of the busiest avenues in Portland. An inspection...

Security measures of local music venues

Samantha Hallowell, Contributor Over the past few years, the world has witnessed several unspeakable tragedies, targeting concertgoers and musicians alike. In Nov. of 2015, 89...

Our Opinion: The cut-off between a service animal and a pet

Editorial Board   Peacocks, hamsters, turkeys, snakes and sugar gliders. These animals all have something in common, and it’s not simply that they’re all animals. The...

Campus Outdoor Adventure Board

Liz Trudel, Staff Writer       The Outdoor Adventure Board (OAB) is a student-run organization managed by the Sullivan Fitness Complex on the Portland campus...

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