Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Dormitory upgrades coming to the Gorham campus

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Jam Lewis, Staff Writer At the culmination of the spring 2018 semester, USM Residential Life will step into action to follow through on a planned three project expansion to Philippi, Woodward and Anderson Hall. This entails beautification for dorms by the end of summer. The Director of Residential Life and Housing, Christina Lowery, provides […]

Bus transportation changes hit USM next fall

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer During the 2016 summer, USM officials entered negotiations with Portland Metro to create a partnership between the university and the public transportation system called the Transit West expansion. In the fall of 2017 it was officially announced that USM would move towards an official business relationship with Metro once their […]

Funding for Master Plan remains unknown

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer The new USM master plan has hit a brief obstacle during its final stages of development. The 128th Maine Legislature decided to adjourn on Thursday afternoon, April 19 without addressing many major bills, leaving the USM master plan budget temporarily in the air. The session extended from Wednesday night into Thursday […]

Advising Advice: Leadership Lessons from a Veteran’s Perspective

Posted on April 25, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Camden Ege, Assistant Coordinator of USM’s Veterans Services Stepping foot on a college campus provides a variety of leadership opportunities for anyone. There are many different clubs and organizations, work-study positions and moments to shine. But leadership is also an ability that requires practice, and for many students this is their first opportunity. However, […]

Being a student athlete: balancing athletics and academics

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor USM has a long standing tradition of athletic and academic excellence. College is no walk in the park; classes are long, course work is difficult and professors demand a lot of their students. And so many of the people that go here are much more than just students, they […]

Hip-hop and chess come together as a club

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community, Perspectives

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor Portland is known for being a large pool for new ideas, artists and creative minds, so it was the perfect place for James Grant, a DJ by the name of XHALE, to set up a club for people that are both hip-hop enthusiasts and enjoy a good round of chess. […]

People of USM: Sarah Holmes

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer Becoming the Assistant Dean of Students is a job that Sarah Holmes loves, especially being able to help out with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination against anyone based on sex. “I am a very proud product of USM education, it has so much potential for so many […]

Sustainability & ME: Plant for Pollinators

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Asia DiBenedetti, USM Sustainable Food Eco-Rep Spring is here (hopefully!) and you may be thinking about your summer garden. While all those fruits and veggies are certainly something to look forward to, don’t forget to thank your pollinators by planting some pollinator friendly plants in or around your garden. Bees play a key role […]

Working on Wellness: Prevention of tick borne illnesses

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lynn G Howard, FNP-C Movie Night Ken is super excited that winter is over because he loves hiking.  He knows to prepare by carrying plenty of water, sunscreen and snacks, but after reading some alarming news, he decided to better protect himself against tick-borne illnesses. Notice his light colored, tucked in clothing covering his […]

A Canadian’s Perspective: Freedom of speech laws in Canada

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer As a Canadian, I have experienced some people’s surprised faces when I tell them “hate speech” is a legitimate law in Canada. Canada still provides freedom of speech, just to a different extent than America does. Many Canadian officials have been quoted saying that freedom of speech is an American […]