Sunday, February 25th, 2018

A Canadian’s perspective on the Super Bowl

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Maverick Lynes, Staff writer   Feb. 4, 2018, New England was devastated by the result of the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots fell 33-41 to the Philadelphia Eagles. A majority of the New England area were fixated on their television as the Patriots and the Eagles battled for football supremacy. New England was heartbroken […]

Beyond the Camera: Life Lessons through Photography

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Lauren Kennedy, Director of Photography If you were to ask my parents when I first began my photography career, they would emphatically tell the story of a four-year’ old me, wandering around Salem, Massachusetts, taking photos of buildings with the roofs cut off, dead plants, and my beanie baby as a model. I guess we […]

Athlete of the week: Peter Del Gallo

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer   Peter Del Gallo recently achieved number two standing in NCAA DIII wrestling after beating the number one ranked wrestler in his division, Jonathan Hass, a returning All-American. The 19-year-old sophomore exercise science major, with a coaching minor, currently ranks undefeated in 32 matches this season. His brother, Daniel Del Gallo, […]

Amistad: People helping people

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor   Finding community is not always easy, even in a small state like Maine and in a city the size of Portland. In fact, Maine can be a very isolating place, where community means to most people, the neighborhood someone lives in. However community is so much more than the […]

Letter from the editor: New changes and new challenges

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief   My first letter from the editor, a piece of writing that symbolizes a big change in my role at The Free Press, as I take on the challenge of becoming editor-in-chief. For the past two years that I have worked at The Free Press, I always had in the back of my […]

History of mandatory student activity fees

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer   Student Activity Fees $110. That is how much a full-time USM student pays each year to support the student activity fee. Over a century ago, students at universities and colleges across the U.S. self imposed student activity fees in order to fund extracurricular activities and additional services. In the beginning, […]

Generational Differences in Student Reporting

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sam Margolin, Staff Writer   “In the English language, it all comes down to this: Twenty-six letters, when combined correctly, can create magic. Twenty -six letters form the foundation of a free, informed society.”- John Grogan USM’s student newspaper, The Free Press, has been a definitive source for news and commentary throughout the history of the […]

New Board Policy stirs up debate among faculty

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief   The UMS Board of Trustees (BoT) has been in the works on a new policy, “Institutional authority on political matters.” The proposal was first introduced five months ago, but on Friday, Feb. 2, the USM Faculty Senate had a chance to weigh in on their opinions. This proposal, Board Policy 214, […]

A week of crimes on the Portland campus

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief   Over the past week a series of crimes have been reported across the USM Portland campus, from Woodbury Campus Center to the Science Building. In the early hours of Wednesday, Feb. 7, Raymondo Rezendes, 48, of Portland, broke into the Woodbury Campus Center. At 4:30 in the morning, both USM police and […]

USM encourages all ages to continue their education

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Nontraditional students, specifically those over 40 years old, are a prominent feature of USM’s student body. Reports from Registration and Scheduling Services show that nearly 17 percent of degree seekers are ages 35 and older, while undergraduate students between ages 18 and 24 comprise only just over half of the student […]