Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Campus resources that help with studies and exams

Posted on December 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer During study and exam weeks, both Glickman Library in Portland and the Gorham library are offering extended hours, research assistance, study resources and even snacks to help students complete the semester. In addition, library resources can be accessed online at any time, day or night, from any computer. Tutoring can […]

Council promotes diversity and inclusion at USM

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Nicholas Schleh, Staff Writer The Intercultural and Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC) at USM is made up of faculty, students and staff that are committed to creating a diverse and more inclusive community. The council advises President Cummings on the campus climate and other topics related to diversity. IDAC’s goal, as stated in their mission […]

Mariners host “Rivalry Night”

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By: Cullen McIntyre, Staff Writer On Friday, Nov. 30, the Maine Mariners hosted “Rivalry Night” as they took on the Worcester Railers at the Cross Insurance Arena. Students and staff from both universities filled their sections and embraced their school spirit throughout the game. The newly formed hockey team in Portland drew in a large crowd, […]

Working on Wellness: Dealing with holiday stress

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Sarah Kelly, Staff Counselor, USM Health & Counseling The holiday season is often associated with words like peace, love and joy with idyllic scenes of family, food, festivity and cheer. However, for many the holidays can be a time of increased stress, sadness and grief. The holidays can increase feelings of loss, particularly for people […]

Winter safety tips from USM Public Safety

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Noel March, Chief of Police Hello Husky Nation and congratulations to us all on a thus far very safe and very successful fall 2018 semester. We’ve already seen some early snow and ice in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston so I want to take a moment of your time to share some smart safety tips […]

The life of a non-traditional student

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer Coming back to college after being a working professional was quite an education in itself. There are certainly some ways that I grew despite myself and some ways that I find I’m being held back. Relating to a professor, an authority figure, is different in school from working with a boss […]

The College Experience Deconstructed: Procrastination

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Procrastination station, about to depart to nowheresville at never o’clock. All aboard! Just kidding, you missed the departure. Welcome to college. Procrastination is a subject we profess knowledge of but whose reality we do little to change. It is a defining aspect of collegiate academics. For some reason, we can’t get […]

Students share their internship experience

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer An internship gives students a chance to take what they learn in the classroom into a professional setting. For many, the objectives are to develop professional connections, build a resume and hopefully get a job offer. But sometimes, learning what you don’t want to do is just as valuable. “After you’re […]

Student Senate working to raise activity fee

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer The newest project USM’s Student Senate is working on is to raise the student activity fee. The Senate is looking to raise the fee to the amount that the University of Maine Farmington has currently, $160 for the year (for students who have 12 credits or more), which comes out of […]

Letter From the Editor: Time for a break

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Within a couple weeks USM students will be wrapping up their last finals and assignments of the semester. Afterward, I expect to hear a collective sigh of relief from the student body. For 15 weeks we’ve juggled courses, homework, tests, group projects, work, relationships, social lives, family life and our own inner […]