Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Final Fantasy XV review

Posted on February 02, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Dionne Smith, Free Press staff Final Fantasy XV is another installment in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy franchise. It holds up to the norm of monsters, magic and interesting plot lines. But is the game worth  $60? Story: Final Fantasy XV takes place in Lucis, which is ruled by King Regis Lucis Caelum. The story […]

Islamic studies minor in the works at USM

Posted on February 02, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Kelly Scrima, Free Press Staff USM is currently in the planning stages of adding a minor in Islamic studies. The idea of an Islamic studies minor has been on the minds of faculty and students for some time. However, it’s taken a while for things to actually get started. According to Brendan Butler, a […]

Advising Advice: I can’t get into my major!

Posted on January 28, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Janis Albright, Janet Etzel and Netty Provost, Academic Advisors Here’s a scenario: You have chosen what you think is perfect major but then you discover that you can’t get into that major right now, or you’re rethinking whether it’s the best fit for you. Does this sound like you? Don’t panic! This is a […]

Collection in Glickman aims to educate students on African American history in Maine

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff The Glickman Library is home to the USM Special Collections, which holds a large African American Collection that is open to the public. The collection contains a vast amount of information regarding African Americans in Maine. While most Maine are white, there is a large amount of history that […]

Album Review: Starboy offers fresh style and incredible variety

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dan Kilgallon, Free Press contributor Released on November of last year, Starboy is the latest album from Canadian singer/songwriter Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd. This marks The Weeknd’s third studio album for a major label, following the 2013 Kiss Land and the 2015 Beauty Behind the Madness. The latter was particularly successful […]

Top Five: Things not to post on social media (that future employers won’t like)

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jordan Castaldo, Free Press contributor We have learned from our parents, family and friends that everything you post online never truly goes away. Sure, you can delete it, but there will always be a way to find it again. In today’s world of globalized communication, it is important to be cautious about what we […]

USM Takes Initiative to Eliminate Carbon Footprint by 2040

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Deliah Schreiber, Free Press contributor Organizations of all types are taking the initiative to reduce or completely remove their carbon footprint as evidence of global warming crops up. Back in 2007, USM’s Department of Sustainability, which is responsible for minimizing environmental impact, made it a goal for USM to become a carbon-neutral campus by […]

Rocker and Halls Reviews: Our Favorite Films of 2016

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press staff Hello readers! A quick disclaimer: This list is completely our own opinions. There is no right answer to the question of what the best films of 2016 were, so if you see that a film that you love isn’t on here, it’s okay. You loved that […]

Student Government strives for transparency, although confusion around process still stands

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer The USM Student Government Association (SGA) is determined to hit the ground running and work hard in the coming months of the 2017 semester, though not without challenges. The enthusiasm among the members of the SGA is met with low interest among nonparticipating undergraduate students. Even more, most students who have […]

A Millennial’s Conscience: It’s almost like clockwork

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Bryer Sousa, Free Press Staff It’s almost like clockwork. Since 1979–the birth of neoliberalism (not the conception of neoliberalism, for its ideological roots may be traced back to the 1938 Walter Lippmann Colloquium as well as the 1947 Mont Pèlerin Society gathering)–the working class has been inundated with our elite’s overbearing adherence to a […]