Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Our opinion: You are fake news, President Trump

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Written by the Free Press Editorial Board Since Donald Trump began his campaign, he has been relying on some negative sentiments of voters to gain popularity. It is plain to see that most media outlets are partisan, favoring either Democrats or Republicans, generally. Trump has taken full advantage of this fact, attacking news sources that […]

Husky teams to keep an eye on this winter

Posted on January 21, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

Erin Brown, Sports Editor Though the spring semester has begun, winter sports are still in session. After nearly a month-long break, the winter sports teams at the University of Southern Maine still have nearly half of their season to play. Many teams have found success thus far and are hoping to continue on to the […]

Level Up! Professor Irvine discusses new major in video game design

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Katie Harris, Free Press Intern Most college students have a passion for video game design and play video games as a hobby outside out of their academic studies. How about turning their passion into a major here at USM? On Wednesday, there was a discussion held at the Wishcamper Center called Level Up, which […]

“Above and Below”: a dynamic book art exhibit

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Eli Morse, Free Press staff There are so many mediums of art out there, but one that is often forgotten is book art. Although USM has a minor in book arts, many have not heard of this art form. At the Pope-Cheney Art Studio in the Wishcamper Center on the Portland campus, there is […]

Let’s talk about it: Your anger is valid

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Why are you so angry? This is a question I think a lot of women get asked throughout  their lifetimes if they dare to show strong emotion. Anger is an emotion that many women struggle to display. If you’re like me, you’re scared to come off as too aggressive, or […]

A personal journey shines in Moonlight

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls Plot: Moonlight is directed by Barry Jenkins and tells the story of Chiron, a young black man living in a rough neighborhood of Miami. The film follows Chiron in three parts of his life, first as a young child, then as a teenager and then as an adult. While […]

Historical drama denies the typical melodramatic feel

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Aaron Halls and John Rocker Plot Loving is a historical drama written and directed by Jeff Nicholas. It tells the true story of Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Ruth Negga), a white man and black woman who, after getting married, are jailed and forced to leave their home and families in Virginia […]

Are you interested in teacher education?

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Christen Stande , Academic Advisor for Education So, either you’ve wanted to be a teacher forever, or this is a new found passion.  In either  case, you’ve come to the right place! Currently, USM has undergraduate teacher education pathways that lead to certification for early childhood, elementary, middle and high school teaching. Our Teacher […]

Sustainability & ME: The meditations of a low-key hippie

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Abram Marr, Contributor The holiday season is upon us. Amidst all the food, gifts and cold weather we realize that this is a season of giving – a season of consumption; but also a season to give thanks for everything that we receive as people. As a species we are blessed to inhabit this amazing […]

Ani DiFranco brings message of hope and activism to full house in Portland

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Johna Ossie, News Editor Long time singer-songwriter, political activist and entrepreneur Ani Difranco played to a full house on Nov. 15 at the State Theater in Portland. DiFranco’s message has always been one of political activism paired with raw emotion, strength and vulnerability. She and her band have been on the road performing her “VOTE […]