Thursday, October 18th, 2018

C-Span bus comes to USM

Posted on October 17, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Danielle Vayenas, USM Director of Communications On its way to Augusta as part of a national tour to all 50 state capitals, the C-Span Bus will be making a two-hour stop at USM’s Portland campus this Friday, October 19th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The  bus will be parked in front of the Woodbury […]

Daily life of a student athlete

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By: Cullen McIntyre, Staff Writer Being a college student athlete means balancing a heavier workload of both school and sport responsibilities. After speaking to two student athletes, Alexandria Allain (First Year, Women’s Soccer) and Britney Evangelista (Fourth Year, Women’s Ice Hockey), I got a better understanding of the life of a student athlete. Allain, a […]

Working on Wellness: You are more than your academics

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Malinda Scannell, Nurse Practitioner How are you prioritizing your own needs while attending university? Are you getting enough sleep? Experts say seven to nine hours of sleep is recommended for allowing your body to restore itself. Regular adequate sleep is one of the best defenses to ward off sickness and is more powerful than vitamins, […]

Helping Mainers keep warm through energy efficiency: Americorps project

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Leah Soloway, Americorps Energy Efficiency Coordinator With the winter fast approaching and the colder temperatures among us, many Mainers feel the pressure of their upcoming heating bills. As a recent college student with experience renting an apartment along the coast, this situation is all too familiar. I can remember the cold nights that my […]

Sobriety and the ‘college experience’

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Coming to college, I had two goals – to do well in my classes and to have the ‘college experience.’ For me, the college experience was inextricable from drinking. Parties were cool. Girls went to parties. Alcohol equaled liquid confidence. I feared that if I didn’t drink like a fish and do […]

Calling the left a church is a step backwards

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Alexander Holderith, USM ’20 In the Sept. 24 edition of The Free Press, I read the article called “Beneath the (Godless) steeple: How the left is a church,” and being one of the many quiet Conservatives on campus, I took interest. Like any engaged republican, I had seen this idea before in many right leaning […]

Collins’ handling of Kavanaugh nomination “sickening”

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Anthony Emerson, USM ’19 On Feb. 9, 1950, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith — at the time the only woman in the United States Senate and one of just a handful in any political office nationwide — stood in front of the United States Senate and delivered a speech decrying the system of witch hunts […]

Office of Sustainability launches online swap

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Liz Trudel, News Editor USM’s Waste Minimization Policy, which was enacted by the President’s Council on Climate Neutrality on Nov.13, 2012, states that USM is committed to reducing waste and increasing efficiency in all aspects of campus operation. In order to help achieve the goals outlined in this policy, USM’s Office of Sustainability recently […]

Random Snacks of Kindness

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer “Random snacks of kindness” have been passed out to USM students over the past few weeks. This is part of an effort by the Service-Learning & Volunteering office to spread kindness on campus. The Service-Learning and Volunteer office at USM received its official title in the fall of the 2017-2018 school […]

Portland ranked best college town in Maine

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Nicholas Schleh, Staff Writer Portland has been ranked the best college town in the state of Maine by Reviews.org. With a natural splendor and a bustling port, Portland has topped 20 college and university towns in Maine. Using data from the United States Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, Reviews.org found the most accessible […]