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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 […]

Vintage Portland

Posted on February 23, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

By Amanda Melanson There is a saying that history is often doomed to repeat itself, but many say that the world has become a bit more peaceful, whether we believe it or not. Not only that, but often times many people think that we are meant to learn from history and that is something easily […]

A look back in the USM Free Press archives

Posted on February 23, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

Arbitrator rules faculty layoffs justified at USM

Posted on February 08, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

Economics professor Rachel Bouvier protests with other faculty before a BoT meeting.

During the last weekend of January, the arbitrator reviewed last year’s retrenchments at USM and made a final decision about them, claiming that the process did not violate the collective bargaining agreement USM has with the Associated Faculties of the Universities of Maine (AFUM). “We are terribly sorry that we could not deliver a better […]

Arts & Culture Listings

Posted on February 01, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Monday, February 1   Friday Night Book Club Portland Museum of Art 7 Congress Sq. Starts: 5:45 p.m.   Tuesday, February 2   Travels of an Artist Exhibit Maine Jewish Museum 267 Congress St. Starts: 10:00 a.m. Ends: 2:00 p.m.   Music: Lotus State Theater 609 Congress St. Starts: 8:00 p.m.   Clara Junken (solo) […]

Community Listings

Posted on February 01, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Sports

Monday, February 1   Safe Zone Project Training University of Southern Maine 509 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland Campus Starts: 11:30 a.m. / Ends: 1:00 p.m.   Tuesday, February 2   Indoor Walk/Jog Drop In AM or NOON Options University of Southern Maine Sullivan Recreation Complex Starts: 12:00 p.m. / Ends: 1:00 p.m.   Considering Culture […]

Let me tell you about last Monday

Posted on February 01, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Letter From The Editor, Perspectives

Three weeks into the semester and I’m still, miraculously, feeling organized and focused. At this point, I would normally be so overwhelmed I could be found hiding in a pile of blankets eating stale doritos, but for now I’m doing alright. This is our second issue for the spring semester. So far, we’ve covered a […]