Saturday, February 6th, 2016

13 Hours

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By John Rocker 13 Hours is a biopic of the events that occurred in Benghazi, Libya in September of 2012 and is directed by Michael Bay. For those that didn’t know what happened in Benghazi, a United States diplomatic compound and acovert, at the time, CIA annex were attacked. The story focuses on the CIA […]

UMVA Art Exhibit opens on Gorham Campus

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Community

By Anora Morton Many of us dread partner projects. The thought of unevenly split responsibilities, difficulty communicating and clashing ideas is enough to induce a slight panic out in most and an end result just short of a disaster. This is far from the case at the USM UMVA: Forging Affinites gallery at the Gorham […]

Wayside Food Program provides for those in need

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson Last Thursday night in Portland, restaurants were abuzz as usual. Oysters were slurped by candlelight, steaks washed down with red wine, and baked stuffed lobsters sat proudly on well-garnished plates. Down in the Deering Community Church basement, amongst a clutter of foldable tables, a feast was also being served.   “Spaghetti with meat […]

Sundance Film Festival Review

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Amanda Melanson The Sundance Film Festival has gotten off to a great start this past week. This year, the program ran from Jan. 21 to Jan. 31, 2016. This is the 31st year for the festival, after it was renamed when the Sundance Institute took it over in 1985. It grew into a large […]

Stonecoast Review

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By  Meaghan Grosier USM’s very own Stonecoast Review is building momentum in the literary arts world. Chock full of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and visual art, the journal’s editorial team is gearing up to publish its fifth issue in the Summer of 2016. Founded in 2013 by students and alumni of USM’s Stonecoast Creative Writing […]

Benjamin

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

By Bradford Spurr Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and H. Jon Benjamin: one of these men is unlike the others, mostly because this individual has never influenced generations of jazz musicians and hasn’t won the whole world over. The man in question in, Jon Benjamin, whose main claim to fame is that fans will come up to […]

Higher Education Workshop a Big Hit

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Thomas Fitzgerald On Jan. 28, a collection of students and prospective individuals who are interested in attending school at a college level gathered together on the seventh floor of the Glickman library to discuss their options with many different representatives. This event was organized with the association of the Martin Luther King Jr. day […]

Students of USM, Matthew Raymond

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Meaghan Gonsior Matthew Raymond is driven by a passion for prison reform and for him, it’s personal. During a class taught by USM Professor Leroy Rowe, Raymond, a third year history major and political science minor, came to a pivotal cross-roads. “A course on mass incarceration has opened doors within my heart that I thought […]

Study Abroad Fair helps students weigh academic options

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Raquel Miller On Tuesday, Jan. 26, tables of study abroad representatives lined the Brooks Center dining hall for a study abroad fair.  As you walked farther into the dining hall, pamphlet filled tables with welcoming faces of representatives appeared. Leading the line of tables was USM’s Office of International Programs where Assistant Director, Kaoru Phillips […]

Academic horizons expanding for interested students. USM trying to make it easier for refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers to get an education.

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Thomas Fitzgerald/Community Editor On Jan. 28, a collection of students and prospective individuals who are interested in attending school at a college level gathered together on the seventh floor of the Glickman library to discuss their options with many different representatives. This event was organized with the association of the Martin Luther King Jr. day […]