Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Letter from the editor: Stay in touch with the news

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief As students with full class schedules, work commitments and busy social lives, the last thing you might think about is picking up the paper to become more informed on current events. However in the days of social media being our primary source of news, getting familiar with student publications are more […]

Evangelist speaker on campus to kick off first day

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Liz Trudel, Staff Writer On the first day of classes last Tuesday, USM students were met by an evangelist on the Portland campus. The traveling speaker spoke against students’ religion, clothing, sexual orientation and gender identity based on his religious beliefs. The speaker, who identified himself as Daniel Rusk, commenced his demonstration on the […]

Theatre and SPA performances

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer This year the USM Theater Department will offer an exciting and eclectic variety of shows ranging from horror and romance drama to political farce and poetry. All performances will be housed in Russell Hall on the Gorham campus. USM’s rendition of Henry James’s grim gothic-horror, The Turn of the Screw, served […]

CSGD and Multicultural Center combined into the Student Diversity Centers in Portland and Gorham

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer The Multicultural Student Affairs office has changed their name to Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE), with hopes of representing and advocating for students in their intersectional identities. The new Student Diversity Centers are spaces on campus where people of different ability, class, ethnicity, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation and […]

Portland music and performance venues

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Music

By Sam Perry, Staff Writer Fans of the performing arts will appreciate the variety of on-stage performances throughout the city of Portland. As a hub of New England culture, Portland offers something for everyone. Several venues even offer budget-friendly pricing. Theater enthusiasts rejoice in discounted tickets at One Longfellow Square. Located in the west end […]

Top Five Study Spots in Portland

Posted on September 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Asha Tompkins, Community Editor After sitting in scalding hot classrooms with no airflow for long enough, you begin to ponder if you’ll survive the semester. However, there is a solution to this epidemic: finish class and study in an air-conditioned environment, more specifically, one of these popular Portland cafés. Speckled Ax is located on 567 […]

Week of Welcome Events Calendar

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

From USM Student Activities & Involvement Sunday, September 2nd Joel Meyers Magician and Illusionist – 9:00 PM Hill Gym, Costello Fitness Complex, Gorham Monday, September 3rd Black Panther Movie Screening – 8:00 PM Hodgdon Field, Gorham (Rain location: Hill Gym, Costello Fitness Complex) Tuesday, September 4th Welcome Tables – Various times, all campuses Greek Night […]

Earn extra cash at school with work-study

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Alexandra Platts, Student Employment Specialist Federal Work Study is awarded as part of an eligible student’s financial aid package. These jobs are a great way for students to earn money working on campus while developing professional skills and connecting with peers, faculty, and staff. To view a complete list of available Federal Work Study […]

12 books every college student should read

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By USM Library Staff The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative By Florence Williams Staff Recommender: Sarah Lucchesi, Learning Services Librarian Sometimes the best thing you can do for your schoolwork is to give your brain a break. This book explores the benefits of a little time in nature, which […]

More than just books, the library is there to help

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Naamah Jarnot, Coordinator of Tutoring Services Sarah Lucchesi, Learning Services Librarian Bill Grubb, Coordinator of Reference & Instruction David Nutty, Director of Libraries and University Librarian Paul Dexter, Director of Academic Retention Initiatives College is fun, but when you have multiple assignments due at once a little friendly help and the right resources from […]