Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The importance of educating student journalists (A review of CMA)

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Editorial Board, Free Press Staff As student journalists, we are not immune to the realities that more and more people are leary of the reliability of news in today’s politically charged climate. During the U.S. Presidential election campaign, we began to notice the changes in public opinion. Instead of positive feedback and encouragement, we received […]

Guns on Campus: What it could mean for students

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Republican Maine State Representative Richard Cebra of Naples plans to propose a bill that, if passed, would allow students to legally carry firearms on campus. The bill, “LR 635 An Act To Enhance Safety on College and University Campuses by Allowing Firearms To Be Carried on the Campuses of Public […]

People of USM: Kaoru Phillips, Assistant Director of the International Office

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

By Eleanor Mair, Contributor The transition into university can be difficult. The experience of living in a new town, trying to make new friends, participating in brand new courses and gaining a sense of independence can be overwhelming. For incoming international students, however, their recent travels, sometimes thousands of miles away from home, to immerse […]

USM’s first wrestling national champion

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

Erin Brown, sports editor Senior Daniel Del Gallo (Gardiner, ME) finished his collegiate athletic career in the way every college athlete dreams of, as a national champion. Del Gallo took to the mat last week in the two-day NCAA Division III wrestling national championship tournament in La Crosse, WI to become the first ever wrestling […]

Dias and Gibeault earn All-American Honors at Indoor Track and Field National Championship

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

Erin Brown, Sports Editor Seniors Neka Dias (San Antonio, TX / Holmes) and Molly Gibeault (Brooklyn, CT / Woodstock Academy) both found incredible success this season in Indoor Track and Field. This past weekend, both attended the Division Three Indoor Track and Field National Championship at North Central College in Naperville, IL. Not only did […]

The dichotomy between memorial and commodity: September 11

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Bradford Spurr, Multimedia Editor 2,977 people died on Sep. 11, 2001, not counting the 19 hijackers who I even debated mentioning in this piece. I removed their statistics from the final death count. Cowards deserve no fame from their deaths. An innocuous day in an otherwise auspicious city. Terrorism, hijacking, an indoctrinated theory of […]

Rocker and Hall reviews: Logan, a cinematic experience

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press Staff The year is 2029, Logan (Hugh Jackman) works as a limo driver in southwestern America while trying to care for his old friend and father figure Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), who is slowly losing his mind. Things take a turn when a young mutant named Laura […]

Advising Advice: Balancing roles as parent and student

Posted on March 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Lynsey Thibeault, Academic Advisor, lynsey.thibeault@maine.edu Two years ago I wouldn’t have been fully equipped to write this article. That is when I became a parent to my son, Oliver. Then two months ago I enrolled in a class and am now experiencing what many of you deal with everyday: the balancing act of being a […]

Our Opinion: Current political climate is harming student’s health

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Free Press Editorial Board For many students, college is a time of high stress. All around campus, we see posters and fliers explaining how students can reduce their stress levels, especially around midterms and finals. Get outside, take deep breaths, drink some water. But what can students do when their stress is not caused […]

Let’s Talk About It: Becoming an adult, or something like it

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Byline: Johnna Ossie, News Editor I’ve lived with at least one roommate, but usually at least three, since I moved out of my parents’ house eight years ago. First, at eighteen, I lived in an unfinished bungalow in Hawaii with four roommates, a kitten and an untrained dog. When I moved back to Maine, I […]