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Sustainability & ME: Looking forward to a sustainable year

By Aaron Witham, Assistant Director for Sustainable Programs and Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator The Office of Sustainability is moving toward a more...

Working on Wellness: new developments in Health and Counseling

Contributors: Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services; Victoria Libby, Clinical Psychologist; Hilarie Fotter, School Psychology Intern and Suicide Prevention Graduate Assistant; Anna Gardener, Staff Counselor...

Sports camps provide athletic learning for kids

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor With summer comes long days, early sunrises and late sunsets. It’s a time to relax, not think about school,...

Elections to watch out for in June and Nov.

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer The 2018 State general elections are coming up for the primary on November 6 for the Senate, House of Representatives,...

Maine summer events to look forward to

By Dionne, Community Editor With finals fast right around the corner, that means that another Maine summer is fast approaching. In the summer Portland...

Redesign of communication and media studies

By Elizabeth Trudel, Staff Writer     Starting in the Fall of 2018, USM’s Communication and Media Studies (CMS) department will be launching new and improved...

Maine music and arts festivals expand culture

By Sam Margolin, Staff Writer Maine’s music and art scene have always kept up the pace with some of our larger, more populated neighboring states such...

Developments in the Food Studies program

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer An undergraduate minor is talking all about local food issues, national, and covering global matters and concerns in the food industry....

Department of Theatre updates curriculum

By Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer The USM Department of Theatre have been working on updating their program, especially within the curriculum and a new audition...

Psychology Institute honors Dr. William Gayton

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor Each year for the past 33 years USM has held the Child Psychopathology Institute. Dr. William Gayton...

Student Senate: what to expect next year

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Despite being hamstrung by low numbers and turnover, the Senate has accomplished and facilitated several projects for the benefit of...

Removal of six-meal plan upsets busy students

By Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer Starting next fall, students with a meal plan will no longer have the option of the six-meal a week with $400...

Dormitory upgrades coming to the Gorham campus

By Jam Lewis, Staff Writer At the culmination of the spring 2018 semester, USM Residential Life will step into action to follow through on a...

Bus transportation changes hit USM next fall

By Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer During the 2016 summer, USM officials entered negotiations with Portland Metro to create a partnership between the university and the...

Funding for Master Plan remains unknown

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer The new USM master plan has hit a brief obstacle during its final stages of development. The 128th Maine Legislature decided...

Letter from the editor: changes coming to USM and the Free Press

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief Welcome to our last issue of the academic year! It has been a great experience this past semester as I began...

Advising Advice: Leadership Lessons from a Veteran’s Perspective

By Camden Ege, Assistant Coordinator of USM’s Veterans Services Stepping foot on a college campus provides a variety of leadership opportunities for anyone. There are...

Being a student athlete: balancing athletics and academics

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor USM has a long standing tradition of athletic and academic excellence. College is no walk in the park; classes...

Hip-hop and chess come together as a club

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor Portland is known for being a large pool for new ideas, artists and creative minds, so it was the...

People of USM: Sarah Holmes

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer Becoming the Assistant Dean of Students is a job that Sarah Holmes loves, especially being able to help out with...

Sustainability & ME: Plant for Pollinators

By Asia DiBenedetti, USM Sustainable Food Eco-Rep Spring is here (hopefully!) and you may be thinking about your summer garden. While all those fruits and...

Working on Wellness: Prevention of tick borne illnesses

By Lynn G Howard, FNP-C Movie Night Ken is super excited that winter is over because he loves hiking.  He knows to prepare by carrying...

A Canadian’s Perspective: Freedom of speech laws in Canada

By Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer As a Canadian, I have experienced some people’s surprised faces when I tell them “hate speech” is a legitimate law...

MovieTalk: Environmental justice for all

By Emily Norman, Staff Writer On the evening of Thursday April 19th, the film Marathon for Justice was screened in the lecture room of Bailey Hall...

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