Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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 […]

Dynamic Duo in Indie Pop have distinct and emotional sounds

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

Over the course of 2014, indie pop artists Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht recorded and released one song per month. The end result, the album “Oh Wonder,” properly named after the dynamic duo themselves, has 15 original songs that encompass a soft electro-pop vibe that is great to listen to during downtime, study sessions […]

Sustainability & ME: Birds and Bees

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Perspectives

By Lisa Willey What springs to mind when you hear the word “pollinator?”  Most people immediately picture a honey bee, but there are many other insects and even birds which are critical to pollination.  Essentially a pollinator is a critter who, in its efforts to put food on the table, spreads pollen from one plant […]

The truth behind substance use disorders and drinking in college

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

For college students, the consumption of alcohol varies from person to person. Whether you’re drinking to socialize, celebrate, suppress difficult emotions or to simply relax, it has both a strong and varying affect on those who decide to drink. Why does alcohol cause us to act and feel differently? How much is too much? Why […]

Mumps at USM

Posted on March 07, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

On March 2,  a student at the University of Southern Maine who visited the University Health Center was diagnosed with mumps. This outbreak is one among many happening across college campuses right now and the first outbreak at USM since 2013. The university has identified more than 150 other students who were likely in proximity […]

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

Posted on March 07, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Letter From The Editor

The Free Press team has been working hard, both on finding relevant and interesting news topics, as well as consistently posting to our social media platforms. Our team is always looking to have new members and over the past few weeks we’ve gained some amazing new contributors who will be covering Portland’s local music scene. […]

Editorial

Posted on March 07, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Perspectives

We’re afraid for our country – and especially afraid of the possibility of having current candidates represent our country in a way we believe would be fatal to the majority opinion. Why can’t the citizens of the United States see past the lies of the republican party and the obvious lies of Hillary Clinton? Do […]

One student confirmed to have mumps at University of Southern Maine

Posted on March 02, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

Earlier this evening,  a student at the University of Southern Maine was confirmed to have been diagnosed with Mumps. “Staff members are currently contacting individuals who may be more directly affected, but we think it is important for the entire university community to be informed of the symptoms of mumps and what to do if […]

Burn the Books: Why We’re Here

Posted on February 29, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Perspectives

By Martin Conte     “It’s not books you need, it’s some of the things that once were in books…  They show the pores in the face of life.  The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless.” Fahrenheit 451, 82-83 I am not an early adapter.  I have no smartphone.  My ipod […]