Monday, February 20th, 2017

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, […]

Presidential Election 2016: On the issues

Posted on November 03, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

The 2016 Presidential Election is upon us, and American Citizens continue to battle with the decision of who will be the next President of the United States, it’s important to analyze and understand the stance each viable candidate has held on particular issues that could highly influence the future of  our country and its relations […]

“Top Five” secret places to wine & dine in Portland, Maine

Posted on November 03, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Because our city prides itself on its foodie culture, the places that are suggested to tourists are often very high-class and expensive. However, there are so many places that only locals are aware of that offer high quality food and drink at very reasonable prices. If you’re new to Portland and want some advice for […]

Letter from the Editor: My first year as Editor-in-chief

Posted on May 02, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Letter From The Editor, Perspectives

The end of another school year is upon us, and it’s in this moment that I usually would be headed back home, ready to leave behind the USM campus. During my first two years at USM, going to classes had felt like a job to me. I had a hard time justifying the importance of […]

USM chemistry lab to open next semester

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

Next year, incoming freshman majoring in any science degree can expect to have a new, updated lab, located in the Science Building. This room will serve 100 level chemistry courses, with an estimated 500 students per year, and will take place in a room that’s no longer filled with outdated equipment. According to Caryn Prudenté, […]

Bill to transition India Street services leaves some uneasy

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

The city of Portland is looking to pass a new budget, which could cause all clinics at the India Street Public Health center to close. In the wake of this decision, over 20 public health workers would lose their jobs, and 1,114 patients receiving care at these clinics would be forced to shift their services […]

Senior exhibit, final pieces before going out into the real world

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

By: Matthew Craig, Free Press Staff On Tuesday, April 12, the 2016 exhibition for graduating BFA and BA students of USM opened, with an opening reception on April 14. Professor Porobic opened the ceremony with a speech detailing the hard work and commitment of the students exhibiting their works. This year’s event marks the fortieth […]