Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Sustainability & ME: Technological Process

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nathan Cronauer, Contributor Technology has never been as integral a part of human life as it is today. From smartphones and laptops to smart cars and stereos, the many electronic tools in which we surround ourselves provide years of useful service. The Consumer Electronics Association estimates that the average United States citizen uses twenty-four […]

The Millennials Conscience: What am I if Sanders is a Socialist?

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Bryer C. Sousa, Free Press Staff As a student of applied mathematics at USM, and formerly a student of chemistry and physics at the University of Maine, who has co-authored peer-reviewed academic journal articles, I approach problem-solving and critical thinking by way of data-driven theory and reproducibility. That is to say, I utilize the […]

Ex Land: How to Break Up in Our Fair City

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Johnna Ossie, Free Press Staff There’s something particularly difficult about dating in Portland. The community is small and insular. Everybody in town knows your business. You constantly have to explain to the barista at the coffee shop or the bartender that your person is no longer your person. There is a certain guard that […]

Poetry Corner: I Truly Hope

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dustin Kelly, Free Press Staff I truly hope a soul finds their everything in you Let your flaws be what is appreciated most Things overlooked by the typical aspiring Never to be ignored or taken for granted Every freckle that dances on your face Bright blues that glisten behind thick inviting lashes Blonde curls […]

Poetry Corner: Spring Thinking

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Candice Isaac, Free Press Staff Wandering when the sun and warmth will finally come out and stay There are many a places that I would like to visit today From lighthouses to islands To ferries and fields filled with blueberries I remain excited About what this state has to offer Ah it seems like […]

Major & Career Exploration: A Team Based Approach

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Stacy Stewart, PhD, Coordinator of Career Services Having trouble deciding on a major? Thinking of switching your major for the umpteenth time? Not sure how to link your course work to the career world? Together with your faculty advisor,  Advising Services and the office of Community Engagement & Career Development, you can engage in an […]

USM baseball team falls to Babson College 12-8

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community & Sports

By Erin Brown, Free Press Staff A grand slam by the Babson Beavers was ultimately the difference between them and  the Southern Maine Huskies Thursday afternoon. Although they rallied with five unanswered runs, the Huskies fell 12-8 after nine innings of play. Southern Maine’s record drops to 18-9. Babson picked up the lead early on […]

Sullivan prepared for life beyond the playing field

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community & Sports

By Nicholas Beauchesne, Sports Editor With only two weeks left of the semester, many students are preparing for their final exams at USM. Graduating seniors see the end of their undergraduate experience just beyond the stack of books and pile of projects that await them. For those seniors that participated in collegiate athletics during their […]

Southworth Planetarium a hidden gem on campus

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Raquel Miller Southworth Planetarium is one of USM’s hidden treasures. Students who grew up in Maine might remember visiting the Planetarium as a small child on a school field trip, or perhaps, some students visited more recently with a class. Most students pass by the Science building everyday on their way to class without […]

Students of USM: Chi Bui’s travels from Vietnam

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Meaghan Gonsior Half asleep, a young Chi Bui gazed down at the coast of Maine from her airplane window as it descended into the Portland International Jetport in 2012, thinking to herself, “Oh, so Maine is an island.” Up until two days before boarding the plane, Bui didn’t know where Maine was on the map. The […]