Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Moving to the city

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

James Fagan I am a first year student at the University of Southern Maine, and the changes that I have had since coming here are probably the most abrupt changes I had in my life. This does not only apply to how much I read books of my choosing, the amount of time that I […]

One man, one concert, four baseball games and 2043 miles

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Maverick Lynes I am from Edmonton, a city in Alberta, Canada, and I drove 44 hours to get to the University of Southern Maine. Yes, you read that correctly, 44 hours from the other side of the continent, by myself, without cruise control. The only things I had concerning company were a ton of podcasts […]

Advising Advice: Tutoring services update

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Naamah Jarnot Greetings, Huskies! I am delighted to join the University of Southern Maine community as the new Coordinator of Tutoring Services. Many Free Press readers may already be familiar with the Learning Commons, but if you have visited our space or used our services before, do not flip this page (or scroll down) just […]

Student Senate meets to discuss projects on campus

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Jess Ward The Senate meeting this week, on Oct. 13, was held in Gorham, to discuss various Senate members’ projects on campus. The meeting was led by Muna Adan, President of the Senate, and covered topics ranging from internet speed on campus to parking accessibility. As of now, Aaron Pierce, the Student Affairs Chair, is […]

Traveling “preacher” harasses students on Gorham campus

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Devyn Adams and their friends were leaving Brooks Dining Hall around 12:30 p.m. early last week when they noticed a large crowd gathering. A man was standing on the hill looking down one of the pathways leading to Brooks. As they got closer, they realized the man was wearing a large sign with things like […]

400 rally in Portland against Trump’s decision to end DACA

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Johnna Ossie A crowd of about 400 gathered in Portland on Friday night in front of City Hall to protest the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which grants protection for young people brought without documentation to the United States as children. It began to rain […]

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 […]