Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Saying farewell to a graduating class

Posted on May 04, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Thomas Fitzgerald, Community Editor Another semester of classes is drawing near a conclusion at USM, and for many students, it is just another routine end to a school year. With classes being selected and roommates being assigned, it seems like the monotonous rounds of trying to finish a degree are in place. However, for some […]

Sustainability & ME: USM’s mindful move out, a zero waste event?

Posted on May 04, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lisa Willey, Sustainability & ME Zero Waste: An increasingly popular expression. But what does it mean?  Last October, I attended the Zero Waste Conference organized by PLAN (Post Landfill Action Network), a non-profit group of student leaders who believe that waste is a logistics problem. The event was hosted at the University of New Hampshire […]

USM Sports 2015-2016, a year to remember

Posted on May 04, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community & Sports

By Nick Beauchesne, Sports Editor It has been an amazing year for USM sports so far. With spring season coming to a close in the coming weeks,and a full slate of fall and winter sports behind us, the USM community should be able to look back at this year with a sense of pride as to […]

Surviving finals week: What you need to know

Posted on May 04, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Raquel Miller, Free Press Staff The life of a college student is already busy and a constant balancing act between classes, work and one’s sanity.  Once finals are added into the mix at the end of the semester, the balancing act is taken to an entirely new level of chaos.   The week before […]

Album Review: Drake’s Young Money/Cash Money Records

Posted on May 04, 2016 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

By Bradford Spurr, Multimedia Editor The Six God is watching. ‘Six,’ a reference frequently made by rapper Aubrey Graham (Drake) as a term of endearment for Toronto, was dropped from the highly anticipated fourth studio album with hip hop royalty Lil Wayne’s Young Money/Cash Money records (YM/CM). Anecdotally, because I personally had no clue for […]

Reverse culture shock: Students on campus adjust to change

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Meaghan Gonsior, Free Press Staff “It bothers me that I really don’t have the history with the other Americans,” USM graduate Shagahayegh Sabeti remarked. “When you grow up with people, you go through this whole process. People start talking about things that I have no idea about, so I couldn’t really contribute to it.” Teenage […]

Using the GI Bill? Do & Don’t tips when working with advising and Veterans services

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lorrie Spaulding, Coordinator of Veterans Services Do:   Contact Veterans Services early and often about career plans and schedule changes.  Why?  We want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your benefits every semester.  This means working with your Academic Advisor and Faculty Advisor to ensure that you are only […]

Banana peels, coffee grinds and egg shells: Making Portland prettier

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig, Free Press Staff Today, Portland’s Garbage to Garden service offers an easy way to compost food scraps, as well as to obtain compost for growing things. The nonprofit organization was created by Maine resident Tyler Frank, who was living in the East End of Portland in 2012 when he recognized the fact […]

Raising awareness for sexual assault in April

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Free Press Staff April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. SAAM is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. The campaign began in the late 1990s. The month of April was selected by the […]

USM awarded grant for recovery center on campus

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Colin Cundy, Free Press Staff A federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA), has been awarded to open a recovery center here on campus. Having a center for those in need will stand in contrast to the existing group’s, Students and Recovery (SAR),  previous set-up. SAR has been directly involved […]