Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

SOJA gets back to roots with new album

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Ben Theriault, Staff Writer   The South is not the first place one would expect to find an alternative reggae band, let alone a successful one with a multi-million fan base. The band Soldiers of Jah Army (SOJA) formed in Arlington, VA in 1997. Members include, Jacob Hemphill on lead vocals and guitar, Bobby Lee […]

Vintage-style cafe offers quiet study space

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Noor Ibrahim, Contributor   The Portland Pottery Cafe is a local cafe and pottery shop located on one of the busiest avenues in Portland. An inspection of the exterior will draw guests into what almost feels like an earth-vintage era. Once they walkthrough the red door, they will find a spectacular amount of balance between […]

Security measures of local music venues

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Samantha Hallowell, Contributor Over the past few years, the world has witnessed several unspeakable tragedies, targeting concertgoers and musicians alike. In Nov. of 2015, 89 people were killed at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at The Bataclan in Paris, France. In 2016, former contestant of The Voice and YouTube personality, Christina Grimmie was gunned […]

Our Opinion: The cut-off between a service animal and a pet

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Editorial Board   Peacocks, hamsters, turkeys, snakes and sugar gliders. These animals all have something in common, and it’s not simply that they’re all animals. The topic of these odd choices for Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) and Service Animals has been going around the news and social media quite frequently lately. Delta Airlines, United Way […]

Campus Outdoor Adventure Board

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

Liz Trudel, Staff Writer       The Outdoor Adventure Board (OAB) is a student-run organization managed by the Sullivan Fitness Complex on the Portland campus of  USM. The OAB provides thrill-seeking college students with free or reduced rates on a multitude of recreational activities. The mission of the group, as stated on the university’s website, is […]

Sustainability & me: Environmental Communication: What’s In A Frame?

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

 Kassidy Wright, USM Eco-Rep   Some of us are familiar with the word framing. Not to be confused with the use of the word that correlates to pictures or art, but the use of language. Language is arguably one of the most powerful tools we utilize every day. Through it, we have created the foundation […]

Working on wellness: Surviving the semester

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Hilarie Fotter, USM Doctoral Candidate in School Psychology   Are you feeling stressed?  Don’t know how you’re going to get it all done?  Feeling overwhelmed and/or alone in this?  Believe it or not, no matter how you’re feeling or what situation you’re facing, there are always ways to feel better.  And, if you have a […]

A Canadian’s perspective on the Super Bowl

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Maverick Lynes, Staff writer   Feb. 4, 2018, New England was devastated by the result of the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots fell 33-41 to the Philadelphia Eagles. A majority of the New England area were fixated on their television as the Patriots and the Eagles battled for football supremacy. New England was heartbroken […]

Beyond the Camera: Life Lessons through Photography

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Lauren Kennedy, Director of Photography If you were to ask my parents when I first began my photography career, they would emphatically tell the story of a four-year’ old me, wandering around Salem, Massachusetts, taking photos of buildings with the roofs cut off, dead plants, and my beanie baby as a model. I guess we […]

Athlete of the week: Peter Del Gallo

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer   Peter Del Gallo recently achieved number two standing in NCAA DIII wrestling after beating the number one ranked wrestler in his division, Jonathan Hass, a returning All-American. The 19-year-old sophomore exercise science major, with a coaching minor, currently ranks undefeated in 32 matches this season. His brother, Daniel Del Gallo, […]