Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Athlete of the Week: Kristen Curly

Posted on February 06, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

Liz Trudel, Staff Writer Kristen Curly, a Freshman majoring in health sciences, has had a stellar start to her basketball career with the Southern Maine Huskies. The 5’10 athlete is a Gorham, Maine local who has grown up with a passion, drive, and dedication for athletic success. Curly started playing basketball at a very young […]

Letter to the Editor: With friends like these

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Katie Muriel, Contributor I don’t know if it was the smell of sage, the taste of a Holy Donut on a nerve-wracking day or a rose-scented hug that first convinced me these people were going to be my friends for the rest of my life. It might just as well have been the tearful tarot […]

Letter to the Editor: Access codes are a scam

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Hawraa Rikan, Contributor  It is January, which means it is the start of the spring semester for students. Students are preparing to begin classes, which means doing their least favorite thing: buying books. Now before I dig deeper into this article, I am certain that some baby boomers will read this article and call me […]

Our Opinion: One-year anniversary of the Women’s March

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Editorial Staff Saturday Jan. 20 marked the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March, one of the largest demonstrations in U.S. history. The protests came just a day after President Trump was elected into office. One year later and the effort of the resistance is still going strong. Last weekend massive demonstrations took place in cities […]

Let’s Talk About It

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Johnna Ossie, Managing Editor Question: During the first week of classes, one of my professors introduced themselves and said they did not believe in trigger warnings. The subject matter of the course is very intense and has the potential to genuinely upset and trigger students. The professor said that since we are all adults, they […]

Letter to the Editor: Tick Tock

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Andrew Volkers Tick tock. On Thursday, January 25, the “2018 Doomsday Clock Statement” was released. The Doomsday Clock is used to symbolically measure how close the human race is to a self-induced apocalypse. If the clock strikes midnight, the apocalypse is inevitable or already occurring. The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 by the Bulletin […]

Winter sports update

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Winter break is over and school is back in session. While many students continue their education with winter courses, or have a full work schedule to maintain, the break still offers a short pause on the stress of classes. However there is an even smaller pause for USM’s student athletes, […]

Community engagement through comedy at USM

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community, Uncategorized

Azalea Buch, Staff Writer In order to welcome both new and previous students commencing into the second semester here at USM, the Student Activities Board presented a Live Comedy night by hosting renowned comedian Hailey Boyle as a part of the “Weeks of Welcome” student activities. The show took place on January 25th, in Lower […]

Making magic happen

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

James Fagan, Staff Photographer Peter Boie is a magician who was invited to perform here at the University of Southern Maine on Friday, January 26th. Boie’s magic tricks ranged from something as simple as a “Is this your card,” trick at the beginning of the show, to a grand finale of escaping a straitjacket. Although […]

Local artists, diverse representation at PMA

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Ben Theriault, Staff Writer The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) has an eclectic array of art from all over the world. The museum boasts a collection housing 18,000 individual works, with artists featured such as Edward Hopper, Rene Magritte, Edvard Munch and Andy Warhol; PMA has a prestigious variety. Despite having countless pivotal pieces, PMA […]