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Sustainability & ME: Delivered for Free, Pure as Can Be

By Trevor Brackley, USM Eco-Rep Water is one of our most precious natural resources, and is something many of us often take for granted. We...

Working on Wellness: Is JUUL Cool?

By Malinda Scannell, Nurse Practitioner Many young adults are attracted to the trendy e-cigarette called Juul.  They like its sleek black appearance and easy concealability....

The College Experience Deconstructed: So you wanna drop out?

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer If you haven’t thought of dropping out by this point in the semester, congratulations. You are doing something right. For...

Maine Red Claws going into their tenth season

By: Cullen McIntyre, Staff Writer The Maine Red Claws are kicking off their tenth season since inception on Nov. 2 at home against the Westchester Knicks....

Letter to the editor: Dear President Cummings

By: Leah Kravette, Graduate Research Assistant, UMaine Center on Aging My name is Leah Kravette, and I am an alumni of USM. You may remember me...

Letter to the editor: Sodexo is valuable to USM’s community

By: Adam Tuchinsky, Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences I am writing in regard to the Oct. 1 Free Press cover story, which focused...

Student government provides funds for textbooks

By: Nicholas Schleh, Staff Writer USM’s student senate and student body president are helping students combat the high costs of textbooks. The Student Senate and student...

Showing support for domestic violence in October

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief This past month USM and members of the local community have been showing support and spreading awareness for domestic violence. Going...

Pop up courses offer ways to respond to current events

By Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer Academic programs are not generally designed to respond to breaking news but in the last few years USM has found...

Letter from the editor: Facing ethical dilemmas

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief  In the past week the topic of ethical dilemmas has come up in not only my work at the Free Press,...

Maine governor candidates address college affordability

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer The four candidates running governor in Maine were asked for their opinions on offering free universal tuition to college students. Governors...

Campus Kitchen Project brought to USM

By: Hailey Wood, Staff Writer Student Body President Katelyn Seavey, working together with Cheryl Laz, a sociology professor, brought the Campus Kitchens Project, which helps...

A few eerie Maine legends perfect for this Halloween season

By: Asha Tompkins, Community Editor As October comes to an end, we await the day of costumes, candy and terror—in that order. Trick-or-treaters may be...

Review of USM Department of Theatre’s Tartuffe

By: Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer Any theater that you attend most likely subscribes to a common practice: Simultaneously presenting new works and also re-setting older...

Public art projects connect campus and community

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer In the past few years public art projects from USM have explayed works of art across both campuses and the...

Halloween has returned

By: Cody Curtis, Staff Writer All Hallow’s Eve is only two days away. This begs the question, what movie should you see to fill your...

“On the Verge” opens at Creative Portland

By: Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer Over twenty local artists have been selected for Creative Portland’s third juried art exhibition, “On the Verge,” on display from Oct....

Second annual Halloween Fire Prevention Festival in Longfellow Park

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief USM Greek Life is hosting the second annual Halloween Fire Prevention Festival this Saturday in Longfellow Park. Phi Mu Delta Fraternity,...

Sports scores and schedules

Past scores: Sunday, Oct. 14 Golf @ GNAC Championship 643; 3rd among 9 teams Tuesday, Oct. 16 Men’s Soccer Vs. Saint Joseph’s L, 4-0 Tuesday, Oct. 16 Women’s Soccer Vs. Maine Maritime Tie, 1-1 Wednesday, Oct. 17 Women’s...

Get to know the new Cheer Club at USM

By: Cullen McIntyre, Staff Writer Formerly an official sport at USM, Cheering has made its return to USM in the form of a new Cheer...

Working on Wellness: Anxiety

By: Conan Deady, Social Work Intern Anxiety is the most common mental health issue among college students. The term “anxiety” refers to feelings of fear, nervousness,...

Sustainability & ME: Smartphone apps for the environment

By: Melissa Shepard, USM Eco-Rep While technology can take us away from nature, it can also be used to bring us closer to it. Over the...

Question One would help students and other Mainers

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer On election day a vote for Question One is a vote for USM social work students and senior and disabled Mainers....

Letter to the editor: The Senate does not facilitate popular referenda; but our elections...

By:  Alexander Holderith, USM ‘20 During and after the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and now Justice Brett Kavanaugh, it became increasingly clear that...

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