Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Dear Dannick

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Maverick Lynes On October 29, 2017, I received news that my friend and teammate, Dannick Breton, had passed away. As somebody who has been fortunate through their life regarding loss, the initial shock was something I have never experienced. Dannick is the closest I have ever been to somebody that I have lost. Struggling to […]

USM wrestler makes a stand thousands of miles from home

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel Raul Gierbolini is a freshman, and he is one of the few students who is from Puerto Rico at USM. Gierbolini is also on the wrestling team, which is why he came to USM, despite it being so far from his home. This speaks to the reputation the USM wrestling team has […]

Letter from the editor: Please don’t waste time worrying

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Sarah Tewksbury Thursday morning the New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks published a thoughtful analysis of levels of romantic and sexual interaction in this current societal, historical moment. Brooks suggested that there are currently three ways that men can be perceived, as either lovers, prospectors or predators. Comparing men to characters in novelist Jane […]

Weed out the facts

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Jess Ward When people find out that I moved to Maine from Colorado, one of the first questions that they usually ask is if I smoke weed. The association between the two is not unfounded, since Colorado was one of the first states to completely legalize recreational marijuana. Amendment 64, which proposed new laws to […]

This Week At Winchester: It’s not all about traveling

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Julie Pike Today, November 1, 2017, officially marks the halfway point of my semester abroad. It feels like I have been here in England much longer than only a month and a half, and I have several more weeks to go. The month of November is going to be filled with trips to other countries […]

Let’s Talk About It

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Johnna Ossie Question: I am a sophomore at the University of Southern Maine and was curious about what there is to do in and around Portland. I am of age and know there are a lot of amazing breweries and bars, as well as great nightlife, but one of my best friends is under 21 […]

Spreading kindness to counter divisiveness

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Editorial Staff Every November, political signs line the sides of roads and keep mailboxes company at the end of driveways. Names of politicians or short, urgent messages telling voters to select either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on their ballot are poignantly present. Since the 2016 presidential election, the intensity of political signs has escalated around the […]

Advising Advice: How to Do College When You’re an Introvert

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Janis Albright Having gone through college as an introvert and, now, meeting many introverts as an advisor has made me think about how important it is for us to pay attention to our personalities in order to feel fulfilled during the college experience and beyond. Do you prefer to have a nice dinner at home […]

Equality’s role in democracy and higher learning discussed

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Ben Theiault Through a combination of education, community involvement and the emphasis of equality, Compact President Andrew Seligsohn aspires to redefine the way our country views Civic education. He seeks to promote a new way to execute Civic education with the help of local institutions of higher learning in areas all over the country. He […]

Election day rapidly approaches for Mainers

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah O’Connor This year’s election will feature new referendum ranging from health care reformation to state pension amendments. On Election Day, November 7, Maine voters will vote on five statewide ballot measures in the Referendum Elections. They will elect new members of the House of Representatives as some terms have come to an end. Additionally, […]