Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Sustainability & ME: Bite into Spring with a Community Garden Plot

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

By: Stephanie Broido, Contributor In juxtaposition to the human-made structures of brick and metal, nestled between walking paths and parking lots, lay a hidden gem of natural abundance. Behold, the USM Community Garden. The garden hosts 34 students, faculty and staff who grow organic produce from May to November each season. Throughout the season we […]

The Value of Martial Arts

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

By: Emily Torres, Contributor Martial arts are seen all the time in action movies. The courageous hero throws a few punches, kicks around the bad guys and then saves the damsel in distress. There are a few problems with this picture. The first is that there is no need for a damsel in distress because […]

Rocker and Halls: Oscar Recap

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press Staff What Did We Like? J: Damien Chazelle Winning Best Director: This is a remarkable achievement for the director, as he has become the youngest person to win this award at the age of 32. Whether you liked the film or not, there’s no denying that Chazelle […]

Senior Daniel Del Gallo heads to NCAA National Championship

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

By Erin Brown, Sports Editor For the third consecutive time in his wrestling career at the University of Southern Maine, senior Daniel Del Gallo, of Gardiner, Maine, will be heading off to the NCAA Division III National Championship. The senior has dominated the 149-pound weight class in the 2016-2017 regular season. He finished second at […]

Prisoners (2013) Movie Review

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Dan Killgallon, Free Press Staff With Logan finally hitting theaters this weekend, it is important to understand that Hugh Jackman’s acting capabilities go far beyond that signature role of  Wolverine which he has owned since the turn of the century. Amongst his finest performances is Prisoners, a 2013 thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario). […]

Starbucks is not all it’s brewed up to be

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff The Glickman Library’s new Starbucks installation has received mixed reviews. To some people, it seems like a blessing that there is a coffee shop in the library, but to others it’s seen as an excuse for a Starbucks to be on campus. Was the installation worth everything put into […]

USM to welcome International Academy students

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Kelly Scrima, Free Press Staff The University of Southern Maine is welcoming a new addition: The International Academy (TIA), an international high school accredited by the  NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools (CIS), which is currently accepting applications. The academy is open to international students in eleventh and twelfth grade, who upon graduation will earn a […]

Return to Great Mother’s Infinity exhibited at SPACE Gallery

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff Imagine a place that you could go, for free, to watch a movie, concert or performance. At this specific place, there are hand-woven blankets made for your comfort to share amongst the friends and family you have brought to watch this performance with you. You are able to put one […]

MaineStreet: An archaic tool or a useful database?

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

By Sarah Tewksbury, Free Press Staff Since the fall semester of 2008, the University of Maine System has been using MaineStreet, an online tool, to aid students, faculty members and employees in university business such as registering for classes, managing work study hours, paying university bills and accessing personal academic information. In recent years, however, […]

Portland campus sees a rise in thefts in the past month

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

By Julie Pike, Free Press Staff In the last month, there has been a significant rise in the number of thefts on the Portland campus. On Feb. 22, USM Public Safety issued a statement on their Facebook page informing the public that several thefts have occurred in lockers and in unattended offices. In the first […]