Monday, July 16th, 2018

USM athletics sees rising stars in students and faculty

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor USM’s own BL Elfring inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame USM has always had a strong tradition of athletics. However, for all of the achievements made on the field by athletes across all 22 of USM’s sport programs, it takes the work of an entire athletic department to make that […]

Board of Trustees Rep. seeking feedback on Board Policy 214

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Dylan Reynolds, Undergraduate Board of Trustees Representative  This is a request for feedback on proposed Board Policy 214: Institutional Authority on Political Matters. My name is Dylan Reynolds, I am the Undergraduate Board of Trustees Representative for USM. In essence my role is to act as a liaison between the USM undergraduate students and the Board […]

Plea bargaining should not be an option for offenders in sex crimes

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Editorial Board, Free Press Staff In the U.S., individuals accused of sexually based crimes are legally able to accept a plea deal that allows them to have reduced sentencing penalties. This is wrong and should not be allowed to the extent that it is currently bargained for. When a sex crime is committed and being investigated, […]

Working on Wellness: Healing from psychological trauma

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Victoria Libby, M.S.Ed., Psy.D. What is Trauma? At its essence a trauma is a disturbing, often shocking experience that can threaten one’s feeling of safety. Trauma can be a single event such as an unexpected death, physical injury, sexual assault, threat to life, or a natural disaster. Trauma can also be a series of events or […]

Advising Advice: Benefits of faculty advising from Dr. Rikki Miller’s perspective

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Janis Albright, Advisor Students often ask me why they are usually assigned both a professional and a faculty advisor. Your professional advisor can help you navigate through the university, explore majors, and develop an academic plan. While faculty advisors do this too, they can help you progress further, since they are experts in their field. I […]

Yesplus helps students relieve stress

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

Dionne Smith, Community Editor Just the thought of classes could stress out a college student, and that stress rises with having to work, study, and as exams creep closer each week. However, USM is fortunate enough to have Yesplus on campus to aid with helping students lower their stress and gain more energy with the help […]

Diversity in Black Panther: Representation within new Marvel movie

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Kate Rogers, Staff Writer Mild spoiler alert Directed by Ryan Coogler, Marvel’s Black Panther follows King T’Challa, of a fictional African nation Wakonda, as he strives to do the best for his people in the wake of his father’s death. A wrench is thrown in the works when an outsider returns to Wakonda with an agenda […]

Sure Sure talks about their expectations and experience as an opening band

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Samantha Hallowell, Staff Writer Just off their first ever tour, opening for indie band on the rise Hippo Campus, California-based Sure Sure is an electrifying and upbeat sight to behold. Chris Beachy on keyboard and vocals, Charlie Glick on guitar and vocals, Kevin Farzad on drums, and producer Michael Coleman providing alternative percussion touches create a […]

Locking Up Our Own offers new perspective

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Emily Norman, Contributor Dr. James Forman Jr. came to USM to speak about his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. This was part of this year’s Gloria S. Duclos Convocation, following the theme of race and participatory democracy. The event was held on the Portland campus in the Abromson Center. Forman’s […]

Letter from the Editor: Riding the train in England

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News, Perspectives

Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief One of the simple pleasures that I miss from my time abroad in England is riding the train. There’s something about coasting through the English countryside that is incredibly peaceful and relaxing. In the states I rarely took the train, it was either driving, plane or bus for transportation. A train ride was […]