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This Week At Winchester: It’s not all about traveling

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Julie Pike Today, November 1, 2017, officially marks the halfway point of my semester abroad. It feels like I have been here in England much longer than only a month and a half, and I have several more weeks to go. The month of November is going to be filled with trips to other countries […]

Let’s Talk About It

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Johnna Ossie Question: I am a sophomore at the University of Southern Maine and was curious about what there is to do in and around Portland. I am of age and know there are a lot of amazing breweries and bars, as well as great nightlife, but one of my best friends is under 21 […]

Spreading kindness to counter divisiveness

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Editorial Staff Every November, political signs line the sides of roads and keep mailboxes company at the end of driveways. Names of politicians or short, urgent messages telling voters to select either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on their ballot are poignantly present. Since the 2016 presidential election, the intensity of political signs has escalated around the […]

Advising Advice: How to Do College When You’re an Introvert

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Janis Albright Having gone through college as an introvert and, now, meeting many introverts as an advisor has made me think about how important it is for us to pay attention to our personalities in order to feel fulfilled during the college experience and beyond. Do you prefer to have a nice dinner at home […]

Equality’s role in democracy and higher learning discussed

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Ben Theiault Through a combination of education, community involvement and the emphasis of equality, Compact President Andrew Seligsohn aspires to redefine the way our country views Civic education. He seeks to promote a new way to execute Civic education with the help of local institutions of higher learning in areas all over the country. He […]

Election day rapidly approaches for Mainers

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah O’Connor This year’s election will feature new referendum ranging from health care reformation to state pension amendments. On Election Day, November 7, Maine voters will vote on five statewide ballot measures in the Referendum Elections. They will elect new members of the House of Representatives as some terms have come to an end. Additionally, […]

Detrimental winds beat out the ice storm of ‘98 in power outages

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Kate Rogers Schools all over Maine were closed on Monday due to a storm that brought powerful winds and knocked out power for nearly half a million Mainers. The USM Lewiston campus lost power from around ten o’clock Wednesday morning until Thursday morning, while  Portland and Gorham campuses did not have major issues and only […]

People of USM: Skip Cadigan

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

Liz Trudel The Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex, located on the Portland campus, is a multipurpose facility designed with student fitness, wellness, and recreation in mind. The complex is comprised of two fully equipped, air-conditioned fitness centers with a large free weight selection, a variety of universal/cardio equipment, saunas, and extensive locker rooms with a […]

Third Planet of the Apes takes a different approach to war

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Dan Kilgallon For someone who loves their movies in threes, I was pretty excited to pick up War for the Planet of the Apes when it finally hit Blu-ray/DVD a few weeks ago. The film completes what I consider to be an underrated science fiction trifecta that began with 2011’s Rise and followed up with […]

Nan Goldin exhibit showcases the need for chosen family

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Johnna Ossie Nan Goldin’s photography is the kind of deeply personal art that makes you want to immediately sob, laugh and kiss the person closest to you. On display at the Portland Museum of Art through Dec. 31, this is the first time Goldin’s work has been shown in Maine. The last time it was […]