Friday, February 12th, 2016

What is Enlightenment? Kant’s essay 230 years later

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Zachary Searles Last Wednesday afternoon, three philosophy scholars, along with an audience of about 20 individuals, gathered in Luther Bonney to discuss and critique  Immanuel Kant’s essay What is Enlightenment?, which was published in 1784. The Enlightenment, which swept through Europe in the 18th century, was a time where philosophers were questioning the way […]

Police Beats

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in News, Police Logs

01/25/2015 Driving 101: Give It the Corn Bub Motor vehicle crash, 25 Durham St. M/V accident report taken 01/27/2016 Now You See It, Now You Don’t Suspicious incident, G12 parking lot. Unfounded. If They Cared You Would of Gone to Maine Med Medical emergency, Robie Andrews Hall.  Gorham rescue transported student to Mercy Hospital 01/28/2016 […]

Maine is one of 13 states that has a caucus, Here’s how it works….

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Bryer C. Sousa/Contributor As the presidential hopefuls refocus their efforts upon New Hampshire following the virtual tie between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, as well as Ted Cruz’s win over Donald Trump in Iowa, one may be wondering how the caucusing process works in both parties in Maine. Robert W. Glover, an assistant professor […]

Rent prices at all time highs while USM explores new options

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

  By Bradford Spurr Back in 2008, the world stopped and watched as the most powerful and democratically free economy was brought to its knees after several years of mismanaged financial practices from some of the nation’s largest banking and securities institutions, which led to big banks needing to be bailed out because of faulty […]

Women’s basketball edges Colby 57-46, while Men fall short, 71-70.

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Sports Feature

By Nicolas Beauchesne Tuesday night both women’s and men’s basketball tipped off against the Colby College Mules. The women improved their record to 12-8 after their 57-46 victory, in a game that went back and forth until the Huskies pulled away in the final quarter. The Huskies got off to a hot start, leading the […]

Advising Advice: Financial Aid Season in Full Swing

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Co-written by Daniel Barton, Academic Advisor, and by Nancy Varin, and Elizabeth Sarazin, Financial Aid Counselors January kicks off not only the start of a new year and a new semester, but also the start of the college financial aid season. Each year students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid […]

Album Review, Anti, Rihanna

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Music

By Bradford Spurr It has been three years since Rihanna has released an album. Fans have been forced to listen to teasing singles in order to satisfy their RiRi fix. Anti, her eighth studio album, was released in the midst of the most talked about social media/pop culture moment in recent months. The situation revolves around […]

Anarchist Luddite

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Brian Gordon Why are you going to school? If you’re like me, you don’t want to work crappy jobs for a while and are stoked to learn. Most of the classes I take don’t have “practical purpose,” out there in that make believe “real world.” But that’s alright with me, as I enjoy philosophy […]

Burn the Books, Lady Oracle’s prophesy to us

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Martin Conte, USM Graduate “You won’t tell him, will you?” I said. “Tell him what?” Leda asked sharply. It was hard to put into words.  “What I was like,” I said.  What I meant was: What I looked like. “What do you mean?” Leda said.  “You were a perfectly nice young girl, as far […]

Nick’s Column

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nick Beauchesne/Sports Editor Here’s a little look behind the curtain into the inner-workings of your student newspaper. Each Monday the editorial staff at the Free Press holds a meeting where we discuss the recently printed paper (if it happens to arrive on time), as well as the coming week’s issue. General outlines for each […]