Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Letter from the editor: Prepare for life after college

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Julie Pike in Perspectives

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief I’ve been getting the question a lot lately, “Have you given any thought to what you’re going to do after college?” The answer is yes, I have given a lot of thought into it, but I don’t have any idea of what I’ll actually be doing. I feel like that’s common […]

Liquor and drug violations reduced in Gorham

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief From 2015 to 2017 the reports of liquor violations on the Gorham campus decreased by 51.8 percent, according to the Annual Security Report from USM Public Safety. Part of the decrease in violations is due to cases of over reporting Clery statistics, Christina Lowery, Director of Housing and Residential Life said. […]

The College Experience Deconstructed: So you wanna drop out?

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Julie Pike in Perspectives

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 the rest of us, the struggle is real. We say the words, but what is this feeling of wanting to drop out? It may be a bad day, or the […]

Sunny Side Up: Gorham listed as 16th safest college town in U.S.

Posted on September 08, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief In a list of the 50 safest college towns in America published by Safewise, Gorham got the 16th spot. They looked into the FBI’s 2016 crime data to see what towns had the best safety records. Gorham was chosen partly for its low crime rate, but also for acts of kindness […]

Sea Dogs Game a Must See in Portland

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Julie Pike in Sports

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer The Portland Sea Dogs, the Double-A baseball affiliate (farm team) of the Boston Red Sox, plays regularly in Portland throughout July and August. The games are held at Hadlock Field on Park Avenue in Portland and the full schedule can be seen here. Ticket prices range from $9 for a general […]

Letter from the editor: changes coming to USM and the Free Press

Posted on April 30, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief Welcome to our last issue of the academic year! It has been a great experience this past semester as I began to learn my way as editor-in-chief, and I look forward to the next year to come. The overall theme of this issue encompasses the many changes coming to USM both […]

Student-led event educates about gun violence

Posted on April 22, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief On the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, USM Thinking Matters partnered with the Maine Gun Safety Coalition (MGSC) to provide an educational platform for students, faculty and community members. The Walk-In Against Gun Violence event was created to teach the community about gun violence policies and to join […]

Letter from the editor: #SaveStudentNewsrooms

Posted on April 22, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Just last week the Free Press joined in on the movement, #SaveStudentNewsrooms, a group of college newspapers across the country have banded together to spread awareness about the need for financial and editorial independence for student-run publications. Melissa Gomez, the editor-in-chief of The Independent Florida Alligator, who worked with other students […]

Intergenerational connections at Gorham House

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Julie Pike in Community

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief   Gorham House, an assisted living and retirement home, offers an intergenerational program that with their in-house preschool. This benefits not only the children, but the senior residents as well. The children at the preschool get to interact with different residents, who will often come down just to watch the children […]

Letter from the editor: determining a newsworthy story

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief   A question that comes up almost on a daily basis in the life of an editor, is being asked, or asking yourself, why is this story important? Why are we writing about this? Why do our readers want to know about this? Being a journalist is about more than just […]