Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Revisiting Retrenchment: Hardships of the past lay foundation for USM’s future

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

Sam Margolin, Staff Writer From 2007 to the present, five different presidents with slightly different visions of what a successful university looks and acts like took the helm of USM. In 2014, under David T. Flanagan, the University of Maine Chancellor’s Office announced that due to a $16 million budget deficit, system-wide cutbacks would have to […]

Women’s indoor track and field wins LEC title

Posted on February 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer and River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor USM has a rich history of athletic achievement. It goes without saying that the University of Maine Orono (UMO) is a Division I school that competes against some of the top Division I programs in the country. But, when measuring the success of any athletic […]

People of USM: Susan Feiner

Posted on February 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

Charlie Wheeler, Contributor Does a straw have two holes, or one? According to Professor Susan Feiner, it has two holes, one for each end. Feiner is a professor of Women and Gender Studies, as well as Economics. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has been a long time […]

A summit on social justice and our community

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

Dionne Smith, Community Editor Social justice is a very hard hitting, important, and sensitive topic to a lot of people. It can mean a lot of different things depending on the context, and has the potential to be limited, even though social justice can be done in many different ways. The second annual Social Justice […]

Working on Wellness: It’s not too late to vaccinate!

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services Ken has the flu. Poor Ken. He’s feeling nasty and pretty wiped-out with fever, body aches, sore throat, runny nose, cough and headache which are the most common symptoms. He had thought about getting a flu shot but because he had never gotten one in the past and never […]

Sustainability & ME: Burying stress in the soil

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Tyra Howes, Sustainable Food Eco-Rep Eight in ten college students say they have sometimes or frequently experienced stress in their daily lives over the past three months. Gardening can help reduce that stress. Planting is about connecting to the earth and the rhythms of life. Gardening offers a reminder of what is important in life: […]

A Canadian’s Perspective: About gun control in the U.S.

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer The tragic event that took place Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, FL has yet again sprung the gun control debate among American citizens. The school shooting was carried out with an AR-15 assault rifle and left 17 dead and 15 injured. The shooting left America in a familiar debate regarding gun […]

James’ ‘Gotcha Day’

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

James Fagan, Photojournalist My name has only been “James Fagan” for fifteen years now. If you’re wondering, no I’m not some genius who got into college at an incredibly young age, I was actually adopted when I was four years old. This past Feb. 14, Valentine’s day is the fifteenth anniversary of my adoption into […]

Varying GPA requirements to make Dean’s List

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Jessica Pike & Michael Laforte, Staff Writer & Contributor In high school, there was always that fight to make it into the top 10, to be the best of the school. The college equivalent of that is the Dean’s List, where students who get above a certain grade point average (GPA) are recognized for their […]

Movie Talk: Pooh’s Grand Adventure

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

Cooper Trapp, Staff Writer For those wishing to submerge themselves in nostalgia, a double-edged sword must be forewarned. The movies of your childhood are not the same to you anymore. The plot twists and musical overture inspires little in the way of unbridled awe over us as it once did, and the veracity of story […]