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Campus blues – spaces are now all-purpose rooms

By: Zoe Bernardi, Community Editor As students crawl out of their childhood homes for the first time in months, holding on to the fleeting moments of...

USM Graduate tells story of depression and mental health in first feature film

By: Abigail Nelson, Arts & Culture Editor Cody Curtis, a recent USM graduate of Media Studies, is embarking on his first feature film journey. Written...

The pandemic of loneliness – is it a bad time to make new friends?

By: Zoe Bernardi, Community Editor The Pandemic of loneliness, COVID-19 has lingered longer than expected. It bleeds into the back to school season, and already dreaded...
Tips for Starting an Online Store for College Students

Tips for Starting an Online Store for College Students

College is an interesting time of growth and adjustment, even in normal times. With the current global pandemic of COVID-19 affecting the way students...

Black Lives Matter Movement Continues on College Campuses

In the wake of the murders of George Floyd and others at the hand of police, the country has erupted in outrage and protests...

Residential students reflect on three day quarantine

2020 has been an unpredictable year, with COVID-19 rapidly spreading across the nation and presenting unique challenges for each individual. It is an unprecedented...
The Basics of Properly Caring for Your PC

The Basics of Properly Caring for Your PC

Now more than ever, your personal computer is a pivotal piece of equipment for learning. Schools have already begun to transfer homework assignments, textbooks,...

WMPG to operate remotely for the fall semester

WMPG is a local non-profit radio station that is staffed by volunteers, including University of Southern Maine students and community members. Since March, WMPG...
3 Tips for Learning Your Way Around a Research Lab

3 Tips for Learning Your Way Around a Research Lab

Every new year of school introduces new STEM students to their very first lab course. No matter what your major is, your first semester...
How To Improve Your Aim in FPS Games

How To Improve Your Aim in FPS Games

With the school year about to begin, there’s no better time to turn to video games and connect with friends online. First-person shooters (FPS)...
Funny Debate Topics for Online Debates

Funny Debate Topics for Online Debates

Social media is rife with silly debates: Dogs or cats? Boxers or briefs? These x or y games are a fun way to waste...

Two residential students test positive for COVID-19

By: Cullen McIntyre, Editor-in-Chief Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at the University of Southern Maine, bringing the total to four from Phase I...

Dean of Students Welcome Letter

Dear Huskies, It is my pleasure to welcome new students to and returning students back to the University of Southern Maine! Go Huskies! Without a doubt...

TRIO Student Support Services Welcome Letter

Welcome to the University of Southern Maine, 2020. Just as these times are different due to COVID-19, your experience here at USM this year...

Athletics Department Welcome Letter

By: Al Bean, Athletics Director The USM Athletics Department is excited to welcome all of our students back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. We...

Health & Counseling Welcome Letter

Welcome new and returning USM students, staff and faculty! We hope you had a healthy and safe summer and are ready to launch into...

Resident student tests positive for COVID-19

By: Cullen McIntyre, Editor-in-Chief A student located in the freshman dorm Upton-Hastings has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is the second confirmed case from the...

University confirms one positive COVID-19 test

By: Cullen McIntyre, Editor-in-Chief President Glenn Cummings confirmed in an email that there has been a single positive test result for COVID-19 in the university’s first...
You may be debating bringing a car to campus to avoid relying on public transportation to get to your classes or for easier travel home during breaks. No matter what the reason is, make sure your car is all set with the best car insurance option for you. Here are a few tips for getting car insurance as a student. Per Mile InsuranceSome insurance companies offer per-mile insurance. Per-mile insurance offers a monthly rate for a set number of miles, and then it charges extra for every additional mile your drive after your reach that base number. If your college campus is relatively small and requires you to travel only short distances, per-mile insurance can save you on monthly insurance rates. These types of insurance also allow for one-day long-distance drives for free, up to a certain number of miles, in case you are traveling home for a holiday break. Student and Affiliation DiscountsAnother great way to save on car insurance as a college student is to research companies that offer student and affiliation discounts. Many of the largest insurance companies offer a discount for students with good grades. Some companies even go a step further by providing higher discounts to students on the honor roll or who are part of student organizations like a fraternity. Consider Your Coverage NeedsAs a college student, you may need some coverage more than others. For example, if you’ll be parking your car in a large outdoor parking lot, you may want to consider a policy that covers theft or weather damage. If your car will be in a garage or a location less at risk of these instances happening, you may only need collision insurance to protect your car from driving accidents. Can You Be Covered by Your Parent’s Policy?Lastly, in some cases, you may be able to stay on a parent's policy. Check with their insurance provider to determine if you are eligible, depending on your college’s location and the vehicle’s ownership. Getting car insurance as a student can seem like a costly stressor, but there are some ways to ease the stress and overall cost of an insurance policy. Researching student discounts, per-mile insurance, and your specific coverage needs are a few tips for getting car insurance as a student. 

Tips for Getting Car Insurance as a Student

You may be debating bringing a car to campus to avoid relying on public transportation to get to your classes or for easier travel home...
Tips for Finding the Right Wallet

Tips for Finding the Right Wallet

Wallets are exceptional accessories used to carry cash, bank cards, IDs, military cards, licenses, business cards, receipts, coins, and more. Still, with many different...
A Guide to Back-of-the-House Restaurant Slang

A Guide to Back-of-the-House Restaurant Slang

Sooner or later, almost all college students (well, those without a trust fund, anyway) work in a restaurant, waiting tables, bussing, washing dishes, prepping,...
The Most Common Men's Style Misconceptions

The Most Common Men’s Style Misconceptions

Being in college is an exciting time for anyone. You’re finding yourself and your personal style while developing the necessary skills that’ll drive your...
Top Apartment Complex Amenities for College Students

Top Apartment Complex Amenities for College Students

There are many challenges and amenities you will need to look into if you want to live off-campus. College apartments come in many shapes...

Letter From The Editor: Wear A Mask

By: Cullen McIntyre, Editor-in-Chief The COVID-19 pandemic has raged across the United States since the first case was confirmed on January 20, 2020. Fast forward to...

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