Daily Archives: April 2, 2018

Athletes of the week: Hannah Kenney and Erin Martin

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer USM softball produced back-to-back Little East Conference Rookie and Player of the Week for the weeks ending on March 18...

The madness of NCAA

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Sports fans everywhere are captivated by the magic of March Madness. The tournament embodies everything Americans love about college...

Sustainability & ME: Spring into sustainability

By Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator Upon the new year, most people decide that it is time to start fresh whether that means eating...

Understanding substance use and recovery

By Anna Gardner, Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator/ Clinical Counselor Substance use disorder (SUD) is the problematic use of substances. This disorder exists on a spectrum from...

Staff Opinion: Young generations are disconnected from the news

By Charlie Wheeler, Staff Writer As a college student, I find it difficult to keep up with the news. My parents are no longer around to...

Staff Opinion: You can play

By Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer As an athlete, I have experienced first hand how sports can have a positive influence on someone's life. The camaraderie I...

Using social media to get involved

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief Who knew that getting involved in your community could be as easy as checking your Facebook page. Nowadays you can find...

Colin Aponte wins Maine State Spelling Bee

By Jam Lewis, Contributor It was sabado gigante for the top spellers in the 2018 Maine State Spelling Bee held at USM Abromson Educational Center,...

The film that gave way to modern drag

By Emily Norman, Staff Writer With USM’s 18th Annual Drag show just behind us, I found it fitting to rewatch and review one of my all-time...

Passover: an overlooked spring holiday

By Kate Rogers, Staff Writer Late March and early April are often overshadowed by how large Easter festivities have become in modern American culture, but...

Miss Portland Diner: a landmark of Portland

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer Although Portland may not be a large and a modern city, it has the best landmarks in the state. Miss Portland...

The complexity and value of the LGBTO+ identity

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor When presented with the word ‘identity’ nearly everyone will think of something different. The definition of ‘identity’...

Meet the newly elected Student Body President

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief In a close vote, so close in fact that a recount was called, Katelyn Seavey emerged as the newly elected Student...

Outdoor spots around campus to soak up some sun

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer As spring slowly arrives to campus this year, students are starting to be able to find themselves comfortably outside again. The...

USM provides seniors with a low cost education

By Liz Trudel, Staff Writer     For inquisitive individuals ages 50 plus with a passion for the joy of learning, there is a close-knit community...

Trump’s budget proposal includes cuts to TRIO

Emily Adams, Staff Writer Colleges across the country face catastrophe from the possible ramifications of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts. On February 12, 2018, President Trump’s...

Safezone Project identifies support for LGBTQ+

By Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer The Safe Zone stickers on office doors, desk spaces or dorm rooms do not only suggest support to the LGBTQ community...

Letter from the editor: Positive and negative news: finding a balance

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief When you first open a newspaper, what are your eyes drawn to first? During a panel at our recent Journalism Workshop event, one...

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