Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Letter to the Editor: President Cummings responds to Free Press article

Posted on May 10, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Uncategorized

Dear Free Press, Thank you for your May 1 story that included my reflections at Student Government on USM’s experience this year attempting to balance issues of freedom of speech, allowing controversial speakers on to our campus, and addressing student concerns about their safety. I would like to clarify one statement in your story. I […]

Apologies all around, Cummings and Ginn address senate

Posted on May 10, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer The student senate met Friday, April 28 on the Gorham campus in Upton Hastings Hall. The start time of 2 p.m. was delayed by an executive board meeting in which a Violations Inquiry Committee (VIC) recommended that Liam Ginn, former student senate chair, issue a second and separate apology for […]

People of USM: Robert Ritchie

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

River Plouffe Vogel, Staff Writer The University of Southern Maine is home to many bright characters. It’s a unique place that offers new and interesting experiences. For many students, finding community takes time, however there are certain individuals who bring the community to the students. Robert Ritchie is one of these individuals. Ritchie has worked […]

USM honors longtime baseball coach by renaming stadium

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

Erin Brown, Sports Editor “It’s kind of weird. But it’s humbling, especially when you’re still coaching,” Ed Flaherty said about receiving the honor of his career this past weekend when USM renamed the baseball stadium “Ed Flaherty field.” Flaherty has spent 32 seasons and counting as head coach of Huskies’ baseball.  Throughout those three plus […]

Cookin’ in the kitchen serves up a jazz performance

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig, Arts & Culture Editor On Friday, April 28, USM’s jazz faculty played a concert called Cookin’ in the Kitchen. This concert was the result of work by band members and organizer Chris Klaxton, who devised a set of tunes from traditional jazz as well as popular music. The idea was to blend […]

NAMI on campus: New club works to destigmatize mental illness

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

Julie Pike, Staff Writer Working alongside faculty members at the Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC), a sophomore nursing student, Jessica Fossett, is in the process of bringing a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) club to USM. NAMI is a nationwide advocacy group that represents individuals and families who have been affected by mental health […]

Film Review: Free Fire Misses the Target

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls Free Fire is an action crime film directed by Ben Wheatley. It follows two shady groups as they meet at an abandoned warehouse for an unlawful weapons exchange liaisoned by Justine (Brie Larson). When an unexpected occurrence causes the deal to go south, the warehouse quickly becomes a battlefield […]

Our opinion: Fyre Festival a failure in more ways than one

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Over the weekend the “Fyre Festival” was set to take place on a private island in the Bahamas. Advertised as a luxury music festival, attendees paid between $2,000 and $12,000 or more for their tickets. When they arrived, however, they found something less than the lavish experience they were hoping for. According to the festival’s […]

Communication-Different: Deaf and Hearing interactions are not synonymous

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Community Editor In Hearing culture you’re taught to mind your own business, not ask too many questions and not talk about yourself too much. In Deaf culture, access to information and equal sharing of that information is a top priority. I.e., ask and answer lots of questions, offer up information. Upon […]

Advising Advice: How do you handle stress? The Wellness Center is here to help you

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Katie MacDonald, Contributor As the Graduate Assistant for the Portland Wellness Resource Center, I often meet students who learned about the Well through their Advisors and are looking for assistance in decompressing from their busy academic schedules. As we approach finals week and graduation I can feel the electric energy building on campus. Some are […]