Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The ROCC provides life-saving training for local community

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Mary Ellen Aldrich, Community Editor Across Cumberland County, the state of Maine and the United States, opioid use and overdose is increasing. According to the Office of the Maine Attorney General, in 2016 opioid overdose claimed more than one life each day in Maine, resulting in a total of 378 lives lost to opioids. “It’s […]

Juried Art Exhibit showcases student work

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Cara DeRose, Chief Copy Editor On the evening of March 16, guided by small candles, placed in paper bags, that illuminated the winding edges of their path, students and faculty members alike walked to the USM Art Gallery in Gorham, where the USM Student Juried Exhibition opening reception was held. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., […]

Advising advice column: creative study spaces

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Megan Wright, Academic Advisor Remember when you were a child and you built a fort in the living room or your bedroom? You grabbed blankets off every bed and created caves, castles and dungeons for you and your toys. Having those creative spaces just for you to escape to and let your imagination run wild […]

ESOL peer mentoring enters its fourth successful semester

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer Over the two and a half years since its inception, the English for Speakers of Other Languages Department (ESOL) at USM has served as a place where students whose first language is not English can have a one-on-one conversation with fluent English-speaking students. ESOL Peer Mentoring was first created in the […]

Let’s Talk About It: You don’t have to do it alone

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Months ago I wrote a column about radical vulnerability, and while in theory I knew and truly believed that being vulnerable is one of the most radical things we can do, I have to admit I haven’t always followed my own advice. I grew up in a conservative household, and […]

The importance of educating student journalists (A review of CMA)

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Editorial Board, Free Press Staff As student journalists, we are not immune to the realities that more and more people are leary of the reliability of news in today’s politically charged climate. During the U.S. Presidential election campaign, we began to notice the changes in public opinion. Instead of positive feedback and encouragement, we received […]

Guns on Campus: What it could mean for students

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Republican Maine State Representative Richard Cebra of Naples plans to propose a bill that, if passed, would allow students to legally carry firearms on campus. The bill, “LR 635 An Act To Enhance Safety on College and University Campuses by Allowing Firearms To Be Carried on the Campuses of Public […]

People of USM: Kaoru Phillips, Assistant Director of the International Office

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

By Eleanor Mair, Contributor The transition into university can be difficult. The experience of living in a new town, trying to make new friends, participating in brand new courses and gaining a sense of independence can be overwhelming. For incoming international students, however, their recent travels, sometimes thousands of miles away from home, to immerse […]

USM’s first wrestling national champion

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

Erin Brown, sports editor Senior Daniel Del Gallo (Gardiner, ME) finished his collegiate athletic career in the way every college athlete dreams of, as a national champion. Del Gallo took to the mat last week in the two-day NCAA Division III wrestling national championship tournament in La Crosse, WI to become the first ever wrestling […]

Dias and Gibeault earn All-American Honors at Indoor Track and Field National Championship

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

Erin Brown, Sports Editor Seniors Neka Dias (San Antonio, TX / Holmes) and Molly Gibeault (Brooklyn, CT / Woodstock Academy) both found incredible success this season in Indoor Track and Field. This past weekend, both attended the Division Three Indoor Track and Field National Championship at North Central College in Naperville, IL. Not only did […]