Daily Archives: April 7, 2019

Greek Life future faces debt and housing ordinances

By Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer USM fraternities and sororities have spent nearly ten years strengthening their reputation. In 2010, Gorham banned all fraternities and sororities houses,...

TV teaches unhealthy relationships

By Katie Letellier, Staff Writer For years now many shows have captured the attention of viewers with stories of star-crossed lovers. The writers play with the...

People of USM Karen Wilson

By Kate Rogers, Community Editor Karen Wilson, with a Ph.D in limnology, gets to study freshwater areas like lakes and rivers, and her research has...

Cullen’s Column: It’s time for Robert Kraft to sell the New England Revolution

By Cullen McIntyre, Sports Editor Major League Soccer is enjoying their highest rate of growth in viewership and fanbases, but the team that competes in...

USM relationship with Special Olympics Maine holds strong following budget uncertainty

By Cullen McIntyre, Sports Editor Following the proposal by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to eliminate the funding for the Special Olympics in the 2020 federal...

Sustainability and Me: Pallet for the planet

By Tom Dolloff, USM Eco-rep I have been a vegetarian for six years. My decision did not stem from health concerns, animal ethics, or flavor...

Working on Wellness: Students and suicide

By Liza Little, Psy.D, Director of Counseling Services & Samantha Seebode, Graduate Assistant and Suicide Prevention Coordinator We don’t often think about suicide and spring,...

Irish Heritage Center helps immigrants

By Max Lorber, Staff Writer 18th century Irish immigrants in Portland reached out to fellow community members for help to fund the construction of a...

Movie Talk: The Beach Bum: McConaughey falls flat

By Ryan Farrell, Staff Writer Another all-star cast has created another cinematic disappointment. The Beach Bum explores the life of someone who lives by his...

Book Review: Prism Stalker, Vol. 1

By Jess Ward, Staff Writer Comic books, for this reviewer, have been one of the most enjoyable ways to read from childhood to adulthood. Combining...

Icelandic teacher experimenting in grass art coming to USM

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Continuing their partnership with Iceland, the USM Art Department is welcoming an artist to share Icelandic cultural connections. Ólöf Nordal, an artist...

Artists of the week: Smith and Holmes

By Ryan Farrell, Staff Writer Art is becoming well known for being an effective therapeutic method. Reaghan Smith, an art education major who is focused...

Proposed rail line in Southern Maine would revive a 125 year tradition

By Alyson Peabody, News Editor A proposed passenger rail between Maine’s two largest cities is financially dependent on guaranteed ridership between Portland and Lewiston/Auburn (L/A)L/A....

USM expert connects high anxiety to social media and sleep loss

By Hailey Wood, Staff Writer Maine has the highest rate in the nation of children diagnosed with anxiety disorders and percentage of youth who access mental...

Meet the Student Body President Candidates

Three USM students are running for Student Body President in this week’s elections, running from April 8 through 11. Shaman Kirkland Junior, political science major My main...

USM experts find state failing at-risk youth

By Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer A report published by USM researchers recommends community-based treatment for Maine’s at-risk youth. The “Place Matters” report proposes that Maine reallocate...

Students not satisfied with food options for dietary restrictions

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Sodexo provides food service to USM students across its campuses, offering a range of food options for students with dietary...

Letter from the Editor: If I had to do college all over

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief This is incredibly cliché, but it’s so true how fast your college years go by. Four years of working, taking classes,...

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