Thursday, December 14th, 2017

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 […]

First Light: A discussion of Native Tribes

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

Sam Margolin “The trees and stone bore witness to their suffering and for generations as they have stood in solemn prayer. Generations of grief and hope rooted deeply in this land that I think I own. There are voices, which have been silenced, and they are dying to be heard. I can only stop talking […]

Athlete of the Month: Jess Williamson

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel USM is full of amazing student athletes, who have exceptional performances on and off the field, exhibiting sportsmanship and academic excellence. However, sometimes a student athlete comes around that takes exceptional to the next level. One such athlete is Jess Williamson, a senior from Goffstown N.H. Williamson is in her senior year […]

Fall sports recap

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel Men’s XC It’s been an exciting season for a very young men’s cross country team. With coach Ryan Harkleroad in his fifth season, it’s clear his system has been working. The USM Track Program for both men and women have been pumping out All-American’s and really putting USM running on the map. […]

Take a knee

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel Recently the sports world has been rocked with controversy over players kneeling or  choosing to stay in locker rooms during the national anthem. This of course isn’t entirely new but is a trend that has slowly, yet not so quietly, burst onto the national stage and simultaneously caused a national debate. However, […]

Intramural sports at USM

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Getting involved is an easy and great way to meet new people, learn new games, have a fun time and stay in shape. While sportsmanship and fun are first and foremost, it is also competitive and anyone who joins should expect to laugh hard and play hard. USM intramurals, which take place predominantly, […]

USM women’s volleyball faces Bates College

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the USM women’s volleyball team traveled to Bates College in Lewiston, Maine for their seventh match of the season. The Huskies were just coming off of a two game winning streak and sitting comfortably at 5-1 overall. Bates had just dropped their last two matches. They were looking […]