Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Sustainability & ME: Tips for a sustainable autumn

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Camille Williams, USM Eco-Rep With the colder months not too far ahead of us, it’s a great time to start thinking about ways to stay sustainable. It can be difficult to keep riding a bike to campus when it’s freezing out or to grow your outdoor vegetables when the ground is cold. Keep on […]

Working on Wellness: Don’t let the flu get to you

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services Recognize this guy? He is this year’s version of the flu bug and he has decided to make an early appearance in Maine. Make no mistake, he’s a nasty critter that leaves his victims feeling pretty wiped-out with fever, body aches, sore throat, runny nose, cough and headache. How […]

Beneath the (Godless) steeple: how the left is a church, part two

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Garrick Hoffman, Staff Writer In last week’s installment, I began to describe how today’s secular left is not without religious parallels, and often in a hardline fashion. Although their religious parallels are becoming more and more recognized, I nonetheless explained how the left is prone to essentially believe in inherited sin; however, this is […]

A daylong adventure off the coast of Maine

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer Malaga Island is a small piece of land off the coast of Phippsburg, Maine, a community that use to consist of people of mixed races during the early 1900s. In 1912 the entire population was forced to leave the island, erasing all of its history. The people were forced to leave […]

People of USM: Abby Dell’Erba

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Asha Tompkins, Community Editor Behind a desk with a laptop covered in multicolor stickers sits a girl wearing a Star Trek T-shirt that depicts Spock motioning the famous hand gesture: “live long and prosper.” Her eyes are fixated on the teacher. Her creativity is prominent to any onlooker, which explains her choice of being an […]

The Portland Freedom Trail

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Asha Tompkins, Community Editor It’s unlikely that Portland, Maine is associated with the stomping of feet against cobblestone roads at midnight, with stowaways rushing to hide in unfamiliar houses. However, Portland was a significant part of The Underground Railroad. In 2006, locals joined forces to create a map using the history of the known area […]

Huskies Field Hockey falls 3-0 to St. Joseph’s

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Cullen McIntyre, Staff Writer Last Thursday night under the lights at Hannaford Field saw the (4-3) Huskies Field Hockey team matchup against the (9-1) St. Joseph’s Monks. Coming into the matchup the Huskies had just lost 6-0 to Bowdoin College last Sunday and were hoping to get a win at home. The Huskies looked […]

MovieTalk: Brilliance of the Babadook

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Cody Curtis, Staff Writer October has arrived; The month which includes traditions of playing dress up, eating candy until your teeth fall out and most importantly, watching movies which make you scream. Before you grab copies of Friday the 13th and The Conjuring, however, there is a film much more worthy of your time. […]

Preservation of humanity, power of art

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer For any USM student who has yet to visit the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) this year, there is a current exhibition that might just catch their eye. Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan brings a room to life with scenes from African folktales, Harlem Renaissance Poems, American slave […]

Value of deaf culture, ASL and awareness

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Marx Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor & Elliot Caron, Staff Photographer Deaf culture is a rich culture with a unique language. American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture are what form the basis of the Deaf community. Deaf culture has its own art, language, history, values, societal norms and its own community. The International Week […]