Monday, January 21st, 2019

Student Senate working to raise activity fee

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer The newest project USM’s Student Senate is working on is to raise the student activity fee. The Senate is looking to raise the fee to the amount that the University of Maine Farmington has currently, $160 for the year (for students who have 12 credits or more), which comes out of […]

Letter From the Editor: Time for a break

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Within a couple weeks USM students will be wrapping up their last finals and assignments of the semester. Afterward, I expect to hear a collective sigh of relief from the student body. For 15 weeks we’ve juggled courses, homework, tests, group projects, work, relationships, social lives, family life and our own inner […]

Renovations planned for Brooks Dining Hall

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Hailey Wood, Staff Writer Next summer, Brooks Dining Hall is getting a facelift. In a recent email conversation, Sodexo General Manager Tadd Stone said, “This renovation will completely modernize our facility and add some new and diverse cooking platforms including a proposed Mongolian Wok, Health and Wellness Station, Open Kitchen Grill Concept, Gas Fired Pizza […]

Meme account based on USM gains popularity

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Asha Tompkins, Community Editor While scrolling through social media, it’s possible one might stumble across a rather relatable meme account about missing the bus, or being disappointed in there not being a snow day on a perfectly sunny day. There are two students to thank for these outlets which can be found on Facebook and […]

10 things to do over winter break

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Asha Tompkins, Community Editor The season of finals means it’s also the beginning of a long, education-free break. In the case that you’re staying in Maine for winter vacation, or plan on visiting Maine, here are some activities that just might peak your interest. L.L. Bean outlet, Freeport, Maine Each year, L.L. Bean provides hot […]

MovieTalk: Alternative holiday movies

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer Getting in the holiday spirit used to be difficult if Rudolph or Charlie Brown were not your cup of tea. Fortunately, the last couple of decades have offered even the biggest of Scrooges a way to get in the holiday spirit. If you find yourself as someone who struggles with traditional […]

DIY holiday gift ideas for those on a budget

Posted on December 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Young woman in her home in Christmas time

By: Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer For students living on a budget, the holiday season can feel like an extra expensive time of the year. However, it can also be a time for make creative and unique gifts for friends and family. To help take away some of the stress of the gift giving season, The Free […]

Arts and culture listings for week of December 4

Posted on December 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture Listings Tuesday, December 4 Poetry Wordcount Fall 2018 7:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. USM Gorham Library and Learning Commons Seminar Room in Bailey Hall Free Wednesday, December 5 Dawnland Film Screening Event 5 p.m. Abromson Center, Hannaford Hall Free Thursday, December 6 A Taste of Culture: Uniting Education Through Cuisine 5:30 p.m. Southern […]

USM featured artist & artwork of the week

Posted on December 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer A wonderful aspect of student life is the ubiquity of art within a college atmosphere. USM is home to many talented artists and the Free Press sought out to feature a student’s work for this week’s issue. Featured this week is Natasha Shacklett, a junior studying art education with a […]

Federal grant aids nonprofit organization

Posted on December 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer Since 2013, USM has been partnering with Side x Side, a non-profit arts education program in Southern Maine that aims to integrate art into cross-disciplinary learning processes in local K-12 schools. The partnership has been placing USM students and educators in local public schools to help integrate the arts into a […]