Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

USM Socialists analyze world refugee crisis through discussion

Posted on February 01, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

According to the U.N. Refugee Agency, 50 million in the world today are refugees. This crisis, which stems from people seeking safety from nations succumbing to anarchy and fanaticism, was discussed at a USM Socialist talk, hosted by Owen Hill, an organizer for the Portland branch of the International Socialist Organization. The talk, which explored […]

Album Review: A Dotted Line

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

You know those moments when you stumble upon an album so great, each song sends goosebumps down the nape of your neck? In their not-so-new but long-overdue album A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek has outdone themselves with a new creative spark of imagination in both song lyrics and overall music style. Each note seems precise, […]

Letter from the Editor: How interviews have changed my perspective

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Letter From The Editor, Perspectives

Last week, I sat down with Andrew Kiezulas for an interview about the Students and Recovery group and his own experiences with addiction. Never have I felt more comfortable talking to someone than I did with Andrew. He greeted me with a hug and was very open and honest during our conversation. His words were […]

USM Free Press Staff Bio: Nicholas Beauchesne

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Community

Nicholas Beauchesne, who goes by Nick, is the Sports Editor at the University of Southern Maine Free Press student newspaper. As an English major with a double minor in history and public and professional writing, Nick keeps himself busy at all hours of the day. Whether he’s reporting on a sports event, Substitute teaching as […]

Luther Bonney computer lab set to be completed by May

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Community

In Luther Bonney, students meander around the atrium, some using computers that sit right outside the computer lab. Dusty footprints clutter the first floor, where construction that began in October is still in the works to be completed by the end of the semester. The plan for improvements, implemented by the previous administration, is meant […]

Letter from the Editor

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Letter From The Editor, Perspectives

We all know that imminent, beautiful doom that comes with the dawning of a new semester. We prepare ourselves for only the best, as we should, to keep ourselves comfortable with the idea that we’ll be spending yet another semester paying others for our education. I like to think that some of the best learning […]

Noyes Street fire memorial approved by committee

Posted on October 28, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in News

On November 1, 2014, a fire engulfed a two family home on 20 Noyes Street killing six people. In the aftermath of the tragic event, some people in the local community have proposed a memorial for the victims: six diamonds comprised of small blue lights with a white orb in the center. However, recent neighborhood […]

Album Review: Badlands

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture, Music

The up and coming artist, Halsey, officially released her latest album, Badlands this August. Her hit single, “New Americana,” has a catchy rhythm. Her lyrics sending a clear message to her listeners that the younger generation has the power to change the world. She sings,” “We are the new Americana / High on legal marijuana […]

Lewiston-Auburn updates provide students real-world experience

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in News

In modernized classrooms on a campus that seems so separate from the rest, USM’s Lewiston-Auburn college has finally completed their laboratory and practicum/simulation spaces. These classrooms, which resemble medical rooms of real hospitals, will allow students to gain real-world experience while they work toward earning their degree. Nursing and Occupational Therapy majors will be the […]

Consolidation set to begin in Luther Bonny computer lab

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in News

By Krysteana Scribner & Zachary Searles Students looking for a place to do homework and work on computers will no longer be able to utilize the space in the Luther Bonney computer lab, starting at the beginning of October. “We did a whole press conference and sent out an email about the changes that were […]