Saturday, December 15th, 2018

USM students, faculty and staff share their stories of summer in Maine

Posted on August 01, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer The dog days of summer are upon us and people in the USM community are finding a variety of ways to enjoy themselves. From unique foods to picturesque places, students, staff and faculty are taking advantage of some of Portland’s best features. The Free Press spoke to a number of […]

Making a choice in our values of children

Posted on July 17, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer In April, the New York Times reported that hundreds of children had been taken from adults claiming to be their parents at the U. S./Mexico border. Less than three weeks ago, 12 young Thai boys and their coach were trapped in a cave while on a field trip. And on July […]

The Evolution Solution: Getting Along

Posted on June 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer So much has happened in the news lately that makes me wonder why we just don’t seem to be able to get along these days. Whether it’s politics or social media or, as tonight, a shooting in Annapolis, we seem to go from calm to furious rage in an instant. I […]

The Evolution Solution: A Tribute to Father’s Day

Posted on June 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer With Father’s Day here, we tend to shop for cards, dust off the baseball equipment and hope the weather holds for the barbeque. And what to get for a gift? Every once in a while though, I think it’s time to stop and think and reflect, on the gifts our fathers […]

What are USM students and faculty looking forward to this summer?

Posted on May 15, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer

Student moderators raise tough questions to gubernatorial candidates

Posted on May 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Jamela Lewis, Staff Writer On Monday April 30, at Luther Bonney Talbott Hall six candidates for Governor of Maine gathered for the inaugural 2018 Spring Food Security Dialogue debate. The Food Studies Program at USM provided 24-year old student intern Kayla Buckley, with a professional gig as event planner and moderator. Buckley, an Economics major […]

Sustainability & ME: Looking forward to a sustainable year

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Aaron Witham, Assistant Director for Sustainable Programs and Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator The Office of Sustainability is moving toward a more student-focused Surplus program in the fall. According to Assistant Director for Sustainable Programs, Aaron Witham, “The Surplus program has undergone significant changes this year for a variety of reasons, but […]

Working on Wellness: new developments in Health and Counseling

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Contributors: Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services; Victoria Libby, Clinical Psychologist; Hilarie Fotter, School Psychology Intern and Suicide Prevention Graduate Assistant; Anna Gardener, Staff Counselor and Coordinator of the ROCC New Director of Counseling Services The search for a new Director of Counseling Services is underway! There are a number of promising applicants. The committee is […]

Sports camps provide athletic learning for kids

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor With summer comes long days, early sunrises and late sunsets. It’s a time to relax, not think about school, work or anything else. However as so many of us might remember it was often packed full of sports camps. We’re talking afternoon clinics, day camps, overnight camps, in town, […]

Elections to watch out for in June and Nov.

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer The 2018 State general elections are coming up for the primary on November 6 for the Senate, House of Representatives, Governor and more. The closed primary elections will be held on June 12, which is when a voter must affiliate formally with a political party in advance of the election […]