Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Unsealed Fate: The cycle of perpetual punishment for minors with criminal records

Posted on May 04, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in News

Mara Sanchez, Erica King, and Susan Hawes, co-authors on the Muskie School of Public Service report, pose for a photo with Danielle Layton, research analyst at Muskie School of Public Service and intern at Maine Inside Out (MIO), as well as other students from the MIO program, outside of the Osher Learning Institute on the USM Portland Campus.

Growing up, we look to our mentors for guidance and support, particularly from role models such as family and close friends. But what if we don’t have the support system we need to thrive as young adults, and turn to criminal behaviors as a way to cope with the struggles of our upbringing? For some […]

Letter from the Editor: The time has come to say goodbye

Posted on May 04, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in Perspectives

Three years have passed since I chose to walk into the offices of the Free Press. It’s funny how time disappears, slowly, and it was in between moments during my time at the student paper that I wondered how my own time here would come to an end. It doesn’t seem real, and it doesn’t […]

Let’s Talk About It: What am I doing?!

Posted on April 22, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in Perspectives

By: Johnna Ossie, News Editor Every morning when I wake up I think about dropping out of college within the first 2 minutes of opening my eyes. In fact, before my eyes have even opened I have elaborate fantasies of withdrawing from USM, lighting my essays, homework assignments and readings on fire and throwing them […]

Starbucks in Glickman has ties to university dining services

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in News

While a Starbucks in the Glickman Library may seem like an exciting new addition to campus, the service fails to provide a full assortment of options. Sodexo, USM’s food provider, was chosen because they presented the best offer and the highest capital amongst competition. Many of the statements by USM officials about the Starbucks’ success […]

Ex-senator broke protocol at SGA meeting with ‘profanity laced tirade’

Posted on March 18, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in News

On March 10, the weekly Student Government meeting was interrupted after Rowan Torr, a former senator, attempted to address concerns regarding alleged discrimination against individuals with disabilities within the student senate. According to Student Body President Humza Khan, various controversies the student senate has been at the center of over the course of the school year incited […]

Our Opinion: Trump administration continues to malign media

Posted on February 25, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in Perspectives

By the Free Press Editorial Team After a few weeks of debate at USM surrounding free speech, and what that means in today’s political climate, a new concern arises: the freedom of the press. President Trump and his administration have been discrediting news sources since before the inauguration on Jan. 20, and have been openly […]

President Cummings talks openly about issues with SGA

Posted on February 06, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in News

What can you tell me about Madison’s decision to tell the general public about your confidential conversation? Humza and Madison came to me to talk about the state budget. They wanted to know if they could be helpful for supporting a strong budget request, and it was terrific. In the context of that, there is […]

The implications of eliminating Obamacare

Posted on January 22, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in News

Donald Trump takes a bite of an Obamacare cookie in this caricature created by our Design Director, Orkhan Nadirli

Last Friday, President Donald Trump signed his first executive order, which included a set of instructions for the federal government to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This decision, which was a staple of his 2016 Republican Presidential campaign, has become a large topic of debate and discussion across the United States. […]

Students and Recovery seek to establish center on campus

Posted on November 12, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

The University of Southern Maine is on its way to creating a collegiate program for university students struggling with substance use disorders. With the hopes to create Students and Recovery center on campus and future plans to discuss sober housing on campus, opportunity is in the works to end the stigma attached to addiction and […]

Support for Eating Disorders on campus

Posted on November 12, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Community

By Johnna Ossie Eating disorders are a common problem among college-age students, but they often go unnoticed or undiscussed. According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), eating disorders have been steadily on the rise in the United States since the 1950s. Stigma around eating disorders, including who is affected, and what they look like, […]