Daily Archives: October 14, 2018

Daily life of a student athlete

By: Cullen McIntyre, Staff Writer Being a college student athlete means balancing a heavier workload of both school and sport responsibilities. After speaking to two...

Working on Wellness: You are more than your academics

By Malinda Scannell, Nurse Practitioner How are you prioritizing your own needs while attending university? Are you getting enough sleep? Experts say seven to nine hours of...

Helping Mainers keep warm through energy efficiency: Americorps project

By: Leah Soloway, Americorps Energy Efficiency Coordinator With the winter fast approaching and the colder temperatures among us, many Mainers feel the pressure of their...

Sobriety and the ‘college experience’

By: Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Coming to college, I had two goals – to do well in my classes and to have the ‘college experience.’ For me,...

Calling the left a church is a step backwards

By: Alexander Holderith, USM '20 In the Sept. 24 edition of The Free Press, I read the article called “Beneath the (Godless) steeple: How the left...

Collins’ handling of Kavanaugh nomination “sickening”

By: Anthony Emerson, USM '19 On Feb. 9, 1950, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith — at the time the only woman in the United States Senate...

Office of Sustainability launches online swap

By: Liz Trudel, News Editor USM’s Waste Minimization Policy, which was enacted by the President’s Council on Climate Neutrality on Nov.13, 2012, states that USM...

Random Snacks of Kindness

By: Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer “Random snacks of kindness” have been passed out to USM students over the past few weeks. This is part of an...

Portland ranked best college town in Maine

By: Nicholas Schleh, Staff Writer Portland has been ranked the best college town in the state of Maine by Reviews.org. With a natural splendor and a...

Senior citizens pursue their love of learning

By: Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer Students of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at USM may sit in class each week, but they’re not doing homework,...

Letter from the editor: A paper’s identity

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief As of recently I’ve been tasked with the difficult question of how I would describe the identity of The Free Press. Every...

Possible changes to sexual misconduct procedures

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Working under interim guidance from the Department of Education, university Title IX coordinators are waiting to hear how new regulations are...

Free tuition part four: middle-class students

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer Offering tuition benefits has reached many over the years and until recently the middle class could afford it, too, without assistance....

The shortest distance between two points

By: Asha Tompkins, Community Editor During the season of pulling all-nighters in order to prepare for the next day, it’s likely that people have run...

People of USM: Elizabeth Glaser

By: Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer Elizabeth Glaser is a successful entrepreneur, single mother and returning student to USM. As a woman over the age of thirty,...

MovieTalk: A twist on horror cliches

By: Cody Curtis, Staff Writer Two weeks ago, when writing about The Babadook, I said that the horror genre was a difficult subject to watch and...

Daniel Minter’s “OTHERED, Displaced from Malaga”

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer Starting on October 4 and lasting until December 9, the USM art gallery on the Gorham campus will be showcasing an...

Music freshman go busking in Portland

By: Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer Matt Wiltshire, Ed Mitchell, and Josh Hyssong all arrived at USM’s School of Music in September for their first semester as...

A eulogy for the fading culture of dyke bars

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer Dyke bars are dying. The closing of dyke and gay bars across the United States is rapidly picking up, and with...

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