Friday, February 24th, 2017

Kittens and yoga, a match made in heaven

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Julie Pike, Staff Writer Imagine bending into downward dog as a tiny kitten scampers underneath you, or extending into sun salutation while another kitten brushes up against your feet. This describes the experience of those who attended the Kitten Yoga event to benefit the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP) on Saturday, Feb. […]

Editor Opinion: Watching the Pats game as a Browns fan

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

By: Erin Brown, Sports Editor First and foremost, I want to give you a brief introduction of this column. I love sports and I always have. Sometimes people don’t understand why and sports fans get a bad rap. We are seen as not being as “worldly” or “cultured” or “intellectual” as some people. People see […]

The surplus store in Sullivan offers discounted items to public

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Deliah Schreiber, Staff Writer The University of Southern Maine’s Department of Sustainability not only helps to reduce USM’s waste, but it also has developed a way for students, faculty and even the public to take advantage of university property that would otherwise be thrown away. The Surplus Store, formerly located in an off-campus rental […]

The Space Between Us: The best unintentional comedy of the year so far

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: John Rocker and Aaron Halls Plot: The Space Between Us is a sci-fi teen romance directed by Peter Chelsom. The film follows a 16-year-old teenage boy named Gardner (Asa Butterfield) who is born and raised on the planet Mars. Having never traveled to Earth, Gardner jumps at the opportunity when it arises as it […]

Paula Hodgen brings attention to the history of female athletes

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Erin Brown, Sports Editor This past weekend the University of Southern Maine celebrated fifty years of women’s athletics at our university. Honored with games from both women’s basketball and ice hockey, the Huskies reveled in a half-century worth of history. Back when the university was still named Gorham State College and the mascot was […]

All for Ally: Bone marrow registry drive held for student in need

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Free Press Staff Some of you may have noticed a poster that’s been going up around both campuses. On it, there is a young woman with an infectious smile, slapping high fives and rocking the number nine jersey for the University of Southern Maine women’s soccer team. This young student, player […]

People of USM: Maria Tzianabos, Instructor’s passion for dance runs deep

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

By Jake Hahn, Free Press Staff For some, the art of dance is just part of the background noise of life, just another thing they may see throughout the course of the day. For others, however, much more thought is put into the art. For these people it’s a way of life, not just a […]

The dreadlocks debate: appreciation or appropriation?

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

By Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff There is an ongoing debate about whether it is appropriate or not for white people to wear dreadlocks. The argument stems from the history of white people appropriating different aspects of other cultures as well as stereotyping cultures. In the twenty-first century, is it okay for all aspects of […]

Top reasons why you should meet with your faculty advisors!

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Janis Albright and Kim Charmatz, Professional Advisors This article is the second in a series on the benefits of working closely with your Faculty Advisor. Below are the responses when we interviewed Lecturer Holly Bean, from the Recreation and Leisure Studies Department, and Robert Sanford, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, and Department Chair. […]

Let’s Talk About It: Small ways to survive

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Is there anyway to keep my head above water these days? I was at a coffee shop last night and my friend working behind the counter was telling me how things in her personal life are great, but that feeling is clashing with everything else going on in the world. […]