Shadow science

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Donald Szlosek I am sure all of you remember making shadow puppets as a child, but did you ever wonder how much a shadow weighs? Of course not! It is a silly questions, shadows cannot be weighed…But the material that shadows fall on top of can be. We know that light is made up […]

Pickleball: A casual, fun option for non-athletes

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Community

By David Sanok Last Tuesday, the Pickleball club held its first meeting at the Sullivan Gym. Founded by Assistant Director of the Sullivan Complex Kevin Norman and Psychology Professor Bill Gayton, they started this club for students and faculty who wanted to engage in competitive friendly and get a good workout. “There’s a lot of […]

The Talk 101: Intro to USM’s Sexuality and Dating Column

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Lorraine Kessler   So you’ve made it this far in your academic career, but do you think you could pass a test about your reproductive organs with a 4.0? Whether you answered yes or no, I’d like to introduce myself as USM’s student sex educator, and welcome you to our inclusive, body positive, sex […]

Fight back! Protect the gem that is USM

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Please, listen closely, especially those of you who are new to USM or new to this conflict, because you need to know what’s happening, and you need to know what’s at stake here. When I first enrolled in USM four years ago I was, frankly, a punk, a hoodlum, a trouble-maker. When I enrolled, I […]

Our opinion: USM needs to consider its reputation with students

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Our Opinion, Perspectives

“I can’t wait to leave USM.”   This is a phrase we’ve heard far too often for comfort lately. When the student body isn’t content and alternative acronyms for the university like “University of Struggling with Money” and “Um, Sorry, Man” are becoming regular jokes in the hallways, it’s up to administrative leaders to listen […]

Student Senate condemns program eliminations

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in News

By: Alex Huber   It took only 18 days for the administration to finalize the elimination of the undergraduate French and graduate applied medical science programs, and the Student Senate fought the proposal every step of the way. The senate passed two resolutions in their recent meetings that they felt voiced the concerns of the […]

Ebola demystified by faculty

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in News, Uncategorized

By: Brian Gordon Are you afraid of big bad Ebola? Should you be worried about a campus wide outbreak? Teachers gave a resounding no. There have been over 4,500 deaths from Ebola in the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. In America there have been four confirmed cases, three in Dallas, and […]

Longfellow’s Haunted House Tours In Portland

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Recommends

By Anastasia Muca Everyone has been enjoying pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather and foliage pictures on Instagram this fall. However, October cannot end without getting into the Halloween spirit. The Maine Historical Society, located on 489 Congress St, is opening the Wadsworth-Longfellow House to the general public as “Longfellow’s Haunted House,” this season. The Wadsworth-Longfellow […]

Sh(her)lock auditions done by USM Students

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson On Tuesday October 2, three USM seniors held auditions for “Sh(her)lock,” in the Media Building on the Portland Campus. The goal was to find actresses for their potential web series: a female version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes” stories. These three women are using everything they’ve learned throughout college and […]

Sin city: Las Vegas and the culture of surveillance

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Sydney Donovan With high-stakes gambling, legal brothels and quick and dirty Elvis-themed marriages, sin is a word often attached to the city of Las Vegas. However, one USM professor uses the word as an acronym with a more complex meaning: Security Information Network. In the first series of English department lectures, professor Jane Kuenz […]