Monday, July 16th, 2018

Movie Talk: Foreign take on classic horror

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Emily Norman, Staff Writer One of the most popular movies in the horror genre on Netflix right now is Verónica, a Spanish film from director Paco Plaza. It’s easy to see why, as horror films featuring the supernatural and demonic are still incredibly popular with movie viewers today. Verónica, however, delivers us something a little […]

Connections through reading and coffee

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer Portland’s first silent book club has been gaining popularity among readers of all kinds. On the second Sunday of every month, Tandem Coffee hosts a Silent Book Club on 122 Anderson street Portland, ME from 2:00 to 4:00pm where readers of all kinds gather to read and enjoy tea or coffee. […]

Inclusivity in activism for everyone

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Kate Rogers, Staff Writer Activist and author Julia Serano visited Glickman Library on invitation by the Women and Gender Studies program at USM to present on the subject of making feminist and queer movements more inclusive. Author of three books, with a PhD in Biology from Colombia and 17 years of genetic and developmental research […]

Witty collection of stories by Portland local

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Sarah Tewksbury. Staff Writer Satire and wit are coupled together with fable and politics in an unlikely marriage in The Price of the Haircut. Designed as a collection of short stories, the 240 pages bound by a catchy graphic filled cover, is more than independent pieces. Author Brock Clarke wove common themes and stylistic elements […]

High school students fight back against gun violence

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief Among the dozen or so high schools in Maine that participated in the national walkout to protest gun violence, Westbrook High School had three students come together in hopes to make a difference in their community. What began as three separate ideas by Sandy Cao, Kelly Maguire and Zoe Popovic, joined together […]

Student Senate approves budget for individual jackets

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer The Student Senate meeting held in Bailey Hall on March 9, provided an overall reflection on the current work of the Student Senators. The meeting, led by Senate Chairman Trevor Hustus, ensured progress and attention were being maintained in current projects, however it also served as a way to commemorate and […]

Students are fighting back against sexual assault

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer USM students have ditched silence about rape culture and campus sexual assaults, and have started a discussion with the #MeToo: The Fight Against Campus Sexual Assault event. Huskies for Reproductive Health, USM’s Queer Straight Alliance and the Portland Branch of International Socialist Organization (ISO) teamed up on March 20 for […]

Shauna Shames: Getting millennials involved in politics

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer The Millennial generation is continuing a common trend—young citizens abstaining from political action. Reasons why this occurs and how to change this fate are explored by assistant professor within the Political Science Department at Rutgers University, Shauna Shames, in her presentation “The Great (Political) Divide: Why Women, Minorities, and Millennials are […]

Letter from the editor: Look to the women in your life

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief March is the declared month to celebrate the vast contributions that women have made in history, but it’s reminded me to appreciate the aspiring women that are in my life. Women’s History Month is celebrated in the U.S., U.K and Australia. This month also includes International Women’s Day on the eighth. Thirty-one […]

Women’s History Month widely celebrated in Maine

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer Women’s history month is celebrated each year through March. In the late 1970s, the United States began to observe parts of March as women’s history days and weeks, eventually nationally celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8. In 1980, President Carter declared there would be a National Women’s History Week celebrated […]