Monday, November 20th, 2017

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chemistry courses, with an estimated 500 students per year, and will take place in a room that’s no longer filled with outdated equipment.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 […]

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 […]