Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Free tuition part four: middle-class students

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer Offering tuition benefits has reached many over the years and until recently the middle class could afford it, too, without assistance. But over the years, particularly since the recession in the early 2000’s, college affordability has become problematic for the middle class. Borrowing is often seen as a necessary part of […]

The shortest distance between two points

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Asha Tompkins, Community Editor During the season of pulling all-nighters in order to prepare for the next day, it’s likely that people have run late to a class or two on the Portland campus. However, these instances of running late may be due to the time they spend walking from their modes of transportation […]

People of USM: Elizabeth Glaser

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer Elizabeth Glaser is a successful entrepreneur, single mother and returning student to USM. As a woman over the age of thirty, she represents a modest percentage of the current undergraduate student demographic. As most adults returning to school after reaching a crossroads in their life or career, she is looking to […]

MovieTalk: A twist on horror cliches

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Cody Curtis, Staff Writer Two weeks ago, when writing about The Babadook, I said that the horror genre was a difficult subject to watch and talk about. You have probably noticed that there are not many good horror films out there. Why are there so many bad horror films, you may ask? Because, not only […]

Daniel Minter’s “OTHERED, Displaced from Malaga”

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer Starting on October 4 and lasting until December 9, the USM art gallery on the Gorham campus will be showcasing an exhibit from artist in residence, Daniel Minter. The exhibit is a beautiful hybrid of history and art, melding perfectly together to create a powerful retelling of Maine’s Malaga Island community. […]

Music freshman go busking in Portland

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer Matt Wiltshire, Ed Mitchell, and Josh Hyssong all arrived at USM’s School of Music in September for their first semester as music education majors. Like any other freshman, they were soon enmeshed in the adjustment to a new lifestyle. But Mitchell quickly realized that he could continue something in college that […]

A eulogy for the fading culture of dyke bars

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer Dyke bars are dying. The closing of dyke and gay bars across the United States is rapidly picking up, and with that, the history and communities built around these particular bars are feeling the effects. Many people are probably thinking, how can this be? With such an importance on dyke bars, […]

USM Event Highlights – Oct. 11 – 18

Posted on October 11, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Courtesy of Maureen Puia, PR/Events Promotion Associate Below is just a teaser of the many events happening in the week ahead at USM. For more, check out Public Affairs Event Highlights. For ALL events at USM, please follow USM’s Calendar of Events. October 11 Today! 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the USM Career Hub is hosting […]

USM homecoming and family weekend 2018

Posted on October 11, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: USM The University of Southern Maine invites you to Homecoming & Family Weekend. Alumni, students, friends, and families are welcome to enjoy athletic conference games and Alumni games, an old-fashioned band concert, family entertainment, a Casino Night, and Octoberfest-a Fall celebration with food trucks, novelty activities, and much more. FRIDAY, October 12th Schedule of […]

Upcoming events Oct. 4 – Oct. 11

Posted on October 04, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

From Maureen Puia, PR/Events Promotion Associate Below is just a teaser of the many events happening in the week ahead at USM. For more, check out Public Affairs Events Highlights. For ALL events at USM, please follow USM’s Calendar of Events. October 4 Don’t miss the opening reception tonight for Artist-in-Residence Daniel Minter’s exhibition “OTHERED, Displaced from Malaga,” […]