Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

New student run clinic benefits whole community

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer   The Lewiston-Auburn area has a new addition to their community that will benefit a myriad of individuals. Just last month a community clinic was opened on the USM Lewiston-Auburn (LAC) campus. Led by students and supported by faculty, the clinic provides pro bono occupational services to both children and adults. […]

New organization promotes compassion at USM

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer   Brooke Dodson-Lavelle, co-founder and president of the Courage of Care Coalition, led the first event hosted by the Center for Compassion, a new organization at USM, with a presentation titled, the “Courage of Compassion.” Professor Vaishali Mamgain, an associate professor of economics, is the director of the new organization. […]

Athlete of the Week: Aliza Jordan

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer This weeks athlete of the week goes to Junior Criminology major and Women’s Lacrosse player, Aliza Jordan. Jordan is a midfielder who is in her second year with the team. In a recent game n Apr. 2, Jordan had a career high of eight points in an 18-5 Huskies victory over […]

USM women’s lacrosse cruising through competition

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor The bad weather at the USM women’s lacrosse game on Tuesday, April 4, didn’t stop the team from continuing their victory streak. By any standard is was a miserable day for outside sports being freezing cold, rainy and having occasional thunder throughout the day. Yet for some spring athletes, […]

Modern fascism and its roots in the United States

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Elizabeth Trudel, Staff Writer    As stated on the University of Southern Maine website, “This year’s Convocation asks each member of our community to question ourselves, our society, our institutions and our leaders. As we interrogate our collective history, so we must also question the power structures that support and sustain the systems of oppression that […]

People of USM: Haley Depner

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor   The Film Club at USM was made with the idea that it could be an area for the film community to to share movies, grow contacts, and help each other if needed, according to Haley Depner a senior majoring in general biology and minoring in video and audio production, who […]

Connecting with potential mentors at USM

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Jam Lewis, Contributor USM turns out to be home to highly knowledgeable skilled leaders. If you are a student leader, considering a leadership position or perhaps you are tired of asking your parents for advice, I encourage you to seek out a mentor from our faculty and administrative talent pool.  For the sake of […]

Sustainability & ME: Food waste recovery in Upper-Class Hall

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dalton Bouchles, Material Resources Eco-Rep   USM generates approximately 600 tons of trash, recycling and food waste per year. USM’s recycling rate (which is calculated by dividing the total tons of recycling collected/ total tons of recycling + total tons of municipal solid waste – a.k.a. trash) is 55 percent. Although this rate is […]

Working on Wellness: Tips for dealing with STDs

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Amy Hinshaw, UHCS NP     Movie Date Ken experienced his first spring break this year…and what a time he had! You may have seen him on usmhealth’s Instagram page soaking up the rays. Back to Maine meant back to reality for Ken. Even though spring break may seem like a distant memory, it’s only been […]

Letter to the editor: Recognizing the value of USM student employees

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Margaret Brownlee, USM Student Employment Specialist   As we enter into our celebration of Student Employee Appreciation Week, a national event that we are now celebrating here at USM, we would like to draw attention to our roughly 1,400 student employees. Students who hold on-campus jobs while juggling school, work, clubs and other activities. […]