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Brace yourself, finals are coming: Insights from students and staff

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Finals week begins May 4, 2019 and ends May 10. Over the course of those 168 hours, nearly 8,000 students...

Artist of the Week: Ryder Kallweit

  By Alyson Peabody, News Editor Hanging at the far end of a white wall is a blue cubist woman almost indistinguishable from the grey and...

USM joins national program to Swipe Out Hunger

By Gus Pignatello, Staff Writer and Alyson Peabody, News Editor Swipe Out Hunger could help eliminate food insecurity for college students. Student Body President, Katelyn...

In memoriam of professor Raphael Diluzio

By Asha Tompkins, Arts and Culture Editor An artist, a devoted teacher, an innovator, a close colleague and a brilliant mind were all things that...

Cullen’s Column: Michael Chavis could be the Red Sox first rookie of the year...

By: Cullen McIntyre, Sports Editor With an extremely depleted farm system, looking in from the outside it would be highly unlikely for the Boston Red...

Men’s Lacrosse comes up short to UMass Boston 13-7 on Senior Night

By: Connor Blake, Staff Writer On what felt like a perfect Tuesday night to honor the seniors on the USM Men’s Lacrosse team, the Huskies...

Working on Wellness: Beware of the bugs

By Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services With the arrival of spring, Ken and Ethan are eagerly anticipating the end of the semester and are...
8 Enchanting Under-the-Radar Group Vacation Getaways

Sustainability and Me: How to be a sustainable college student

By Shereen Toolabi, USM EcoRep As the semester comes to an end and I finish up my undergraduate career, I realized that throughout my four...

Extroversion as the American ideal

By Alyson Peabody, News Editor Carl Jung never intended for introversion and extroversion to be recognized as prominent personality types. Jung, a Swiss psychoanalyst and...

Healthy food and a healthy community

By Kate Rogers, Community Editor The town of Westbrook has grown significantly in the past few years, with new businesses and organizations popping up all...

Movie Talk: The Music Teacher: Trouble in Paradise

By Ryan Farrell, Staff Writer In the past few years, Netflix has been a platform for an array of unique and original films. The Music...

Book Review: The Collected Schizophrenias

By Jess Ward, Staff Writer Mental illness is experienced by 43.8 million Americans every year, and yet, there seems to be a lack of discourse...

Four winning entries: Poems for the Earth contest

GRACE SLEEMAN Malachi The bees let me pet them if I was patient. If I sat by the lavender gardens long enough, they would crawl over my skin -- fat golden...

Native community seeks increased awareness in USM curriculum

By Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer Amidst centuries of colonization and ongoing threats to their cultures, the Native Wabanaki population is working towards increasing Indigenous language...

Bee population threatened by land use and climate change

By Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer New England bee populations are quickly decreasing due to factors like climate change, pesticides and land use. According to a...

Ongoing debate over 147-mile CMP line in Maine

By Marshall Woods, Staff Writer Public debate about a proposed 147-mile power line through Maine to bring hydropower to Massachusetts has been steady since September...

Impacts at USM during Maine’s shortage of public safety officials

By Nick Schleh, Staff Writer The state of Maine is facing a severe shortage in public safety officials and that can extend to the USM...

Insufficient housing leaves students waitlisted

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Several USM students report that residential students feel frustrated with the current housing waitlist of about 110 students. This means...

Letter from the Editor: Valuable lessons from the Free Press

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief It’s hard to believe this time is nearing, but my time at USM and with the Free Press will soon be...
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5 Affordable Destinations for Your Post-Graduation Trip

There is no better time to travel than right after you graduate college. During this time, you have weeks or months of freedom without...
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5 Dorm-Friendly Meals to Fit into Any Schedule

Being a full-time college student doesn’t often leave time to plan your meals. Whether it’s class, study groups, or homework, the fast-paced campus life...

Student Poetry: My Mother’s Kitchen

By Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer Above me, she carefully walks around the white and blue flowered floor our soil, where we are grounded, our meals the nutrients....

A day in the life of President Glenn Cummings

By Asha Tompkins, Arts and Culture Editor President Glenn Cummings was first in his immediate and extended family to receive a four-year degree. He likes...

Spring Fling events kick off April 22-28

By Hailey Wood, Staff Writer This week, for the first time in five years, there will be a Spring Fling Concert. The concert is being...

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