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Women’s soccer grabs 2-1 victory over Thomas Terriers

By: Cullen McIntyre, Staff Writer In the women’s soccer teams first game under the lights, they faced off with the Thomas Terriers on Wednesday night....

Working on Wellness: The Indispensability of Social Connection

By: Victoria Libby M.S.Ed., Psy.D. & Hilarie Fotter, M.S. In this age of constant contact through social media, are we really connecting? I’m talking about the...

The language of learning

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer Language is fascinating. On a blue wall in Woodbury, prominently displayed at one entrance, is a world map with “Welcome”...

Sustainability & ME: How to travel with a conscious

By: Kassidy Wright, USM Eco-Rep Over the summer, I was fortunate to visit Portugal for the fourth time. All my life, traveling has been a passion...

Letter to the editor: Pro name change to connect more with Portland

By Jeffrey Ahlquist, USM '19 The name change of the University of Southern Maine to the University of Maine Portland will only be implemented if the...

Letter to the editor: USM name change would be rejection of identity

By: Spencer McBreairty, 2014 USM Alum Dr. Glenn Cummings: I graduated from USM in 2014. What makes my experience unique is that when I entered USM in...

Beneath the (Godless) steeple: How the left is a church

By: Garrick Hoffman, Staff Writer In an epoch of rising secularism in America, with Pew Research Center reporting a six-point jump from 16 to 22...

USM student veterans selected for national leadership program

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief USM students Kelsey Earley and Mary Swanson were picked to join the Student Veterans of America (SVA) at their annual Leadership...

Program helps disadvantaged youths with college

By: Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer The Promise Scholarship program, a new addition to USM, is designed to bring a four-year college education within reach for...

Letter from the editor: Anonymous sources

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Starting with the publication of an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times earlier this month, the topic of anonymous sources...

Surging student enrollment increases housing

By Liz Trudel, Staff Writer This semester many USM residential students have found themselves in an “enhanced occupancy” living predicament. USM’s surging applicant numbers have...

New learning program helps students learn better

By Katie Prior, Staff Writer USM’s goal in many recent decisions has highlighted one unified goal: to ensure the success of our student body. The...

Free tuition part one: status and possibilities

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer With the 2018 midterm election only two months away, the issue of free tuition is again being discussed. In Maine,...

Five fall hikes in Maine

By: Berkeley Elias, Staff Writer A fall semester comprised of calculus and physics courses requires that one find refuge. For me, that means packing the...

History and creativity in book arts display

By: Elliot Caron, Staff Writer Book arts offers the opportunity for all students to bring out a unique form of creativity within the art community...

A cosmic perspective

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer An overlooked resource on the USM campus is the Southworth Planetarium. On Monday September 17 I visited the planetarium to attend...

Peaks Island: a safe haven for artists

By: Lydia Libby, Web Editor For artists like Molly Tracey, Kristen Chalmers, and Diane Wienke, Peaks Island provides a quiet and inspiring space for them...

Movietalk: A female twist in the film noir genre

By Cody Curtis, Staff Writer Sex, murder, and a mystery. Themes prevalent in many adult investigative films, especially this weekend's newest female-led picture, A Simple...

Free Friday concert begins a Fall of diverse offerings

By Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer This Friday, USM kicks off its Convocation event-series with a free concert open to the public at 4:30 p.m. on...

Exciting events happening at USM

By Maureen Puia, PR/Events Promotion Associate Below is just a teaser of the many events happening in the week ahead at USM. September 21 USM Convocation kicks off...

USM timely warning

By Noel C. March, Chief of Police USM TIMELY WARNING DATE: 9/16/2018 USM Public Safety CRIME ALERT Crime Alerts are posted in an effort to make the USM Community aware...

Anti-registry protestor condemns President Cummings’ decision to remove sex offender’s artwork.

By Liz Trudel, Staff Writer Sex-offender-rights activists took to the sidewalk outside Wishcamper last Monday to criticize USM President Glenn Cummings for his decision to remove...

Fall sports to watch out for this semester

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Women’s Soccer Seth Benjamin, Head Coach Brendan Michael, Assistant Coach Head Coach Seth Benjamin is in his first year with Women’s Soccer. “As a whole,...

Working on Wellness: Don’t be a sleep slouch

By Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services Do you routinely get seven to nine hours of sleep per night? If you answered no, you are by no...

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